Thursday, August 16, 2007

Arm the Homeless

On Thursday, we did an impromptu performance to support Homeless Resistance in Santa Cruz.

Indymedia reported it thusly:

Trash Orchestra to steel the hearts of the homeless
Thursday Aug 16th, 2007 9:46 AM

Portentous possibility perhaps of playful performance/practice at protest of the predicament of provincial pariahs.

The famous Trash Orchestra has promised to tune up and turn us on at City Hall (809 Center St.) 6-9 PM Thursday August 16. In response, HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) will follow the Orchestra's percussive performance with a showing of the 1994 video "Sitting in Santa Cruz"- by Paul Brindel --on the smallest battery-run TV ever--. Bring blankets and opera glasses.
And we shot back:
Kudos to all who chose to stay another night at the City Hall campout to protest the Sleeping Ban. I got your message and it warmed my hard little heart. I think this creates a lovely double-bind. It forces the city to do something about something they'd prefer to just ignore. But the more they ignore it, the more it can build. Yet, the more they react, the more impetus and momentum they give the lawsuit and resistance. Oh, the hard life of the petty heartless bureaucrat.
And we gained a few loyal followers from this humanitarian mission. Now there are a few homeless folk who when they see us around town raise their fist in the air and chant "Things Break Down!"

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