Those who do find housing will pay almost half of their income on rent in many areas across the country.
As long as private individuals can horde billions through exploitation and inheritance, they will direct the police to do whatever it takes to protect their wealth.
Revolutionaries must fight every instance of racism with the understanding that this fight is part of the effort to unite.
The presence of an armed officer changes the values taught and the atmosphere at school. At such a young age, students are learning to fear the police.
College education has become a necessity in modern America as jobs offering high enough salaries to feasibly sustain a person in our culture become less in number and extremely high in demand.
Tens of thousands of low-income seniors, people with disabilities, and working people are being forced out of their Silicon Valley homes.
The graphic video from South Carolina of a 16-year-old young woman tossed and beat up by a school police officer exemplifies the brutality and criminalization the youth face today.
“Tasers are the cattle prods of capitalism, they are going to be used to prod us along and get rid of us.”
The defense of homeless rights is not only the defense of our whole class against the brutal rule of the billionaire capitalist class and its fascist agenda, it is a fight for a new society.
The problem is that the means of life —the production of food, housing, healthcare, etc.,—are privately owned by a handful of billionaires rather than by society as a whole.
The crisis of homelessness could be solved overnight. The only thing standing in the way is the private property relations of capitalism.
There is no hatred inherent in the unity of mankind, and there is no mistaking; to exist fully, we must stand united, or individually, fall.
The burning question today for those of us in a fight for our survival is: Will we allow a system built upon violence to destroy us?
Our needs as human beings and the very environment we depend on for life itself are sacrificed on the altar of corporate profits.
Today, the police are the street enforcers for the corporate dictatorship. We need a society where the people, not the corporations, are in charge.
A thousand scattered voices, politically and ideologically separated, mean nothing. We must confront each and every attack on what liberty we have left.