Dear Comrades in Struggle,
Dignity Village has entered a pivotal phase in its development. The lease on the desolate land we currently occupy will be over on October 1st. We do not yet know what the outcome will be when that date comes around. The original dream of the H.L.F. has always been to acquire a permanent piece of land that we can finally call our own. Obtaining a permanent site, will most certainly change the entire dynamic of the homeless liberation movement throughout the United States and the world. We would be allowed to finally to govern ourselves entirely, and serve as a base for liberation movements throughout the world.
Of course, the Mayor of Portland does not wish to have the hub of the homeless liberation movement in her backyard. The city seems to have every intention of placing as many obstacles in our path as they can. Our will is good and we have every intention of seeing our goals through to the very end, despite any hindrance from the city or middle class "neighborhood associations". We have had to face down reactionary elements before and we have always emerged victorious, we are confident that it will be no different this time.
Despite our resolve and strength, we have always needed allies in times of intense struggle, now is no different. The H.L.F. has waited for this moment for years and we need every ally we can muster. The city must know that our dream will NOT be crushed, they must see that we have numbers and we shall not falter. It is hard to explain the importance of a permanent site to someone who has never been homeless, we speak of it as Christains speak of the kingdom of heaven.
If the city insists upon fighting us, then we will be forced to fortify and defend our gains. They will attempt to use all kinds of lures to dissolve the potency of our movement, including destructive offers of temporary housing and state assistance. We do not want the state's help we have built this movement ourselves, and will see it through the same way. The city thinks our resolve is weak, they will soon discover their mistake.
Now more then ever we need the activist community to back us, every ally is one more weapon in our arsenal. If we should fail, the implications will send shock waves throughout the world, setting our movement back years. We call upon anyone who believes that the homeless have a right to self-determination to rally round the H.L.F. and Dignity Village. The homeless population of the entire world is watching, the next couple months will determine the future of this struggle. We are confident of victory, but we need your help, now is your chance to participate in a movement that has threatened the capitalist system in a visible way. Go to any major city, and you can see the effect we have had, new tent cities are popping up though out the world with Dignity Village as their model.
We know that the activist community in Portland is very busy building the revolutionary movement in their own unique ways, but we need you now more then ever. We will stand alone, if we must, but every friend we have makes it that much easier. If the city refuses to yield we will be forced to stand and fight, we need comrades at our back if it comes to that. Please take the time to be a part of a movement that has tangible effects on the world around us. Even the smallest act of support will go a long way in this crucial time.
LONG LIVE DIGNITY VILLAGE!
LONG LIVE THE HOMELESS LIBERATION FRONT!
VICTORY OR DEATH!
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