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Panel Presentation from the North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference
experience is the best teacher
In 1980, Keith and seven friends started the first Food Not Bombs chapter in Cambridge, Massachusets. At first more of a street performance than a protest, the group provided entertainment and vegetarian meals in Harvard Square and the Boston Commons after making deliveries of uncooked food to most of the housing projects and shelters in the area. After eight years of serving free food in New England, Keith moved to San Francisco where he started a second Food Not Bombs group. He was one of nine volunteers arrested for sharing food and literature at Golden Gate Park on August 15, 1988. In the following years, Keith was arrested over 100 times for serving free food in city parks and spent over 500 nights in jail. He faced 25 years to life in prison under the California Three Strikes Law but in 1995, Amnesty International and the United Nations Human Rights Commission brought about his release.
- Keith McHenry “The Anarchist Response to Sandy, Katrina, and the Global Economic Crisis”
- Moderator: Sean Walsh
Welcome to CITIZEN DISPATCH.
News and Commentary from Citizen Journalist around the globe.
This Edition; Glenn Simpson Leeds, United Kingdom
program date:Wed, 02/29/2012
Short Description:Water Standards Interveiw
program date: Fri, 02/17/2012
Local Jury Awards Forty Million To Farmer In Case Against Fertilizer Company
A Multnomah county jury has awarded two canadian farmers almost forty million dollars after their crops were destroyed by a cheap fertilizer.
The fertilizer, called multicote plus, was developed by companies sun-gro horticulture and woodburn agriculture as a low-cost alternative to the industry leader.
both of the farmers lost almost two whole seasons worth of crops, as well as the trust of their customers.
KBOO’s Miles Bryan spoke to Elco de zwaan, one of the plaintiff’s in the case, for more.
program: Evening News Book content: 0 program date: Wed, 02/08/2012 Short Description: The City Council allows OLCC to make rules for Food Carts Visibility Site category: News & Public Affairs Featured content: Display this node in featured content lists on home & landing pages. Food carts in Portland may soon qualify for licenses to sell alcohol. Today's City Council meeting gave the OLCC the authority to begin crafting rules regarding beer and wine sales at the nearly seven hundred food carts across town. KBOO's Zeke Harrington has more. 3:55 minutes (3.58 MB)
program: Evening News Book content: 0 program date: Thu, 02/02/2012 Short Description: FDA Whistleblower Visibility Site category: News & Public Affairs KBOO Station News Featured content: Display this node in featured content lists on home & landing pages. Newly-released documents show that the Food and Drug Administration targeted whistleblowers for special surveillance and monitoring. KBOO reporter Sue Supriano spoke with Stephen Kohn, the executive director of The National Whistleblowers Center and the attorney for six FDA whistleblowers who filed a lawsuit after being targeted. In a recent statement, Mr. Kohn called the monitoring by FDA unconstitutional, saying it contrasted the company’s otherwise neutral surveillance policy. 3:55 minutes (3.59 MB)
Cow Farts: The connection between Climate Change and a meat eating diet- an interview with Maneka Ghandi
INTERVIEW: Maneka Ghandi on the connection between Climate Change and a meat eating diet by Kombatrock
UN negotiators are in Durban, South Africa this week debating the complex issue of reducing the world’s CO2 emissions in order to slow down global climate change. Yet there is little discussion inside the UN talks of reducing another leading greenhouse gas: methane. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Methane is over 20 times more effective in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period. Much of the world’s livestock including sheep and cattle generate methane as a by-product of digestion. On average, each dairy cow belches and farts out 500 litres of methane daily accounting for 16% of the world’s annual methane emissions. The 60 million methane tons that cattle generate annually is almost one fifth of all global methane emissions. Maneka Ghandi, former Indian Minister of Environment and Forests and a current member of the Parliament of India is in Durban asking UN officials why they are not considering switching to a vegan diet as a legitimate way to combat global warming.
program: Evening News program date: Mon, 11/07/2011 Short Description: More interviews from the Occupy Portland live stream on 11-07-11. More interviews from the Occupy Portland live stream on 11-07-11. Mary from GMO-Free Portland talks about Frankenfoods and other genetically modified organisms, followed by several people from the occupation telling their stories of personal experiences. Hear about the occupation from the people who were there! 113:28 minutes (103.89 MB)
Chris Hedges on Immokalee Farmworkers vs. Publix: We Must check the Corporate Forces turning America into a Neo-Feudalist State
On Sunday, Nov 13th at 3 PM, a few dozen tomato pickers from Immokalee joined scores of students and members of local churches to picket outside the newest Publix supermarket that opened this week in Sarasota, Florida. Protestors are calling on Publix to take part in the CIW’s Fair Food accords, hailed by the New York Times this summer as “possibly the most successful labor action in the U.S. in 20 years.“
Some 30,000 farmworkers this season will have assured access to shade and water, the right to report abuses without fear of retaliation, and the ability to form health and sfaety committees in the fields, as well as zero-tolerance protections for forced labor and sexual harassment. Yet Publix refuses to pay a small fair-trade premium to lift farmworker wages a penny a pound, and Publix has not agreed to condition its tomato purchases on suppliers’ compliance with the new Fair Food code of conduct.
Pulitzer prize winning journalist, author Chris Hedges joined the protest in Sarasota and provided some interesting analysis. Check the video…
Occupy Austin teach-in on Sunday, Oct. 30 featured Robert Jensen, Journalism Professor, UT-Austin, on "Economics, Empire, Ecological Collapse: The Framework for Decline" Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix production. http://zgraphix.org
program: Evening News program date: Tue, 10/25/2011 Short Description: Audio tour of the Occupy Portland Encampment Kitchen The Occupy Portland encampment has the largest food line and the most organized food tent of any occupation in the United States. Kate Welch took this audio tour for the KBOO news. Her tour guide is Chris, a chef student, who has been at Occupy Portland since day one. Within the first few days, while working with Food Not Bombs, he saw the need to help set up the kitchen. Kate asked him to show her around and to tell her what's cooking. 3:40 minutes (3.35 MB)
New York, August 26--No, these shelves are not in Havana, Cuba, where lack of infrastructure and oil for transportation slows down the distribution of many food products/.This is the affluent East Village. Awaiting the much prophesied "monster" hurricane irene, New Yorkers rapidly clear the shelves at Whole Foods on East Houston and Chrystie Street. WF stayed open all night for the occasion and closed at 10am on Saturday for the rest of the week-end. Employees did not get paid for the enforced wet weather days. Meanwhile street waste baskets fill up with perfectly good bread. From: nothingofficial Views: 8 0 ratings Time: 02:45 More in News & Politics