Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Houseless

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...

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...

Homeless advocates try to take over hotel room

When police arrived to the Marriott Grand Marquis hotel this morning, they issued an ultimatum to a group of activists there: Leave room 235 immediately or be arrested. At 10am,...

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...

Saving money by not going out for coffee? Here’s where you can donate it

One of the most striking takeaways of the crisis triggered by COVID-19 is how unevenly it affects people. Multiple economic sectors face staggering job losses. At the same time, some...

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...

Moms4Housing stand up to eviction

UPDATE: The Sheriff's Office forcibly evicted the Moms this morning. https://twitter.com/LeftSentThis/status/1217138736560930817 Dominique Walker issued the following statement: “We’ve heard from people all over the world who are inspired by our nonviolent civil...

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...