Microeconomics: Scavenging to Survive in Pasadena

To support her family, an undocumented worker gathers recyclables from street-side containers. 'I do it out of necessity,' she says.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008;

para espanol, mira abajo

It's not yet 3 a.m. Juana Rivas grabs her shopping cart and steps off the curb into the dark.

She shields herself from the cold with a sweat shirt and jacket, along with a pink hat and gloves she bought at the 99-cent store. Only a barking dog interrupts the silence.

The Murderous Injustice of Racial Profiling /Resistance Blog Series - a Project of PeopleSkool


            “You- are -eight-y sixed”, he unblinkingly growled through bared teeth. What is eighty sixed? I thought to myself.  The bar blurred, my pants grew moist and the rancid smell of alcohol filled my nostrils. I was on a Bar’s floor with a pool stick around my neck. Once the pool stick was taken from around my neck I instantly called the police.

I am a Survivor .....Libah Sheppard speaks on sexual and physical abuse

Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted In criminal law, rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse against another person without that person's consent.



Who Are They Fooling?

...will add audio later...

When I was fifteen I dreamed about being 21

Couldn't wait for that freedom

My own place would be so much fun

But when I left my gardenland of childhood bliss

You know I never thought I

Would have so much to miss...


Why didn't anybody tell me

All those things I needed to know

Why did they fill me

With meaningless innuendos

I coulda done so much better

Ingrid escribe sobre CasaSeguro/ Ingrid writes on Homefulness

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Soy una mujer Guatemalteca, madre de 4 niños.

Pobre porque haci nasi. En mi tierra me sentia sola ahunque tenia a mis hijos y a mi madresita.

Pero siempre me hacia falta algo muy importante. Cuando me divorcie me quede sin hogar.

Yo me fui a la capital con el bebe. Aveces yo no comia por miedo de quedarme sin dinero! Y sin trabajo!


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