Local Poverty and Resistance


Profiled for Being a Good Sun in BART: BART and its anti-poor people harassment increases

“What is your name,” a mechanical voice shouted through the receiver of my phone. Before  I could answer this bizarre beginning to a call, he added, “ What is your address, Where do you work, Do you have any other phone numbers…?” The barrage of accusatory questions with no basis continued for several minutes with me barely able to get a word in edgewise, and then.., “Do you have a 13 year old son?”, with this sentence… my heart began to race, my eyes started to blur and the the room began to warp.

Proposed budget cuts threaten millions of HUD subsidized low-income renters

Oakland - Tenant activists are urging low-income renters in HUD’s (Department of Housing and Urban Development) subsidized housing programs to contact their representatives during February 18 - February 26, to speak up in support of HUD’s subsidized housing programs. Massive budget cuts to the federal government are being proposed ranging from $6 trillion, to over $10 trillion during the next ten years. 

Humble ThanksTAKING LAND BACK Meal at Homefulness

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

3rd Annual Thanks-TAKING LAND BACK meal at the Sliding Scale Cafe at Homefulness- 

An International Tragedy: Luis Gongora Pat Press Conference from Yucatan

EDITOR'S NOTE: An interpreter did English to Spanish translation during the press conference.  The audience questions (all of which were in Spanish), at the end, were translated to Attorney Pointer for his responses.  This is a transcript of attorney Pointer's statement and answers to questions by the attendees.  The press conference included words from Luis Gongora's family and presentation of a quilt to the family to show our love and solidarity towards them. Further coverage of this from Poor Magazine is forthcoming. 

The Poor Pay More (But Don't Have To)

Early last month at Foods Co., I was both happy and surprised to see that they had a variety of slightly damaged produce mixed and matched in nylon net bags for 99¢ each. Most of it was slightly bruised, some had very prominent sugar spots, but all of it was usable. The really mushy spots on the fruit went into smoothies with the rest of the fruit, except for avocados, tomatoes, and cactus pears (tuna).

Chalking Olympia Shitty Hall to End poLice Use of Force

On Monday, August 15, 2016, members of the community of Olympia, WA responded to POOR Magazine's National Call for a State Of Emergency/Moratorium on all Use of Force by PoLice.  

 

Wells Fargo Took My House the IRS is Taking Everything Else

Four years ago I met the love of my life. As a 62 year old male bachelor/Hippie Madman, I met the love of my life.  We got hitched, I’ll just say our life together is perfect as a saltnpepper low income senior. With senior and disability problems. I am not saying we don’t debate. We do that. Quite loudly sometimes. Outside of that we get along great. As I say, she has spiced up my life.

On Insider/ Outsider Art, Notes from the Inside

Editors Note: Jose H. Villarreal is one of several power-FUL PNNPlantation prison correspondents. As currently and formerly incarcerated poor and indigenous peoples in struggle and resistance with all plantation systems in Amerikkka, POOR Magazine stands in solidarity with all folks on the other side of the razor wire plantation.

*"Migra Terror"

*Original Artwork by Jose H. Villarreal

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