Housing/Gentrification


A day For Mark Flaherty

The funeral started around 11 o' clock on a Thursday. At first it began cloudy then about a couple of minutes later it got sunny. The car he was in came, then his sister went along as some of his family and friends saw Mark for the last time. It was sad seeing Aunt Viv cry and depressing for most of his family. Then the pallbearers carried the casket toward the grave, then put it on top of something to carry the casket and lower it down.

A breeze for Mark

There was a small breeze that crawled through the graveyard in Vallejo, California. It seemed that that breeze was honoring along with us the amazing man Mark Flaherty who died January 28, 2016 at the age of forty-seven. When we got to the site of the funeral we saw a group of people spread out and waiting for the hearse.

We Have Nothing To Lose But Our Chains: The Inauguration of Ed Lie

“You can’t come in,” the oddly butler-esque dressed sheriff stopped me, my 12 year old sun Tiburcio and literally hundreds of members of the “public” at the door to King Lee’s (Not at all) “public” inauguration.

“We were told it was open to the public,” I countered, 

“It is,” a weird silence ensued and he looked above us. 

“So if its public, we are the public and we would like to go in,” I continued.

WeSearch Policy Group (WPG) Data Release 2016 UnHoused residents of San Francisco Data Collection 2015- 2016

WeSearch Policy Group (WPG) Data Release 2016
UnHoused residents of San Francisco Data Collection
2015- 2016

Tent City WeSearch Statement Demand summary (see below for detail):

Houseless San Franciscans to Mayor Lee & Supervisor Weiner: Give Us Land or We Aren't Going Anywhere

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Houseless San Franciscans to Mayor Lee & Supervisor Weiner: Give Us Land or We Aren't Going Anywhere

What: Homeless San Francisco Residents of Tents Release Their own Data and Demand land and stolen resources back to live safely without arrest and build their own Housing
When: 10am Thursday, January 28th
Where: 14th and Trainor streets in San Francisco behind Office Max

 

Tent City WeSearch Statement & Demands:

Black and Brown Unity Against Police Impunity

What is Mario Woods telling us?  Mario, you made a film, shot a film about your home, the Bayview.  It was titled, “HP From Then till Now”.  Opening shot, your home, mid-shot—the faces and voices of your home—wide shot; shots from different angles—shots all over.  Mario, tell us what it is you see, what are you telling us?  The only thing that many people know about you is the image of you, pursued by the cops, and the gunshots ringing out, piercing your body, which is the black body of the city, the black memory of the city, the memory

Overwhelmed, Unhoused, Unhelped Mamaz in struggle: The violence of poverty and houselessness on single parents

Gripping the steering wheel so tightly my hands hurt, I saw my mama so many years before, looking straight ahead to the road, trying to not let the mountain of tears crush her soft face. Now it was me and my sun alone on the highway, 30 years later, trying  to drive away from my torn and  crumbled  heart..

Lowrider Lawyers- Putting a city on Trial- a PNN ReView4theReVoLuTion The Peoples Take Back the KKKorts for Alex Nieto

A cherry lipstick red 1974 Chevrolet glided down 24st street in “la mision” as it’s called by La Raza and so many other working class communities throughout the centuries who built this beautiful barrio after the missionaries stole it from the Ohlone Nation.

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