Re: NCH practicing character assassination?

Wandering Bear (wandering_bear@hotmail.com)
Tue, 23 Dec 1997 11:13:04 PST


 I would Like to see an end to This War between N.C.H. and the American 
Homeless Society.
 A House divided cant stand.Bouth have the main goal of speaking out for 
homeless rights.What is the problem?
Work it out!
Peace Love and Light:)
Wandering Bear
Oregons Homeless Revolution 
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/1137/homeless.htm
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>To: AHS-L@AMERICAN.EDU
>
>*REPUBLISH FAR AND WIDE, FREELY
>
>
>December 22, 1997
>
>FROM: Dr. Ruben Botello, Founder
>      American Homeless Society
>
>SUBJECT: NCH "character assassination" plot
>
>Sharon Pearson is a wonderful Native American woman
>who has worked long and hard for the homeless in the
>Portland area for many years.  As you may know, last
>week, Ms. Pearson shared her sincere and legitimate
>concerns about the "National Coalition for the
>Homeless" (NCH), and its ineffectiveness in dealing
>with America's spiraling homeless crisis, despite
>spending millions of tax dollars in the process.
>
>Because of Ms. Pearson's mild criticism of the
>publicly-funded agency, Chuck Currie, Anitra Freeman
>and others have resorted to personal attacks on Ms.
>Pearson's good name and reputation, in a malicious
>attempt to publicly assassinate her character and
>thereby discredit her constructive criticism of an
>agency (NCH) spending millions of tax dollars, while
>the homeless population grows in leaps and bounds
>across the United States.
>
>As expressed below, Mr. Currie, Ms. Freeman and
>their consorts intend to keep Ms. Pearson "on the
>carpet," unless and until she stops criticizing NCH
>and its infallible staff.  This is an foul way for
>NCH aka Michael Stoops, to stifle free speech, i.e.,
>to censor advocates on the Internet, and what a
>'chilling effect' it has on others afraid to share
>their valid criticisms of NCH, too.
>
>With this barbaric tactic, NCH seems to be saying,
>"Confront constructive criticism by villifying the
>critics, i.e., search and destroy."  Talk about lack
>of accountability to its constituency.
>
>No homeless person or supporter of the homeless
>cause should have to suffer such personal attacks,
>as are being orchestrated by Mr. Currie and Ms.
>Freeman against Ms. Pearson, on behalf of NCH and
>Mr. Stoops. Ironically, there is much that could be
>revealed about Mr. Stoops' past that would destroy
>his good name and reputation in one short post, but
>that is not what we in the American Homeless
>Society, World Homeless Union and Global Homeless
>Network are about, in the struggle for homeless
>rights around our good earth.
>
>To learn more about Ms. Pearson's hard work and
>dedication to the homeless cause, please visit her
>website, at:
>
>       <http://www.teleport.com/~bcad/>
>
>THEN, please do not hesitate to protest these
>uncivilized personal attacks on Ms. Pearson's good
>reputation and character, to the following
>responsible parties:
>
>NATIONAL COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
>Michael Stoops <nch@ari.net>
>
>WYOMING COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
>Virginia Sellner <wych@tcd.net>
>
>OREGON COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
>Chuck Currie <ccurrie@teleport.com>
>
>SHARE-BUNKHOUSE, SEATTLE
>Anitra Freeman <anitra@speakeasy.org>
>
>+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
>X-From_: ccurrie@teleport.com  Sun Dec 21 02:55:57
>1997
>From: "Chuck Currie" <ccurrie@teleport.com>
>To: <homeless@csf.colorado.edu>
>Cc: <bcad@teleport.com>
>Subject: Re: It's now for sure!
>Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 02:53:33 -0800
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>It was disappointing, but not surprising, to read
>Sharon Pearson's letter to
>the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH).
>
>I thought about writing a point-by-point counter
>piece. But what would be
>the point.
>
>Sharon seems convinced that only she knows the
>correct course of action we
>should all follow. As someone who lives and works in
>the same city as
>Sharon, I've disagreed with several conclusions that
>she had drawn before in
>the past. Unfortunately, you're not allowed to
>disagree with Sharon. If you
>do then you're a "poverty pimp." There can be no
>debate with someone who is
>always convinced that they're correct.
>
>The good and decent record of NCH can stand by
>itself. No one needs to
>defend them from someone like Sharon.
>
>But it is time that people call Sharon on the carpet
>for her words and
>actions.  There is noting wrong with criticizing the
>actions and / or
>methods of other organizations working for social
>change.  It is another
>thing to accuse them of being poverty pimps.  Or to
>imply that another
>organization would attempt to bring harm on Sharon
>and / or her friends.
>Sharon doesn't discredit NCH with her attacks. She
>discredits herself. Which
>is something we've come to expect here in Portland.
>_________________
>Chuck Currie
>Oregon Housing Now Coalition
>2710 NE 14th Avenue
>Portland, OR  97212
>http://www.teleport.com/~housing
>ccurrie@teleport.com
>503-288-0317
>>
>>Virginia D. Sellner - Wyoming Coalition for the
>Homeless, P. O. Box 1232,
>>Cheyenne, WY 82003-1232,   email:  wych@tcd.net.
>   URL:
>>http://www.tcd.net/~wych
>>
>
>X-From_: ccurrie@teleport.com  Sun Dec 21 14:09:11
>1997
>From: "Chuck Currie" <ccurrie@teleport.com>
>To: "Burnside Cadillac" <bcad@teleport.com>
>Subject: Re: It's now for sure!
>Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 14:08:22 -0800
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>Sharon,
>
>I'm not going to forward this message to anyone else
>but you.  It's up to
>you to decide what to do with it.
>
>Sending out letters with suggestions that others are
>out to harm you and
>that you must keep secret your reasons why is not a
>sign of a healthy
>individual.  You really ought to take a hard look at
>what you're doing.
>
>The honest truth is that The Burnside Cadillac is
>not a well regarded paper
>(not withstanding your letter of support from Mayor
>Katz).  You write most
>of the articles and many of them don't make any
>sense.  I do believe that
>the paper has great potential!   But I also believe
>that the paper is really
>just the Sharon Pearson Daily News.  It has little
>to do with Portland's
>homeless and poor.  I wish it was more.
>
>For years I've ignored your writings, the statements
>you've made about me in
>private and public, and what you've said about
>others, including Michael.
>But you've crossed a line now that shouldn't be
>ignored.  And I'm going to
>keep calling you on the carpet until your attacks
>stop and you stop
>pretending that BC is anything more that your
>personal outlet for whatever
>anger you have.
>
>My best wishes.
>
>Chuck Currie
>_________________
>Chuck Currie
>Oregon Housing Now Coalition
>2710 NE 14th Avenue
>Portland, OR  97212
>http://www.teleport.com/~housing
>ccurrie@teleport.com
>503-288-0317
>
>=========================================
>X-From_: ccurrie@teleport.com  Sun Dec 21 14:29:49
>1997
>From: "Chuck Currie" <ccurrie@teleport.com>
>To: "Homeless Discussion list"
><homeless@csf.colorado.edu>
>Cc: "National Coaition ft Homeless" <nch@ari.net>,
><bcad@teleport.com>,
>        <anitra@speakeasy.org>
>Subject: Fw: Sharon Pearson's letter to NCH
>Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 14:28:58 -0800
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>Dee-
>
>Anitra didn't think she could post this because
>she's near her limit.  Could
>you please post this and count it against my limit?
> Is there a limit?  I
>didn't know.  Anitra gave me her permission to
>forward this on.
>
>Chuck
>
>
>Date: Sunday, December 21, 1997 1:41 PM
>Subject: Re: Sharon Pearson's letter to NCH
>
>
>>Greetings, Chuck, from a fellow poverty pimp.
>>
>>I have actually begun talking about naming Sharon
>my Number One Fan.
>>I believe she has mentioned my name on the email
>lines more often than
>>*I* have.  And I am very proud and honored to be
>numbered in such a
>>crowd of 'enemies of the Righteous Poor' as NCH,
>NASNA, and Tim Harris.
>>
>>I've had dealings with Sharon in the past.  I have
>lost complete faith
>>in her credibility, along with any emotional
>reaction to whatever
>>charges she flings about.  Sharon attacks nice
>people that she knows
>>will not hurt her for it.  She is unlikely to ever
>do anything more
>>serious, constructively (like going after any
>really dangerous
>>organizations) or destructively.  I finally took
>the advice of many
>>friends and began ignoring her in droves.
>>
>>I am concerned, however, about the effect of such
>'journalism' as
>>Sharon's, and some of her supporters, on previously
>uninformed
>>bystanders who don't have any experience by which
>to evaluate her
>>charges.  I don't think that slanging debates are
>going to do anybody
>>any good, but I do support making the facts
>available where readers of
>>her diatribes can immediately check them out and
>evaluate them.
>>Depending on everybody on the Internet to do a
>thorough job of
>>research on whatever they read is, I have found,
>over-optimistic.
>>However, I've also found that if you make it easy
>for people to check
>>the sources themselves, a great many people will.
>>
>>I am in the process of setting up a forum at my "Q
>Campaign" site.
>>You are welcome to use those pages to post source
>information for
>>readers to check Sharon's statements against -- or
>for any other
>>occasion when a journalist publishes something you
>consider
>>inaccurate, and you can point to documentation to
>prove it.
>>---------------------------------------------------
>--------------
>>There is no truth that cannot be turned into a lie
>if you just ::
>>take it seriously enough. ~~ There is no lie that
>won't become ::
>>more dangerous if you just take it a little more
>seriously. ~~ ::
>>   ~~ WRITE ON! ~~ Anitra L. Freeman ~~ ::
>>---------------------------------------------------
>--------------
>>anitra@speakeasy.org
>            http://www.speakeasy.org/~anitra
>
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