Category: Homelessness/Housing

Homeless occupy city halls: resistance is rising

February 2016

Last night, Dec. 20, 2015, I spent what can only be called the night from Hell [at the homeless protest in front of Sacramento City Hall]. Even with a tarp over and under …

Homeless leader speaks on homeless realities

February 2016

During police sweeps you have a few minutes to save your belongings if you are lucky. Cities have no intention of preserving or keeping it for you. The intention is to purposely …

Victory for the Homeless

February 2016

On December 15, 2015, after 18 months of struggle, the homeless in Santa Clara County won written commitments from the San Jose …

The homeless stand up for their rights

February 2016

Here’s a true story I want to tell you. It all started on September 25, 2015. Merced, California was having a Homeless Connect event. A lot of us …

cold rain

February 2016

cold rain
here you come again
and my friends’ shoes not dry
from the last one

Defending homeless defends us all

February 2016

  Homelessness is on the rise in America. In Los Angeles, 15,000 become homeless monthly. No longer relegated to primarily urban centers, the homeless population in suburbs, small towns and rural areas is also growing, despite government statistics, which claim …

The new homeless are families, veterans, and children

December 2015

Hi everyone. I’m Rick and I live in Clearwater Florida. Homelessness is not necessarily what you think or what you’ve been led to believe. I was your classic middle class …

Tens of thousands affected by displacement in Silicon Valley

December 2015

Tenants and members of the homeless community protested early in the morning outside the hearing of the California Senate Committee on Transportation and …

Homeless protesters create ‘Liberty City’

December 2015

For two weeks a group of homeless have occupied City Hall in protest of the new anti-homeless laws. We protest for equal rights, equal protection, and …

The Birth of an Activist



December 2015

It is not a choice made, this birth. It is the direct result of the implantation of injustices, fertilized by greed and unconcern, that impregnates certain …