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We Count – The 2020 Census and why the homeless may fear being counted

September 5, 2019
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We Count – The 2020 Census and why the homeless may fear being counted



Another family moves to the streets. They tell me their rent was 
increased by $500 a month. A disheveled lady who may have been in her 
sixties shares that she was recently divorced and moved into her car but 
she couldn’t afford to register it and the police confiscated her 
vehicle that week. She asks if there is...

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THE NEW WAR AGAINST AMERICA’S HOMELESS

June 25, 2019
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THE NEW WAR AGAINST AMERICA’S HOMELESS

Political recalls and the campaign to dehumanize those who live without housing. Millions of America's 140 million poor are already living without housing and many of us are a medical crisis, layoff or car repair away from joining the ranks our country's unhoused. Cities across America are increasing their sweeping of camps, discarding people's...

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DON’T LET IT HAPPEN HERE – THERE IS NO PLACE FOR HATE

March 28, 2019
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DON’T LET IT HAPPEN HERE – THERE IS NO PLACE FOR HATE

The campaign of dehumanization is the first step in justifying laws and policies against those without housing. People who would never use racist, sexist, or homophobic language often use terms like bum, drug addict, psycho, tramp, drifter or transient to suggest that people living outside are somehow less than those who live inside. According...

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FOUR FOOD NOT BOMBS VOLUNTEERS WERE KILLED IN PHILIPPINE DRUG WAR AND ONE VOLUNTEER IS IN JAIL

September 29, 2018
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FOUR FOOD NOT BOMBS VOLUNTEERS WERE KILLED IN PHILIPPINE DRUG WAR AND ONE VOLUNTEER IS IN JAIL

President Rodrigo Duterte launched the “Philippine Drug War” or Oplan Double Barrel (or Operation Double Barrel), in reference to two barangay-government and Philippine National Police (PNP)-coordinated campaigns, is aimed at “the neutralization of illegal drug personalities nationwide”. Duterte has urged members of the public to kill suspected criminals and drug addicts. Lawyers...

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New California Law AB- 2178 – A State of Hunger

September 25, 2018
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New California Law AB- 2178 – A State of Hunger

It is reasonable for the state to regulate many things, like pesticides or nuclear power, but feeding the hungry is not one of them. Particularly when nearly 5 million people in California go hungry each month. The California Association of Food Banks reports that 1 in 5 children go hungry daily in the state...

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New Law Could Force Hungry to Eat Out of Garbage Cans

September 7, 2018
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New Law Could Force Hungry to Eat Out of Garbage Cans

Please call Governor Brown at (916) 445-2841 and ask him to veto AB- 2178, Limited Service Charitable Feeding Operation. Food programs all across the state could be told to stop sharing free meals with the hungry if this becomes law. AB- 2178 passed on September 4, 2018. The sharing of food with the hungry...

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The 30th Anniversary of the first arrest of Food Not Bombs

July 29, 2018
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The 30th Anniversary of the first arrest of Food Not Bombs

August 15, 2018, marks the 30th anniversary of the first arrests of Food Not Bombs for “making a political statement” by sharing free food with the hungry. Nine volunteers were arrested at the entrance of Golden Gate Park by a squad of San Francisco Riot Police as they were about to share lunch with...

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AMERICANS, IS YOUR PASSPORT UP TO DATE?

June 30, 2018
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AMERICANS, IS YOUR PASSPORT UP TO DATE?

  I stepped into the first cabin on the train from Belgrade to Budapest. A silver-haired older gentleman sat against the window on the forward facing bench. When the conductor arrived I handed him my blue American passport. I could see my compartment companion recoil has he passed his German passport to the controller....

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AMERICA’S HUNGER GAMES

October 26, 2017
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AMERICA’S HUNGER GAMES

The tragic logic of a collapsing empire.Nearly one in eight Americans face hunger. For these 42 million people, the suffering is unfortunately only going to getting worse. Most of us are familiar with the nagging worry that we might not be able to pay all of our bills. We’re terrified of a rent increase,...

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FOOD IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE – Don’t let San Jose, California authorities interfere with Food Not Bombs

July 28, 2017
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FOOD IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE – Don’t let San Jose, California authorities interfere with Food Not Bombs

San Jose Food Not Bombs to continue sharing free meals with the hungry at St. James Park regardless of the city’s plan to ban the decades old practice. Please consider helping us share food without a permit — an infraction or maybe even a misdemeanor — at St James Park in San Jose at...

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