Opinion

Homes not Jails: Santa Cruz City Council votes to continue the sleeping ban

April 4, 2016
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Homes not Jails: Santa Cruz City Council votes to continue the sleeping ban

By Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry for Spare Change News Homes not Jails: Santa Cruz City Council votes to continue the sleeping ban The crackdown on the homeless took another ugly step in Santa Cruz, California. On March 8, 2016, the city council voted 5 to 2 to continue to criminalize sleeping. This...

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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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Homeless Advocacy vs. City Hall

January 29, 2013
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Homeless Advocacy vs. City Hall

As part of an ongoing campaign to raise the profile of systemic harassment and displacement of homeless people in the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, FNB activists will be using the city’s own presentation time at their bi-monthly commission meetings to show the Mayor and city commissioners the results of their anti-homeless policies. The...

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Wanted: Police State Outrage with a Dash of Class Analysis

March 20, 2012
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Wanted: Police State Outrage with a Dash of Class Analysis

Today you’d not only be forgiven for believing that the battle for civil liberties exist entirely as a form of symbolic protest, but rewarded for it. Social media and protest groups focusing on NDAA, SOPA, or HR 347 are everywhere declaring that the days of American civil rights are over. Many of these groups...

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To Commander X – Stay Free, and Thanks!

February 23, 2012
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First I’d just like to apologize for never sending off a letter care of your attorney in SoCal…but it’s far better to hear that I have no chance of contacting you now a’tall! (For, in case everyone hasn’t heard, Commander X, AKA Christopher Doyon, flew the coop a few weeks ago.) Food Not Bombs...

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Supporting the Occupations

January 24, 2012
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Food Not Bombs is in a position to really help sustain the occupations. The evictions were rough but I think we should encourage a return to public space. It may be symbolic at first with cardboard “tents” and other forms of theater but over time as the economy crashes we may find it increasingly...

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Non-Profit Crises: Often Avoidable Tragedies

January 24, 2012
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Non-Profit Crises: Often Avoidable Tragedies

It’s almost hard to tell the difference between Food Not Bombs & Peaceful Uprising. Both are committed to non violent direct action to stop environmental destruction, militarism, and oppression by the ruling class. Both have members who have made great sacrifices for causes they believe in. Then why is Food Not Bombs as strong...

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