Local Poverty and Resistance


Department of Injustice

February 11, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown [D] California has recently asked for an extension on the federal deadline to release state inmates from California’s overcrowded prison system. Why not just release all of the people in state prisons on marijuana charges and kill two birds with one stone? The answer of course is that leaders like Jerry Brown hold more allegiance to law enforcement than they do to the constituents who elected them!

Papa Bear's Geary Boulevard Report

Tuesday, February 7 2014

Papa Bear leaned forward in his seat, with elbows on knees. Folks at the Community Newsroom directed their attention, faces, and cameras toward him, POOR Magazine's "Panhandler Reporter." He then began reporting the news, his monthly state of San Francisco summary distilled from his daily studies and experiences of Geary Blvd.

The Food Resale Hustlin' Biz

Thursday, January 30 2014. Before I begin this article I apologize to the Asian guy with the cigarette who cursed me and Mr. Lynn out when overhearing me say, “Yeah, they all look the same.” What he didn’t hear me say before that was, “just as we [black folks] all look the same.”

Damage done. Mr. Lynn asked him for a smoke after my overheard comment. Of course, he refused with an “F” bomb.

Still Shaking the World (For Muhammad Ali)

My Hero

(For Muhammad Ali)

He has months
To live, the
Tabloids have
Reported

At one time
He could move
faster backwards
Than most could move
Forwards

A kid sat in front
Of a small
Black and white TV set
In 1975

The words crawled
At the bottom of
The screen

The Rich Ride for Free- The Po' Get Po'Liced

(Photo of SF Po'Lice Officer Carrasco issuing a citation for fare evasion after a sweep of MUNI at Geary & Van Ness)

(reprinted from 48hills.org)

Brown Bag Lunch with Christopher Columbus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some guys, you

Don’t know where

They come from

 

They walk and form

Words and, in general,

Look like they came from

An airplane catalogue

 

Such was the case of

A guy who had worked

At an insurance company

To which I was indentured to

 

La Reforma Migratoria es solo un Cuento / The Immigration Reform is only a Story

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La Reforma Migratoria es solo un Cuento

Desde hace mucho tiempo suena en mis oidos la reforma migratoria el cual es un sonido que me tortura. El año pasado dijeron en las noticias que iba suceder una reforma migratoria para mas de 11 millones de idocumentados. Haci fueron pasando los dias los meses hasta que termino el año. Yo se que Barack Obama no es quien decida, pero si el presionara al congreso, estoy segura que se logrria una reforma migratoria.

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