Poverty Is Not an Accident

Poverty Is Not an Accident
Nelson Mandela

Wednesday, June 02, 2004


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Bushville Day 2: June 2nd
After setting up the encampment in the rain, Bushville residents awoke=20
to continued harassment by "Homeland Security" and the Jersey City=20
Police Department. Despite being legally parked, all of our Bushville=20
vehicles (including one rented vehicle) were towed. The vehicles were=20
towed shortly after we were told we had to leave the lot by 12 noon. One=
vehicle contained vital heart medicine for Bushville Organizer Liz Ortiz=
who had to be rushed to the hospital.=20
Our lawyers are requesting an emergency meeting before a Jersey City=20
judge with the following demands:
- Our Vehicles be returned TODAY=20
- An immediate stop to the continued police harassment=20
Please call/fax the Jersey City Police Department to express your=20
support for our Bushville and the right to protest for basic human=20
rights. �Phone and fax info below.
Bushville Day 1: June 1st
The Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign moved to set up a=20
Bushville at 420 Grand Street in Jersey City, NJ. �The encampment was=20
erected in the heart of a poor, racially mixed community. Through the=20
Jersey City Police Department "Homeland Security" have continued to make=
the poor invisible and to deny them their first amendment rights to=20
protest for basic human rights in the United States. Our children are=20
safe regardless of the threats by the Jersey City Police Department.=20
We are appealing to anyone that has a listserve, media contacts,=20
independent media contacts, and/or international media contacts to send=20
this information to as many people in this country and around the world.=
Please help us break the Media Blackout!!!
The voices of the poor who are not surviving need to be heard.=20
Call the Jersey City Police Chief and Demand that the Harassment stop.=20
Sam Jefferson, Director
Ronald Buonocore, Police Chief
8 Erie Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: (201) 547-5300
Fax: (201) 547-5283=20
For more info, please call our toll free March Hotline 888.233.1948.=20
Other things you can do:
- Serve as a Human Rights Monitor at our Bushville:
- Support the Bushville's Needs List:

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