We have had some calls and heard about a conflict on NPR about homeless people eating at the Occupations.There seems to be an attempt by the government to pit the occupations against the already homeless. One reason we are participating in the occupations is to change our world so no one becomes homeless.
In most occupations the homeless have been very welcomed by the protesters and invited to eat as the issue of our people being homeless while the 1 percent can’t even count their homes is pretty central to the reason we are sharing the outside with those already outside. It would be great if we made some effort to remind the occupations that it would be strange to keep the hungry away from the food. -Keith McHenry
THE POOR PEOPLES’ LIBERATION FRONT
OUR MISSION STATEMENT AND AIMS
1. THE PROVIDING OF FREE HOUSING THROUGH EXPROPRIATION OF UNUSED PROPERTY, BY SQUATTING (HOMESTEADING) RENOVATABLE BUILDINGS.
2.THE PROVIDING OF FREE FOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE PEOPLE SURVIVAL PROGRAMS. ( SUCH AS FOOD NOT BOMBS; FREE BREAKFAST FOR CHILDREN; FOOD DELIVERIES TO THE ELDERLY, AND OTHER SIMILAR PROGRAMS.)
3.THE PROVIDING OF “FREE EDUCATION,” IN THE TRADITION OF FRANCISCO FERRER AND THE MODERN SCHOOL MOVEMENT; RELATING TO OUR CULTURE AND NOT THE PRO-CAPITALIST ECONOMICS AND NATIONALIST SEPARATISM TAUGHT TODAY BY THIS COUNTRY’S PRO-WAR EDUCATIONAL POWERS.
4.THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND MODERN SLAVERY.
5.THE UNCOMPROMISING DEFENSE OF OUR PEOPLE FROM ALL FORCES OF COERCIVE DOMINATION AND STRUCTURES OF POLITICAL POWER. AN ORGANIZATION OF THE POOR FOR THE POOR – WE REFUSE PARTICIPATION IN THE POLITICS OF THE AMERIKAN IMPERIALIST (OR ANY OTHER GOVERNING) EMPIRE.
WE INTIMATELY UNDERSTAND THAT POLITICAL POWER INEVITABLY CORRUPTS; AND THEREFORE, TO AVOID THE SNARES OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION – WE THOROUGHLY PLEDGE TO A LIFE OF THE PEOPLE & NOT TO THE EMPIRE; TO NEVER TAKE MEMBERSHIP IN ANY GOVERNMENT POLITICAL OFFICE.
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FREEDOM FROM OUR POVERTY LIES IN OUR OWN HANDS,
AND NOT IN THE CAPITALISTS’.
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