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The term "homeless in Venice" is used to refer to people living in RV's, cars, or the beach. Decorated in pink camo fatigues, Barbara Peck refers to herself as a soldier of peace. She has been an advocate of the Venice "homeless" since the 1980's, establishing Tent City, a makeshift shelter set up directly on the beach. She organizes the Benefit Bus, a mobile soup kitchen, and Peck's latest cause is to preserve free speech on the Venice Boardwalk believing that performers and musicians that once prevailed have been pushed out by flea market-like vendors and commercial goods.