Poor People On A Poor Planet

By Tiny aka Lisa Gray Garcia, Poor Magazine. -

i can’t exactly describe the sound of an aluminum walker being crushed by a Dept of Public Works (DPW) truck - but its a special sound of material violence unlike any other- with each crunch-clap [...]

Court Backs Activists Who Feed Homeless

By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel. -

Florida - A group whose symbol is a clenched fist holding a carrot won a legal victory over the city of Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, when a federal appeals court found that its weekly events to [...]

The Homelessness Problem We Don’t Talk About

By Tanvi Misra, Citylab.com -

The punishment for a crime doesn’t necessarily end when the person has been released from prison. Formerly incarcerated people face multiple barriers to securing housing (including public [...]

Poor-Led People’s Campaign Marches To Resurrect Resurrection City

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

For the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign and Resurrection City, poor and houseless people marched from the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia to [...]

Cities, Volunteers Clash Over Feeding Homeless In Public

By Kate Brumback, Theolympian.com -

When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she [...]

Homelessness: One of Capitalism’s Many Inevitable Products

By Gus Bagakis, truth-out.org -

By Gus Bagakis for Truthout - Housing is the necessary precondition for security, identity, emotional well-being, work, leisure and community. There is no greater condemnation of capitalism than [...]

Community Members Defy El Cajon Ordinance Against Feeding Homeless

By Bella Ross, thedailyaztec.com -

By Bella Ross for The Daily Aztec - “We call it ‘Break the Ban,’” said Mark Lane, a 1989 San Diego State alumnus and the primary organizer of the event. On Oct. 27, the city of El Cajon passed an [...]

Arrested For Feeding Homeless Without Permit Before Thanksgiving

By Aaron Kesel, activistpost.com -

By Aaron Kesel for Activist Post - The Sunday before Thanksgiving Atlanta police handed out tickets to activists feeding the homeless in a clear display of disregard for its hungry citizens [...]

Protesters Take Over Seattle City Hall To Fight Homeless Sweeps

By Kate Walters & Megan Farmrer, kuow.org -

By Kate Walters & Megan Farmrer for KUOW - As the council considers the 2018 city budget, amendments have been proposed to achieve both goals. But whether the provisions will receive enough [...]

Tent City Leader Blasts Pugh As City Is Moving Homeless Group

By Fern Shen, baltimorebrew.com -

By Fern Shen for Baltimore Brew - For Samantha Smith, the last straw came at the gala fundraiser for the homeless that she attended Saturday at the invitation of Mayor Catherine Pugh. Seated near [...]

Meeting Needs Of Homeless Youth: Public Schools vs. Government

By Eleanor J. Bader, www.truth-out.org -

By Eleanor J. Bader for Truthout - Dr. Art McCoy, superintendent of schools in Jennings, Missouri, is a humble man. But when he speaks of his school district as "a lighthouse for informed [...]

Hundreds Suffer As City Shuts Down Church For Helping The Homeless

By Annabelle Bamforth, www.activistpost.com -

By Annabelle Bamforth for Activist Post - A church in Davenport, Iowa, facing zoning restrictions related to its outreach program to feed the homeless, is appealing its local council and [...]

London NGOs Help Authorities Detain, Deport Homeless Migrants

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - The war on the homeless has turned into a war on migrants and non-profits are readily offering their services. London nonprofits are collaborating with immigration [...]

Doctors Could Prescribe Houses To Homeless Under Radical Hawaii Bill

By Liz Barney, www.theguardian.com -

By Liz Barney for The Guardian - One day last month, Stephen Williams asked a passerby for help and then collapsed on the sidewalk. When the ambulance arrived in downtown Honolulu, his [...]

Medicine Hat Becomes First City In Canada To Eliminate Homelessness

By Staff, www.cbc.ca -

By Staff for CBC Radio - Medicine Hat, a city in southern Alberta, pledged in 2009 to put an end to homelessness. Now they say they've fulfilled their promise. No one in the city spends more than [...]