[Hpn] Re: Emergency Shelter Crisis in Toledo, Ohio
Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:51:57 -0400
just a note on demonstrations and marches. there is no profit in either one
, except in the ego satisfaction of the participants. marches and demos that
i have experienced since the 60's have lead to the state we are in at this
time. antiwar, anti poverty, anti homelessness, thirty years of demos and
bad results. go figger.
the groups we see that are effective are those that use the elective
process well. the anti tax, antirent control, anti womens rights, new jim
crow, these groups are moving their agendas forward. when we learn to do the
same we too shall be rewarded by victories.
the other groups that move forward are those that do so with thru the
courts. file the lawsuits. do the "right" thing. the eco groups are fairly
effective at this, as are the anti defamation crew and the disabilty folks.
poverty/houselessness is another legal fight that needs to be adjudicated.
the fight is on in n.y.c and there have been some wins. we need to build on
mit built the project.
on a personal level the fight is one of monkey wrench and squatting those
places available, to keep a presence in the rich man's eye.
----- Original Message -----
From: Toledo Homeless <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 11:49 AM
Subject: Emergency Shelter Crisis in Toledo, Ohio
> You sound like you might know how I might be able to
> organize a march for the homeless here in Toledo,
> Ohio. How could I get others from out of town here and
> so on?
> I just completed a 27 page report on the crisis of
> single homeless males here in Toledo that the
> "citizens" here have neglected and ignored for too
> long. The report is being published by a local paper
> soon and I've sent it unedited to some government
> departments and a legal aid organization.
> I'm a homeless journalist and have been homeless for
> over a year. Much of it spent in New York City over
> the winter. That's where I heard about the Coalition
> for the Homeless. I was born in Toledo and is the
> reason I came here. There is no homeless advocacy
> group here at all, only a group of shelter directors
> who worry more about their salaries. That
> organization, ironically is called, Toledo Area
> Alliance to End Homelessness. A bunch of fucked up
> directors who are very afraid of what my report
> Let me know if you have any info on organizing a march
> and anything else.
> I liked your email and your moxy.
> Lair Scott
> --- blue <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: Re: [Hpn] SCAM ARTISTS BEWARE
> > Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 18:33:51 -0400
> > From: blue <email@example.com>
> > Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Organization: bluepuppet
> > To: William Tinker <email@example.com>
> > References:
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > what a surprise.folks takin advantage of the fbi's
> > laxity. are they so
> > busy chasin spies that the real job of protecting us
> > from crime is out
> > the door.?
> > what the f**k does this have to do with
> > homelessness.? when are the
> > homeless going to join their brothers in poverty and
> > start terrorizing
> > the rich? or are we so frightening them already that
> > we make it easy for
> > the real committed folks to do their job. in my
> > heart i want them to
> > win.
> > i'm an all american boy and i love my privilege
> > as a citizen of the
> > most wastefull nation on earth, and i know that the
> > fight for human
> > dignity is against my vested interests, but as one
> > of the
> > disenfranchised victims of the drug wars i want this
> > fascist government
> > of amerika overthrown. if it takes scams to take
> > make the money to
> > finance this war against an inhumane government, i'm
> > for it.
> > power to the people.
> > scam
> > .
> > William Tinker wrote:
> > >
> > > Sunday, October 21, 2001
> > >
> > > By JACQUELINE L. SALMON, The Washington Post
> > >
> > > "Your contribution will be used to help respond
> > to the immediate and
> > > long-term needs of the victims," the form reads.
> > "Please, donate now."
> > > It's easy. It's also a scam.
> > > None of the big three - the Red Cross, the United
> > Way or the New York
> > > Community Trust -
> > > More than $1 billion has been collected by bona
> > fide organizations,
> > bona fide meaning we pay our executives millions and
> > give the needy a pittance
> > > Online donating even got a boost from President
> > Bush, who shortly
> > after the
> > > attacks urged Americans to do their donating at
> > the Web site
> > > libertyunites.org, a joint venture of AOL Time
> > Warner, Amazon.com, Cisco
> > > Systems and other high-tech organizations.
> > these groups could have donated their ill gotten
> > gains and prooved their
> > humanity with out asking for the donations. bill
> > gates should have let
> > loose with billions himself. not to mention our 40
> > million dollar vice
> > president. how bout a few million of the halliburton
> > funds that came
> > from quitting his job. please let him know hiding in
> > the bunker is
> > cowardice. off the pigs. eat the rich
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