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From Salt Lake to San Francisco, from Ute to Huichin: Sweeping,...

Tiny Gray-Garcia beams glaring exposure on the ongoing shameless colonialist violence against our houseless brothers and sisters during the Stolen Land-Hoarded Resources UnTour across occupied Western Turtle Island.

Child Separation Services and the Family InJustice Court

Ongoing rot from within highlights racism, classism, child abuse and trafficking, human rights violations and corruption in Child Separation (Protective) Services and Juvenile Dependency Kkkourt (Court).

Support Not Sweeps! Free Homefulness!

Ugly act of classism by City of Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda and Marin counties – crushing boats, sweeping tents, dumping possessions, creating violence and dehumanization on poor and vulnerable members of our communities.

From poverty tows to Palestine: The violence of settler colonial evictions...

In crimes against humanity, politriksters and crapitalism execute evictions, sweeps, removals and disposals in the project of gentrification that are violent, traumatic and deadly on the increasing number of houseless people.

From E-RADication to Reparations

Students in the Deecolonize English Class are putting learning into action resisting RAD and denouncing displacement, incarceration and genocide.

Stealing our last acre and one remaining mule: Black, Brown and...

by Tiny Gray-Garcia  Since 2013, in backroom deals with non-profit organizations, the San Francisco Housing Authority and HUD have been quietly enacting a benignly named...

Encampment bans on stolen land

The roofless condition has grown to such proportions that the settler colonizers are designating it out of control. Tiny Garcia walks us through herstory and draws a clear picture of what is truly out of control and why the horrors of Columbus have been replaced by the honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.

Abolish the other police: mandated reporters

“Noooooooo, don’t take my baaaabeeee ….” I dream those words in daymares and nightmares, the sound of my mama’s screams haunt me to this day …

Fascism, racism and homelessness kill with or without a virus

There are so many more terrorizing things in this poverty skola’s life than a virus. Before you read on, please turn your phone, TV, radio or computer off for just a minute. Take a deep breath and give your corporate media-terrorized mind a rest.

The struggle to build housing when you are homeless

POOR and Homefulness have launched an effort to work with conscious legislators to exempt poor and homeless people from exorbitant building permit fees and requirements which make it impossible for homeless and poor people to manifest our own solutions and stay in our neighborhoods and communities.

Moms 4 Housing: Un-Wedgewooding the world must be led by Mama...

Moms 4 Housing and all the beautiful people who stood together with the Moms are sheroes and heroes who manifested something capitalism tries very hard to kill: People Power. But they also manifested MAMA POWER, which, like all of us mamaz and daughters know, can take down a developer or real estate snake any day.

Poetry, prayers, protest against gentrification and displacement planned for MLK Day

On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., noted Bay Area grassroots leaders will host a protest rally at the Oakland City Church to highlight the plight of the unhoused.

Moms4Housing stand and resist for thousands of us houseless mamaz –...

The moms have declared they are staying and are putting a massive call out to everyone to join them tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 a.m., at “MomsHouse,” 2928 Magnolia St., West Oakland, to keep a roof over their children’s heads. Homelessness is cold, terrifying, painful … and violent!

Swept to death

At thanks-taking time, we are not asking for a friggin’ one day of charity; we are asking for liberated land, de-criminalization and our own self-determiNATION so we can solve our own problems and build movements and long-term solutions like Homefulness. We will not continue to be swept to death.

Dear Mr. Benioff, no matter how many times you ‘study’ me...

With all due respect, how is a $30 million study on homelessness even close to an answer?

Wealth hoarders listen, learn and collaborate with poor, unhoused and indigenous...

People with race, class and/or formal education privilege collaborate with very low and no-income people to formally launch a ‘fund’ for reparations Saturday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m., at Homefulness, 8032 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Poor, disabled, criminalized poverty skolaz create a book about their lives,...

Poverty skolaz’ schools are everywhere. Our teachings are essential, haphazard and immediate, fluid and static. Our research is based on our lives and our experience, our solutions, our vast knowledge of what works and what can work.

‘Poverty Scholarship’: Poor people create their own theory, textbook and solutions...

Poor, homeless and disabled scholars are releasing a book sharing their truly innovative solutions to homelessness and poverty and launch a national theatre production on poverty, homelessness and criminalization of poor people. This book and curriculum release will be accompanied by a series of theatre and poetry workshops in community centers, schools and jails with other homeless and formerly homeless communities.

Standing in revolution: Laure McElroy joined the ancestors BlackAugust 31, 2018

“You were right, Tiny. Interdependence does work for us poor mamas.” My revolutionary poet, fellow welfareQUEEN at POOR Magazine and co-founder of Homefulness and KEXU radio Laure McElroy and I spoke quietly on the phone in the kind of intimacy befitting deep sister comrades like we were and had been for many years of deep struggle and deep resistance. Writing this today is so hard for me between tears and pain. I’m so unsure of how to go on without her love. On Sunday, Sept. 23, we held a multi-nationed tree-planting ceremony in Laure’s honor at Homefulness.

Cooking in your car: The rise of the unhoused middle class

Salt, grease and fried meat filled the air with just a hint of burnt sugar thrown in. My mind wandered to breakfasts past sizzling in a greasy diner. This time, however, I was on my bike, riding past an empty lot in East Oakland at 6:30 a.m. No houses or restaurants were remotely close. And then I saw the smoke and heard the sizzle. It was coming from one of a long line of late model Subarus, Hondas, BMWs, Acura sedans and even a Mercedes.
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