Crazy to Criminalize

WRAP (Western Regional Advocacy Project) has been documenting the increases of mentally ill people in local jails as a result of diminished funding for mental health treatment and housing, escalation of “nuisance crime” enforcement by police and private security, and expansion of mental health courts.

Screaming Sounds of Terror/Resistance Blog Series - a project of PeopleSkool

The African-American community suffers disproportionately from both mental health and mental health treatment.  This article is a journey through the struggle of African-American males and mental illness in Amerikkka.

Monday -The Death of A Block Grief Rally - Killed by a Corporate Hospital (Proposal)

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm



The Death of a Block-killed by a Corporate Hospital (proposed)  Grief Rally and Press Conference

California Pacific Medical Center an affiliate of the Sutter Health Network shuts down a neighborhood, evicts elder and disabled tenants, closes family owned small businesses and forces the unemployment of immigrant poor workers 

Swedish Hospital: The Cost of Truth


The pretty and the grizzled, the kind and the embittered, all have lives and stories they have worked hard for that with God’s bidding may help other’s. In this process I survived to learn that fear comes in many forms, flavors and textures.

HELLthcare at Kaiser Permanente

A man is denied access to health care from Kaiser after being told he has "six months to live."



'Kaiser killed me,' said William Fortson, a guest speaker at POOR magazines monthly Community Newsroom meeting.'Kaiser killed me.' Say what?? Is this the same Kaiser that has spent millions of dollars in a marketing campaign telling us how well they take care of us; the same Kaiser insurance my job supplies me with?


Marlon Crump/PoorNewsNetwork
Wednesday, February 17, 2010;

"Its going to adversely affect a lot of folks who depend on St. Luke's right now for their health care." This was a statement of concern from Emily Lee, staff of Chinese Progressive Association, a respected community grass-roots organization during a recent POOR interview regarding the hospital's future.

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.

The Color of Trust: the impact of AB1800 on African American mental health consumers.

Leroy F. Moore Jr.
Wednesday, March 1, 2000

In a recent study, reserchers at the Universtiy of California at Berkeley School of Social Welfare found that at least one-third of Blacks receiving psychiatric care in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay area emergency wards were given twice the dosage of an anti-psychotic drug, compared with patients of other races. This is not surpising because African Americans have a long history of being over-medicated by the mental health system.


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