The Vancouver Five

The Vancouver Five: Armed struggle in Canada by Jim Campbell

Published by Bastard Press

English – 18 pages

First published in Kick it over in 2000

In 1982, Direct Action (aka the Squamish Five or the Vancouver Five) were responsible for the destruction of Cheekeye-Dunsmuir dam substation on Vancouver Island, four million dollars worth of damage to the Litton Industries plant outside Toronto the fire-bombing of a video store specialising in violent pornography in Vancouver. The group were caught, tried and convicted and spent most of the eighties behind bars. This pamphlet collects a summary of the Direct Action’s acts and motives and the effectiveness of their strategies by a member of the groups the Five grew from, and includes the original Communique of the Litton bombing and its addendum by Direct Action themselves.

Print copy – first-last landscape layout, PDF 0.2MB.
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Reading copy – sequential portrait layout, 0.5MB.

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