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Stop these fucking sweeps hales

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Individuals For Justice has been fighting with city hall, county and the state of Oregon for only a few years yet has shed enough tears to fill Mt. Tabor Reservoirs.

Homelessness/Houselessness touches all of us, adults with jobs, children who are thrown away or run away, veterans, wives, husbands, sons, and daughters. We are still the richest country in the world and yet we still have this terrible plague with us in 2015. When oh when will you yell with us about this injustice? Please stop to say hello in front of city hall each and every Wednesday, as we stand & protest for the people on the streets. We will be there about 0800, we will always go into the building and let our feelings be known. We ask/demand that the sweeps end immediately, we ask that the city council stop talking and do something like creating storage areas, and how about safe places where people can put their head down at night without being arrested by our police for being poor. Join us or call the mayor's office and ask that the sweeps be stopped now!

More info:

 https://oldtimer.wordpress.com/2007/05/09/homeless-youth-some-random-facts-that-may-scare-you/
 http://www.homeless.org.au/pictures/44.htm

homepage: homepage: http://IndividualsForJustice.com


Not exactly (and that might be your problem) 08.Feb.2015 13:53

Mike Novack

"Individuals For Justice has been fighting with city hall, county and the state of Oregon for only a few years yet has shed enough tears to fill Mt. Tabor Reservoirs."

I'd say "our problem" except it's kind of hard for me to imagine working alongside folks who seem to be blind to what the problem is.

No, it is neither city hall nor the state of Oregon who you are fighting. It is the majority of your fellow Oregonians. The problem is that far too many of them don't care to see their tax dollars going to this purpose. Or are you actually under the delusion that most people DO want this but somehow their wishes are being overridden? In other words, do you believe that if you stood out on the corner with a statement along the lines "I want my taxes raised with the new amount going to house the homeless" you would get very many to sign on the dotted line? Or hey, how about instead of raising taxes deciding on what is to be cut and the money instead used for this purpose (but now you need to get them to agree on WHAT is to be cut).

We make no progress on this or many other issues unless we get out there and organize. Convince people, change their minds, hard work, but necessary in a democracy.

Mike 08.Feb.2015 14:41

u

No, they wouldn't. But they are quite happy to stand out on the corner with a statement along the lines "I want free shit, and I want some rich asshole to finance my lifestyle." When it comes to reaching in their pocket oh fuck no.. Hence the majority of the problem, and why it will never be fixed in our lifetimes. If its worth having its worth paying for, not demanding someone else pay for it, thats what a 4 year old brat does.

Mike 08.Feb.2015 19:34

really?

Individuals for justice is doing just that--> ""... we get out there and organize. Convince people, change their minds, hard work, but necessary ...""

So instead of saying to the Lone Vet ""except it's kind of hard for me to imagine working alongside folks who seem to be blind to what the problem is."" when they (folks/citizens/groups,individuals, etc,) organize and try to put a call out, why not show some solidarity to their endeavors, and especially in regards to the homeless / police struggle?

Your right about ""majority of your fellow Oregonians. The problem is that far too many of them don't care to see their tax dollars going to this purpose."" but rather crass in your insightful analysis, that smacks back at the people who are rising up and demanding changes. Which gives fodder to people like for example the person commenting as "u".