POOR correspondent's blog

3 Days to Pay rent or Quit: Bush plans to gut the Section 8 program

Tiny/ POOR Magazine/PoorNewsNetwork
Wednesday, January 7, 2004;

3 days to pay rent or quit , Unlawful detainer for non-payment off rent, Judgement for back rent, homeless shelters and then the Sidewalk Motel, these places and spaces were constants in my vocabulary throughout my childhood. In a capitalist society like Amerikkka the fact that you don't have enough money for rent is enough reason for you to become homeless.

(SWP) Sitting While Poor: The people resist further criminalization of poor peoples of the Sit-Lie Laws

Ruyata Akio McGlothlin & tiny/PNN
Monday, March 1, 2010;

The War on the poor is in full effect
but now the soldiers are social workers,
po'lice and politicians
creating deadly legislations
and contracts...tiny 2006

"Harvey Milk fought the first sit/lie laws in the 1960's, " Tommi Avicolli-Mecca spoke to the crowd that gathered in front of City Hall on Monday to resist the newest institutional hate of houseless people to hit California, the Sit -lie ordinance.

$6.75 No Es Suficiente !!/$6.75 is Not Enough!!: A living wage campaign to raise the minimum wage to 8.50 per hour is launched

Tuesday, July 15, 2003;

"For generations the owning class has been stealing from poor people, paying us wages that don’t afford rent, food, child care and healthcare..." A cool San Francisco breeze blew words around like leaves.

Dancing With The Clown of Love

Joseph Bolden
Friday, March 12, 2010



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An Interactive Performance For Incarcerated Women In Dancing With The Clown of Love.

Conceieved & Performed By Rhodesssa Jones Idris Ackamoor

8pm on February 11, 2010.

In the spacious Idris & Ackamoor & Cultural

Odyssey at 767 Fulton Street, Suite 306 San Francisco, CA 94115-6680 (as on the flyer)

Throw Old Women on the Street: The closing of Buster's Place leaves women and seniors out on the streets.

Bruce Allison/PNN
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

As of March 31st, the only 24-hour homeless drop-in center in the city of San Francisco, Buster's Place, is closed. Now, chairs will be set for men only at 150 Otis while the many women who relied on Buster's Place for shelter find themselves on the streets.

The BAD A$$ MARCH! Resistance To San Francisco Budget Cuts

Bruce Allison
Thursday, May 7, 2009

The banner said: "THE BAD A$$ MARCH". It went to the front, along with the token politicians who should have brought up the rear.

May 16th at 5:25pm, members of SCIU 1021 were taking names as people from SCIU, Senior Action Network, Planning for Elders, Gray Panthers, Tenderloin Housing Clinic, and a community of others, including Access of Love Youth Program, were about to march against the mayor's 70% budget cuts that will cripple public health for the future.

The Mayors Back Door: Lennar's toxic condo plans

Bruce Allison/PNN
Saturday, July 25, 2009

After getting the fifth degree from a security guard who wanted to know more about me then my own parents, I got approved to go into 1095 market street. A seven story building with only six or seven companies in it. (also the site of POOR's previous office where we were unceremoniously gentrified out of!

The Last Raza in the Mission: Community leader and housing activist, Jose Morales, faces unfair eviction under the Ellis Act.

Bruce Allison/PNN; Writer Facilitator: Lola Bean
Monday, September 17, 2007

For the last 40-Years Jose Morales lived at 572 San Jose Ave. For a decade he has been fighting his landlord. Ten years ago, the landlord took Jose’s backyard access away. Jose filed a petition with the rent board and they told the landlord to cut his rent by 50%. The landlord and the company that owns the building, ABT, LLC, retaliated against Jose by trying to use the Ellis Act to kick him out of the apartment entirely.

The Death of Small Town America: Reflections on the journey to Atlanta

Bruce Allison
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I started my 3 day journey on the Greyhound bus early Sunday afternoon. I was taking the bus from San Francisco to get to the US Social Forum in Atlanta with Seniors Organizing Seniors. Along the way, I noticed the death of small town America.

There are very few family farms left in middle America. Farms have died. They have been killed by the corporations. Main St. America, too is dead. There were vacant houses and bulidings for miles. Signs everywhere read for rent or sale.

The Corporate lies of Gentrification:A to Z Corporation attempts to defy height restrictions to gentrify the Mid-Market Cooridor

Bruce Allison and Thorton Kimes/PNN
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Readers know I go to many meetings. There are buildings being planned, 2 of them on 7th Street near Mission; one of them will be on the Eastern side in the middle of the block next to the Izabel Hotel, which houses people with chemical and mental illness challenges. Two years of construction would not help any of them with recovery and might make anger management difficult as well as generating the unintended consequence of increased police presence and surveillance.


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