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Why Food Not Bombs Pilsen Has Transformed An Abandoned Police Station Into A Community Garden

May 12, 2014
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Why Food Not Bombs Pilsen Has Transformed An Abandoned Police Station Into A Community Garden

The Pilsen neighborhood has been forced to live with an abandoned and decaying police precinct at the corner of 23 rd and Damen for 8 years. The building, which is still owned by the Chicago Police Department, is covered in debris and features steel plates over every door and window-a security feature reminiscent of...

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San Francisco Food Not Bombs Assaulted & Arrested on May Day

May 2, 2014
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San Francisco Food Not Bombs Assaulted & Arrested on May Day

May Day in San Francisco saw several hundred protesters marching through the Mission district for various causes, including against targeted evictions, and for Alejandro Nieto, who was killed last month in the city by a police officer. Here’s a couple of accounts on the situation: From San Francisco Food Not Bombs: Because today’s Mission...

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Activists at Russian Food Not Bombs Attacked and Kidnapped Over Crimean Conflict

March 17, 2014
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Activists at Russian Food Not Bombs Attacked and Kidnapped Over Crimean Conflict

Russian anti-war activists kidnapped and seriously injured Organisers of a demonstration against the war in Ukraine in Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks according to the Food Not Bombs group in the city. On 9th of March, along with the traditional Food Not Bombs action, demonstration “Against the...

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Update from Food Not Bombs Minsk

February 10, 2014
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Update from Food Not Bombs Minsk

The repressions against Food Not Bombs have started again in Belarus. The first distribution of food took place in 2005. Today there are 3 points of Food Not Bombs in Minsk, we give out about 100 portions of food every week. We were pursued by police many times. In 2011 the special police troops came...

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Food Not Bombs Kicks Off The FTAA+10 on November 15 in Miami

October 27, 2013
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Food Not Bombs Kicks Off The FTAA+10 on November 15 in Miami

Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs is inviting people hungry for justice and delicious vegetarian food to come out to Government Center in downtown Miami Friday, November 15th, at 7 pm. Food Not Bombs is a global movement for the end of institutionalized poverty and hunger; something the free trade agenda plays an increasingly large...

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Movie Review – Informant

September 3, 2013
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Movie Review – Informant

Brandon Darby is a subject near and dear to many activists’ hearts. He’s the ultimate Benedict Arnold of the 21st century American left;  like if Fred Phelps and Leni Riefenstahl had a baby. So it may interest some for the record, and some for the closure, that the documentary “Informant” comes out this September....

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1 Year Later, Provocateurs Still Targeting Tampa Activists

July 23, 2013
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1 Year Later, Provocateurs Still Targeting Tampa Activists

Last year, numerous provocateurs and infiltrators popped up in the run-up to the 2012 RNC in Tampa to cause trouble and divide activist communities, which led to us publishing this article. While much of the danger of that situation has passed, provocateurs are still creating problems for Tampa activists. Most recently, notorious provocateur Al...

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Free Skool 1 Month Recap

June 2, 2013
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Free Skool 1 Month Recap

June means that the Food Not Bombs Free Skool has been in operation one whole month. By my count, about 14 people have come as students, farmers, and activists to learn here in May, not including the permanent Free Skoolers. So far, people have come as far as Florida, Texas, California, etc., as well...

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1st Week of FNB Free Skool’s 2013 Summer Session

May 7, 2013
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1st Week of FNB Free Skool’s 2013 Summer Session

Around a dozen people have been camping in tents, busses, and vehicles at the Food Not Bombs Free Skool in Taos, New Mexico this week. So far activists have done workshops on non-violent direct action, puppetry, screenprinting, and more. We’ve also provided free food at our weekly Taos FNB sharing spot as well as...

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FTAA+10 – South Florida Food Not Bombs Calls For A Weekend of Justice in Miami

March 30, 2013
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Ten years ago the world saw the free trade agenda laid bare on the streets of Miami during the FTAA protests – an agenda of exploitation and disaster capitalism enforced by police brutality and corporate-state monopoly. Several disastrous occupations and financial crises later the situation has hardly improved, and more neo-liberal structural adjustments are...

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