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City Refusing To Talk With The PPU!

On Thursday, the Poor People's Union set up an encampment on a vacant piece of land in the center of Downtown Olympia.
On Thursday, the Poor People's Union set up an encampment on a vacant piece of land in the center of Downtown Olympia. The details can be found at the following link:

 http://seattle.indymedia.org/en/2007/02/257492.shtml

After passing a serious of ridiculous laws banning sitting on the sidewalk, panhandling and busking, the City said they would give 200,000$ to the homeless. Regardless of the fact that 200,000$, divided among all the homeless in Olympia, cannot do anything, the City is not only threatening to take away the 200,00$, but they are refusing the even talk with us. There has been talk that the police may move in on us on Monday. So, refusing to talk with us or respect us as human beings, the City is ready to use force against us.

Please, tell everyone you know about what is going on here and, if you can, come down to the encampment. It is located on the corner of Capitol and Columbia, behind The Brotherhood bar.

Love,
The PPU
200,000 04.Feb.2007 08:43

is a lot of money

and a lot of potential for good. I'd suggest you not sneeze on it. 200K can set up a fundraising machine that could totally house and feed all your people. Talk to someone who has done this before, they exist in your own town.
I would strongly consider reopening negotiations people.

Either way, good luck and I hope you can get to your goals

Talk 10.Feb.2007 01:40

Me

There has been talk about the City of Portland considering a similar policy. Has anyone heard an update? How is the City of Olympia planning to house the homeless after this policy is enacted?