Lessons From The National Union Of The Homeless

By Loretta Graceffo, Waging Nonviolence. -

This July, unhoused leaders set up tents in front of Atlanta City Hall to demand a meeting with city officials. They were met by nearly 60 armed police officers who gave them 15 minutes to [...]

Squatters’ History

By The Free. -

On September 8th 1946, some 1500 men, women and children occupied properties in Kensington and Chelsea as part of the largest single direct action of trespass in a year marked by the squatting of [...]

PEACH Provides Palliative Care For Homeless And Vulnerably Housed

By Tracey Tong, The Toronto Star. -

A child of refugees who fled war-torn Uganda in the 1970s, a young Naheed Dosani grew up having conversations about social injustice, inequity and poverty at the family’s Scarborough home. “I [...]

City Hall Protest Over NYC Homeless Relocations Leads To 11 Arrests

By Dean Moses, Am New York. -

Housing advocates dubbed de Blasio a broken record for his repetitive phrases such as a “Recovery for all” and references to New York’s bright future, which they say ostracizes the homeless [...]

Advocates Rally Against NYC’s Moving Homeless From Hotels To Shelters

By Dave Carlin, CBS New York. -

New York City — A march and rally against New York City’s decision to move about 8,000 homeless individuals from hotels to shelters was held Saturday. The process has been put on hold, but [...]

Louisville Is Failing Homeless People This Winter

By Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal. -

As much of Louisville remains under a layer of ice and with another winter storm on the way, the city is doing nothing to keep alive its homeless population, several advocates contended Saturday [...]

Policing And Punishment In Minneapolis’ ‘SafeZone’

By Marjaan Sirdar, Unicorn Riot. -

The criminal “justice” apparatus faces increasing criticism for emphasizing punishment, violent abuse and incarceration of criminals rather than rehabilitation. However, few observers recognize [...]

Court Orders Quebec Government To Exempt Homeless People From Curfew

By Christopher Curtis, Ricochet. -

Police in Quebec can no longer fine people for being homeless after eight o’clock. In a cutting decision delivered late Tuesday, Superior Court judge Chantal Masse ordered the provincial [...]

Emergency Urbanism

By Ananya Roy, Public Books. -

Los Angeles is on the brink of one of the largest mass displacements in the history of the region. As eviction courts reopen, nearly half a million renter households, concentrated in Black and [...]

Chris Hedges: This Is Kabir’s America

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

Robert “Kabir” Luma was 18 when he found himself in the wrong car with the wrong people. He would pay for that misjudgment with 16 years and 54 days of his life, locked away for a crime he did [...]

Seattle: Get Police Out Of Handling Homeless

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today. -

The National Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness wrote to the mayor of Seattle this week demanding the removal of the Seattle police department from a team handling homelessness. It [...]

Homeless Philadelphians Moving Into Vacant City-Owned Homes

By Unicorn Riot. -

Philadelphia, PA – Housing advocates plan to reveal today that they’ve facilitated moving previously-unhoused city residents into “vacant, viable” homes in North Philly owned by the Philadelphia [...]

In Absence Of State Action, Organizers Help Homeless People During Pandemic

By Ella Fassler, Truthout. -

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, collectives sharing free food with the hungry were facing a sharp uptick in state repression. In Arizona, Tucson Police Park Safety warned the public that [...]

The Homeless Can’t Shelter-in-Place

By Libby Rainey, The Indypendent. -

Chris was given a test for COVID-19 in the middle of the night.  It was just past 1 a.m., and he entered Lenox Hill Hospital’s emergency room on the Upper East Side with a headache and runny [...]

Judge Rules LA Must Stop Taking & Destroying Homeless People’s Property

By Elijah Chilang, www.la.curbed.com -

By Elijah Chilang for Curbed - The city of Los Angeles has run into another setback in its ongoing quest to confiscate the property of homeless residents. A US Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday [...]

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