This person is violent and has been sharing meat claiming to be Food
Not Bombs Vegan Mafia. He takes advantage of people needing food. He also travels from Food Not Bombs group to Food Not Bombs group disrupting our effort to end poverty and hunger.
Most tragicly we are getting many reports that he has treated
women in a threatening and agressive manner.
He has also beaten and injured a number of
people. A number of Food Not Bombs groups have told him he is not
welcome. He was removed from Orlando Food Not Bombs after he became
violent and abusive. He attempted to disrupt the Florida Food Not Bombs
Gathering several times. He also steals funds from activists groups including Food Not
Bombs. Food Not Bombs does not support the activities of this person. Everyone should feel safe volunteering with Food Not Bombs so please discourage is participation with your chapter. We
wish Dante John Terminello well but ask that he end all relationship
with the Food Not Bombs movement as he reflects poorly on our effort to
build a positive future based on nonviolence and respect. Thanks
This has been written to be posted on the Orlando Food Not Bombs website since we keep
encountering people who have the belief that Dante is still part of Orlando Food Not Bombs
(an impression he seems to create wherever he goes). In addition there is at least one video posted on
YouTube (in October 2009) and to the Orlando media. (May 2011 )in which Dante claims (falsely) that
"Vegan Mafia Food Not Bombs" is a "chapter"of Orlando Food Not Bombs.
Feedback and suggested changes are welcome and should be posted to this list.
STATEMENT ON " VEGAN MAFIA FOOD NOT BOMBS" and DANTE JOHN TERMINELLO:
We wish it to be known that the group calling itself
"Vegan Mafia Food Not Bombs" is not in any way affiliated with Orlando
Food Not Bombs, either in downtown Orlando or in the East Orlando (UCF) area.
" Vegan Mafia FNB" founder and organizer Dante John Terminello also is not in any
way affiliated with OFNB. Any claims that Mr. Terminello may make about any
current relationship with OFNB should be considered false.
Because of his behavior, Mr. Terminello has not been not allowed to
participate in any activities organized by OFNB since the spring of 2009.
In addition to " Vegan Mafia Food Not Bombs," Mr. Terminello may present
himself as a member/organizer of "Project Darfur," " Operation Music"
and " The Fox Hunt Collective."
We urge anyone who is considering working with Mr. Terminello
or any group in which Mr. Terminello participates and organizes to
learn about his reputation and past activities in Central Florida,
particularly the experiences of local progressive and radical organizers.
It also should be noted that Mr. Terminello was barred from the anarchist
convergence space at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum in Detroit by the space's