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#California is here for you, Tekel Carlisle. Tekel lives at Oakland's Henry Robinson Center, where @GavinNewsom visited today to announce CA's first-ever statewide plan to fight #homelessness with a historic $1 billion. He came to #Oakland to see what's working...
"The Henry" is a rapid re-housing center, where homeless residents move in, get access to social services + housing assistance, and have time to build a constistent daily life. As Tekel put it, "It's a place where I can get back my 'get back' focus."...
The results inspire us. 88 percent who exit The Henry move into permanent affordable housing within 6 mos. TY @CommunitySvcs. We stood w/ @Mayor_Steinberg + @mridleythomas, co-chairs of a new commission that will scour CA for models that work -- and then scale up statewide...
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Traditionally Tories have made themselves out to be a party of plumbers, brewers and publicans
A serious party of fun loving pirates and hard working blokeys.
But in reality, they're a party of death squads, bomb makers and dope runners
A party of godfathers, masons and pimps
Traditionally Tories have portrayed themselves as a party of bankers, solicitors and grocers
-a serious party of fun loving swingers and hard grafting drunks
-In reality, they're a party of tax evaders, human rights abusers and polluters
- A party of cheats, exploiters and filth
Tories have engineered a situation in Britain where people don't have the right to buy food, and they don't have the right to take shelter.
Sanctions, foodbanks anti-begging laws and anti-squatting laws have been used to deny people basic human rights.
Now we starve and freeze
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Ten #MMT tips to remember on #TaxDay:
1. Federal #taxes don't fund federal spending, so let's #decouple these two important tools.
2. Taxes offset #Government spending.
3. It's a matter of #logic: #dollars must be spent into existence (by the Gov) first, in order for us to use some of those $ to pay taxes
4. #Taxing for #revenue is for local states/municipalities, not the #sovereign issuer of the #currency.
5. Taxing excessive wealth protects #democracy from #Oligarchy and protects us from abusive market power
6. Taxing #pollution & #speculation to reduce such activities, not to "fund" #healthcare and #education.
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THREAD This likely won't make the news, but the Feds quietly released their new homelessness strategy Reaching Home today.

This is the biggest change in federal #homelessness policy in over 30 years.

The best part is - it is already working #cdnpoli

newswire.ca/news-releases/…
2/ Reaching Home represents a paradigm shift in federal policy that will transform how communities respond to homelessness. Key changes include a focus on real-time person-specific data, coordinated access systems and a homelessness reduction outcome canada.ca/en/employment-…
3/ Reaching Home is already working. For example Kawartha Lakes Haliburton has already reduced chronic homelessness 50% and is on track for functional zero using strategies in Reaching Home caeh.ca/bright-spot-ka…
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Do you want a Government that actively tries to eradicate #poverty , #homelessness & #hunger Do you want access to free health care?
@UKLabour @AndrewYang @DrJillStein @jimmy_dore @evolvepolitics @skwawkbox @TheCanaryUK
Do you care so much about the environment that you would welcome an international institute that supports #scientists in an #endeavour to halt or reverse #GlobalWarming
As technology advances are you concerned about your job and your children's future? goo.gl/puAt8h The 4th economic revolution has not just started it is here!
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Please #releasethecures.
Fix Healthcare.

I cannot afford the surgeries or dental work. So I suffer instead.

I just want to out of pain.

I want to be healthy enough to have some quality of life.

Please. Soon.

@DonaldJTrumpJr @realDonaldTrump @VincentCrypt46
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Our family is homeless.

There are four of us. My husband, myself, and our two teenage boys.

We sleep in our car, in Walmart parking lots or rest stops.

We are on the waiting list for the local shelter and for other housing locally.

#homeless #homelessness (1/8)
My oldest son has autism. I am permanently disabled due to an accident in 2011 that has left me unable to work. My husband suffers from crippling anxiety, depression and ptsd.

I get social security for my injury, and I worked from age 16 to my accident in 2011. (2/8)
We are still working on reapplying my son for benefits, and my husband as well. We are as connected to resources as we can be. We are connected to the schools, to dshs, and local shelters. We are still working on getting connected with possible helpful churches. (3/8)
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@irenewarnermack from @MhorCollective and delivery partner with @GetDigitalScot talking #homelessness and digital inclusion #OneDigital
@street_work @SimonCommScot @shelterscotland @GetDigitalScot @irenewarnermack and @MhorCollective working together to tackle digital exclusion and homelessness #OneDigital
“Essential Digital Skills can be part of the road to recovery from the trauma of homelessness” @irenewarnermack @MhorCollective #OneDigital
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We are calling on people to join us on the streets on #March9th to demand, yet again, meaningful action on the housing crisis. The government could begin by implementing the demands of the motion overwhelmingly supported by the Dail last October. #HomesForAll #Right2Housing
#March9th will be just one of a number of regional demonstrations over the coming months which will culminate in a national demonstration in Dublin on May 11th. #HousingCrisis #HomesForAll
#Homeless figures released by Dept for Jan show 9,987 people as officially homeless. This is a drop in the ocean compared to the true number of people impacted by #homelessness.

#HousingCrisis impacts everyone from students, Travellers, workers, families, migrants & children.
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If #DemocraticSocialism is of interest to U, consider California. Strong public assistance programs. Poverty Capital of America w 1 in 4 #Poor. With just 12% of US Population, more than a third of US #Welfare recipients live in #California. 55% of immigrant HHs on public aid.
"In California a mother w 2 kids under 5 who participates in major welfare programs... would receive benefits worth $30,828 per year... Moreover, this benefit package doesn’t include Medicaid, which would be worth roughly $4,459 for this household."
ocregister.com/2015/08/29/cal…
"One of the problems with these welfare systems is they create situations where participants have little incentive to increase work because they would lose most of their earnings through lower benefits or higher taxes"
ocregister.com/2015/08/29/cal…
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A technical, but important thread which demonstrates why UK housing law is SCREWED. #homelessness #HousingCrisis #HousingForAll
1. The main provisions on homelessness are contained in Part VII of the Housing Act 1996. The Act includes, among other things, principal criteria for determining which duties a local authority will owe to a homeless applicant, and how a decision can be challenged.
2. At present, under the specific guidelines set out in Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, many tenants who are served a Section 21 'notice' are being urged by their local council to remain; for if they leave, they are bizarrely classified as 'intentionally homeless'.
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Let's talk about "national emergencies."
There are THOUSANDS of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in this country. Sisters, daughters, mothers, human beings that disappear without a trace. Where is the declaration over that crisis? #MMIW #MMIWG #MMIR
In a country determined to place nationalism at the forefront of domestic and foreign policy, we have a shocking number of homeless veterans. In states like Arizona, the number of #veteran suicides is 90.4 per 100,000. kdminer.com/news/2019/feb/…
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My family is currently homeless. We live in our car, usually at Walmart parking lots or rest stops. We are a family of four. I'm disabled, my husband suffers from mental illness, and we have two teenage boys, as well. My oldest is autistic. (thread)
Because of the autism and because we all suffer from anxiety, we avoid the overnight shelter here, which is usually full of sick children, loud noise, and awful smells. I have tried this option many times, and my oldest just hides in the bathroom when we are there.
The majority of the programs here for the homeless are for adults without children. There is literally one family shelter. We are on a list to get into the main shelter, but like I said, we have problems with the overnight shelter there, too.
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Here’s a thread that nobody asked for comparing today’s urgent global problems to dim sum.
1/14 Nuclear Weapons v. Xiao Long Bao: Treat with respect or face intense explosion, third degree burns and worse. Experts disagree on how to handle in a never-ending debate. Also, it’s a challenging dish to make. #globalzero #nuclearweapons
2/14 Climate Crisis v. Chicken Feet: Look, you can’t soft sell this. It’s not chicken “change” for chrissakes. It’s the most intimidating item on the table, and there’s no disguising it for what it is. Deniers are vocal. #climatechange #globalwarming
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BREAKING: Strafford County will open its emergency overnight warming shelter in Dover at 4 p.m. Saturday due to the hazardous wind chill. The opening comes after pressure from community members and #homeless/social service agencies. @FostersDailyDem @StraffordCAP @NHCEH (THREAD)
Strafford County Commissioner George Maglaras, via text:

“Opening the warming shelter today at 4 o’clock through Monday morning at nine given the nature of the wind chill factor out is the driving factor

And after hearing from many of the social service agencies in the county”
Big news for those who have been looking for or calling for assistance. The next two tweets contain two previous stories on the County Farm Road almshouse shelter for background on what’s going on/how it will be structured.
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Today a former patron who was homeless came to visit me at work. He now has a job, a home, and had a ton of self confidence. He told me that I needed to share his story. I saw him every day for months sitting slouched on a chair. One day we got talking.
He shared bits and pieces of his life every day that I saw him. He was a regular person who's life was shattered and he ended up sleeping in the bank kiosk next to my library at night. He mentioned that he didn't have a computer, I helped him get a library card to use ours.
A couple weeks later he told me his paperwork is all in order because of my help and he can start looking for work. A week later he tells me he has an interview and asks for my advice on what to wear and how to negotiate a salary. The next day he shares that he got a job!
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“Operation Torch California is a very real ongoing black operation being conducted by the U.S. Intelligence Community in collusion with Operation Gladio. These false flag terrorist attacks are first &... 
#SaturdayMorning
#ParadiseStrong
foremost a highly sophisticated psyop. They have many goals.  And they will continue until California has been completely subjugated by the globalists.  
#paradisefire
#Paradise

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When I first learned about #DEW and how it works. The "wild fires" in California was obvious. I highly recommend everyone to watch this clip on "Lockheed Martin's Directed Energy: Speed of Light Defense"
#ParadiseFire
#ParadiseStrong
#SaturdayMorning

bit.ly/2BwuaF7
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I agree with the sentiment but I cannot emphasise enough that #homelessness, #foodbanks, #ChildPoverty, #HostileEnvironment all existed before #brexit. They are not a consequence of #brexit but #Conservatives policy. It doesn't have to be this way, it's a political choice ->
Before someone from #FBPE jumps in and says "that's because focus has been on brexit" ... not it isn't. This is #Conservative policy. The privatisation of #NHS, the changes in #Education, reductions in #LegalAid ... where has the #EU been in stopping all this? It hasn't.
There has been a constant drive to reform society from health to education, none of which is about addressing the issues of inequality.

Labour demands inquiry into how GCSE reform has benefited private schools - theguardian.com/education/2018…
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THREAD The mass homelessness we're seeing in Toronto & Canada is without question a disaster. It's a disaster on the same scale - or bigger - then most of the biggest natural disasters in Canadian history. So what would happen if we treated it as such? bit.ly/2Qts7dW 1/
1st let's look at the scale of #homelessness. It happens to at least 235,000 Canadians per year, 35,000 every night and costs $7 BILLION per year. It kills an unknown number of people & reduces life expectancy for thousands. homelessmemorials.com/memorial/ 2/
The scale of #homelessness is the same our our worst natural disasaters. bit.ly/2S1ESJJ We have to respond accordingly. Municipal disaster response processes provide a model for ending #homelessness. What does that look like & how could it apply? 3/
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Short thread on how I got involved in #Activism - I have been an activist since I was 17 (1989) - I campaigned with EarthWatch Ireland about, 'The Greenhouse Effect' (now #ClimateChange) raw sewage / river pollution and recycling.
In 1994, I moved to London for work and joined @GreenpeaceUK as a volunteer working on #StopEsso campaign and #SaveorDelete an Ancient Forests campaign. In 2002, #Banksy worked with us to create a poster and I was in charge of sending them around the UK along with this stencil
First rule of stenciling - Don't have your name printed on it!
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Sun is out, so this will be the last thread about this #homelessness thing - buckle up, questioning snowflakes, it’s gonna be harsh:
You are “only asking questions” not because you want to help, but to give yourself a reason for not doing so.
It’s OK, this course of action is as Irish as it gets. This is evidenced by the questions you ask - about the woman, her sexual history, the parentage of her children, her criminal record. You are trying her in the court of public opinion to absolve yourself and society from ...
... the responsibility for helping her, and by extension other people in a similar situation. You are "only asking questions" that lead to the conclusion that it "serves her right" so you can wash your hands of her.
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#Vancouver’s temp modular housing proposals for the homeless have been controversial in some neighbourhoods. The latest proposal is on part of the Larwill parking lot downtown, in my neighbourhood. I fully support it, AND would like to also see lively uses around the entire edge.
Agreed. And since the @CityofVancouver is looking closely at the Larwill design for the modular housing portion of the parking lot, NOW is the time to do this too. I’ll be actively campaigning the city to take this seriously. cc @MayorGregor @VanRealDeal

Been championing this idea for years, inspired by #Portland — but with the @CityofVancouver’s intentions around modular housing for the homeless on a portion of the site, NOW’S the time to do it #Vancouver! cc @MayorGregor @VanRealDeal @DowntownCharles

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Started out trying 2 leave financially abusive marriage and discovered #MoneyLaundering racket in the courts that's devastating 2 me, others
2/ All I wanted 2 do was continue and expand my private practice, and prepare for a future and retirement without constant verbal abuse. But
3/ But a lot of odd things began 2 happen like my own attys, who kept having atty fees obstructed by judge, suddenly agreeing w/ OC
#Perfidy
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