Local Poverty and Resistance

TOMORROW: Mercado de Cambio/Tha Po’ Sto’- Holiday Art Market & Knowledge xChange!!!

Sat, 12/17/2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Holiday Art Market & Knowledge XChange

Support Indigenous Artists in Poverty with your Holiday Dollaz.

The 99% (That got off the bus)

I was on the #5 Fulton bus yesterday, taking in the nuances of my race (ie: the human race): the gratuitous and over modulated cell phone conversations, texting, bad perfumes/colognes and the incessant foot tapping of a guy a few feet away, occupied by music piped into his ears via a pair of white plastic headphones.  I looked at my fellow passengers.  How many were unemployed, looking for work, looking for something?  How many were barely surviving? 


Occupiers or Gentrifyers?

(photo: POOR Magazine family of skolaz with dignidadrebelde artistas Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza and their revolutionary work in the background)

Who's Rosa Parks?

(Editor's note: This article was written in mid 2010.   We now share it as part of Revolutionary Worker Scholar's collection of essays)




It’s got our beautiful children

Living in all kinds of hell

Coping to survive and

Makin’ it well

Swinging together in

Misty darkness with all

No Mo' Mail for the Po'

PNN-TV coverage of the Town Hall

Dark Streets








Fresh and Easy Displacement

You could cut the hate with a knife. All eyes were on my fumbling fingers, unable to sign my WIC coupons fast enough with one hand while holding my 13-month-old son with the other. "Somebody's using welfare checks to pay for their food," A 20 something man in a polo shirt shouted into his phone next to me.


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