Local Poverty and Resistance

New York Uproots Private Crops in Manhattan Park

(Editor's note: This story is reprinted from the New York Times June 24, 2011 issue for educational purposes only.  Photos by Ozier Muhammad and Angel Franco)



An open letter to Mayor Quan of Oakland, California

The Honorable Jean Quan

Mayor of Oakland, California


Dear Honorable Mayor Quan:


At first I was so proud

Finally a Yellow voice speaking outloud


So what happened dear sister

To your words as resister?


Saturday: Inter-Dependence Day @ Future site of HOMEFULNESS in Oakland

What:Neighborhood Cook-Out & Land Blessing on "Inter-Dependence" Day

Where:Future site of HOMEFULNESS in Oakland 8034 MacArthur Bl (nr 82nd st)

WHEN: Saturday, July 2nd 12:00-3:00pm


The Real Truth: John T. Williams

Editor's note: this story is written in response to the murder of indigenous elder John T. Williams by Seattle po'lice officer Ian Birk in Seattle, Washington on Aug. 30, 2010; the go-f-yerself response from Mayor McGinn and the City of Seattle; and the spit-in-your face final payoff of the Williams family. The chapter is NOT closed.

PNN Washington: who are we?

We are a raucous group of Community Keepers, Media Truth Bringers, Vigilant Resisters of Truth-Decapitators and Unravelers of Media Mummies...and we're here to set the record straight.

Ode to an early morning cup of coffee

I await with hope your
scent of smoky complexity
a bellows for my lungs
unbeknownst jet engine power
you reached out
from poorest African jungle
heated by campfire




"Oh!  You gonna  play it that way?  I'm opening the back door for my brotha!"  --anonymous MUNI rider


The San Francisco public transit bus system (MUNI) driver's union recently voted against a proposal to change the rules governing how they work, what they get paid, and yet another raise in bus fares for riders.  MUNI drivers have one of the toughest urban jobs, and they have to navigate socio-economic realities as well as the busy streets of the city.


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