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POOR Magazine is a poor people led/indigenous people led, grassroots non-profit,arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, art, education and advocacy to silenced youth, adults and elders in poverty across the globe.

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.

POOR Magazine


POOR Magazine 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 deeandtiny@poormagazine.org)

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

From Black Streaks to White Streaks: A Racist 2008 Olympics

Tony Robles/PNN
Thursday, October 2, 2008;

I saw my uncle Anthony the other day. He is a street minister. He walks Market Street passing out tracts. "Im working for the lord now", he says, after a lifetime of janitorial duties. "It may not pay very much, but the retirement plan is out of this world". He talks to the hustlers and players. Tells them to get ready.

Don't You Dare Become Houseless! Fresno Joins The Facsist 10-Year-Plan For Poor People In Amerikkka

Tony Robles/PNN-National Poverty, Racism and Resistance Report/NPRRR
Thursday, October 2, 2008;

Don't Spray On Me: Families, children resist this inhuman and very questionable "spraying" of our lan

Tony Robles/PNN
Monday, April 21, 2008;

"Profits enslave the world"
--Filipino American labor organizer Philip Vera Cruz

The cat sprayed in the computer and now the government wants to spray on us. The reason? It's called LBAM, aka the light brown apple moth. The state and big agribusiness is putting out propaganda that says this little moth--unless controlled by spraying--will cost California billions of dollars in lost crop export revenue.

Days of Wine and Radio: Underwear models, cows, microphones and moths

Tony Robles/PNN
Sunday, October 11, 2009;

I remember my first job in radio. I was attending City College of San Francisco (“Harvard on the hill” or “Extended high school” as it was jokingly referred to), in my first semester. I was sent to an academic counselor who was to shine her guiding light upon me. After much back and forth about my dislike of anything resembling a suit and tie, the counselor blurted out the immortal words: Why don’t you major in business? I left her office, taking in an array of (mostly forgettable) faces about campus; many of whom were as confused as I was.

CW: What does it stand for? Can't Write

A 4th Generation San Franciscan responds to CW Nevius' most recent attack on Houseless folks who seek sanctuary in the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco

Coming Together in Spirit: (CHAM) Community Homeless Alliance Ministry

Tony Robles/PNN
Thursday, August 21, 2008

"Jesus was a revolutionary"
--Bill Sorro

The preacher and the poet are similar. Both are passionate and use words to illustrate that passion. Both use actions to back up the words and both are afflicted with shortcomings and contradictions. As a revolutionary I ask, is God a part of our revolution? If not, do we have room for him (or her)? Does an empty belly have room for food? How would you answer this question?

Back to My Soil: The last Filipino Farm community in Orosi, California

Tony Robles/PNN
Tuesday, May 27, 2008;

"I had come back to myself and my roots, here in this narrow strip of land. Back to my soil and to my father's faith"

--Carlos Bulosan from "America is in the Heart"

An Encounter

Tony Robles
Monday, April 21, 2008

"A man is his job and you are f****d at yours!"
--Shelley Levine from the movie GlenGarry Glen Ross

I was sitting at my desk once again contemplating my worth and my value as a person, as a man, as someone who possesses a spirit. My biggest fear is that I will lose my spirit while sitting behind my desk, that somehow the desk will become a coffin that will encase my spirit and ingest my soul into little drawers to be trapped in an eternal communion with rubber bands, paper clips, glue stick and the ever-trusted bottle of white out.

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