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POOR Magazine is a poor people led/indigenous people led, grassroots non-profit,arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, art, education and advocacy to silenced youth, adults and elders in poverty across the globe.

All of POOR's programs are focused on providing non-colonizing, community-based and community-led media, art and education with the goals of creating access for silenced voices, preserving and degentrifying rooted communities of color and re-framing the debate on poverty, landlessness, indigenous resistance, disability and race locally and globally.

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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:

Through Libya's Eyes Without Corporate Media Lies

Thousands of Indians, Egyptians, Chinese, Filipinos, Turks, Germans, English, Italians, Malaysians, Koreans and a host of other nationalities are lining up at the borders and the airport to leave Libya. It begs the question: What were they doing in Libya in the first place? Unemployment figures, according to the Western media and Al Jazeera, are at 30 percent. If this is so, then why all these foreign workers?

ROBOCOP (LIKE SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) BELONGS TO US!

Internet stories about a statue, dedicated to the dystopian science fiction movie hero Robocop, being built to stand somewhere in Detroit, Michigan, went all the way to the city's Mayor.  Despite being told there were no official plans for such a thing, a group of people raised $50,000 in less than a week (to have the thing designed and created) and pledged to continue to raise money until the end of March 2011.

The Town with self-confidence-A story for Uncle Al’s Library

 

I felt the hard rain dripping down my face while I was waiting for the bus after I got out of school.

 

It was a night to just relax – but I had too much on my mind

When I got home- I was exhausted and wet

 

The next morning I woke up and the sun shone outside and then I noticed everyone had a wide smile like a cut watermelon

 

27,000 Phone Consumers in Danger!

Over the past years I gave up using the landline.   Services with AT&T were too expensive.   As a privileged computer owner I have free domestic and long distant  phone service.  As for the approximate 27,000 people living in San Francisco under the poverty line, free phone computer service is just a pipe dream. 

50,000 volts a zap

(Photo taken by David Elliott Lewis)

"If, at 50,000 volts a zap five officers shoot their tasers at the same time, the subject gets 250,000 output. The electrical charge inside the death penalty (electric chair) chamber." Mesha Monge-Irizarry's explanation of the fatal functions for taser use by po-lice officers.

Tambien la luvia (Even the rain) a PNN ReViewsForTHe RevOlution movie review

 

"Siempre es dinero (its always about money)...." We open with Spanish filmmakers Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar driving their late model SUV’s through a lush green backdrop of our sacred Pachamama, chuckling, bickering, thinking of the ways they will produce a movie about Christopher Columbus with a small budget by exploiting the indigenous peoples of Bolivia and their lands

 

Concrete Week: The Arnieville IHSS Encampment

Friday, July 16, 2010;

Bruce-

In May 2010, from the 21st to the 25th, the Arnieville IHSS encampment appeared

to protest Governor Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget cuts to In-Home Supportive

Services (IHSS) and other programs. June 22nd, 2010, the anniversary of the 1999 U.S.

Supreme Court’s “Olmstead Decision”, ruling that “the unnecessary segregation of

individuals with disabilities in institutions constitutes discrimination based on disability”,

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