Global Poverty and Resistance
April 14, 2014
At newsroom this April there was a storming result of women and organizations coming together with holiness to lead the circle. We got visitors from other parts of the country, and what they said confirmed that for some reason, gentrification and mistreatment is going on all over the United States. Our visitors came from Detroit to screen their film, “We Are Not Ghosts.”
“They are 10,000 houseless folks in San Francisco and 30,000 vacant homes in San Francisco”
Uncle Bruce aka Bad news Bruce
Inspire by Felicia
The Houseless are always told what to do, and what Not to do
Where to sleep and where not to sleep
What time they need to go sleep and what time they need to get up
Where to eat, and what to eat
Freedom Now! is a collaborative effort between community activists, artists, and scholars that reveals the organized abandonment resulting from the material desires of dominant social groups in Los Angeles. Freedom Now! is an example of work that bridges social action and education, and calls toward those in the streets willing to face up to what is killing us.
Ellis Act Evicted Tenants Meet with the District Attorney–The Elder Abuse Crime of Ellis Act Evictions Part 3
They were posted up at every cubicle. Threatening, over-muscled, green beret-like necks bulging with implied violence. Police officers, swat team members? The miniscule 1940’s doorways could barely hold them and there they stood anyway, watching us as we filed in to meet with the San Francisco District Attorney to file criminal charges of elder abuse under penal code 368, on the speculators using the Ellis Act to evict elders for profit.
No Existe el Sueño Americano