What is Climate Justice? Why do we care?

Rising temperatures, increasing frequency and severity of storms, fires, and floods, rising sealevels, air pollution – these phenomena, strung together paint a hellscape that ought tomobilize us all, yet we live in perpetual denial. Life is busy, and for now it goes on. There is little doubt among most, that climate change is an imminentContinue reading “What is Climate Justice? Why do we care?”

Miami abortion rights rally expects 2K turnout as marches take place around Florida, country

The rally will be one of hundreds set across the county this weekend as part of “Bans Off Our Bodies” demonstrations. More than two thousand individuals are expected to gather Saturday in Miami to rally in support of abortion rights amid a Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade. The rally will be one of hundredsContinue reading “Miami abortion rights rally expects 2K turnout as marches take place around Florida, country”

Bans Off Our Bodies rally draws thousands, including candidates, to Miami-Dade park

A couple thousand people demonstrated at Ives Estates Park in North Miami-Dade on Saturday to protest the Supreme Court’s possible reversal of Roe v. Wade. The showing was part of a nationwide Bans Off Our Bodies movement. Chanting “Abortion rights now!” amid signs and clothing decorated with pins and messages in support of a woman’sContinue reading “Bans Off Our Bodies rally draws thousands, including candidates, to Miami-Dade park”

MCARE Sends Open Letter to Miami Officials Over Threats of Evicting Homeless on Christmas

Sent December 29, 2021To: Francis Suarez, Mayor, City of MiamiChristine King, Chair, City of Miami CommissionVictoria Méndez, Miami City AttorneyArt Noriega, Miami City ManagerWilliam Porro, Director, Miami Department of Human ServicesRE: Eviction Notices at the Wharf Homeless Encampment We — concerned physicians, the Miami Street Medicine Team, the Greater Miami ACLU, the Miami Coalition toContinue reading “MCARE Sends Open Letter to Miami Officials Over Threats of Evicting Homeless on Christmas”

November 15th Stop The Sweep Campaign Success Documented by Miami Herald

“Police, water truck, dumpster arrive to clean homeless area under I-95 — then pull back” Link to original story here. Robert Pearson and Farrah Milton left the tent they’re living in on SW 2nd St. in downtown Miami on Wednesday morning to find a notice from the city of Miami: “This area will be cleanedContinue reading “November 15th Stop The Sweep Campaign Success Documented by Miami Herald”

Commission passes anti-camping ordinance

Miami Times Staff Report Link to original story here. A Miami City Commission vote that homeless advocates had been dreading for weeks happened last Thursday after it was deferred on Oct. 14 Despite several attempts from housing rights groups to stop the passage of an anti-camping ordinance, it passed 4-1 in a final reading withContinue reading “Commission passes anti-camping ordinance”

Activists rally to prevent jail time for Miami’s homeless

Demonstrations calling for systemic change reach City Hall — The Miami Times Link to original story here. David Peery, who previously experienced homelessness as a victim of the 2008 recession, knows far too well how one unfortunate circumstance can drastically alter the trajectory of someone’s life. Last Thursday, the attorney and activist channeled those painfulContinue reading “Activists rally to prevent jail time for Miami’s homeless”