POOR Magazine


HypoCrazy or Home-Land?- A Love Challenge for Liberated Land to Build Homefulness

I feel like its so close- but i don’t know
Hypokkkrazy ( as i call it ) is real….

Unhoused, poverty skolaz living in vehicles and on the streets in the stolen Ohlone/Lisjan land colonizers call Berkeley face constant harassment (like they do pretty much everywhere) -but in Berkeley,its not so much from one entity, poltrickster or community, but from all of them and mostly from "Nimbyism" (Not in my backyard), fueled by the omnipresent, anti-poor people hate that exists everywhere in colonized Turtle Island.

Grieving Mama Series: The day is fire

Today is the day I deal with my own fate. I’m all talked out .. I’ve been helped out enough. I’m so fuckin tired and I keep it to myself … we all got our problems. I’ve got mine and you have got yours … So who really cares … other than me … and sometimes I don’t.

 

Night School (Movie by Kevin Hart) can help us create Real School

The new Kevin Hart movie - Night School - was about so many things, but like a good artist, as my poverty skola/teacher mama Dee used to say, Kevin Hart didn’t pound on the table. Through subtle and sketch comedy, pranks, relationship issues, innuendo and character development - he showed an oft-unseen part of Mans Skoo ( as I call it) which is an ableist, racist, classist institution known as Special Education - that so many of us who live with Mans skoo labels like “learning disabled” know way too much about.

Standing in Revolution- A Love-Uary for SisSTAR comrade, Laure McElroy who joined the ancestors BlackAugust 31st 2018

Standing in Revolution- A Love-Uary for SisSTAR comrade, Laure McElroy who joined the ancestors BlackAugust 31st 2018

 

I would rather die on my feet, than live on my knees. Emiliano Zapata

Always Being Whipped Harder: Black Children= Harsher punishment

The subject of whether or not Black students and other children of color receive harsher punishments than their counterparts has been a conversation that’s been ignored for too long.

Poor People on a Poor Planet - Climate Change and Poverty & the Death of Shannon Marie Bigley

i can’t exactly describe the sound of an aluminum walker being crushed by a Dept of Public Works (DPW) truck - but its a special sound of material violence unlike any other- with each crunch-clap - another unhoused disabled life is metaphorically and actually dismantled, while the truck continues to chew like a dog on a bone- our precious momentos, pictures, medicine and lives are now reduced to trash and our own bodies , no longer awarded the respect of being considered humans swept, cleaned up, removed..

Lives Lost to the Institution - No Candlelight Vigil For Jessica St Louis

"Nobody should be put out alone into this cold night," said Benita Turner, mother of Jessica St Louis, who died after being released from Santa Rita County Jail at 1:30am on July 28th. 

IT’S GOING DOWN! National Prison Strike August 21st through September 9th

IT’S GOING DOWN!  NATIONAL PRISON STRIKE AUGUST 21ST THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9TH.

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