Downtown Eastside

Nov 23, 2011

Vancouver slumlord sued by 11 more ex-tenants

Pivot Legal Society
Pivot lawyer Doug King talks about 11 more ex-tenants who are launching legal action against slumlord George Wolsey. We also talk to two tenants about their experiences.
Nov 10, 2011

In Vancouver, Occupy was already alienated

Michael Stewart
A trope has emerged as Occupy Vancouver struggles against a hostile city hall: the movement has alienated itself from the people it claims to represent. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Nov 7, 2011

Ashlie Gough, Occupy Vancouver and the mayor

Michael Stewart
Ashlie Gough is dead. We don't know why this young woman from Victoria came to Occupy Vancouver, but her death has already sent reverberations across Vancouver.
Oct 24, 2011

Whose space is This Space?

Michael Stewart
The new "community-driven, for-profit" business is opening in Vancouver's Chinatown and DTES neighbourhoods. Rather than a "truly local" project, the storefront is yet another agent of gentrification.
Oct 11, 2011
Over 200 women blocked traffic and called for a 'new fair, just, and inclusive inquiry that centres the voices and experiences and leadership of women, particularly Indigenous women, in the DTES.' Photo: Courtesy of Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Why the B.C. Missing Women's Commission of Inquiry fails

Harsha Walia
Grassroots groups support endangered women in the Downtown Eastside against a political system that cuts public programs while prioritizing corporate bailouts. These groups have abandoned the inquiry.


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