Local Poverty and Resistance


The Planning Commission- the Spookiest Place Where all the monsters & Devil-opers hide

The planning commission has the power to make decisions,”said Juana, an organizer at a huge protest held in September against more Monsters in the Mission and Beasts on Bryant streets

The look on his face is childlike -stockton police assault mentally disabled man

The first time i saw James Smith he was with his mother Teresa at a community event and it was immediately obvious that James was mentally disabled. The look on his face is childlike, there is nothing threatening in his appearance or his movements. Unless you are a police officer. Then James black skin may cause you to view as thuggish what less biased individuals would consider childlike innocence. 

Stop Selling out SOMA!

It was a hot day and me and Deecolonize Academy went to a rally at City Hall. It was about the Beast on Bryant st.,RAD,Super-sizing SOMA and the Monster in the Mission. My class mates were all interviewing different leaders in all of these struggles.

THE CITY TAKES CITY HALL

I and my Deecolonize Academy and POOR Magazine family went to a protest at City Hall, the protest was about gentrification, housing, and displacement.

An example of housing displacement is the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). RAD is impacting low income families who live in public housing in San Francisco and all over the nation, because RAD is a move to privatize all the public housing buildings in the United States.

The RAD program was created by the San Francisco Housing Authority and non profit organizations.

One Woman’s Hell… a gentrifier's lament

wrinkles and cellulite
rats and roaches
a boring Saturday night

Whole Fools—White Foods?

One Wednesday

I was walking home from a 

Rehearsal with Vukani, at First Congo—

Or was it Capt. Crossman’s for John Brown’s Truth

Neo-Settlements: Gentrification is the New Occupation

The word “gentrification” has become very familiar to poor folks in recent times. Even in prisons "gentrification" has become popularized mostly because it is in large part prisoners' families who have been experiencing "gentrification” out in society.

the new mission

being in the mission is becoming

like a benetton ad or like living

in disneyland—no longer a place

of everyday people knowing the

the hardness of daily life and yet

creating joy and beauty

out of a myriad of struggles

 

instead of theater, poetry, dance, music and art

expressing the aliveness of many cultures

indoor miniature golf and outdoor bowling

are the new cultural wave and bars with

twelve dollar cocktails are ongoing frat parties

August 144 hours (Hail the 50th Anniversary of The Heroic L.A. Uprising!)

1.Looting

“I’m gonna loot ‘til the midnight hour
That’s when the gates come tumblin’ down
I’m gonna loot ‘til the midnight hour
When there’s no guardsmen around…”

I kicked off that martial law, off-the-dome
version of ‘Wicked’ Pickett’s dance floor-
filler and Son-Hawk, Ches-Schu, Ron Shaw,
‘Pookie,’ Jimmy and Jerome came in, Right
On Time, as though we’d rehearsed it, all of
our lives…

Our greeting to hoarse engines, huge tires,
of giant army green trucks bristling with
rifles, loaded with blue eyes and itchy trigger
fingers. Rumbling east, it headed down79th Street,

PNN RADIO

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