Tag Archives: Homeless

Marc Estrin : Who Needs Tear Gas?

“Port-A-Potty.” Art by Ali Spagnola / alispagnola.com.Who needs tear gas? The switch from blameworthy military attack to invisible counterinsurgency is a smart one for cities and towns strapped for budget. By Marc Estrin | The Rag Blog | November 29, … finish reading Marc Estrin : Who Needs Tear Gas?

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Jay D. Jurie : Orlando Cops in ‘Feeding Frenzy’

Image from Orlando Food Not Bombs.Orlando’s feeding frenzy:Cops bust volunteers feeding the homeless By Jay D. Jurie / The Rag Blog / June 8, 2011 ORLANDO, Florida — On June 1, 2011, life in downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park was … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : Orlando Cops in ‘Feeding Frenzy’

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BOOKS / Alex Knight : Max Rameau’s ‘Take Back the Land’

Take Back the Land:Give root to democracy By Alex Knight / The Rag Blog / September 8, 2010 Take Back the Land: Land, Gentrification and the Umoja Village Shantytown, by Max Rameau (Nia Press, 2008); Paperback, 134 pp.; $12.95. I … finish reading BOOKS / Alex Knight : Max Rameau’s ‘Take Back the Land’

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Marc Estrin : Night Dreams of Another Life

Photo by Eric Pouhier / Wikimedia.Listening to our local Leiermann:Night dreams of another life By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / May 31, 2010 Every now and then — and again last night — I am awakened at 3 … finish reading Marc Estrin : Night Dreams of Another Life

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Marc Estrin : Survival Tips for the Bailout Challenged

Photo by Donna Bister / The Rag Blog.Gotten your bailout yet? By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / April 12, 2010 No? Unemployment insurance running out? Mortgage under water? Yes and yes? Well, fear not. Since the war on … finish reading Marc Estrin : Survival Tips for the Bailout Challenged

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Austin Street Scene : ‘CAPITALISM SUX!’

Sign of the times. Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Now that hard times are back, I regard this fellow as a reminder that there are smart guys at the bottom who know the score. By Roger Baker … finish reading Austin Street Scene : ‘CAPITALISM SUX!’

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Treatment of Homeless Kids : Texas is DEAD LAST

This map shows state rankings on the issue of homeless children. Click on image to enlarge. For an interactive version, go here.In the grand tradition:Texas is dead last in its treatment of homeless children By Roger Baker / The Rag … finish reading Treatment of Homeless Kids : Texas is DEAD LAST

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California Homeless : Hundreds March For a Legal Place to Sleep

John Kraintz (top), who is homeless, was part of the procession that began at Loaves & Fishes in Sacramento. Photo by Lezlie Sterling / Sacramento Bee. Karen Hersh (below), a homeless woman, carries her belongings at the tent city in … finish reading California Homeless : Hundreds March For a Legal Place to Sleep

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‘Wherever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there.’

Jane Darwell as Ma Joad and Henry Fonda as Tom Joad.Above the din, Ma Joad’s voice still confident, clearBy Pierre Tristam / April 7, 2009 Homeless camps now sprawl instead of developments. Unemployment numbers are spilling off front pages into … finish reading ‘Wherever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there.’

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Economic Crisis Yielding More Homelessness

An encampment of tents under an overpass in Fresno. Photo: Jim Wilson/The New York Times.Cities Deal With a Surge in ShantytownsBy Jesse McKinley / March 25, 2009 FRESNO, Calif. — As the operations manager of an outreach center for the … finish reading Economic Crisis Yielding More Homelessness

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No Place Like Home (For the Holidays) : When You’ve Got One

Americans now losing their homes to the mortgage crisis and the millions more, like us, who have fallen prey to the healthcare crisis in this nation are losing far more than just an address or an extra bedroom or a … finish reading No Place Like Home (For the Holidays) : When You’ve Got One

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Bailout Plan : Activist Moves the Homeless into Foreclosed Homes

Marie Nadine Pierre and her baby, Nennon, are squatting in a foreclosured house in Florida. Photo by J. Pat Carter / AP‘”We’re matching homeless people with people-less homes,” he said with a grin.’December 1, 2008 MIAMI – Max Rameau delivers … finish reading Bailout Plan : Activist Moves the Homeless into Foreclosed Homes

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