Local Poverty and Resistance


The Real Truth: John T. Williams

Editor's note: this story is written in response to the murder of indigenous elder John T. Williams by Seattle po'lice officer Ian Birk in Seattle, Washington on Aug. 30, 2010; the go-f-yerself response from Mayor McGinn and the City of Seattle; and the spit-in-your face final payoff of the Williams family. The chapter is NOT closed.

PNN Washington: who are we?

We are a raucous group of Community Keepers, Media Truth Bringers, Vigilant Resisters of Truth-Decapitators and Unravelers of Media Mummies...and we're here to set the record straight.

Ode to an early morning cup of coffee

I await with hope your
scent of smoky complexity
a bellows for my lungs
unbeknownst jet engine power
you reached out
from poorest African jungle
heated by campfire

CITY FAMILY SPAT: MUNI DRIVERS AND RIDERS ALWAYS DRIVE AND RIDE THE RAZOR'S EDGE

 

 

"Oh!  You gonna  play it that way?  I'm opening the back door for my brotha!"  --anonymous MUNI rider

 

The San Francisco public transit bus system (MUNI) driver's union recently voted against a proposal to change the rules governing how they work, what they get paid, and yet another raise in bus fares for riders.  MUNI drivers have one of the toughest urban jobs, and they have to navigate socio-economic realities as well as the busy streets of the city.

THE WEEKLY OUTRAGE: HATERS IN SAN FRANCISKKKO

 

San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius won the San Francisco Weekly's "BEST OF SAN FRANCISCO" issue.  That amazes me.  It makes me scratch my head more than I already do.

Eating is an Agricultural Act

Eating is an Agricultural Act

 

Crazy to Criminalize

WRAP (Western Regional Advocacy Project) has been documenting the increases of mentally ill people in local jails as a result of diminished funding for mental health treatment and housing, escalation of “nuisance crime” enforcement by police and private security, and expansion of mental health courts.

Tomorrow: Standing Up for Ours Tours Launch!!! - Healing our Communites one 'Hood at a time

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Healing our Communities, Families and Children one 'hood at a time

Young man of color resists neighborhood violence and poverty to share message of peace, healing and self-protection with poor communities of color in California.

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