Where Credit Is Due
Home to generations of working-class Latino families, the Mission has a history of incubating frustrated dreams as residents struggle with economic insecurity, unstable immigration status, and financial debt.
The Mission Asset Fund is part of a new breed of nonprofit lending institutions that tries to capitalize on those hopes by turning the community into its own financier. They run modernized lending circles, sometimes called tandas, that brings students, entrepreneurs, and working-class families into a synergetic network of grassroots finance in which neighbors invest in each other: Now previously undocumented students are getting through the paperwork they need to get legal status and start college. A family has moved into a new home after building up a security deposit. Others have upgraded their street stands to shops, or just received a little help paying down old debts.
5:22 pm • 28 July 2014
I’m so caught up in trying to get caught up I haven’t caught up on anything.
5:21 pm • 28 July 2014 • 1 note
“All those things that weren’t supposed to happen? They happened. But what happens next is up to you.”
— Hank Moody, Californication
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2:24 pm • 25 July 2014 • 2,708 notes
ivoryathena:Badass women from history
- Leather clad English rocker girl
- Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
- Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
- Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle
1:47 am • 22 July 2014 • 80,774 notes
"Israel, Israel, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide": Bay Area Solidarity with Palestine | AmericaWakieWakie
Today thousands marched in downtown San Francisco in protest of Israel’s on-going massacre and occupation of Palestinians in Gaza.
In the past two weeks violence perpetrated by the Israeli apartheid state has escalated with the onset of a ground offensive into Gaza, thus far claiming over 420 Palestinian lives — 80 percent of which are civilians, not the alleged target Hamas — and injuring 3,000 more. In addition, tens of thousands have been displaced but with effectively no where to go in the border-sealed stretch of land being bombarded.
Bay Area residents took to the streets to demand in unison with occupied Palestine an end to US aid to Israel and the end to Israeli apartheid. To honor those whose lives have been taken protesters participated in a die-in, the practice of lying or sitting down to simulate the people killed already. Small boxes draped in the Palestinian flag symbolized the children killed.
Protesters chanted “Israel, Israel, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide,” as well as “Free, free Palestine!”
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3:13 pm • 21 July 2014 • 1,254 notes
It’s Wednesday and I’m settled.
10:44 pm • 2 July 2014