POOR Magazine


POOR Magazine Revolutionary Journalism, poetry, & prose on issues of poverty, racism, disability, in/migration, border fascism, incarceration, welfare (de)form, profiling, indigenous resistance, art, media, and more by the folks who experience these struggles first-hand.

(POOR Magazine -The print edition- Is currently out of print due to lack of funding. Some copies of Volume #4: MOTHERS still available by mail order. Contact deeandtiny@poormagazine.org)

Blogs and Journalizm by Poverty Skolaz locally and globally linked below:

Cultural Genocide - Stripped of Racial and Cultural Identity

What is cultural genocide? Cultural identity is an element that unites and binds people together.

Where Do We Go? An Open Letter to Caltrans and the City of Berkeley

OPEN LETTER TO TONY TOVAREZ, DIRECTOR, DISTRICT 4, CALTRANS AND JESSE ARREGUIN, MAYOR OF BERKELEY FROM THE RESIDENTS OF THE ENCAMPMENTS ON CALTRANS AND CITY OF BERKELEY PROPERTY
 

Profile of Ziair

He was crazy in my opinion. Jumping and shaking and twitching, filled with a manic energy that was somewhat infectious, spreading throughout the room like static electricity. Shocking me and revitalizing my spirit as he continued with his introduction.
 

The Rock

On October 14th, I woke up so early the sun wasn’t even out. It was 2’oclock. My Decolonize family Tiny, Mute, Tiburcio, and I, Kimo, and more to come we're going to Alcatraz. We raced to the van wrapped in a blanket, in preparation for how cold it would be.

Incarcerating Public Space - From Boulders to Bars

(photo by PNNWashington Correspondent & poverty skola Lisa Ganser

Roofless Radio Deep East Oakland- Tyan

 
 
A: My name is Tyan, I'm here from Oakland. Currently I am homeless. How I ended up here, it's a long story. I got drunk one night, and I never went back home. That's cutting to the chase right there. And I tell everybody, alcohol is a gateway to everything else out here. Weed is a gateway to everything else out here. I have a child, 13 years old, I miss dearly. I'm not doing anything to help her right now. I feel terrible. 
 

Roofless Radio Deep East Oakland- A Grieving Mama

On February 25th, the year 2006, I lost my 16-year-old son due to gunfire. After that it spiraled downhill. I went rom alcohol to perscription drugs. From there, I had an A1 dissection heart surgery. I lost my husband five months ago. Thirty-five years I was with him. His sister sold the house out from underneath me, and I was one the streets. And as of tomorrow, BART is putting us out. So I have no place to go and no money. 

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