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Here is the article:  https://missionlocal.org/2018/08/our-city-our-home-campaign-prepares-for-david-vs-goliath-battle/.

“Only blocks away from Food Not Bombs volunteers serving black beans to a long line of homeless men and women at the 16th and Mission BART plaza…”

Anyone can eat with Food Not Bombs.  Plenty of people with inside places to live eat at our sharings.

Please join us for a delicious, nutritious meal.  And, of course, we always need help.

Here is our up to date sharing schedule:  https://sffnb.org/serving-schedule/.

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The Bay Area housing affordability crisis is so extreme that the press coverage of squatting goes mainstream:  https://www.sfgate.com/expensive-san-francisco/article/To-stay-housed-in-the-Bay-Area-some-families-and-12825935.php

We will update our list of empty and abandoned buildings in San Francisco in early May on this webpage:  https://sffnb.org/list-of-san-francisco-empty-and-abandoned-buildings/

 

An update from the San Francisco Examiner:  http://www.sfexaminer.com/storied-demonstration-gardens-headed-long-vacant-mccoppin-hub/

“A community garden that was displaced from its UC Hastings-owned site in the Tenderloin neighborhood this week to make room for a new academic building has found temporary shelter at the Mission District’s embattled McCoppin Hub….

The fence also triggered an Americans with Disabilities Act requirement for a wheelchair ramp, which resulted in its continued closure. As long as the ramp’s installation is outstanding, Demonstration Gardens will not be open to the public at McCoppin Hub, [John] Gavin, [chief policy adviser of The City’s Real Estate Division,] said.

Supervisor Jane Kim, whose district includes McCoppin Hub, is expected to hold a community meeting in the coming months to discuss ideas to activate the plaza once again, though a date has not been set….”

The Hub will remain closed to the public, as it has been for well over a year.  Supervisor Kim has not scheduled the promised community meeting.

Here is a timely, informative essay from Ron Jacobs posted on “Counterpunch”:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/21/stamping-out-hunger/

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/15/twelve-charged-defying-california-el-cajon-ban-feeding-homeless

The authorities in El Cajon arrest people for providing mutual aid to those in need.

Here is the article:  http://www.sfexaminer.com/residents-grow-impatient-fenced-off-soma-plaza/

San Francisco’s Real Estate Division claims that it must keep the park closed because the construction of the fence triggered an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirement that apparently no one considered ahead of time.

In order to make the enclosed park ADA compliant and re-open it, the City must build a $45,000 wheelchair ramp, although there is no time frame for that further renovation.

Presumably, the unenclosed park was ADA compliant because of its multiple egresses.

News from Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs:  https://popularresistance.org/cities-volunteers-clash-over-feeding-homeless-in-public/.

These articles are informative, worthwhile and timely.

https://popularresistance.org/activists-arrested-in-atlanta-for-feeding-homeless-without-a-permit-before-thanksgiving/

https://popularresistance.org/community-members-defy-el-cajon-ordinance-against-feeding-homeless/

Food Not Bombs.  We ain’t playin’.  You ain’t payin’.

The recently fenced McCoppin Hub Park is always locked and closed.

Earlier posts:

https://sffnb.org/2017/06/13/contractors-begin-building-permanent-mccoppin-hub-fence/

https://sffnb.org/2017/05/29/mccoppin-hub-update/

https://sffnb.org/2017/02/09/san-francisco-sanctuary-city-closes-mccoppin-hub/

https://sffnb.org/2016/07/27/mccoppin-hub-plaza-park-update/

https://sffnb.org/2015/09/16/keep-mccoppin-hub-plaza-open-and-unfenced/

When Supervisor Jane Kim proposed fencing in the park as a solution to the non-problem of people using an unenclosed public space, the deal included that the park would be open during certain hours and locked at night.

In reality, all the gates are always locked like this:

 

Indeed, the park contains a sign with hours of operation:

 

For accuracy, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department should replace this sign with one that reads,  “Closed Permanently Because of Civic Callousness and Political Cowardice.”

Here we are.  Millions spent to transform a dead end street into a useless locked off space.

Money for nothing.

Eddie Stiel

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/10/22/18803820.php

HERE/THERE, on the Berkeley/Oakland Border across from Sweet Adeline Bakery 3350 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA

Tuesday October 24

4:30 PM – 4:30 AM

You’re invited to an

EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY

The evening of Tuesday, Oct. 24

through Wednesday morning,

as long as necessary.

The camping community HERE/THERE has been practicing consensus government and responsible urban camping at its present location for more than nine months. Multiple members of City Council have called us “a model community”. So why has “someone” in the city government told BART to get rid of us?

We were only given three days notice: they will seize our property and force us onto the street some time on Tuesday. This eviction order is illegal. Help us resist it by coming out to shout at the pigs and enjoying a potluck Eviction Resistance Party. Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning, as long as necessary. Also, you can contact Lateefah Simon, the BART board director for our district, through https://www.lateefahforbart.com/contact and Rebecca Saltzman, chair of the BART Board of Directors whose district represents many people in Berkeley and Oakland: 

Rebecca Saltzman, Chair, BART Board, Director, District 7 Rebecca.Saltzman@bart.gov @rebeccaforBART 510 464-6095

COPS GO HOME

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Bring a camera. This is also a good time to donate food, water, and any kind of survival equipment.

If they do manage to evict us, we’re going straight to City Hall, where we’re going to raise a hell of a ruckus. In that event, we will need help with transport and temporary storage of property. So maybe bring a pickup or a van, just in case?

Servings

Note: Servings may cancel in the event of rain

TUES: none try curry without worry – UN Plaza @ Hyde St – 5:30PM

THURS: 16th & Mission – 6:00PM

FRI: Market & Hyde – 7:00PM

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