Emergency CHILL (Community Help In Living Locally) Meeting
The only open remnant of geographically available housing for the houseless, Hippy Hill, is going the way of Palco Marsh. Eviction of the current population will take place Thursday May 19th. Hippy Hill is under fresh management and is a prime example of how gentrification works - put poor people on a piece of land and getting them off it raises the dollar value, sometimes exponentially. The money system mandates this ongoing eviction. Our "Business is Big Salaries" Governments are not far behind in their unwillingness to meet the social challenge. It is up to us to continue to create a citizen action movement that works for community values and not profits or taxes.
Community Help In Living Locally (CHILL) will have an emergency meeting on Wednesday, May 18 at noon at the Earth School Library in back of the Bike Co-op at 1007 2nd St. (If you have trouble finding it call Paul at 923 448, 298 7702 or Debra at 223 3607). Hippy Hill has been a longtime sanctuary for a number of emblematic disabled people. Where they will go should be of concern to all.
As well, CHILL will be planning revisions of its basic literature as well as our orientation material for the influx of trimmigrants, many of whom are already arriving. We think we have some reasonable solutions to our coming over-crowding. But we need land. Yes land.
The poor will not evaporate into the ozone, whatever Eureka's Police Chief thinks. His activities have created a reckless billiard ball effect that threatens to destabilize the entire County. Not that this bothers our County Supervisor who spells compassion with dollar signs: get it - compa$$ion. No matter that Eureka is a parasite that receives its social welfare funding from the County. Eureka has maybe twice the population of SoHum - it gets everything and we get nothing.
Eureka is meanwhile becoming another Los Angeles, with a police force training to be an army of occupation. We need to stop that disintegration by opting out on behalf of mercy instead of terrorism.
Come join CHILL to link up to stop the madness and end the drift toward internment camps now taking place and re-establish the Occupy idea of self-governing, cooperative villages for people who have been evicted from the economy.
yours faithfully, Paul Encimer