Moving to Skid Row: The Voices in Poverty Resist Series!

November 20th, 2012

Moving to California caused me to really face the reality of the “social” aspect of life. After losing my job, home, furniture, and car, I came to the LA area knowing I could get unemployment until I found a job. Well unemployment made me fight to get in, and jobs were
hard to find.

Measure D on Minimum Wage: SF Living Wage Coalition's Report. PNN Election Issue

October 22, 2012

San Jose voters will decide on the November 6 ballot whether to have a city-wide minimum wage of $10 per hour. If passed, Measure D will establish a municipal minimum wage $2 above the state minimum wage of $8 per hour, with no exceptions, no exclusion of tipped employees - such as restaurant workers - and an annual increase based on the Bay Area’s rate of inflation.

Hands: A poem for Al Robles in Filipino American History Month


My father joked once
About a man who moved
His hands a lot when
He spoke

Dad would say that if

Carving a Life

(Author's note: My father, James Robles on the left, my brother Asian Robles on the right--with my sister Jade and step mother Tai)

Criminalized, Labeled and Thrown in Cold Cells

Co-editors note:

Phoenix Kat created this first piece for PNN Toronto, in a POOR Magazine revolutionary journalism workshop held  at Maggies Sex Worker Organizing Project in Toronto


(Image of some of the rampamt gentriFUKation hitting Toronto)



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