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Prevent eviction of Street Spirit’s editor

On a real serious note, here’s a call out for someone who works tirelessly on poverty issues, fighting anti-homeless laws and also providing education and employment to homeless folks every day.

Link to Freedom Voices website: /streetspirit/

I’m writing to bring some sad news and a request for help for our fellow journalist Terry Messman. As many of you know, Terry Messman is the founding editor of Street Spirit Newspaper, one
of the outstanding examples of street newspapers and progressive journalism in the
country. Terry has dedicated over 20 years to organizing with homeless people in various ways, from occupying and winning housing for shelter to the brilliant advocacy journalism he has practiced in Street Spirit for over a decade. In addition to providing a free speech venue for poverty rights, peace and social justice views that are censored by the mainstream, the paper provides income for scores of homeless people who act as vendors earning honorable income selling papers on the street.

In one of capitalism’s ugly ironies, Terry is now facing possible eviction and homelessness.

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