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What is Interdependence? Consumption vs. Community

 

Capitalism pushes the cult of individualism. But true wealth comes from family, connectedness and giving (and that doesn't mean presents...).

Capitalism Killed Mamahouse

Community of poor mothers and children in San Francisco’s Mission district is gone due to $700 dollar rent increase fueled by gentrification

(Co-edited by Tony Robles)

A Mural of Resistance

A ReVieWfoRtHErEVoLution  on POOR Magazine's new mural in San Francisco.

Silenced Mamas Speak back to Commissioner Slabach!

San Francisco Family Law Commissioner Marjorie A. Slabach was featured as a "queen" alongside of other California county judges in "Familawt" years ago. Picture featured on the Rogues Gallery at http://home.earthlink.net/~elnunes/camelot.htm Silenced Mamas Speak back to Commissioner Slabach!

 

 

 

Los niños también son poetas/CHILDREN ARE POETS TOO

Part One:  Who, What, Where, Why?

After several years of traveling between the U.S. and El Salvador, and much experience with American poetry festivals, Salvadorian poet and children’s author Jorge Tetl Argueta decided it was time for El Salvador to have a poetry festival.  Not just any poetry festival—a children’s poetry festival. 

Detained

That afternoon at the living floor we squatted like three Muslims at Ramadan.  My mother faced the wide open door.  My sister sat right next to her, while I had a mounted ‘akoo’ bowl on my lap.  The evening sun was blazing against my spinal column.  I gave the blessing prayer; my mother had suggested the guidelines as to what I should ask the good lord:  something to do with forgiving the sins of those who disobey their parents.

Grandma's Hands

1965. It’s easy, innocent what happened.  “Grandmother has her ways.  It’s best to do as she says.  In her home, do what she says.”  My mother told me.
 

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