Amir Soltani is the co-author of Zahra’s Paradise, a graphic novel about human rights violations in Iran, and the director of Dogtown Redemption, a film documentary about the lives of homeless recyclers in West Oakland.
A Testament to Street Spirit’s Justice Journalism
The game was rigged against the poor, but I will always relish the fact that Street Spirit took on the Oakland mayor and city council for their perverse assault on homeless recyclers. For me, that was hallowed ground. I will never regret the fact that we did not surrender that ground.