Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Hoarding

The privilege of breathing

How can you shelter in place when you have no shelter?

Homeless sweeps come back to the Tenderloin

“They came by and took our tents, said we had to go and not come back or we would be arrested -- you know a sweep" said Johnell, 48, a...

Stop calling the police on us

Stop Calling Stop Stalling  Stop Talking while more Black Sons are fallen  No I mean Stop enabling and Colonizing  a system that kills  more than it does anything else with roots in the original lie...

How Cuba is succeeding in the fight against COVID

One morning along a street with cracked sidewalks and houses with fading paint, Dr. Liz Caballero and two medical students stopped at every door in that part of Havana's...

Safe sleeping spaces — or cages?

C.A.R.E. For the homeless On some street In Saint Pete Looks like A cage For people.... -- excerpt of the poem People Cages by Dee Allen /Po Poet “It feels like we are back in prison,” said...

Will COVID kill capitalism?

“I have a Case of Toilet Paper, I’ll bring it over tomorrow,” said Reena, a now-unemployed accountant from Alameda. “I have a box of organic vitamins,” said Mr. Johns, an...

The virus of poverty

I was born into a deadly Virus No it wasn’t in the time of MERS, Ebola or Osiris -  It was a disease that kills- that colonizers pretends won’t make you...

Screen Grabs: A very contemporary Les Misérables

This very random week at the movies features two big franchise reboots. Doolittle is from writer-director Stephen Gaghan, previously associated with such very grown-up projects as Syriana and Traffic....

The violence of wealth-hoarding

Your ambivalence is violence Your paralysis is more homelessness Your hoarding creates our  impoverished life story I have shared with descendants of wealth-hoarders, land stealers who know that something is wrong -- that...

Eviction, elder abuse, and homelessness

“I am being evicted from the home I was evicted to. I don’t know where to go now. I want to come back to Oakland, but if I do...