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Occupy Allston-Brighton is having its first General Assembly on Thursday 12/15/11 at 7pm. Location is TBA. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/242184102515386/

Food Not Bombs has officially endorsed the “Occupy Allston-Brighton” neighborhood initiative, and will be providing a free meal for all who attend Thursday’s GA.


Veteran activist and Food Not Bombs co-founder C. T. Lawrence Butler is teaching three workshop sessions at Occupy Boston, courtesy of Free School University and the Facilitators Working Group. We are honored to have C. T. Butler here to help us, since, when it comes to consensus, he literally wrote the book!

Consensus: So That All Voices May Be Heard
A Workshop with C. T. Butler
Monday, October 31 and Tuesday, November 1, 2011
1 pm to 2:30 pm

Confused, frustrated, hopeful, or exhausted with consensus so far? Consensus is a process that takes years to master. C. T. Butler and team want to help you of Occupy Boston do what you’re already doing (direct democracy) better. Whether you’ve had formal training or not, come to this workshop to deepen your understanding of what consensus is and is not, its structure and its inherent paradigm shifts. What’s wrong with voting? How can groups handle dominant people? Does consensus have to take so long? Bring your questions to C. T.!

Facilitation Workshop
C. T. Butler
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
3 pm to 5 pm

Interested in joining the Occupy Boston general Assembly facilitation team or learning better skills for your committees, working groups, and affinity groups? What is the role of the facilitator in consensus and leaderless movements? Join us in developing Occupy Boston’s expertise in large and small group facilitation, so that all voices may be heard!

C.T. Lawrence Butler is co-founder of Food Not Bombs. From that leaderless, consensus-based international movement and his activism against war, nuclear power, and oppressions, Butler wrote the definitive work On Conflict and Consensus. It is the only model of consensus specifically designed to interrupt privilege and oppression. His latest book, Consensus for Cities, is designed for groups of up to 100,000. As a front-line activist, Butler has been arrested over fifty times in non-violent direct action.

Food Not Bombs Boston is supporting Occupy Boston!

In the spirit of the recent popular uprisings in the Middle East and Europe, a movement to occupy our cities is sweeping the United States.  Starting in NYC at the Occupy Wall Street movement, now there are solidarity occupations in dozens of cities around the country. These occupations are a coming together of the 99% of the population which is oppressed by the outrageously wealthy 1% of our population who control the vast majority of the wealth and governmental action in the US and the world. It is the rise of a popular movement working towards a new world!

There will be a hot meal served at 3pm every day at the Occupy Boston encampment. A Food Working Group has been established for Occupy Boston, if you are interested in getting on the email list for that please go here. Food Not Bombs will be doing a great deal to support these meals, but we will not be cooking all of them ourselves, individuals and other groups are encouraged to work with Food Not Bombs and the Food Working Group to ensure the occupation receives the food and meals it needs to sustain and empower itself!

There is no better time than now to volunteer or donate with Food Not Bombs. We’ve got a very busy, exciting, and fun time ahead of us!

For Revolution!,
Food Not Bombs Boston

As of September 1st 2011, Food Not Bombs Boston has moved its cooking location for all of our meals. We will now be cooking all of our meals (both Friday and Sunday) in Allston, MA. We will also be cleaning at this location and storing all of our equipment there throughout the week. There is a lot of space at the new location and we believe that FNB will benefit greatly from this move. Now is a great time to get involved and help out with Food Not Bombs!

Please email us at fnbboston@gmail.com for the address of the new location, or ask an FNB volunteer for it.

Thank You!!

Thanks to everyone who made last weekend a success! We had a great time hanging with SMFA students, waking up the earth, expressing our sex-posi side, and doing our regular meals, despite the rain. So thanks for coming out and helping make it possible!

We are ramping up and serving meals at more protests and events. If you’d like to be involved in that or have a demonstration you think we should be at, email fnbboston@gmail.com.

We are psyched for this weekend! Please join us this Saturday, May 7th from 12-5 at the Wake Up the Earth festival in Jamaica Plain at the Stonybrook T stop park. We will be feeding the many thousands that attend this lively festival, started in 1979 by activists resisting the construction of 1-95 through what is now the Southwest Corridor bike path (they won!). The festival has lots of music, food, puppets, kids games, bike repair stations, and organization booths. Don’t miss it!

But in case you have to miss it, find us also at Boston’s first Slutwalk! Started in Toronto as a way to confront rape culture, the Slutwalk will start at 12pm on Saturday in Government Center and walk to the Common, followed by workshops. Checkit out! 

We will ALSO be setting up a table at the SMFA sidewalk sale from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday. Stop by and chat with us while you peruse awesome artwork and maybe make somebody’s day by buying some of it! Prices start as low as $5, and part of the proceeds go to Food Not Bombs!

And don’t forget about our regular meals, Friday  and Sunday: cooking 11-2, serving the meal 3-5 and cleaning 6-7! Email fnbboston@gmail.com if you want to get in on any of the action this weekend, or just stop by!


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