By Maria Poblet — April 22
OAKLAND–Behind a chain link fence on 35th Ave, the man who gardens every day for other people grows his own roses, gathered around a statue of the Virgen de Guadalupe. Off 98th Ave, backyard Read More »
San Francisco’s gentrification has reached a ridiculous new extreme, making it the most expensive city in the country,[i] outstripping even Manhattan, the home of Wall Street and its corporate tycoons.
The affordability crisis is so extreme that many Read More »
By Maria Poblet / Organizing UpgradeThursday, 03 October 2013 00:49
Told and retold so many times over the years, our story has become very simple: mainstream white feminism never made space for the perspectives, agendas, and leadership of Black, Read More »
Written by Maria Poblet / Organizing UpgradeTuesday, 22 October 2013 05:23
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) worker strike has come to a close. After tense negotiations, a tentative agreement has been reached, after workers demanded the restoration of Read More »
By Maria Poblet / Organizing Upgrade
Photo by Josh Warren White
Tunisia is a society under construction. After a successful revolution in 2011 that sparked the “Arab Spring”, the country, and the entire region, are in the midst of profound Read More »
Reflections on internationalist solidarity, in preparation for the 2013 World Social Forum in Tunisia
By Maria PobletReprinted from Organizing Ugrade
“Hijab is part of our culture!” yelled a young woman in a gold and yellow “hijab” Muslim headscarf, squared off Read More »
Address to the Association of Women’s Rights in Development Istanbul, Turkey, April 19, 2012
It’s an honor to be here, among such powerful women and women’s organizations, from all over the world, gathered in such a beautiful city.
Looking around Read More »
Ah, spring. Tulips, chocolate bunnies, and…. capitalist conspiracy.
Each spring the shareholders of every major bank get together to make their strategic plans for the year. Bank of America will meet in Charlotte, NC. Wells Fargo’s meeting is at their Read More »