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All of POOR's programs are focused on providing non-colonizing, community-based and community-led media, art and education with the goals of creating access for silenced voices, preserving and degentrifying rooted communities of color and re-framing the debate on poverty, landlessness, indigenous resistance, disability and race locally and globally.
|Revolutionary Journalism, poetry, & prose on issues of poverty, racism, disability, in/migration, border fascism, incarceration, welfare (de)form, profiling, indigenous resistance, art, media, and more by the folks who experience these struggles first-hand.|
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Blogs and Journalizm by Poverty Skolaz locally and globally linked below:
Robo y Resistencia de la tierra indigena/Indigenous Land Theft and Resistance En Guatemala/In Guatemala
Ingrid Deleon/PNN Voces de inmigrantes en resistencia
Friday, March 26, 2010
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Mari V. Tuesday, April 13, 2010;
When I was little, I always knew my biological father was different than other dads. I used to tell my childhood friends, "My Dad acts like your Mom." I remember the times when he would realize he would seem more feminine and then try to 'buck up' and act more masculine. I thought it was always funny, and didn't really understand it when I was little. I remember telling him, "Dad, I like it more when your like a girl instead of you trying to be a boy."
Black Mesa Water Coalition
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
BLACK MESA RESIDENTS TO RIDE 100 MILES ON HORSEBACK FOR TRIBAL TRANSPARENCY: ‘It’s time to protect our homelands’
Resist Uncle Sam Scams: welfareQUEENs Report--Stimulus Fund short-term jobs must better support poor parents!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
It’s been a little over two years since I graduated with my B.A. degree in Humanities Public Policy while surviving on welfare with my three young daughters, thinking that not only would I be able to help change the world for the better, but to also have the sole ability to pull my family out of poverty and get a stable living wage job.
It was a warm night
the kind that drips
It was a warm night
filled with whispers
you can peel that
kind of night away
with your fingernails -
you can cry into
that kind of night
and no-one will hear you
it was a warm night
filled with you ...
I was born here:Landless African Descendent Elder fights racism, classism and the Amerikkka just-US system--and wins!
Landless African descendant elder fights Amerikkkan just-us and wins!
by Tiny, aka Lisa Gray-Garcia, poverty scholar and daughter of Dee
We took them from you before: one family's nightmare with mistaken identity and abuse of Child Protective Services.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008;
"Why do you have all of your kids? We took them all from you before?" a San Leandro Police Officer spoke roughly to Elsa Maldonado.
Confused and shocked, Elsa watched as the police officers put handcuffs on her husband and wrongly accused him of a crime he didn't commit.
"No one has ever taken away my family before. Get those handcuffs off of my husband he didn't do anything wrong!" she screamed while her husband tried again and again to explain that he didn't know who "Monica" was or why the police were arresting him.