Angry at their situation, the government and the government departments which perpetrate and reinforce the violent culture of poverty. Frustrated at constantly being turned away and denied access to money, food, beds, clothes, fridges and washing machines. Frustrated at being treated like they are worthless, but determined to survive, determined to fight, determined to organize.
The Auckland Action Against Poverty Impact held in Mangere last week (August 5-7) saw hundreds of people turn up to gain their full entitlements. Hundreds gained access to basic necessities that had been denied them by WINZ for years. [Read more…]