POOR Magazine


POOR Magazine Revolutionary Journalism, poetry, & prose on issues of poverty, racism, disability, in/migration, border fascism, incarceration, welfare (de)form, profiling, indigenous resistance, art, media, and more by the folks who experience these struggles first-hand.

(POOR Magazine -The print edition- Is currently out of print due to lack of funding. Some copies of Volume #4: MOTHERS still available by mail order. Contact deeandtiny@poormagazine.org)

Blogs and Journalizm by Poverty Skolaz locally and globally linked below:

Always Being Whipped Harder: Black Children= Harsher punishment

The subject of whether or not Black students and other children of color receive harsher punishments than their counterparts has been a conversation that’s been ignored for too long.

Poor People on a Poor Planet - Climate Change and Poverty & the Death of Shannon Marie Bigley

i can’t exactly describe the sound of an aluminum walker being crushed by a Dept of Public Works (DPW) truck - but its a special sound of material violence unlike any other- with each crunch-clap - another unhoused disabled life is metaphorically and actually dismantled, while the truck continues to chew like a dog on a bone- our precious momentos, pictures, medicine and lives are now reduced to trash and our own bodies , no longer awarded the respect of being considered humans swept, cleaned up, removed..

Lives Lost to the Institution - No Candlelight Vigil For Jessica St Louis

"Nobody should be put out alone into this cold night," said Benita Turner, mother of Jessica St Louis, who died after being released from Santa Rita County Jail at 1:30am on July 28th. 

IT’S GOING DOWN! National Prison Strike August 21st through September 9th

IT’S GOING DOWN!  NATIONAL PRISON STRIKE AUGUST 21ST THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9TH.

Cooking in Your Car- Bay Area Homelessness in 2018 and the rise of the Unhoused Middle Class

Salt, grease and fried meat filled the air. with just hint of burnt sugar thrown in. My mind wandered to breakfasts past sizzling in a greasy diner. The only thing was, i was on my bike, riding past an empty lot in East Oakland at 6:30am. No houses or restaurants were remotely close. And then i saw the smoke,and heard the sizzle. It was coming from one of a long line of late model Subarus, Hondas, BMW’s, Acura sedans, and even a Mercedes, no car older than 2015, parked along this hidden street.

Violent Transportation- Ode to Nia Wilson & all our folks who lost their lives on BART

 

“Bart needs to step it up!”- Mother of Nia Wilson

 

At a candlelight vigil at MacArthur BART held for 18 year old Nia, she was remembered as a beautiful, kind soul who had a passion for music and helping people.

 

So Much Violence

As a kid, I found difficulty finding logic in why people committed brutal acts of violence and the motivation behind the crimes. From ordinary citizens to law enforcement the “jones” for violence and death has become the frightening norm for today’s way of life in our “sodom and gomorrah” -like country.

Getting the Po-L-ICE Force out of Salesforce - Youth Poverty Skolaz Report on Salesforce Protest of CBP

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Detaining Immigrant Kids is now a billion-dollar Industry, everybody making money off this Industry. 
 
In San Francisco, we went to a protest at a building called SalesForce. The people who work for SalesForce found out the Customs, Border Protection (C.B.P) was working with their Company. The employee's found out about C.B.P and started marching in front of their Company. 
 

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