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Food Not Bombs
 
 
 

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The first thirty years of the Food Not Bombs movement.


Food Not Bombs is one of the fastest growing revolutionary movements and is gaining momentum throughout the world. There are hundreds of autonomous chapters sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty. Food Not Bombs is not a charity. This energetic grassroots movement is active throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Food Not Bombs is organizing for peace and an end to the occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. For nearly 30 years the movement has worked to end hunger and has supported actions to stop the globalization of the economy, restrictions to the movements of people, end exploitation and the destruction of the earth.

The first group was formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1980 by anti-nuclear activists. Food Not Bombs is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to nonviolent social change. Food Not Bombs has no formal leaders and strives to include everyone in its decision making process. Each group recovers food that would otherwise be thrown out and makes fresh hot vegan and vegetarian meals that are served in outside in public spaces to anyone without restriction. Each independent group also serves free meals at protests and other events. The San Francisco chapter has been arrested over 1,000 times in government's effort to silence its protest against the city's anti- homeless policies. Amnesty International states it will adopt those Food Not Bombs volunteers that are convicted as "Prisoners of Conscience" and will work for their unconditional release. Even though we are dedicated to nonviolence Food Not Bombs activists in the United States have been under investigation by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Pentagon and other intelligence agencies. A number of Food Not Bombs volunteers have been arrested on terrorism charges.

Food Not Bombs is often the first to provide food and supplies to the survivors of disasters. During the first three days after the 1989 Earthquake, Food Not Bombs was the only organization in San Francisco providing hot meals to the survivors. Food Not Bombs was also the first to provide hot meals to the rescue workers responding to September 11th World Trade Center attacks. Food Not Bombs volunteers were among the first to provide food and help to the survivors of the Asian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Our volunteers organized a national collection program and delivered bus and truckloads of food and supplies to the gulf region. We were one of the only organizations sharing daily meals in New Orleans after Katrina. Food Not Bombs is now preparing for the economic crash organizing Food Not Lawns community gardens, housing the homeless with Homes Not Jails, organizing additional meals each week and starting new Food Not Bombs chapters.

Food Not Bombs works in coalition with groups like Earth First!, The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, Anarchist Black Cross, the IWW, Homes Not Jails, Anti Racist Action, In Defense of Animals, the Free Radio Movement and other organizations on the cutting edge of positive social change and resistance to the new global austerity program. Food Not Bombs provided the meals for the protesters at Camp Casey outside Bush's ranch in Texas. Volunteers also helped organize and shared meals at the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle and provide logistical support for many other anti-globalization actions. Kiev Food Not Bombs fed the tent city protest during the Orange Revolution and groups in Slovokia started animal rescue shelters in 24 cities. We are also sharing meals at protests responding to the global economic crisis. Many groups organize Really Really Free Markets giving away all kinds of items for free, planting Food Not Lawns community gardens and housing people with the Homes Not Jails project. Many chapters also organize Bikes Not Bombs programs collecting and repairing used bicycles to provide to people in low-income communities. We also provided meals to protesters at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in the United States. We will provide meals to the families of striking workers and help organize actions encouraging alternatives to the failure of capitalism.

Food Not Bombs activists are currently making plans to celebrate our 30th year of cooking for peace. Along with organizing the celebration each local chapter collects and distributes food every week and there are several other projects that support the Food Not Bombs movement. One collective called "A Food Not Bombs Menu." helps people find or start local chapters. They also maintain the website www.foodnotbombs.net, organize tours and support Food Not Bombs gatherings. They also provide books, t-shirts and other materials to promote the principles of Food Not Bombs. Another collective Food Not Bombs Publishing in Takoma Park, Maryland publishes books like "On Conflict and Consensus" which has been an important guide for group democracy. We hope you will join us in taking direct action towards creating a world free from domination, coercion and violence. Food is a right, not a privilege.

Please visit these pages to find out how you can help us work for peace and justice.


CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOOD NOT BOMBS

You are also invited to visit: Thirty Years of Cooking For Peace, a short history of the Food Not Bombs Movement



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VFP Forum Program  3.11.10
Portland Oregon program sponsored by local Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72. Host Dan Shea interviews Tobias Shea,
 And singer songwriter David Rovics, www.davidrovics.com
 

 
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WHO Admits to Releasing

 Pandemic Virus into Population

via 'Mock-Up' Vaccines

 

Posted by: Dr. Mercola
September 03 2009 |

 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/03/WHO-Admits-to-Releasing-Pandemic-Virus-into-Population-via-MockUp-Vaccines.aspx

 

 

  

The document on the WHO website linked below states that it is common procedure to release pandemic viruses into the population in order to get a jump ahead of the real pandemic, so as to fast track the vaccine for when it is needed.

 

In Europe, some manufacturers have conducted advance studies using a so-called "mock-up" vaccine. Mock-up vaccines contain an active ingredient for an influenza virus that has not circulated recently in human populations and thus mimics the novelty of a pandemic virus.

 

According to the website, “Such advance studies can greatly expedite regulatory

On June 11 the World Health Organization (WHO) raised its swine flu pandemic alert from a 5 to a 6. Phase 6 is the highest level alert, and reflects the speed with which a virus is spreading -- not its severity.

 

This classification also allows for a vaccine to qualify for a “fast-track” procedure for licensing and approval, and this process is now ongoing for the swine flu vaccine.

What you may not know, however, is that WHO, together with health officials, regulatory authorities and vaccine manufacturers, have been working since 2007 – long before this new “threat” of swine flu emerged – to “explore a broad range of issues surrounding the regulatory approval of pandemic vaccines.”

 

According to the WHO website:

“Ways were sought to shorten the time between the emergence of a pandemic virus and the availability of safe and effective vaccines.”

 

One such method used in Europe is to conduct advance studies using a “mock-up” vaccine that contains an active ingredient for an influenza virus that has not circulated recently in human populations.

 

When testing these mock-up vaccines, it is very possible to release the novel influenza virus into the population, as its purpose is to “mimic the novelty of a pandemic virus” and “greatly expedite regulatory approval.”

 

Government officials have other tricks up their sleeves to ensure these new, barely tested vaccines easily make it to market as well, such as: Labeling the vaccine a “strain change” rather than an entirely “new” vaccine. This method states the new vaccine has built on technology used to produce vaccines for seasonal influenza, and the change for the pandemic vaccine is similar to a strain change used to produce a new seasonal vaccine each flu season.

 

In the United States, vaccine manufacturers are required to submit fewer data if they already have a licensed flu vaccine and will use the same manufacturing process for the pandemic vaccine.

 

Using a “rolling review procedure.” This allows manufacturers to submit sets of data for regulatory review “as they become available.” In other words, they’re free to distribute the vaccine and then submit the safety data later on.

Would You Want a Fast-Tracked Vaccine Injected Into Your Body?

By very definition, fast-tracked vaccines are those that have received very little safety testing prior to being used. So any time you agree to get one, you are essentially a guinea pig.

 

Vaccine manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline has actually stated:

"Clinical trials will be limited, due to the need to provide the vaccine to governments as quickly as possible. Additional studies will therefore be required and conducted after the vaccine is made available."

And WHO likewise says:

“Time constraints mean that clinical data at the time when pandemic vaccines are first administered will inevitably be limited. Further testing of safety and effectiveness will need to take place after administration of the vaccine has begun.”

 

Why would anyone who knows the facts sign up for a vaccine that really needs further safety studies … but won’t receive them until AFTER it’s already been given out? By then it will be too late.

 

So please realize that if you or your child receive a swine flu vaccine, you will be acting as a TEST subject.

 

Remember this vaccine will not be made using the methods of the past. In order to speed up the cultivation of the virus and the manufacturing process, they’re using human liver cells instead of chicken eggs. Whether this new procedure is better or worse than the old method, I can’t say … but it’s never been used before and they have not had time to conduct any human testing.

 

So, it’s a giant game of Russian Roulette that you simply want to avoid.

Nearly all of the vaccines created will also include thimerosal (mercury), and the toxic adjuvant squalene, both of which have been clearly shown to carry significant health risks.

 

You should know, too, that vaccine makers and federal officials have been rendered immune from lawsuits. Should anything go wrong with this current vaccine they will not have to pay a single cent to anyone

 

Who Stands to Benefit From the Swine Flu Pandemic (and Future Pandemics)?

This is the question you need to ask yourself when you hear the media dishing out the latest statistics about the swine flu pandemic.

 

In the last few days alone, I’ve seen major news outlets warning that come flu season, the swine flu could kill 90,000 Americans and hospitalize 2 million. This sounds a lot like the fear-mongering that went on during the Bird Flu pandemic (that never materialized) back in 2005

Back then scientists and governments were congratulating themselves for averting a threat that never was by stockpiling worthless vaccines. Now I’m having déjà vu.

In response to this newest swine flu pandemic, what did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently suggest?

 

Swine flu shots for all! Of course, what else would you expect?

As the Washington Post reported, CDC said: “As soon as a vaccine is available, try to get it for everyone in your family.”

 

Well, you might be tempted to do just that if you believe the sensational number of swine flu deaths they’re predicting. But, really, these numbers are not based on facts.

WHO continues to define the severity of the H1N1 virus to be moderate, generally defined as an illness requiring neither hospitalization nor even medical care. Most cases are having MILD symptoms that clear up on their own.

 

Further, no one really knows for sure just how many cases of swine flu there are, because some countries are no longer confirming them by lab.

 

In the UK, for example, they now appear to be collecting swine flu data online and via the phone, based on nothing but self-assessment.

 

So did they really contract the swine flu?

Or did the vast majority of them simply have a case of the sniffles or a seasonal flu bug? Without laboratory confirmation, no one will ever know, but they sure are using those numbers to scare you!

 

Going back to my original question though, you must ask yourself who stands to benefit from all of this paranoia and hysteria. Of course you know the answer to this one.

 

Big Pharma … which stands to gain up to $49 billion a year on the swine flu vaccine alone plus an infinite amount on top of that for future pandemic vaccines.

The vaccine manufacturers would love for every man, woman, and child to heed the CDC’s advice to get vaccinated. But now you know better.

 

The swine flu is typically a mild illness.

 

The swine flu vaccine has not been tested for safety or efficacy, but we DO know it will contain harmful additives.

 

The choice, to me, is obvious. And in the future, anytime a new “pandemic” appears and officials urge you to rush out and get a shot, please remember this article and ask yourself if it’s really you who stands to benefit from their advice.

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A group of High School
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A recording from Democracy Now on June 2 2007
Listen to them tell how they give George Bush a letter
That denounces torture and signing statements
These kids are on the front lines - I salute them
 
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 Growing Concern

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Weekly series, live call in format, featuring environmental, social justice and media issues. Program features video clips from local events, including speakers, marches and rallies as well as interesting and informative guests speaking on a wide range of issues and topics. Since October, 1998
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TAKING ON THE US RENDITION TORTURE PROGRAM
 
 

Khaled El-Masri speaks to reporters with ACLU attorney Steven Watt
“I have come to America seeking three things. An acknowledgement that the United States government is responsible for kidnapping, abusing and detaining me; an explanation as to why I was singled out for this treatment; and an apology because I am an innocent man who has never been charged with any crime.”

-- Khaled El-Masri, a victim of extraordinary rendition
After a harrowing ordeal at the hands of the CIA, and later attempts by the government to block his entry into the U.S., ACLU client Khaled El-Masri got his day in court this week. El-Masri and ACLU attorneys were in Virginia to argue before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in our lawsuit challenging the Bush administration’s use of “extraordinary rendition,” abduction, detention and interrogation in secret overseas prisons.

El-Masri was on vacation in Macedonia when he was kidnapped, abused and rendered to a CIA-run “black site” in Afghanistan. After several months of confinement in squalid conditions, he was flown from Afghanistan and abandoned on a hill in Albania with no explanation, never having been charged with a crime.

The suit charges former CIA director George Tenet, other CIA officials and U.S.-based aviation corporations with violations of United States and universal human rights laws.

A federal district court dismissed El-Masri’s lawsuit earlier this year. In a legal maneuver that is now familiar, the government is trying to use the veil of secrecy to avoid accountability for its actions. But yesterday, we argued on appeal that the government's official recognition of the program and information already available about this case show that the lawsuit does not jeopardize national security and must be allowed to continue.

“I have come to America seeking three things,” said El-Masri. “An acknowledgement that the United States government is responsible for kidnapping, abusing and detaining me; an explanation as to why I was singled out for this treatment; and an apology because I am an innocent man who has never been charged with any crime.” 
 
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GREENPEACE
BOAT IS HIT BY
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Ralph Nader

Speaks in Portland Ore on the Enron sale of PGE for a locally owned PUD utility 

He says Portland should support a PUD and be In Control of their Electric Company...own it ourselves..... the ratepayers

And eliminate the high CEO profits & cheaper rates will be the outcome.

(Update this didn’t pass and didn’t happen 2006)

 

Also Ralph mention the initiative for labeling Bio-Foods

And health Care issues on the November Oregon Ballot

he called it the .........

Popular Initiative

 

The Storm," an hour-long "FRONTLINE" investigation, examines how and why government at every level -- local, state and federal -- was unprepared, uncoordinated and overwhelmed in dealing with the Hurricane Katrina disaster that devastated the Gulf Coast in the late summer of 2005 and killed more than 900 people in New Orleans.
 

ALEX JONES
Front Line Journalism

Outside the Box is bringing a dynamic new style of  presenting special guest appearances to Portland Community Media. Alex Ansary will be conducting exclusive interviews via telephone LIVE every Thursday night from 7 PM to 8 PM beginning June 30th 2005. Many of these guests have been key people in exposing the corruption in our failing system who’ve have established themselves in the mainstream talk circuits. There are two ways to watch this show. A) With an open mind and B) With pen and paper. You will want to take notes.
 
 
 
 

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On the Frontlines in 2004
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2005 --> "Innocent Civilians" Iraq Deaths now over 30,000 to 100,000

"How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?

.... Four!

Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."

 - Abraham Lincoln

 
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