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Camp Quixote Supporters To Call Free Radio Tonight (2/8)
by Robert Norse
Thursday Feb 8th, 2007 12:37 PM
Homeless activists and their supporters have responded to the anti-homeless Pedestrian Obstruction Law (Olympia Washington's latest version of the Santa Cruz Downtown Ordinances) with civil disobedience. On February 1st they created a homeless-run encampment--Camp Quixote. Ray, an Olympia activist, will call in tonight around 6:15 PM on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.1 FM (http://www.freakradio.org) to educate, agitate, and organize.
In the manner of Santa Cruz's Camp Paradise, Portland's Dignity Village, or Seattle's Tent City III, the criminalized homeless are banding together to form their own survival communities.

Olympia sounds like the activist community Santa Cruz used to be. Lots of anti-war activity, new City Council resolutions against the war, direct action against the loading of weapons last year, protests in support of Lt. Watada, etc.

In Santa Cruz, HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) voted yesterday to support the PPU's Camp Quixote with our own challenge to the anti-homeless Sleeping Ban (using the Jones decision precedent) with a Sleepmobile Tent, coming soon to a downtown block near you (stay posted, or call 423-4833 for more info).

Many stories about Camp Quixote can be found at http://olyblog.net/ including:

PPU determined to stay, opposed to city pressure
http://olyblog.net/blog/emmettoconnell/ppu-determined-to-stay-opposed-to-city-pressure &

Police Mobilizing to Break Camp Quixote
http://olyblog.net/blog/unkempttide/police-mobilizing-to-break-camp-quixote

Also check out Portland Indymedia for:
Camp Quixote in Olympia Given Orders to Shut Down
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/02/353608.shtml


Mainstream coverage:

Olympia homeless protest panhandling ordinance
http://www.komotv.com/news/local/5545966.html

Olympia Homeless Set Up Tent City
http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_020407WABolympia_tentcitySW.4fb38974.html

Call in tonight at 427-3772 to ask questions of the Quixotic Olympiads.
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Memories of Camp Quixotefrom pdx-imcFriday Feb 16th, 2007 7:25 PM
Redmond tent citySeattle TimesSunday Feb 11th, 2007 7:22 AM
Camp Quixote UpdatesRobert NorseSaturday Feb 10th, 2007 5:42 AM
Tent City Reduced Violent Crime By 90%, Richmond CaliforniaToxic ReverendThursday Feb 8th, 2007 11:51 PM
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