Category: Homelessness/Housing

Rest in power, Pirate Mike!

November 2015

Michael Clift [‘Pirate Mike’], homeless veteran, member of Veterans for Peace and founding member of OccupySF, was struck and killed October 30 on a Texas highway …

“Tasers equal torture!”

November 2015

Members of the public recently lined up to testify before the Berkeley City Council at a hearing on the Berkeley Police Department’s desire to acquire tasers as …

“I was born and raised and work in Oakland. Now I can’t afford to live here!”

November 2015

Such testimony was heard repeatedly at the Oakland-wide Anti-Displacement Forum, “Speak Out to Stay Put”, held on October 17. Over 400 people joined together …

Thousands of tax foreclosures devastate Detroit

October 2015

Please understand why coming together is important! The NAACP is not doing it. The churches are not standing with us! Where are our people? Around 28,500 homes are being loaded to sell online right now! We should have thousands at …

Housing is a human right

October 2015

“Human bodies need sleep—Humans need a place to sleep!” read the sign in front of a Tent City in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Hot dogs off …

Tenant uprising in Silicon Valley

October 2015

People in San Jose, California and elsewhere in the Silicon Valley area have erupted in a surge of organizing activity around skyrocketing rents and …

Homeless man beaten to death by jailers

October 2015

Friends, families, and supporters of inmates incarcerated in the Santa Clara County Jail here rallied on September 4 to protest the brutal murder of …

HUD “learns” about Detroit’s foreclosure and water crisis

October 2015

After months and months of DAILY emails from Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO), on September 8, the Department of Housing and Urban …

Housing crisis reflects dying system

October 2015

  The city of Detroit recently announced it will begin foreclosure on nearly 30,000 tax delinquent homes. It is believed that 100,000 people could be affected. Around the same time, it was reported in the news that a landlord in …

Help get the People’s Tribune out to the homeless!

September 2015

Help get the People’s Tribune out to homeless organizations and places where the homeless gather! Homelessness is a stark example of the degeneration of an economic system based on the private property of a billionaire owning class. Automation is replacing …