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Helping Humans is Bad for Business?

This article is in response to Helen Anne Travis’ “Helping the Homeless isn’t helping downtown Tampa businesses on Franklin Street” published recently in the Tampa Bay Times, See the original article here: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/helping-the-homeless-isnt-helping-downtown-tampa-businesses-on-franklin/2257552 This isn’t the first time that those…

Parks, Permits, and Riot Police: San Francisco Food Not Bombs and Autonomous Occupations of Space

New Political Science, 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07393148.2015.1056430 Parks, Permits, and Riot Police: San Francisco Food Not Bombs and Autonomous Occupations of Space By Sean Parson, Northern Arizona University, USA Abstract Mayor of San Francisco Art Agnos (1988–1991) ordered the arrest of Food…

DEFENDING PUBLIC SPACE – More on why driving artists off of Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz is a crime.

By Food Not Bombs co-founder, author and artist Keith McHenry August 30, 2015 The Santa Cruz Police arrested my partner and I during a sleep out at city hall on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, charging us with felony vandalism and…

Trinity – The first detonation of a nuclear weapon

Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon, conducted by the United States Army on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The White Sands Proving Ground, where the test was conducted, was…

THE MAGIC OF THINKING

Too big to fail America may not really be too big to fail after all. The political crisis over Obama Care and a potential default on U.S. debt highlights the both the magical thinking of many Americans who in their…

YOU DON’T NEED PERMISSION TO END HUNGER

On Sunday, October 6th Sacramento Food Not Bombs was kicked out of the Cesar Chavez Park by the Sacramento police. Volunteers were greeted by about 15 officers when they arrived at the park when they normally do in time to…

OCCUPYING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Constitution Day – September 17th After spending 17 days in the Orange County Jail for violating Orlando’s Large Group Feeding Law I returned to my swamped email account to discover Ad-busters net me an announcement to “Occupy Wall Street.” on…

OUR NINE ELEVEN

A local Taos man suffering a heart attack on May 21st could not be saved. According to the Taos News when volunteer fire fighters dialed  911  “The call went unanswered. Dispatchers in Taos heard only a faint rasp. The man…