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(POOR Magazine -The print edition- Is currently out of print due to lack of funding. Some copies of Volume #4: MOTHERS still available by mail order. Contact deeandtiny@poormagazine.org)

Blogs and Journalizm by Poverty Skolaz locally and globally linked below:

I-Hotel to 5M Project: Don't Supersize SOMA!

August 4th marked the 38th anniversary of the eviction of elder tenants
from the I-Hotel.  That event changed the landscape of the city's
policies towards tenants—who make up the majority in San Francisco.
Those who remember the early morning of August 4, 1977 cannot forget the
images of 3000 supporters locking arms, surrounding the hotel, defying
the sheriffs, police, city so-called fathers, planners, developers—in
short, the mechanisms in place that would extricate seniors from their

The desecration of nature and people

After the slaughter of the beloved Cecil the lion, many people took to social media outraged over the illegal killing of the protected, rare black-maned lion. Walter Palmer, along with two others had allegedly lured Cecil out of the national park with a dead animal carcass that was tied to a tree. Earlier reports say that Cecil was wounded and hunted for another 40 hours before the amerikkkan dentist finished sacred Cecil off, beheading and skinning him.

Neo-Settlements: Gentrification is the New Occupation

The word “gentrification” has become very familiar to poor folks in recent times. Even in prisons "gentrification" has become popularized mostly because it is in large part prisoners' families who have been experiencing "gentrification” out in society.

Nine More Lives

I woke up to the news that 9 people were murdered in South Carolina by a white supremacist in a church. I spent some time listening to the news and allowing it to register. It is an old story, but one that continues to be something that cannot be easy to get used to. It was a horrible act one that shouts the urgency of oppressed people to mobilize for their own interests.

An Open Letter to Annlia Paganini-Hill c/o The National Institute on Aging

















Dear Ms. Paganini-Hill,

I am writing you as board president of the Manilatown Heritage
Foundation.  Our foundation was established by those who fought the
eviction of seniors from the city's International Hotel, or “I-Hotel” as
it is also known as, in 1977 when mostly elderly tenants were forcibly
evicted from their homes.  That eviction broke the hearts of many and
was the battleground of what became the tenant's rights movement in San
 

Shot While Running While Black in Amerikkklan

(photo of Nate Wilks family by Tony Robles/PoorNewsNetwork)

the new mission

being in the mission is becoming

like a benetton ad or like living

in disneyland—no longer a place

of everyday people knowing the

the hardness of daily life and yet

creating joy and beauty

out of a myriad of struggles

 

instead of theater, poetry, dance, music and art

expressing the aliveness of many cultures

indoor miniature golf and outdoor bowling

are the new cultural wave and bars with

twelve dollar cocktails are ongoing frat parties

August 144 hours (Hail the 50th Anniversary of The Heroic L.A. Uprising!)

1.Looting

“I’m gonna loot ‘til the midnight hour
That’s when the gates come tumblin’ down
I’m gonna loot ‘til the midnight hour
When there’s no guardsmen around…”

I kicked off that martial law, off-the-dome
version of ‘Wicked’ Pickett’s dance floor-
filler and Son-Hawk, Ches-Schu, Ron Shaw,
‘Pookie,’ Jimmy and Jerome came in, Right
On Time, as though we’d rehearsed it, all of
our lives…

Our greeting to hoarse engines, huge tires,
of giant army green trucks bristling with
rifles, loaded with blue eyes and itchy trigger
fingers. Rumbling east, it headed down79th Street,

PNN RADIO

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