Monday, September 12, 2005


Gentrification refers to the physical, social, economic, and cultural phenomenon whereby working-class and/or inner-city neighborhoods are converted into more affluent middle or even upper-class communities by remodelling buildings and landscaping, resulting in increased property values and in the outflow of poorer residents, either through displacement or succession.



The Arcata city government’s Homeless Task Force, without any “homeless representatives” (since they resigned in disgust), is in the final stages of putting together
the “PLAN” for Arcata.
The main focus of the plan is to keep unhoused people out of sight, and manufactures FALSE JUSTIFICATION for KIDNAPPING us off of the streets, forcing DANGEROUS PHARMACEUTICALS on us, and MANDATORY INTRUSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT that violates our rights to privacy and self-determination.
Drafts of the PLAN available at: (see main menu and Agenda for 8.4.05 pgs. 24-72)

SOURCES: Police Abuse and Psychiatric Repression of the Homeless (story from Arcata)

FDA warnings about anti-depressants

Prop 63: Psychiatry Plundering The Golden State to Abuse Children
Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)

Psychiatric Drugs: An Assault on the Human Condition

Zyprexa: A Prescription for Diabetes, Disease and Early Death

Psychiatric Abuses and the Homeless Community

The PLAN is based largely on the biased interpretation of the results of a biased SURVEY, conducted while most students were out of town on summer break, and interpreted by the Humboldt State University consulting team that lead the TASK FORCE.
Other “rectally extracted” data dictated the PLAN, including an interview with Arcata’s chief of police who concluded that “urban anarchists” are Arcata’s “#2” public health concern.
see the interview notes at:
see also: “Arcata's chief of police and McCarthyism” at:
The SURVEY, which polled the opinions of some Arcatans (homeowners over represented by 300%) and non-Arcatans (20% of respondents don’t live in Arcata, see pg.18 of the August 19 version of the plan, internet address above), used leading questions to push the ideas of “mandatory case management” and “required volunteerism.”
(see questions 11, 12, 13, and 17).

Survey available on the net at the end of the task force agenda for 8.4.05, pg 68-72:
Survey results also available (incomplete) at same internet address. Notice missing data, including
question #26: “Annual income” of respondents.