Downtown Eastside

Podcast
Dec 15, 2015
Street vendors

Vancouver police crack down on street vendors

Redeye
Many of the city's poorest residents survive by street vending on Hastings Street. Now they have been moved off to back streets as part of a long campaign to move low-income people out of the area.
Podcast
Sep 20, 2015

DTES residents dying at eight times the national average

Redeye
A UBC study following residents of single-room occupancy hotels over four years found that the risk of dying from chronic health conditions was surprisingly high, especially for mental health issues.
Blog
Mar 19, 2015
Image: Pivot

Chris Hedges should speak with sex workers, not for them

Brenda Belak
Chris Hedges recently visited Vancouver's Downtown Eastside but instead of listening to sex workers, he used them as props to support his belief that sex work is part of the capitalist machine.
Blog
Mar 21, 2014
Image: flickr/mjmilloy

The Portland Hotel Society should be defended

Michael Stewart
The Portland Hotel Society is one of the strongest barriers to gentrification in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and it is now nearly toppled. The organization deserves our support.
Podcast
Sep 17, 2013

Anti-gentrification activists attacked

Redeye
Esther Hsieh was interviewing three Downtown Eastside activists in a coffee bar when they were attacked by the manager of a nearby hotel. Wendy Pedersen and Beatriz Osario talk about what happened.
Podcast
Jun 13, 2013

Residents call for creation of Social Justice Zone

Redeye
People in the Downtown Eastside have been working with the City of Vancouver to develop a local area plan since 2011. They want to protect residents from the gentrification of their neighbourhood.

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