Category: Poverty

What does “community” mean?

May 2017

To some people, “the community” means “the people who live here” and to others it means “the people who pay to live here.” To me, a community is not a group of people …

Unity forged in the fight for human needs and rights

May 2017

Society is going through epochal changes. We live in a time of revolutionary transition from an economy based on securing a living through working for wages to one based on robotics, which makes human labor unnecessary …

California homeless hit by floods

April 2017

Amanda Fukamoto was displaced from her encampment when San Jose’s Coyote Creek flooded in February. Along with hundreds of other homeless people …

The real plight of the homeless told by homeless

April 2017

Housing is not a reality. How many years do you have to wait? So, until then, you are a target. No stability at all. Keep your gear close. They are coming for you. No …

Homeless in Silicon Valley

April 2017

I first ended up homeless when I had to move out of an elderly man’s house who allowed me to live there in exchange for ten hours of work a week. I was a …

Demand for housing is demand for new world

April 2017

In Berkeley, CA, a plan to put homeless people into a camp that resembles a refugee or prison camp, with fence and guard shack, has outraged the homeless and …

The struggle for democracy in America intensifies

November 2016

The 2016 presidential election was one of the most divisive in our country’s history. This is no surprise, given the economic, moral, and political crisis we face …

“The system is rigged,” says Rev. Pinkney from prison

June 2016

You will never ever see me associating with Michael Jordan or Lebron James: they believe in the system, the establishment. They’re rich. I’m poor. But I …

New book about homelessness: Dispatches from the War Zone

June 2016

Independent journalist Mike Rhodes has been involved in homeless issues in Fresno, California since 2002. His tenacity as an investigative reporter has …

What will new financial austerity law impose on Puerto Rico?

June 2016

Financial crisis and an un-payable debt have become the ideological media propaganda regarding the social and economic problems that cage Puerto …