Global Poverty and Resistance

$6.75 No Es Suficiente !!/$6.75 is Not Enough!!: A living wage campaign to raise the minimum wage to 8.50 per hour is launched

Tuesday, July 15, 2003;

"For generations the owning class has been stealing from poor people, paying us wages that don’t afford rent, food, child care and healthcare..." A cool San Francisco breeze blew words around like leaves.

The BAD A$$ MARCH! Resistance To San Francisco Budget Cuts

Bruce Allison
Thursday, May 7, 2009

The banner said: "THE BAD A$$ MARCH". It went to the front, along with the token politicians who should have brought up the rear.

May 16th at 5:25pm, members of SCIU 1021 were taking names as people from SCIU, Senior Action Network, Planning for Elders, Gray Panthers, Tenderloin Housing Clinic, and a community of others, including Access of Love Youth Program, were about to march against the mayor's 70% budget cuts that will cripple public health for the future.


Thornton Kimes/PNN
Thursday, March 26, 2009


This a To-Do List and more thoughts on the “Who’s Budget? Our Budget!” Battle of San Francisco. This is my rant and rave about the San Francisco version of the Culture War, one or two of the ways it is fought here.

Whose Budget?? Our Budget!!! A Town Hall is organized to respond to the Insane budget cuts that are posed to dismantle services

Thornton Kimes/PNN
Monday, March 9, 2009

“The city! The city belongs to us!
We don’t need more budget cuts!”
--Dee Allen protest chant

The GA/PAES (San Francisco welfare) worker said, “We can talk to everyone about you except the Unemployment people. That’s your responsibility.” I felt like a tennis ball, bounced from a desk in one building to one in another with a phone on it—and the Unemployment voice on the other end of the line asked questions from I don’t know how far away.

Stimulating What? The Stimulus Plan Comes to San Francisco

Bruce Allison and Thornton Kimes
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Now that the Stimulus package (Federal Medical Assistance Percentages) has reached San Francisco, the 50%-on-the-dollar that comes back from the Federal government for Medi-Cal, MediCare and all other gov’t funding was raised to 75%. San Francisco got $100 million extra from that. Only 2 City Departments are using it to cover losses incurred by the budget deficit.

Voices of Poverty Scholars: First Annual Tenant Convention discuss tenant rights, police brutality, criminalization of poverty

Marlon Crump Poverty Scholar POOR News Network
Wednesday, December 20, 2006;

'It is literally a crime to be poor in this country, the United States of America.' Rene Saucedo's words reverberated across the auditorium, at the First Annual Tenant Convention, held in November at the Luna Sea Theater. Saucedo's words are all too familiar for those of us who are living poor in this country.

Ashraf Cassiem: South African Resistance Against Evictions

Marlon Crump
Wednesday, November 18, 2009;

“We didn’t have a name, we didn’t have an identity, but our action gave us an identity.” Ashraf Cassiem, lead organizer, chairperson of Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, explaining the birth of the community organization.

Earlier this year, my family of POOR Magazine/PNN learned of their struggles within the South African communities of Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg, among others. Since then, a series has been produced for their silenced, unheard voices.

The David Campos Story: Making Sure that All people are heard

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"There is a legislation of an immigrant's Municipal I.D Card. We want to make sure that the police department (San Francisco Police Department) acknowledge immigrant rights."

In the upcoming November 2008 election for District 9's current incumbent, Tom Ammiano's seat, San Francisco Board of Police Commissioner David Campos voiced his concerns regarding a number of issues, including immigrant rights here, in San Francisco, CA to my fellow POOR Magazine comrades.

Moving Off the Lie of The Budget Cut into Community Reparations

The People Draft a Manifesto for Change and introduce Community Reparations


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