[Hpn] Re: We campers face ....

Tent City tentcitypdx@yahoo.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2001 14:35:25 -0800 (PST)

We soldiers and crew living in Dignity Village in
Sunderland Yard, Portland, Oregon, send our
solidarity, love and respect to our brothers and
sisters living in Camp Paradise in Santa Cruz,

We further strongly recommend that if Camp Paradise is
disbanded by Santa Cruz' city officials and its
members temporarily rehoused inna jailhouse for the
"crime" of living together as a community in a safe,
sanitary, drug-and-alcohol free camp, that Camp
Paradise reform and continue upon the release of its

We further ask for a list of the email addresses of
Santa Cruz' Green Party Mayor King Fitzmaurice and all
city council members that we may begin an email
campaign protesting the dissolution of Camp Paradise
and the arrest of any of its residents charged under
that city's Draconian laws banning camping, sleeping,
or carrying blankets in public and/or on public land.
We ask that this list of addresses be sent to our Web
site http://outofthedoorways.org or to its forerunner
tentcitypdx@yahoo.com as soon as possible. 

Dignity Village asks that its allies and support base
join us in this campaign to protest the dissolution of
Camp Paradise of Santa Cruz, California, and the
harassment of its residents.

Viva Camp Paradise!

Jack Tafari.
Vice Chairman.
Dignity Village.
Portland, Oregon.

--- wtinker <wtinker@metrocast.net> wrote:
> Camp Paradise
> I am but the founder and only one member of NH
> Homeless, but I believe I can
> safely say
> that we are supportive of your encampment and  you
> have gained the respect
> of the international / national worlds homeless and
> human rights community
> I say "GOD BLESS CAMP PARADISE".... You have
> inspired brothers and sisters
> and brought  nothing but pride, dignity, and respect
> back to all of us whom
> have
> been down trod for so long if there is any real
> compassion,and patriotic
> feelings left in
> Santa Cruz they must realize that you have done more
> as a community than
> their whole city council
> has done in a decade!
> A Brother In Peace And In Strife
> Bill Tinker
> http://www.newhampshirehomeless.org
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> From: "Carl Wilson" <rudio@cruzio.com>
> We campers face ....
> To:  Friends of Camp Paradise
> FM: Kris F, on behalf of Camp Paradise
> Dt:   9 Nov 01
>  We campers face this upcoming City Council meeting
> with some apprehension.
>  What does it mean that Camp Paradise is not on the
> agenda?  What is going
> to
>  happen to our home as a consequence?  Now that the
> armory is officially due
>  to open for the homeless  on  Thursday, Nov. 15,
> will the police be
> arriving
>  at camp the following morning to shut us down for
> good?  Are we doomed "for
>  real" this time?  Who has the answers?  Where will
> we go?
>  We have stood behind Larry with pride and dignity
> and held this ground a
>  good long while now, but we've done so only with
> your support, your ideas
>  and your experience mixed with ours.  Now that the
> siege may truly be upon
>  us, please don't abandon us.  Instead, bring the
> myriad of tools you've
>  offered us before and join with us to illuminate
> the way through this
>  darkness that has fallen.  We cannot see past
> Tuesday night and we are
>  afraid.  Please..bring your knowledge, your wisdom,
> your experience,
>  yourselves!  Help us feel not so angry, not so
> frightened, not so alone.
>  Come to camp.  If you cannot, then please take a
> few minutes to e-mail us
>  through Carl Wilson.  Sunday, services are from
> 12:00 to 1:00 as usual.
>  Please come then, or after, to visit, perhaps to
> create an ad hoc meeting
> or
>  just to chat with the campers.  Check out our
> Christmas lights and Larry's
>  ideas for a Christmas toy drive for homeless kids. 
> It would mean a great
>  deal to us.
>  Also, Camp Paradise camping ticket defendants go on
> trial Monday, November
>  19th, Dept. 1.
>  *******************************************
>  Postscript by Carl Wilson: If you are willing to
> engage in or support civil
>  disobedience in case the camp is busted will you
> please respond to this
>  email saying so.

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