Landlessness/Houselessness


Capitalismas Memories - a poem for all my fellow houseless, colonized, families & children of amerikkka..

Im the residue that sticks to the bottom of the melting pot

My culture is 7-11, winchells donuts and whatever lie Hollywood taught

 

I am born from five generations of stolen, displaced, evicted, despised & colonized  Taino, African, Roma, & Irish

PNN-TV: Cans Not Condo's - Safeway Closes its Recycling Centers and Declares War on the Poorest

My hands caressed the edges of the Coors can – it was softer than the 211 can, almost like velvet.  And unlike the Coke, Pepsi, or Sprite cans, they were always empty when I found them. Tonight as I sorted my cans and bottles, one of the many ways this po’ displaced mama has survived through harder times, I prayed for all my brothers and sister poverty workers/ recyclers on the racist, classist streets.

I Am

 

”Notice of eviction: 30 days to vacate premises”, a neon yellow piece of paper pinned to the front door broadcasted down the block. In that moment, standing outside on the cold pavement street looking in, I realized this could soon be home.

 

This must be a mistake, I rationalize to myself, it’s probably just a mix up; maybe if I circle the block it will be gone when I get back. My fingers are already dialing before my brain can grasp the situation.

 

La Pesadilla Americana/ The American Nightmare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Pesadilla Americana/ The American Nightmare 

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Papa Bear Report November 2013

Newsroom is packed this month, filled with stories.  Papa Bear comes late— says he had gotten a ticket on the bus trying to get to our sacred monthly circle.  As he sits down next to me, I can feel his anguish. And I feel my own deep sadness, because when he speaks I hear what he’s really saying: that he wants to go home, that he is tired of living a hard life, that he wants to rest. 

 

Tomando Muerte/Drinking Death

 

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Tomando Muerte

Prayers Up for the Philippines - Activation Needed


Prayers and Financial Help are Needed for our Brothers and Sisters in the Philippines

Section 8 housing and public housing tenants at risk

Oakland - With the long lasting effects of the on-going draconian sequestration budget cuts occurring including the recent government shutdown, people in Oakland and across the nation are being stepped on, abused, and treated like a punching bag.

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