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HUMAN NEEDS, NOT
THE CAMPAIGN TO END THE CRIMINALIZATION OF
Food Not Bombs calls on Americans to join the peaceful
anti-austerity protests that are sweeping the world.
First Amendment rights on the first of each month outside your City
Free meal, cultural events and over night vigil outside City
Hall to end the criminalization of poverty!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
(Call toll free 1-800-884-1136
for details on the times and location of your local action.)
So far 29 "Food Terrorists" have been
arrested at Lake Eola Park in Orlando for sharing food with homeless
people. But the problem is much deeper. Attacks againt those of us living in poverty is growing as are efforts to stop Food Not Bombs.
Fort Lauderdale is
trying to restrict all sharings to a single Salvation Army truck and has
been violating the rights of Food Not Bombs homeless advocates for
months with unlawful arrests, surveillance, and unwarranted raids. St
Petersburg is copying Orlando's ban and also is trying to sweep all
the homeless either out of town or into their "Safe Harbor"
facility. Sarasota's large-group feeding ban will cap anyone off at
over 12 guests. Police told a church group that they could no longer
share meals on public property in Tampa. Gainesville is restricting the
amount of food homeless shelters can distribute. All over Florida, it's
the same anti-homeless agenda, and it is time Food Not Bombs, homeless
advocates, and all defenders of civil liberty to stop it. Sharings,
overnight camp-ins and other demonstrations will take place on September
16, 2011, in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, St Pete, Melbourne, Tarpon
Springs, and more to be announced. Please also consider creating events
outside of Florida where ever compassionate people want to show
solidarity. These events will repeat every 1st of the month until the
tyrannical anti-homeless campaign is abandoned.
THE STATEMENT OF THE
CAMPAIGN TO END THE CRIMINALIZATION OF POVERTY
believe that as humans we are entitled to the basic right to housing,
food, and healthcare. The criminalization of poverty through police
harassment and city ordinances is counter productive towards the effort
to help the displaced and poor that are struggling each day to get back
on their feet.
To further promote equality within our society
we will continue to share food in our communities building solidarity
with the homeless and other organizations seeking a better future.
City governments are making laws against the homeless and poor
at a time when the economy is failing. Many cities are restricting the
ability of the public to provide free food to the hungry in gross
violation of our international and constitutional rights. Please join us
the first of each month to defend your right to end the criminalization
campaign adopted at the Florida Food Not Bombs Gathering May 22, 2011)
PRINT OUT A COPY OF THE
Call toll free for details of your local action.
LOCAL CONTACTS FOR ACTIONS IN
Orlando - Keith: 575-577-3377
Fort Lauderdale - Phil: 754-423-2026
Melbourne - Shelley: 321-501-4297
St Pete - Alex: 727-249-5062
Tarpon Springs: Thomas 813-481-5044
Please make banners saying Human Needs Not Corporate Greed and
one saying END THE CRIMINALIZATION OF POVERTY. You can also make
a banner calling for the end of the arrests in Orlando.
Email us photos and news of your September 16th action so we can post
it. Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
Not Bombs were volunteers arrested sharing vegan meals in protest to war
and poverty at Lake Eola Park in Orlando, Florida. WRITE A LETTER CAMPAIGN
PLEASE WRITE THE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, THE UN, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND
THE CITY OF ORLANDO, FLORIDA (PLEASE PASS ON THIS WEBSITE!)
JOIN US THE THIRD FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH AT YOUR LOCAL CITY HALL
CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!
MORE TENT CITY PROTESTS THIS FALL
September 17, 2011 - Occupy Wall Street for
DEMOCRACY NOT CORPORATOCRACY!
On October 17th, we want to see 20,000
people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful
barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall
incessantly repeat our one simple demand until Barack Obama capitulates.
October 6, 2011 -
Washington DC: HUMAN NEEDS NOT CORPORATE GREED
Occupation of DC to stop the wars! We need cooks to help
provide food at this occupation. We need people to
commit to several
days at a time so we can help keep this going for as long as possible.
and Hopelessness Undermine Democracy in the Middle East, What About Here
FOOD NOT BOMBS TELLS ORLANDO
SENTINEL WHY IT PLANS TO CONTINUE DEFYING NEW LAW. (Video)
The city didn't arrest us at home or work. They waited until the
media left and arrested three volunteers during the June 1, 2011 meal.
In the world's wealthiest country where over 50 cents of
every tax dollar goes to fund the military it is possible to make sure
no one ever needs to seek food at a soup kitchen or be forced to live on
the streets. This message should be expressed loud, often and with as
much passion as possible.
Still Food Not Bombs groups are facing arrest all over the United States
while cities are passing laws against the homeless and poor. Volunteers
participating in the Florida Food Not Bombs Gathering in Orlando agreed
to start this urgent campaign as one city after another passes laws
against sharing food with the hungry. Our First Amendment Rights are
under attack so we came to the consensus that we must resist. The tent
city protest has been an effective way to bring change. From the Bonus
March of the last Great Depression to uprisings in Egypt and Spain our
voice to reclaim our rights is bringing about the change we need. We are
in solidarity with all and have called for our actions to be on the
first of each month in defense of the first amendment of the U.S.
Constitutions just as they did with the Article 31 protests in Russia
that were seeking to defend their rights as outlined in the thirty first
article of the Russian Constitution. Please join us each month. Legal
support and nonviolent workshops are offered to all interested in
participating in this important campaign. Cuts in social services, laws
criminalizing poverty, massive foreclosures, unemployment and the
redistribution of our resources to the super wealthy and their
corporations must be stopped. Governments are trying to silence the
first amendment rights of Food Not Bombs to seek a future where no one
needs to stand in line at a soup kitchen for food and ask for housing at
a shelter. We are in solidarity with all and invite everyone to camp out
on the first of each month outside our local city hall calling for an
end to the criminalization of poverty.
WRITE A LETTER
CAMPAIGN - Please request support from Amnesty International, Justice Department and
the United Nations.
Group Feeding Permit Law
Please come to Orlando and participate in our Risk Arrest One Day a
Month Program. This program ended the arrests in San Franciso along with
our letter writing campaign. It is urgent that we stop these laws before
they sweep America.
DETAILS OF THE CAMPAIGN
The Strategy 31
after the Bonus March
Protest in Ukraine
Veteran Families at Hooverville
The 600 day tent city in
Living at the tent city protest in Egypt
at the vigil in Egypt
uprising against poverty in Spain
Tent City Protest against poverty Bahrain
Action Washington DC
P.O. Box 424, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 USA
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