America’s Homeless Suit up for Homeless US Cup Soccer Tournament

BallNote: I wrote this about three weeks ago, before the Homeless US Cup took place.

Homeless athletes from all over the US will converge on Washington, DC from June 27 though June 29 to participate in the Homeless US Cup soccer tournament. The tournament, which includes about 10 teams and 55 athletes playing short-field street soccer, will determine which players move on the Homeless World Cup this year in Melbourne, Australia. Continue reading “America’s Homeless Suit up for Homeless US Cup Soccer Tournament”

Sweeping the Homeless Under the Rug

Arrests in SeattleRecent “ Sweeps” in Seattle and San Diego Leave Those with Little, Nothing

City politicians, often pressured by the public, sometimes take drastic and dehumanizing measures to deal with homelessness. San Diego County’s “Operation Clean Sweep” is among the more sinister methods.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, “Sheriff’s deputies converged on several homeless camps in Spring Valley early yesterday, warning people to leave or be arrested.” Continue reading “Sweeping the Homeless Under the Rug”