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 [...]

Berkeley City Hall Occupation Update

By Mike Zint, www.occupysf.net -

By Mike Zint for Occupy SF. Berkeley, CA - November 20, Day 5: It has been a busy day. The occupation is growing. We have had a lot of food support. Tents are still needed. Blankets are still [...]

Portland Declares Official Housing Emergency

By Shelby R. King, www.blogtown.portlandmercury.com -

By Shelby R. King for the Portland Mercury. Portland, OR - Portland City Council today passed an ordinance declaring an official housing emergency in the city. The commissioners unanimously [...]

Homeless New Yorkers Protest Police Stigmatization

By Emma Whitford, www.occupythebronx.org -

By Emma Whitford in Occupy The Bronx - Dozens of homeless New Yorkers and advocates rallied on the steps of city hall this afternoon to single out and condemn the NY Post’s recurring portrayal of [...]

Repurposing London’s “Anti-Homeless” Spikes Into Cozy Bedrooms

By Maria Sanchez Diez, www.qz.com -

By Maria Sanchez Diez in Quartz - London has taken to placing small, sharp spikes to discourage homeless people from sleeping in public areas. But a group of activists has found a creative way to [...]

Sao Paulo: A Sea Of People Fighting For Water

By Midia Ninja and Marianna Olinger, www.ninja.oximity.com -

These sacred luxury consumer temples (where the water tanks are always full), lowered their doors before the the march that brought together 15 thousand men, women and children - a significant [...]

Officials Want To Move Homeless From Downtown Camp

By Staff, www.azpm.org -

The Tucson City Council voted this week to relocate homeless people who have been living in a downtown park for a year and a half. The camp, called “Safe Park” by its occupants, includes the [...]

Indianapolis Passes Law To Protect Homeless

By Renee Lewis, www.america.aljazeera.com -

The campaign comes amid a rise in the nationwide homeless population, and in laws targeting them, since the 2008 recession. Advocates say these laws are aimed at removing those deemed undesirable [...]

Homeless For The Holidays: Can’t Find Work

By John Zangas, www.dcmediagroup.us -

Byron Hawkins speaks of his most difficult challenge on the street is not living on it but “dealing with fools.” Assaults and fights between the homeless are common as are disputes over choice [...]

90 Year Old Defies Police, Keeps Feeding Homeless

By Alyssa Figueroa, www.alternet.org -

Arnold Abbott, 90, has been feeding homeless people in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for more than two decades. He has said that this is his life’s mission. He even started a culinary program that [...]

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