Category: Opinion

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; ┬álike if Fred Phelps and Leni Riefenstahl had a baby. So it may interest some for the…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Supporting the Occupations

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…