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An International Tragedy: Luis Gongora Pat Press Conference from Yucatan

EDITOR'S NOTE: An interpreter did English to Spanish translation during the press conference.  The audience questions (all of which were in Spanish), at the end, were translated to Attorney Pointer for his responses.  This is a transcript of attorney Pointer's statement and answers to questions by the attendees.  The press conference included words from Luis Gongora's family and presentation of a quilt to the family to show our love and solidarity towards them. Further coverage of this from Poor Magazine is forthcoming. 

Filipino American History--Our Legacy is Not for Sale!

I am proud to be Filipino, Filipino-American.  I am proud of our legacy in America.  I love the laughter and resilience of my people.  I love the sound of their laughter, their thick voices of different tongues.  I love my people 365 days a year.  I love the Filipino youth who stand up for their community.  I love our generosity.  I love how gracious we are while at the same time possess the fiercest fire when defending our community.  The sun rises

Brazil’s Urban Refugees and Autonomous Experiments in Community: São Paulo’s homeless are fighting police brutality and asking for international support

As Black liberation movement protests spread across the globe like wildfire, an encampment of homeless residents in São Paulo—South America's largest corporate hub—fights to survive gentrification and police violence.
 
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AUMA

In November, for the second time in a decade, California voters will once again be presented with the opportunity to go to the ballots and vote on the legal recreational use of marijuana for adults. The first ballot initiative was only marginally defeated.The current one, proposition 64 - also known as AUMA -is all bad.It would potentially be harmful for poor youth under 21, particularly youth of color. For this demographic, being arrested with an ounce and/or not having money to pay a fine would immediately land them in jail.

The Poor Pay More (But Don't Have To)

Early last month at Foods Co., I was both happy and surprised to see that they had a variety of slightly damaged produce mixed and matched in nylon net bags for 99¢ each. Most of it was slightly bruised, some had very prominent sugar spots, but all of it was usable. The really mushy spots on the fruit went into smoothies with the rest of the fruit, except for avocados, tomatoes, and cactus pears (tuna).

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