o What we're about:The Newsletter is one of the most read and respected publications in the Downtown Eastside. It has come out, with rare exceptions, on the 1st & 15th of each month since August 1986. Its purpose is to provide a voice for the dynamic of life and struggle and to let all manner of physical, mental and spiritual creativity have expression. It’s also a good read! Issues covered include poverty, housing, “free” trade fair trade & the sex trade, safety, drugs (both use & abuse) & alcohol, food, learning, women & the elevation of dignity, kids’ needs and joys, sports, politics and fear, cuts and hope and more. There are also announcements of events, efforts to assist in organising and promotion of justice. Be warned: it is not just doom and gloom.