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(en) US, Modesto CA. Reclaim the Parks!: August 21

From DAAA <modanarcho@yahoo.com>
Date Wed, 28 Jul 2004 09:08:21 +0200 (CEST)

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Where: Tower Park, 17th and G Street, Modesto CA. Time: 10AM - 5PM August 21
Housing: Any Interested out of Towners can have housing/food/etc. We are
looking for people to come and bring food to share, possible workshops,
and discussions about their own personal experiences with working with
homeless/police issues. Sign Up/Email Us: modanarcho@yahoo.com, on
the web at: http://www.geocities.com/modanarcho
> Why Come to Modesto?:
Simply existing within public areas has been criminalized while being
homeless, or so say the owners and protectors of property in the city of
Modesto. While the churches close to Tower Park work to sign petitions
to drive Food Not Bombs and the Good Samaritans out, the police are
happy to drive out the homeless from the few parks we can still gather
in. While the downtown is revamped by developers to make way for the bay
area invasion, our rent continues to rise, and the new vision of Modesto
is one that is without homeless. This process is carried out by making
it illegal to be homeless, from getting food, to getting money, to
finding a place to live. But the struggle for what is right in this city
is not about illegality. Everyday we gather from dumpsters what the rich
through away, we break into abandoned buildings because we need places
to stay. This isn’t about illegality, this is about survival!

While some have called for letter writing, voting, and other means of
achieving our goals, we are calling for direct action to be taken to get
our point across to the public that the issues facing the homeless are
real - and are not going away! It is also important for us to come
together as a community of people, to celebrate and learn from each
other, as we once again try and take on the powerful in a city that
seems to care more about profit to be made from development, than the
people that live and work within it.

ACTION IN THE PARK: Film Showings: Various films about homeless/police
issues will be shown throughout the day.

Three meals, free clothes, toys, and jackets!

“Know Your Rights” Training: Various legal workers will talk and give
advice on your legal rights in various situations with police.

March to Dinner Park!: We will be walking to a nearby park for dinner.
Signs and banners will be provided, bring your own! Police out of parks!
Permanent Shelter Now!

Massive flyering to public about the homeless situation in Modesto.
Direct Action Anti-Authoritarians (DAAA) Collective -
Central Valley - Modesto CA

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