Here is some good news about our friends in Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-sb-food-for-homeless-appeal-20180822-story.html#

But the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday said that the group’s food distribution events were “peaceful political direct action,” and therefore enjoyed First Amendment protection.

The group “does not serve food as a charity, but rather to communicate its message ‘that society can end hunger and poverty if we redirect our collective resources from the military and war and that food is a human right, not a privilege, which society has a responsibility to provide for all.’ Providing food in a visible public space, and partaking in meals that are shared with others, is an act of political solidarity meant to convey the organization’s message.

SF Food Not Bombs showed solidarity with Fort Lauderdale in 2014:  https://sffnb.org/2014/11/14/san-francisco-fnb-stands-in-solidarity-with-fort-lauderdale/

 

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