Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

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Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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Pushing homeless people from one neighborhood to the next is not going to solve the poverty crisis

Every summer it’s a different neighborhood or area of Portland being flooded with homeless people.  

One summer it was homeless punks with skateboards and their dogs downtown.

The next summer it was the Park Blocks. 

Let’s not forget the dirty...


Portland native Elizabeth Considine is the creator of Street Roots' editorial cartoon, Sheeptoast. (Click or tap the image to enlarge it.)

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BOOK REVIEW | 'Thinking Machines' by Luke Dormehl

This time is different. In the six decades since the first colloquium on artificial intelligence (AI) at Dartmouth College, periodic predictions about changes implied by AI often proved to be enthusiastic speculation, more science fiction than reality. No longer. Today fields of AI, robotics and evolving...

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