The Georgia Straight

More than 70 people filled Dodson House at the corner of East Hastings and Carrall for the founding of Downtown Eastside United on Saturday (April 5).
The new residency association was described by steering committee members as a direct response to gentrification and an ever-shrinking supply of affordable housing in the neighbourhood.
“We’re calling this Downtown Eastside United group together, in order, not to beg for anything, but to reinvigorate a fight,” said Ivan Drury, a long-time community activist. “It’s time to stand up.”
He called for a shift in how low-income people are interacting with the city on issues of development in the Downtown Eastside.
Read more: New residency association Downtown Eastside United forms to combat gentrification

More than 70 people filled Dodson House at the corner of East Hastings and Carrall for the founding of Downtown Eastside United on Saturday (April 5).

The new residency association was described by steering committee members as a direct response to gentrification and an ever-shrinking supply of affordable housing in the neighbourhood.

“We’re calling this Downtown Eastside United group together, in order, not to beg for anything, but to reinvigorate a fight,” said Ivan Drury, a long-time community activist. “It’s time to stand up.”

He called for a shift in how low-income people are interacting with the city on issues of development in the Downtown Eastside.

Read more: New residency association Downtown Eastside United forms to combat gentrification

An anonymous Georgia Straight reader sent in this photo of a visual protest staged at Vancouver’s rainbow crosswalks at Davie and Bute, as a recreation of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover but with naked men carrying Putin masks. 
Read more about how the Sochi Winter Olympics are inadvertently turning out to be the gayest games ever: Canadian cities fly Pride flags for LGBT Russians, Rob Ford balks.

An anonymous Georgia Straight reader sent in this photo of a visual protest staged at Vancouver’s rainbow crosswalks at Davie and Bute, as a recreation of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover but with naked men carrying Putin masks. 

Read more about how the Sochi Winter Olympics are inadvertently turning out to be the gayest games ever: Canadian cities fly Pride flags for LGBT Russians, Rob Ford balks.

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"A long-time Vancouver resident has returned from his native Somalia with horrific tales of Islamic extremism. In an interview at the Georgia Straight office, Aweis Issa said he recently completed a yearlong United Nations contract as an instructor in agricultural sciences at the University of Burao, in the area known as Somaliland.”

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