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 [...]

New LA Law: Homeless Can Only Own Trashcan’s Worth Of Belongings

By Brianna Acuesta, www.trueactivist.com -

By Brianna Acuesta for True Activist - The city of LA just passed a law limiting the possessions of homeless people to one trashcan's worth of things. As though homeless people don’t already own [...]

NYC Shut It Down: Weekly Shut Down & Clothes For The Poor

By Keegan Stephan, www.keegan.nyc -

By Keegan Stephan for Keegan NYC - On Wednesday, November 4th, before temperatures in NYC dropped to 4 degrees, and the mayor warned people to stay inside unless absolutely necessary, NYC Shut It [...]

San Francisco Herding Homeless Out Of Sight For Superbowl Parties

By Evelyn Nieves, www.alternet.org -

By Evelyn Nieves for AlterNet - The first official signs of Super Bowl 50—six-foot-tall, 1,600-pound, solar-powered number 50s, each with its own Super Bowl-themed design—started popping up at [...]

Great Potential Of Poor Americans

By Paul Buchheit, www.nationofchange.org -

By Paul Buchheit for Nation of Change - The homeless are feared by the upper classes, and they’re often arrested for nonexistent or non-violent infractions, in good part because they are simply [...]

Black Homes Matter: San Francisco’s Vanishing Black Population

By Carl Finamore, www.beyondchron.org -

By Carl Finamore for BeyondChron - This story is prompted by a picket sign I saw at a recent anti-police brutality protest sponsored by two San Francisco families, one Latino and one Black, whose [...]

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