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The Last Grub at Quincy Street Ever

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Sunday August 17th – Grub: Community Dinner 7pm at 274 Quincy St., Apt. 1 at Nostrand in Brooklyn just a short walk from the G train to Bedford-Nostrand or the A/C train to Nostrand. Outdoor seating will be available.

Watch First the Dishes Then the Revolution by Jeff Stark and get an idea about what Grub is.

We plan to be able to serve approximately 40 people, so it’s first come first serve. There will be plates for vegans and vegetarians alike. About 99% of the food we share is freegan, which means it is excess, ripe, nearly ripe or slightly damaged food that has been recovered from the waste of grocery stores.

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Most importantly Grub is about building a stronger and more supportive community, so feel free to come early and hang out. We need help gathering, cooking and preparing food for Grub (culinary skill not necessarily required). Volunteers are welcome to bring vegetarian (freegan and vegan is preferred) food and make their own dishes or help out with the preparation in general.

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And as we’re sure you always already do, please go out of your way to talk to strangers and to welcome new people. That’s why we’re here.

Please let us know if you can host or know another location where it might be possible to host Grub in the future!

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Do We Have to Remind you that the Brooklyn Free Store is Today?

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The Brooklyn Free Store has been growing larger and involving more people sharing more each week! Join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.) How much we have available at the start will depend on how many volunteers we have committed to helping us close down the store at 5pm. If you can help out, please let us know. We don’t expect to have a bike mechanic volunteering today.

Expect crates of books (lots of law text books!), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

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All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

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The idea of the Free Store is simple: take whatever you can use, bring whatever you can give that someone else could use. It is a model for another way of living without money and without scarcity.

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The Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural

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Presented by Art Forces, the Estria Foundation and NorCal Friends of Sabeel, the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural is a monumental work of public art located in Uptown Oakland on 26th Street between Telegraph and Broadway. The mural pays homage to the history of Bay Area public art and expresses solidarity with Palestinians as bombs continue to fall on Gaza.

The Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural adopts the image of the tree as a central motif and global visual signifier to link seemingly disparate issues and distant locations. Spanning 157 feet and reaching 22 feet high, the mural is comprised of nine separate panels, where each artist or team of artists has painted his or her own interpretation of a tree to address social and political issues.

These issues include the shared histories of colonization, environmental exploitation, internal exile of indigenous peoples, resilience and resistance to these injustices. The mural dedication will be held on August 10, 2014 from 1-4 pm and is free and open to the public. The dedication will include poetry, music, traditional Palestinian dance, local stiltwalkers from LocoBloco and an art exhibit From Gaza to Oakland.

This exhibition includes artwork from Gaza artists and photo journalists responding to the recent assault; historical photos of the expulsion of Palestinians from what is now called Israel; print portfolios from Middle East Children's Alliance and work by muralists and friends of Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural.

This exhibition will open in conjunction with the mural unveiling on August 10th and will run through September 30, 2014.

The twelve participating artists come from a wide array of backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures. They include Dina Matar, who is participating virtually (Gaza); IROT (Native American); VYAL (Chicano-Native American); Deadeyes (African American); Erin Yoshi (Japanese American); Susan Greene (Jewish American); Emory Douglas (African American); Nidal El Khairy (Palestinian); Chris Gazaleh (Palestinian American); SPIE (Asian American); Fred Alvarado (Latino American); Miguel Bounce Perez (Chicano-Pacific Islander American).

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Bing Time: What It’s Like to Be 16 & in Solitary at Rikers

Sixteen-year-old inmate Trevor Mobley was waiting in line for food on Rikers Island when a Correction officer ordered him to back up.

"I told him, 'I'm next to get food,'" Mobley recalled. But the officer continued to demand that he move, eventually writing Mobley a rule violation for disobeying a direct order and verbal abuse. Mobley, who was awaiting trial for drug possession, was sentenced to 60 days in solitary confinement.

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Use Your Cell Phone to Stay In the Loop!

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Want to get day-of updates about our projects/events via text message? Text @iohnyc to 23559 to sign up for our celly loop. Find out early if the weather is too bad for the free store, get reminders about our regular grub dinners, and hear about our pop-up free literature table locations. Average 2 text messages per week.

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Lots of New Offerings at the Brooklyn Free Store

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The Brooklyn Free Store has been growing larger and involving more people sharing more each week! Join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.)

Expect crates of books (lots of law text books!), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

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All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

The idea of the Free Store is simple: take whatever you can use, bring whatever you can give that someone else could use. It is a model for another way of living without money and without scarcity.

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Grub Community Dinner in BedStuy

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Sunday August 3rd – Grub: Community Dinner 7pm at 274 Quincy St., Apt. 1 at Nostrand in Brooklyn just a short walk from the G train to Bedford-Nostrand or the A/C train to Nostrand. Backyard seating will be available.

Watch First the Dishes Then the Revolution by Jeff Stark and get an idea about what Grub is.

We plan to be able to serve approximately 40 people, so it’s first come first serve. There will be plates for vegans and vegetarians alike. About 99% of the food we share is freegan, which means it is excess, ripe, nearly ripe or slightly damaged food that has been recovered from the waste of grocery stores.

Most importantly Grub is about building a stronger and more supportive community, so feel free to come early and hang out. We need help gathering, cooking and preparing food for Grub (culinary skill not necessarily required). Volunteers are welcome to bring vegetarian (freegan and vegan is preferred) food and make their own dishes or help out with the preparation in general.

And as we’re sure you always already do, please go out of your way to talk to strangers and to welcome new people. That’s why we’re here.

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What Orange is the New Black Got Wrong About Compassionate Release…and other writings

I've started writing a weekly column for Waging NonViolence, mostly focusing on incarceration, gender and resistance. My latest is now up.

What Orange is the New Black Got Wrong About Compassionate Release

In the hit TV show, the character known as Jimmy obviously suffers from dementia. She wanders the wards in search of her missing husband, and even manages to walk out of the understaffed prison.

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Another Brooklyn Free Store (As Long as the Rain Stays Away)

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The Brooklyn Free Store has been growing larger and involving more people sharing more each week! Join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.)

Expect crates of books, records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

The idea of the Free Store is simple: take whatever you can use, bring whatever you can give that someone else could use. It is a model for another way of living without money and without scarcity.

 

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Another Exciting Brooklyn Free Store!

The Brooklyn Free Store has been growing larger and involving more people sharing more each week! Join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.)

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Expect crates of books (including the ones pictured in this post and more), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

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In addition to things there will also be free bike repair from 12-3pm approximately thanks to volunteer mechanics!

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Bring the kids cause we will have a pinata full of sweets around 3pm

All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

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The idea of the Free Store is simple: take whatever you can use, bring whatever you can give that someone else could use. It is a model for another way of living without money and without scarcity.

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