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Cameron Whitten Hunger Strike: Housing is a Human Right!

email sent to me by lonevet activist

Open letter to the council and all of my friends and family.


Dear Mayor and members of the Portland City Council:

I write to you this day to ask a favor of all of you. There is a noble man who is on a hunger strike outside of your offices. Mr. Cameron Whitten is a man who will suffer for Human Rights. He intends to continue his protest for 30 days; he is now on day 4.

The favor I ask of all of you is simple, stop and chat with my friend, say hello and ask if he is in need of anything. I know you are busy, but take a few minutes each day and do a very noble and human thing for yourself. He does have requests/demands but they all have to do with human rights and that is surely something we can all agree with as a goal.

I know we fight and disagree but this simple act on your part will make you smile sometime during the day. I will try to get down there often and ask that you join me in a simple act of caring about the others.


For Justice,Peace and *Laughter,
Joe Walsh-Lone Vet
Individuals for Justice  http://individualsforjustice.com
Proud member of Oregon Progressive Party,  http://progparty.org/

War is failure, occupation a disgrace!

hunger strike and you 06.Jun.2012 13:56

Lone Vet

Cameron is on day 5, saw him today and he is in good spirits, but I think the hunger strike is beginning to make itself known. He still could use a large umbrella or tarp that can keep him dry during the rains. He will be in federal court tomorrow for refusing to follow a legal order by a cop. It is at 10:00AM on the 11th floor of the fed courthouse on 3rd Ave. I will be there, you?

Today was day seven 08.Jun.2012 21:21

Lone Vet lonevet2008@comcast.net

We stopped to chat with Cameron and bring him 2 umbrellas, the largest we could find. This was day seven, we will try to visit with him each day but if you can stop and say hello, that would be a good thing for your soul. He looks good to us and seems in good spirits. We talked about all the activity today, seems like we had a ceremony outside the council from Chinatown. We had two dragons dancing and ceremonial drums making wonderful sounds that made one smile. His demands:

The demands are as follows:

1. For City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, withdraw the fines on Michael Wright and Dan Cossette, co-owners of the Right 2 Dream Too Rest Area, and seek a peaceful resolution for this cost-free solution to homelessness for the remainder of the lease agreement.

2. For City Council, add a housing levy measure to the November 2012 General Election ballot.

3. For Sheriff Daniel Staton, issue a 1-year moratorium on Wall Street bank foreclosures in Multnomah County.

Contact Portland city council:  http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=28533