"End Homelessness Now" Rally and Art Action
Saturday, March 16 Noon to 2pm, Capitol West Side
In what appears to be a coordinated use
of "Lawfare" against America's homeless, cities and states succeeded in
getting the United States Supreme Court to hear their case to repeal
Martim v Boise. Boise then asked the Supreme Court to hear the case and
today the Court rejected that request, thereby affirming that within the
9th Circuit, “the Eighth Amendment preclude[s] the enforcement of a
statute prohibiting sleeping outside against homeless individuals with
no access to alternative shelter.” the Johnson v. Grants Pass case. The
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Court ruling in Martin v Boise that
homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping outside on public
property in the absence of adequate alternatives. At the same time the
CIA linked, Cicero Institute, is pushing an agenda to remove the
homeless into internment camps.
The CIA linked Cicero Institute is pushing an aganda to remove the homeless into internment camps
No to NATO no to WAR
Washington DC- July 6-7, 2024
Sharing food is always unregulated gift of compassion.
The Houston police are issuing tickets to our Food Not Bombs volunteers each evening when they share their meals outside the downtown library. The first jury trial was set for June 1, 2023. After juries found ruled in our favor the state regrouped and tried again. When they couldn't find anyone who thought it reasonable to fine people $500 for feeding people the city is rethinking their strategy.
The first ticket was issued on March 1, to HFNB volunteer Benjamin Franklin Craft-Rendon. Since then, members of the group, as well as a member of a religious organization also handing out meals, have received at least five tickets. One volunteer, Shere Dore, has been ticketed twice. Each ticket comes with a fine of $50 to $2,000. Houston Food Not Bombs has another victory as a Federal Judge ordered the city to stop ticketing the volunteers.
The people of
the global are experiencing the chaos of a failed political, economic
and social system which calls on our uniting to provide mutual aid. We
also can participate in strikes, blockades and other forms of
noncooperation with the institutions of repression. The pandemics,
crushing poverty, wars in Ukraine and Gaza are among the crisis being
used to consolidate corporate power ushering in a dangerous dystopia.
Renowned environmental activist, Food Not Bombs supporter and author, Vandana Shiva, joined Russel Brand at his first ever live community event in Hay-On-Wye. They spoke about how the mainstream media have framed the Dutch Farmer protests, the hidden land grab agenda and how data is not the highest evidence for living, a good healthy body is!
The all volunteer Food Not Bombs movement shares food in nearly 1,000 communities in at least 65 countries. Food Not Bombs was formed by eight young anti-nuclear activist at the May 24, 1980, Occupation Attempt of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station. Food Not Bombs is dedicated sharing vegan food and does not serve meat or other animal products as a way to avoid complicity with the exploitation of the workers and the cruel and violent conditions of the animal agriculture industry and to reduce our impact on the climate crisis.
Food Not Bombs has provided food and material relief to the survivors of the Loma Prieta Earthquake in San Francisco and Northridge Earthquake in San Fernando Valley, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy as well as Typhoon Yolanda, the Christmas Tsunami, the 2019 floods in Thaton, Myanmar and many other disasters during its 42-year history.
The volunteers of Food Not Bombs have been recognized as Prisoners of Conscience by Amnesty International, who called for their unconditional release if arrested for sharing food with the hungry.
Food Not Bombs fed thousands of activists at Reagan Ranch in Boston, the June 12, 1982 March for Nuclear Disarmament in New York City, The Nevada Desert Experience at the Nevada Nuclear Weapons Test Site, the 27-day Tent City protest in San Francisco in 1989, Redwood Summer in Northern California, The West Bank Peace Camp at Mas'ha Palestine, Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas, Occupy Wall Street, protests against Exercise Talisman Saber in Australia, a 600-day farmer's occupation in Bosnia and Herzegovina Square in Sarajevo, World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle, Genoa, and Cancun, the 100-day Orange Revolution occupation in Kiev, Ukraine, the 2001 Meeting of the European Council in Gothenburg, Sweden and hundreds of other protests.
Food Not Bombs activist initiated Bikes Not Bombs, Food Not Lawns, Homes Not Jails, Indymedia, Really Really Free Markets, October 22nd No Police Brutality Day, the Free Radio movement and many other DIY initiatives. The 40th anniversary celebration intends to inspire the public to join us in our work to end hate, war, poverty and the destruction of the environment.