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Food Not Bombs thrives even as it faces repression

July 26, 2013
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Food Not Bombs thrives even as it faces repression

The San Francisco Police Department made history on August 15, 1988 when they made the first arrests ever for sharing food with the hungry. Nine volunteers arrived at the entrance to Golden Gate Park with organic vegan food prepared to share with the several hundred souls that were making the dense wooded park their...

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Intelligence Operations Threaten Democracy – Restore the Fourth

June 25, 2013
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  The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be...

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Food not Bombs at odds with Pioneer Square Residents Council over park feedings

June 8, 2013
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Food not Bombs at odds with Pioneer Square Residents Council over park feedings

On Sundays, local community members come together in Pioneer Square to give food to the homeless, but not everyone is happy about this. Run by Food not Bombs, the group holds unpermitted feedings, and its the lack of permits that has some residents riled up. From the January minutes of the Pioneer Square Residents...

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May 24, 2013 – Thirty three years of Food Not Bombs taking action to end hunger, poverty and war.

May 24, 2013
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Several thousand determined anti-nuclear activists made our second attempt to occupy the construction site of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station in the marshes on the coast of New Hampshire on May 24, 1980. Surprising considering how brutal the authorities had been when we tried to take down the chain link fences and take the...

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750,000 homeless Americans

April 20, 2013
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750,000 homeless Americans http://blog.foodnotbombs.net/750000-homeless-americans/ I just read a quote of Erica Eichelberger’s from Mother Jones. Her quote was kind but she made a claim “of the country’s roughly 643,000 street folk” which is often repeated by people supportive of the rights of the homeless. Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West quote this figure in...

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A Doctor’s Kindness Gives Homeless Inventor A Second Chance

January 28, 2013
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A Doctor’s Kindness Gives Homeless Inventor A Second Chance by NPR Staff January 27, 2013 5:20 PM http://www.npr.org/2013/01/27/170407141/a-doctors-kindness-gives-homeless-inventor-a-second-chance?guid=1359338475485# In California in the early 1980s, a cracked tooth sent Mike Williams to the dentist’s office. When Williams asked to see the tooth, the dentist said he had a mirror but that there was no camera...

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Forward on Climate – Sunday, February 17, 2013 massive rally in Washington DC

January 26, 2013
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Dear Friends, In 2012, we watched as Superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast and over the summer as many suffered from ongoing drought, or from extensive fires in the west. Among many issues, Barack Obama’s legacy as 44th president of the United States of America rests squarely on his response, his resolve, and his...

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OFFICIALS TRY TO STOP FOOD NOT BOMBS ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WEEKEND

January 20, 2013
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OFFICIALS TRY TO STOP FOOD NOT BOMBS ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WEEKEND This is such an interesting way to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s weekend. Police are seeking to stop Food Not Bombs in Burlington, Vermont and Santa Cruz, California. At the same time a mission in Seattle, Washington has been told to...

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SERVICE IS NOT ENOUGH Celebrating the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2013
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“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” Martin Luther King, Jr. “More than 40 years after his death, Dr. King’s examples can continue to guide us in addressing our nation’s most critical issues today. Each of us...

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FOOD NOT BOMBS SURVEY February 2013

January 11, 2013
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FOOD NOT BOMBS SURVEY February 2013 How many people are we reaching with our message and ideas? Can we increase our impact and inspire public participation in changing our society? Please choose  a meal in February to count the people eating with your group, passing by your meal and stopping to look at your...

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