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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Street Roots vendor profile: Finally, freedom to be herself

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 05:00
Helen Hill Alicia feels 'like a whole new person' after a name and gender change

A subversive take on the Christmas story: It’s about resistance

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 04:00
Sarah Hansell Presbyterian minister John Shuck doesn’t believe in God. His progressive Beaverton church challenges traditional ideas of Christianity.

Director’s Desk: What I learned selling Street Roots newspapers

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Vendors support each other with dignity and strength

Editorial cartoon: Dec. 22, 2017

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 01:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

Street Roots vendors are grateful for ...

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 14:30
Street Roots During the 2017 holiday season, Street Roots vendors give thanks for friends and family, opportunities and support

The chocolate choice: A vision of shared wealth in an industry rife with abuse

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:00
Riah Knapp COMMENTARY | Portland resident Riah Knapp shares what she learned from a small Costa Rican chocolate producer

The ‘heart-wrenching’ youth detention conditions in The Dalles

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:00
Thacher Schmid Disability Rights Oregon’s Sarah Radcliffe talks about her new report about juvenile incarceration at NORCOR

In memoriam: Street Roots vendors remembered

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:00
Street Roots In 2017, we lost four Street Roots vendors; tribute planned on Homeless Persons' Memorial Day

Ai Weiwei: ‘There is a lot of inhumanity in us’

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:00
Steven MacKenzie The Chinese activist, dissident, artist and exile’s new film, 'Human Flow,' focuses on the people the world would rather forget: refugees

Director’s Desk: Together, all of us – we’ve got this

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Kaia Sand, Street Roots’ new executive director, relishes the Portland community's support

Clear-cutting moves up to No. 1 emissions source in Oregon

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:41
Joanne Zuhl The Center for Sustainable Economy renews calls for state climate-change legislation to include timber industry regulations

Gar Alperovitz: Creating a democratic economy 'from the ground up'

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:00
Alex Becker In his new book, the renowned historian and economist helps readers imagine what's possible

Buried alive – to draw attention to drug deaths

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:23
Sophie Haydock In an effort to prevent drug-related fatalities, an addiction recovery advocate in the U.K. spent three nights in a coffin, delivering wisdom from ‘beyond the grave’

Nestlé crunched: Ouster from Gorge signals win for tribes, environment

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:29
Stephen Quirke COMMENTARY | Recent victories highlight the critical role Native American rights have played in protecting the natural resources of the Pacific Northwest

Street Roots vendor profile: A thirst for education

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:00
Helen Hill Shannan’s long-term goals are guided by her passion for grassland ecology

‘I had no choice’: Portland ‘Valve Turner’ convicted in climate fight

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:00
Thacher Schmid Leonard Higgins faces up to 10 years for his role in the nation’s biggest takeover of fossil fuel infrastructure

A ‘painful decision’ to wait-list homeless families

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:00
Amanda Waldroupe Families had never been turned away from Multnomah County’s shelter. But now, Human Solutions struggles to accommodate everyone who needs services.

Director’s Desk: Thanks for believing in Street Roots

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 04:00
Israel Bayer A parting message from Israel Bayer: Your support of vendors is real, and it's beautiful

Editorial cartoon: Dec. 8, 2017

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 02:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots is a journalistic gem. I feel lucky to have access to such high caliber investigative reporting with a strong community conscience. Combine the newspaper with Street Roots’ tremendous community organizing presence and the result is an irreplaceable social change resource.

- David Rogers, Executive Director, ACLU of Oregon