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Survivors' totem pole, DTES Vancouver, B.C.
Lenée Son | A gorgeous, moving photo essay documents the landmark raising of a monument to the Indigenous women lost and murdered in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside -- and their incredible resilience.
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Redeye Collective | After residents set up a tent city in the downtown eastside and held a day of action on housing justice, Mayor Robertson agreed social housing with 100 per cent low-income rents at 58 West Hastings.
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Alyse Kotyk | Gregor Robertson's commitment to rezone a city-owned lot for social housing is a "little victory" says Jean Swanson. There's much more that needs to be done to address the reality of homelessness.
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Cultural historian Naveen Girn takes us through what he calls "Being Brown in Ch
Romila Barryman | Cultural historian Naveen Girn takes us through what he calls "Being Brown in Chinatown," and the clues of a community within Vancouver's downtown eastside that has left no remnants.
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Street vendors
Redeye Collective | 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.
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Megan Devlin | Activists from Vancouver's Black community urge city council to acknowledge their past wrongdoings when the city's historic Black community was forced out by the viaducts' construction.
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Redeye Collective | 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.
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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.
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Redeye Collective | Wendy Pedersen says, after eight years in municipal government, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver haven’t taken some simple steps to reduce street homelessness.
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Redeye Collective | There are more than 200 tents in Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The city issued an eviction notice July 21 but camp residents have refused to leave.
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Michael Stewart | The Sacred Circle Society will erect a "Survivors' Totem Pole" in an as-yet unannounced site somewhere in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to celebrate the many victims of Canada's colonial violence.
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Leila Gold | Rich Coleman has once again sent gossip of possibilities rippling through the community about the PHS. The question now circulating is whether certain programs will continue in the long term.