Here is what you can do to stop the raid:
The city of Miami commission will vote in January, at the second reading, on a new law to make it illegal for people to "assemble" on vacant lots without a permit from the police. There are already laws against tresspassing, etc. The ordinance is clearly and openly designed to set the stage for an attack on the shantytown.
Please call, fax and email city of Miami officials and tell them to vote against the anti-shantytown law. Tell them the shantytown is needed because there is no low income housing in Miami and the city should build some. Most of all, tell them not to raid the Umoja Village Shantytown.
Mayor Manny Diaz (tell him to veto the anti-shantytown law)
District 5 Commissioner Michelle Spence Jones
District 1 Commissioner Angel Gonzalez
District 2 Commissioner Marc Sarnoff
District 3 Commissioner Joe Sanchez
District 4 Commissioner Tomas Regalado