Global Poverty and Resistance

How much more can you take from someone who has nothing? The state of welfare and the budget cuts in 2004

Friday, June 4, 2004

"Since Bush has been in office I have had to work 50-60 hours per week to help my daughters and sons raise their children," Words of knowledge poured out of the mouth of Dorothy Harris as she spoke at a hearing on Saturday, May 22nd on the state of welfare in light of the severe budget cuts facing California and the nation in 2004, she ended with the poignant, "They are trying to break our spirit, I won't let them break our spirit.."

Honoring Our Covenant of Compassion with Homeless People:Religious Leaders, Houseless Folks, Advocates Challenge Care Not Cash

Tuesday, February 22, 2005;

"Houzless chyle….
sky iz r roof
keepin us lookin up.
windowz r tha eye’z of r people
showin us socitiez
justice iz
capitalizm has no human worth"
From the poem "Houzless Chyle" by Jewnbug, Po’ Poetz ProjecK of POOR Magazine

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.


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