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This August 6th-9th, 2010 there will be a Northwest Food Not Bombs gathering in Seattle, Washington. Everyone encouraged to join!
Invtation from Seattle FNB:
“Greetings, Food Not Bombers!
This is an official invitation for your chapter and your friends to attend Cooking for Peace, a Northwest Food Not Bombs gathering August 6-9, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. We are meeting these specific dates in memory of the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan 65 years ago. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. Please join us as we remember those lives lost so horribly and as we celebrate our continued struggle for peace and sharing. Specific schedules are still in the works, but here’s what we have planned so far:
Friday August 6th: Welcome to Seattle! Recipe swap and banjoes. Vigil for the victims in Hiroshima.
Saturday August 7th: Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry speaks, workshops, and information tables.
Sunday August 8th: Buffet-style feeding (let’s eat!) and concert. Bands TBA.
Monday August 9th: Direct Action. Vigil for the victims in Nagasaki.
***To ask questions or help get this thing together, you can join the
discussion board by e-mailing FNBSeattle@gmail.com Then accept our
request to join the group and POST AWAY!
Thanks so much to all of you who keep Food Not Bombs alive, and we
hope to see you all in August!
On Thursday June 10th, a chapter of Food Not Bombs in the Diablo valley area attempted to serve food at the Concord farmers market in the Todos Santos plaza to the homeless and underprivileged. The Contra Costa Health Department with the assistance of the Concord Police Department ordered the group to cease operations and confiscated all of the group’s food and supplies. Click here for the Indybay story with more info.
UPDATE: on 6.17.10 a crew of SF FNB people and supporters rode bart down to the Concord serving to show some solidarity and support. Apparently the police showed up again to try to intimidate and shut down the food serving. Fortunately they were too timid to stir up anything with the new numbers of supporters and the serving went through as planned 🙂