Global Poverty and Resistance


Letter to Iris Canada

I have been thinking of you.  There’s an emptiness since you left us.  I do not speak merely of your physical presence--the presence of an elder whose mere gestures and silence spoke of the community that was built by hands such as yours—a community that is being taken away from us;  but a presence that was as real as any tourist landmark—more real, in fact, because you spoke to us, to our core of what it means to be an elder, a black woman in San Francisco. You refused to be silenced.&nb

(IDP's) International Displaced Person’s from Sudan to Oakland Poverty Skolaz go through the Doctors Without Borders Tour in Oakland

The rubber sides of the boat were like arms- thick - round - hard. “These are the boats refugees have to travel through, men sit on the side, the women, children and elders in the middle, sometimes getting splashed and sick with the leaking gasoline from the engine because they are covering miles of ocean to go from one country to another,”

 

Report from Puerto Rico

REPORT FROM PUERTO RICO. It's taken me a couple of days to write. I am so furious with the way the Puerto Rican people are being left to suffer and die. The US government, military, FEMA, Rossello and PR state government have mounted little response.

Trauma Survivor: Mama Earth

Like any trauma survivor Mama Earth is unsettled, anxious, in physical and mental pain and actling erratic. This state of her being is now her norm, not the aberrant, so I refuse to call it Climate Change or any other euphemism. Mama Earth is in crisis, period.

And to all of us earth peoples struggling with the collective pain caused by the crises and trauma of our post-colonized and corporate tortured Mama Earth - i am sending so much prayer and healing across these digital streets
 

Frisco Resistance To Hate

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Last night we, Frisco Resistance, in a truly rare meeting of diverse community minds and amor, finalized our plan for our march against hate and white supremacy, which will be this Saturday at 

LONG LIVE BLACK AUGUST! VITA WA WATU!

“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done; discover your humanity and your love in revolution.”

Po' Food Kills more Poor People than Guns

Youth Poverty Scholars Investigative Team #100 - Sahara, Seven, Zosia & Sasha Findings

In Deecolonize Academy/POOR Magazine summer camp, we researched food from a local liquor store in our black and brown community. We broke into two investigative youth groups and we looked at, the healthy and unhealthy benefits in the food.

The Razor Wire Plantations & Penal Abolition -Report back and Reflections from a Poverty Skola on ICOPA 17

We walk back and forth in a jail-cel everyday -its called your doorways
tent cities
Bus benches
and Metal chairs in the emergency room
waiting to be seen…
excerpt from the PoorHouse to the JailHouse by tiny

“Prison abolition is different than penal abolition- we don’t just want to get rid of the structures- we want to get rid of the whole system that functions to destroy people, said Ashanti Alston, Black Panther and penal abolitionist.

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