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Tyrell Wilson “was peaceful, polite, never caused any problems,” yet was murdered by Sheriff Deputy Andrew Hall through the lens of racism, classism and hate.
With solutions being offered and critical work being done by Homfulness, City of Oakland gets pushback for not walking their talk about the housing crisis.
Commemorating George Jackson’s life and legacy keeps the fires lit and strikes new energy in the protracted struggle for freedom and also demands the release of the now-Elder freedom fighters from the modern slave plantations.
Black August Rally and Concert: Meet at the Larkspur Ferry parking lot at 10 a.m., march to San Quentin West Gate for rally at 11 a.m.
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.
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).
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.
Students in the Deecolonize English Class are putting learning into action resisting RAD and denouncing displacement, incarceration and genocide.
The bedbug nightmare, it so so wrong, sleeping in the bathtub for way too long.
Jeremy Miller succinctly describes the seemingly benign invitation from the FBI to help them keep us safe from scary events like the recent white supremacist insurrection at the People’s House as being somewhat akin to the fox asking the chickens to help with the slaughter. As Jalil Muntaqim said, “We Are Our Own Liberators.”
A lifetime spent focused on her own survival and that of so many others in the world of viruses called poverty, police terror, incarceration, racism, classism and isolation in this stolen land, Lisa ‘Tiny’ Gray-Garcia describes navigating the additional onslaught of COVID-19, and then cancer on top of her own COVID-19 infection, testing her very core to trust in this new challenge to survival.
UPDATE – Join us Monday, Nov. 16, at McAllister and Hyde at 3 p.m. for the Stolen Land-Hoarded Resources Tour to learn how communities are responding to the Bay Area electorate’s treatment of our homeless, soon-to-be again evicted onto the streets community members – Merry Christmas?
Call the police at our peril. Tony Robles clearly describes that reading “How Not to Call the PoLice Ever” might transform reaction to response by providing the realization that the present system is, and always has been, a set-up.
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.
“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 …
We are asking people to stand with the tenants of 3080 Richmond today, Monday, April 27, at 3 p.m. for a Zoom press conference. And then on May Day, Friday, May 1, 2 p.m., we’ll protest in drive-by caravans in front of the real eSnakes office of Raj Properties at 520 Van Buren in Oakland.
Hundreds of people rise to become “Radical Redistributors” in this time of COVID-19: “I have a case of toilet paper. I’ll bring it over tomorrow,” said Reena, a now unemployed accountant from Alameda; “I have a box of organic vitamins,” said Mr. Johns, an architect; “I will bring two bags of non-perishable groceries over,” said Linda, a landscape gardener; “I have so many masks – we had hoarded them after the fires,” said Gene, an UberEats driver.
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.
It’s hard to hope – when every time you do, you get slapped down. Now is the time to step out on faith. Vote Bernie! Vote 100% (that means YOU)!
In February, Poor Press will be releasing eight powerful and beautiful books, including “Black Disabled Ancestors” by Leroy Moore, “Unwritten Law” by Dee Allen, “When Mama and Me Lived Outside” by Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia, “Disturbance Within Myself” by Audrey Candycorn, “Chimalli” by Muteado Silencio, “Horse Tuuxi: My Name is Kai!” by Angela Taylor, “Everybody’s Jesus” by Katana Barnes – the most diverse Poor book-making program in the history of Poor Press