The Homeless Liberation Front was a community of homeless advocates involved in a political action at City Hall in Portland, Oregon.
The action began on April 25, 2008 as a response to Portland’s sit / lie law and Portland’s camping ordinance and ended roughly May 20.
The action was peaceful, non-violent, political, and supported by several independent organizations and watched by independent media. Decisions seem to be made by consensus after discussion. Members of the action maintained an ongoing and civil conversation with the Mayor’s office and with the police bureau.
The purpose of this site is to collect in one place all the information generated about this political action. This includes newspaper articles, photographs from news, open forum and aggregator sites, documents from the action members, from the city, or from other organizations, personal stories, poems and comments.
You can help too – in three specific ways.
1. Comment on posts to build accuracy and make connections to other events. Use links to make these connections.
2. Distribute this URL far and wide to increase the number of people who know about it and can access it.
3. Help maintain the site. It’s fairly easy to do. You’ll need access to post items yourself, or you can send items you think are worthy and we’ll post them.
For access to the site or to post an item, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.