[Hpn] Homeless Protest Planned for Olympics [2/8/02]; Salt Lake Tribune; 11/18/01

Dave and Deb Ward dlwdaw@bellatlantic.net
Mon, 19 Nov 2001 13:56:02 -0500


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<P>I agree. Besides, i don't think that it would help salve the problem of homelessness. Beside look what was done with the homeless in Atlanta. If I am not mistaken, there was an attempt to get the homeless out of sight during the olympics.</P>
<P>Dave Ward<BR><BR></P></DIV>
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<DIV></DIV>&gt;this is the damn dumbest idea i've heard yet. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;i believe in cultural amnesia. when will we ever learn ? 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;takin twentyk poor folks and puttin em through an eight to ten hour bus 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;ride from vegas to salt lake bus ride in the dead of winter? in one of 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;the coldest most god forsaken spots i've ever been (i spent two weeks 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;livin in the streets of salt lake, in 1974 march ). with the security 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;of a terrorized bush itchin to perform some security bizness for a world 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;wide audience? gimme a break. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;put your money into buying housing and or land to put the folks on.. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;talk twenty k middleclass folks with warm coats n boots to do this 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;march, pretending to be poor,... say the fools who thought up this 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;beautifull dream.. 
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<DIV></DIV>&gt;"Morgan W. Brown" wrote: 
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<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Below is a forward of an article concerning a homeless protest being planned 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; to take place in Salt Lake City, Utah on the opening day of the 2002 Winter 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Olympics, February 8, 2002. 
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<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; BY STEPHEN HUNT 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Advocates for the poor plan to bring hundreds, if not thousands, of homeless 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; people to Salt Lake City for a massive march to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Feb. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; 8 -- the opening day of the Winter Olympics. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Organizers hope to have 20,000 homeless and poor people participate in their 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; protest of economic human rights violations. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Such a huge exhibition of indigence could provide stunning contrast to 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; up-scale Olympic enthusiasts who paid $885 per ticket to attend the Games' 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Opening Ceremony. 
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<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; "We will come by car, by buses, and by planes, " said Cheri Honkala, at a 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Saturday news conference in downtown Salt Lake City. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Organizers said the Olympics, where millions of dollars have been spent for 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; "a good time," is the perfect place to point out that millions of Americans 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; live in poverty. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Honkala, a member of the Philadelphia-based Kensington Welfare Rights Union, 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; said none of the marchers will end up sleeping on the streets or in local 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; homeless shelters. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Organizers expect local churches and private citizens to open their doors to 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; the marchers. "Salt Lake is a very religious town and the people here have 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; big hearts," Honkala said. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Bonnie Macri, executive director of JEDI (Justice, Economic Dignity and 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Independence) Women, which is co-sponsoring the march, said organizers plan 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; to bring homeless people into Las Vegas on cheap flights, then bus them to 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Utah. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Macri said she is meeting with the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; to enlist its help in obtaining a permit for the march. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; At 4 p.m. on Feb. 8, the marchers plan to assemble at Reservoir Park, South 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Temple and 1300 East, and then walk to nearby Rice-Eccles Stadium, where the 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Opening Ceremony is set to begin at 6 p.m. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; x 
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