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On Wednesday, October 20th, in preparation for the National Days of Action Against Police Brutality (Oct 22-23), join the Black Student Union and Redwood Curtain CopWatch for the film…

“We’re Still Here, We Never Left”
“Todavia Estamos Aqui, Nunca Nos Fuimos.”

*This Free Event starts at 6:00pm
*Location: Gist Hall, Room #219 Humboldt State Campus, Arcata
*All are welcome (students and non-students alike)

This film details the police riot in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles on May 1st, 2007- which led to the founding of the Revolutionary Autonomous Communitues (RAC).

RAC’s Food Program and events bring communities together in resistance to police brutality and for liberation!

“We’re Still Here, We Never Left” has footage never before seen on the mainstream media- documenting the truth about the police repression on May 1st, 2007, and showing the growing popular movement in oppressed communities.

Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC) hopes with the film, to create dialogue, a space for popular education, and a MOVEMENT. RAC Mission Statement

For more info, call Redwood Curtain CopWatch: (707) 633-4493

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On Tuesday, April 6, 2010, PEOPLE PROJECT organized the 6th weekly protest to END THE WAR ON THE POOR! Here are photos from this Tuesday. The food has been great! Real cooperative effort, most weeks in the rain, but not this one! Great music and people energy, too. We’re on our way to building a powerful poor peoples’ movement in this area. And this is what the back of the small invitation handbill says:

 

PEOPLE PROJECT invites you to gather every Tuesday-
END THE WAR ON THE POOR!

Dinner is shared on site at 4pm.

The war on the poor takes many forms. PEOPLE PROJECT understands that all wars are wars against the poor, the Earth, and the defenseless. The war on the poor includes lack of affordable housing, lack of access to healthcare, abuse of millions of animals in factory farms, slaughterhouses and labs, and heavy military recruitment of youth for global wars on the poor. The war on the poor includes state violence against refugees and houseless people, corporate exploitation of working people, lack of decent jobs, and the injustice of the prison industrial complex. A main focus for PEOPLE PROJECT is to stop the criminalization of houseless people. Please join us to speak out and build strength to END THE WAR ON THE POOR, however you experience it.
All photos but the last one were taken by Mark Deneen.


A Tent is Affordable Housing (if only we could put one somewhere!)

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Do you know what to do if you’re stopped by the police? Do your children? Are you tired of your rights being violated? This workshop focuses on the law “on the street” — what your rights are and how cops try to trick you out of them. We want to share strategies to ‘survive’ police encounters.

Know Your Rights!
Workshop: How To Handle Encounters with Police

FREE

at P.A.R.C. [Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community]
on Q street, take a right into the alley between 3rd and 2nd streets
in Eureka

ALL AGES WELCOME

SNACKS, COFFEE, JUICE

workshop hosted by Redwood Curtain CopWatch
for info, call (707) 633-4493

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If you are interested in going to SanFran for the gathering, party, and action- and you live north of the city- please call PARC [Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community] so we can arrange carpools and/or chartered bus rides. Some of us will be traveling, hopefully with folks from Oregon, for this important gathering and strong rally. It’s exciting to know that people will be joining together from up and down the West Coast. Please consider bringing your energy and your voice! Pass on the word- January 19th and 20th!!

PARC’s number is (707) 442-7465. PEOPLE PROJECT USES THIS PHONE NUMBER.

Check out the WRAP website (links below).

Homelessness Ends With A Home Action!

WRAP [Western Regional Advocacy Project/http://www.wraphome.org/index.php/home] invites you to join thousands of people coming to San Francisco to demand that the federal government end the national disgrace of mass homelessness with HOUSE KEYS, NOT HANDCUFFS!

The festivities will begin the night of January 19th at 7 pm at the Sub-Mission Art Space located at 2183 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.

There will be a press conference, organizers gathering, and dance party
featuring the scorching rhythms of Grammy-nominated Fito Reinoso and Ritmo y Armonia!

The next day we will rally at 12 pm and then march to the new Federal Building to present our housing and civil rights demands to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. We will finish at Civic Center with food and music.

A detailed schedule of events will be sent shortly.

See our demands and endorsers below or go to:
http://www.wraphome.org/index.php/campaigns/take-action

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Read even more here at the WRAP blog:
http://www.wraphome.org/index.php/blog/archives/405#more-405

What We Want

On housing

1) Immediately restore All Federal Government affordable housing program funding to comparable 1978 allocation levels. With an emphasis on HUD’s Public Housing and Project-based Sect 8, USDA new unit construction, and the National Housing Trust Fund program.
2) Enact a moratorium on the demolition, conversion or destruction of ANY publicly funded units until federal law guarantees one for one replacement at existing affordability rates.
3) Ensure adequate funding for operations of public housing to prevent unit loss, high vacancy rates, and substandard living conditions.

On civil rights

1) Stop police and business improvement zone programs that enforce “nuisance” or “quality of life” crimes. These programs criminalize and remove homeless, poor, people of color, and disabled members of our communities.
2) Call for DOJ to respond to LA community request for investigation of discriminatory police enforcement under the Safer Cities Initiative that targets homeless, poor, people of color and disabled community residents.
3) Ensure that the more than 914,000 homeless children in our public schools are able to stay at their “home school,” are fully integrated with their housed peers, and are provided the support they need to learn and thrive.
4) Stop any and all questions regarding a person’s immigration status when they are requesting housing, health care, emergency shelter or services.

Action Endorsers

National

National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Network of Spiritual Progressives
Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
Tikkun Magazine

California

American Friends Service Committee Pacific Mountain
Berkeley Community Coalition
Berkeley Food and Housing Project
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency
CALPIRG
Central City Hospitality House
CHAM Deliverance Ministry
Circle K International, UC Berkeley Club
Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco
Community Housing Partnership
Council of Community Housing Organizations
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
EveryOne Home
Just Cause Oakland
Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
Homeless Leadership Project
Inner City Law Center
Los Angeles Community Action Network
Mission Neighborhood Resource Center
National Lawyers Guild
People Organized To Win Employment Rights
People Project
Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community
Planning for Elders HealthCare Action Team
Poor Magazine/Poor News Network
Saint Mary’s Center
San Francisco Living Wage Coalition
San Francisco Network Ministries
San Francisco Homeless Service Providers’ Network
San Francisco Tenants Union
SHOC/Safe Ground Sacramento
Socially Responsible Network
Street Spirit
The Suitcase Clinic
Union de Vecinos
Youth Spirit Artworks

Oregon and Washington

American Friends Service Committee Pacific Northwest
Coalition for a Liveable Future
Community Alliance of Tenants
Downtown Chapel Roman Catholic Parish
Jobs with Justice
Mental Health Association of Portland
Nortwest Pilot Project
Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
PeaceVoice
Portland State University Progressive Student Union
Real Change
Rose Community Development
Sisters Of The Road
Social Welfare Action Alliance
Street Roots
Tenant Rights Project
Transit Riders’ Union
Whitefeather Peace House

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