Global Poverty and Resistance

Get On The Bus Now! A City-Wide Fare Strike Will Fight Coming MUNI Fare Hikes

Monday, August 15, 2005

"Excuse me Ma’am, you need to board in the front of the bus, Ma’am did you hear me? – you need to get on in the front of the bus……Ma’am….Ma’am…!!"

At the last angry command, the more than a little bent over African descendent elder who wore only one duck-taped shoe and a pair of soiled pink polyester pants, mumbled a frightened response to the ground. In one very weathered hand she clutched a ball of fabric that was her waistband, and in the other a fragment of air where a purse, cane or other acroutremount used to dwell.

Dee: An Act of Resistance

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Eviction Victim
Eviction Resistance
23 times and counting
"cause without equity we all at-risk"
Born from three generations of poor women and countless generations of
colonized others
Raised children from nothing in a society littered with jagged edges
Fought and sufferred pilgrim bred white men in lock step with class and
race privledge
Seized education at all costs
Achieving degrees and promises to life of supposed ease
Brought down by colonizers
Dressed as landlords and supervisors
Art is her arsenal, dreams, her breath

Daily... Weekly.. Monthly...The Just Cause Oakland Eviction Tour

Tiny and Ronnie Stevens
Tuesday, March 6, 2001

He was standing there, his swollen fingers holding onto the wrought iron grate in front of the building. As he opened his chapped lips into smile - one proud tooth glistened out of a dark mouth

"Join us" I yelled into him while clutching my banner.

"Stop the Unfair Evictions" The group of several hundred marchers yelled in unison behind me.

Banning the Box! ending discrimination and criminalization of poor folks.

Tanya lee and Tiny
Wednesday, January 25, 2006;

“Its been a good morning cause we are ending the rampant discrimination that formerly incarcerated people face when they apply for a job, “ Dorsey Nunn from All of Us or None shouted from San Francisco’s City Hall steps. He continued, “ as well as every time they apply for housing, for student loans and for benefits…when they apply for an opportunity to live again.”

Another World Is Happening NOW! the National (via the U.S. Social Forum) Day of Action January 26, 2008/Part 4

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What is Access, What is Action? How do we truly include all voices in strategy building so we can also create models of long-term change?

I reflected on these questions as POOR Magazine poverty, race, disability, youth, migrant and indigenous scholars prepare to collaborate with other organizers locally and globally at the upcoming National Day of Action on January 26th 2008, a day of shared resistance of peoples in poverty the world over, an action sponsored by the US Social Forum.

Another world or another mistake? POOR Magazine & the US Social Forum, Part 3

Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia
Monday, July 9, 2007

P. O.O.R. Scholaz til we die,
The Revolution begins with I!

The morning air in the Tenderloin was sharp. Small hidden daggers were embedded in the 9:00 am breeze. Micro-business people were trading products, elders and youth of color were convening and poverty survivors were consuming and acquiring different forms of substances to get through another day in Amerikkka.

A new and unsettling force: Poverty Scholars from across the globe come together to re-ignite the revolution of Dr. Martin Luth

Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia, PoorNewsNetwork poverty scholar
Thursday, August 13, 2009

"There are millions of poor people in this country who have very little, or even nothing, to lose, if they can be helped to take action together, they will do so with a freedom and a power that will be a new and unsettling force in our complacent national life" Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A Deadly Proposal: Alameda County proposes to cut poor, unemployed workers off of aid for six months of each year.

Cullette X and Tiny/PoorNewsNetwork
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I have lived in Oakland my whole life. I have lived in poverty for most of my life. I have worked since as far back as I can remember.

My story isn't strange or different. I am like many poor people in the US. People you rarely hear from. Rarely consider. Hardly see. This could why the County of Alameda is quietly considering a proposal to cut off the meager General Assistance (GA) benefits given to unemployed workers which will make our already difficult lives even more difficult and eventually will kill us.

A Barbeque in resistance: Several hundred poor folks peacefully resist the lies of Care Not Cash

Tiny and Joseph Bolden
Friday, June 4, 2004

Over 200 poor people, mostly Black, redlined out of property and business ownership, shot at, harassed and profiled by cops and private security, homeless due to illegal evictions, condo conversions, demolitions, redevelopment and wide-spread gentrification, denied jobs, drug treatment, and mental health services stood together in San Francisco city hall plaza--the first gathering of an all out class war? No. Just a peaceful barbeque.

(SWP) Sitting While Poor: The people resist further criminalization of poor peoples of the Sit-Lie Laws

Ruyata Akio McGlothlin & tiny/PNN
Monday, March 1, 2010;

The War on the poor is in full effect
but now the soldiers are social workers,
po'lice and politicians
creating deadly legislations
and contracts...tiny 2006

"Harvey Milk fought the first sit/lie laws in the 1960's, " Tommi Avicolli-Mecca spoke to the crowd that gathered in front of City Hall on Monday to resist the newest institutional hate of houseless people to hit California, the Sit -lie ordinance.


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