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humansofnewyork:

Wendell is hands down the greatest homeless fashion designer who ever lived. He makes almost all his clothes from things he finds. I hadn’t seen him in awhile, so I was quite thrilled to walk up on him Tuesday, doing this to a Gandhi statue.

humansofnewyork:

Wendell is hands down the greatest homeless fashion designer who ever lived. He makes almost all his clothes from things he finds. I hadn’t seen him in awhile, so I was quite thrilled to walk up on him Tuesday, doing this to a Gandhi statue.

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eshusplayground:

It’s as though focusing on who needs help over who needs to be punished actually benefits things in the long run. Who knew?

Uh…anyone with a calculator can prove that housing people is cheaper than not. I’m not hating on Colorado, it’s just let’s stop acting like this is some kind of big fucking surprise, when the surprise is that a state actually did something about it.

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thinksquad:

“Have you ever noticed that the only metaphor we have in our public discourse for solving problems is to declare war on it? We have the war on crime, the war on cancer, the war on drugs. But did you ever notice that we have no war on homelessness? You know why? Because there’s no money in that problem. No money to be made off of the homeless. If you can find a solution to homelessness where the corporations and politicians can make a few million dollars each, you will see the streets of America begin to clear up pretty damn quick!”
—George Carlin

thinksquad:

“Have you ever noticed that the only metaphor we have in our public discourse for solving problems is to declare war on it? We have the war on crime, the war on cancer, the war on drugs. But did you ever notice that we have no war on homelessness? You know why? Because there’s no money in that problem. No money to be made off of the homeless. If you can find a solution to homelessness where the corporations and politicians can make a few million dollars each, you will see the streets of America begin to clear up pretty damn quick!”

—George Carlin

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cuntofdoom:

str-crssd:

“Sleeping on the streets or walking down the aisle?
It’s time to start prioritizing LGBT youth.”
photo from Transgender Support (worldwide) facebook page.

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cuntofdoom:

str-crssd:

“Sleeping on the streets or walking down the aisle?

It’s time to start prioritizing LGBT youth.”

photo from Transgender Support (worldwide) facebook page.

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fuckyouverymuch:

We chill with good friends.

fuckyouverymuch:

We chill with good friends.

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This police beating of Kelly Thomas is one of the most heartbreaking videos I’ve ever seen. Not just for Thomas, although quite obviously for Thomas. But also for the sheer depravity—the staring-you-in-the-face confirmation that your fellow human beings are capable of this sort of thing.

Of course, the point is also that these aren’t just any human beings. You can find violent videos at sites like World Star Hip Hop that are every bit as soul-crushing. But these are the people we entrust with the exclusive power to use coercive force—which we do in the interest of protecting the public. Days after the beating, one of these animals called into a radio show to boast about it. The night of the beating, one of them demanded treatment for a scrape on his elbow as Thomas lay dying a few feet away, looking like this.

Public officials closed ranks. A “special assistant to the DA” was brought on to defend the officers. The police department shut down the flow of information, then released misinformation (though another public official later found no fault with that). The city then tried to pay Thomas’ father $900,000 to go away.

Were it not for a citizen with a cell phone camera, the agitation of a local blog, and the determination of Thomas’ father, himself a former cop, we may never have known about Kelly Thomas.

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austinkleon:

“Give him a nickel, sweetheart. After all, you made a couple of million on the war.” Another A. Refield cartoon.

austinkleon:

“Give him a nickel, sweetheart. After all, you made a couple of million on the war.” Another A. Refield cartoon.

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pasttensevancouver:

Tim Cummings was the last of the “squatters” legally allowed to live in Stanley Park, where he was born (other squatters were evicted in the 1920s). He was blind and lived in a little cabin near Brockton Point until his death at age 77. A campaign by Major Matthews, the City Archivist, to have his rickety shack preserved as a museum was unsuccessful, and it was torn down soon after. Source: Vancouver Sun, 11 March 1958. http://bit.ly/eMfLto

pasttensevancouver:

Tim Cummings was the last of the “squatters” legally allowed to live in Stanley Park, where he was born (other squatters were evicted in the 1920s). He was blind and lived in a little cabin near Brockton Point until his death at age 77. A campaign by Major Matthews, the City Archivist, to have his rickety shack preserved as a museum was unsuccessful, and it was torn down soon after. Source: Vancouver Sun, 11 March 1958. http://bit.ly/eMfLto

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Carts of Darkness. “In the picture-postcard community of North Vancouver, filmmaker Murray Siple follows men who have turned bottle-picking, their primary source of income, into the extreme sport of shopping cart racing.” I saw this as part of PIVOT’s “Reel Justice” film festival over the summer. Watch it here, or on the NFB website. It’s gorgeous.