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I am NOT a modern day slave!

 

As I write this story I can now begin to sit back and recall the days when I drifted in and out of homelessness.  I found it to be very strange that one can become homeless, and even though I had been able to find gainful employment, I still found myself living in shelters. 

I had a home, now I have a counseling appointment

As I'm walking down the street it's easy to get distracted in my mind.

The smell of fifty other guys mixed in with some kind of industrial cleaner is something I want to forget. I'm sleeping on the docks. I stopped staying in the missions. I don't like them.  People pass by and think I must be a drunk fisherman. The cops woke me up a few times. Since I don't have any warrants, they told me to just go back to sleep.

Landlessness and Colonization on a Waiting List

Picture credit http://www.firstnations.eu/indian_land.htm featured online firstnations.eu. "No Justice on Stolen Land," protest placard. Photo: anon

Poem is dedicated to Indigenous Elder Scholar, Myron Standing Bear and his struggle to receive his housing that was stolen from him by members of the San Francisco Housing Authority . He went from #1 to #564 on the S.F.H.A. Housing Waiting List for being Indian.

 

 

“We don’t work with Indians!”

GENTRIFUKATION TOURS “R” US (Aburgesamiento Gira “Somos” Nosotros)

 

GENTRIFUKATION TOURS

“R”

US

 (Aburgesamiento Gira

“Somos”

Nosotros)

“Coming to a Displaced, Dismantled, Redeveloped Neighborhood Near You”

Bird on a wire: A raven speaks out on the blue angels and other things

Bird on a wire: A raven speaks out on the blue angels and other things

By Revolutionary Worker Scholar

Note: I was lucky to encounter the raven after many weeks of trying. I endured its laughter while trying to coax it from its wire with breadcrumbs. After 2 weeks of this, the raven finally granted me a much-coveted interview about the Blue Angels.

Q: What do you think of the blue angels?

A: I don’t stay up nights thinking about them

Q: Why not?

A Letter to Tim Lincecum's Mother (Nanay)

Letter to Tim Lincecum’s Mother (Nanay)

By Revolutionary Worker Scholar

 

The speed of light

Is a vision

That looks right

Back at you

--Tiburcio Garcia-Gray

 

Dear Mrs. Lincecum:

A place of safety, refuge, sanity, and quiet contemplation.

What Homefulness means to me

....A place of safety, refuge, sanity, and quiet contemplation.

Not Always fear-near the-1st of the month a place where I can invite

Voices for Climate Justice

 

            In the wake of endless corporate media reports on whether or not climate change is real and how many polar ice caps are melting, a 48-page classified report created by Homeland Security was released last year at a special house subcommittee hearing chaired by Representative Anna Eschu on the "security impact of global climate change."

Homefulness is Eldership

What Homefulness Means to Me

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