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What Mutual Aid Looks Like

Posted 9 months ago on Dec. 30, 2013, 12:30 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: food not bombs, mutual aid, long island

Exponentially growing income inequality has widened the gulf between the haves and have-nots in the United States, leaving too many hungry and disempowered.

A small group of caring individuals in Long Island, NY has taken matters into their own hands and organized a DIY network of food recovery and redistribution "food shares" across their community. This 7 minute video provides a cross-sectional view into 24 hours of their regular operations and details how in that short time frame 50,078 lbs of food was recovered and then shared in Hempstead, NY providing food to 2,500+ people in need.

24hrs with Long Island Food Not Bombs

Thank you, Food not Bombs!

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[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 9 months ago

''Despair is not an option. We must stand together as brothers and sisters and fight'', from :

per ardua ad astra ...

[+] -5 points by revolutionman (-106) from Kentland, IN 9 months ago

Yet I've been watching you pick fights with many users here in the last few days. Including me. For something I never was!

Standing together is more than shouting "We must stand together!". It's also a way of interacting with others. You gotta practice what you preach.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 9 months ago

'TrashyTrollTurd', I should say .. ''I've been watching you'' too ... ''For something'' .... That You Are :

IF you were genuine, you'd express umbrage and disdain but would not look for further encounters. It's like a splinter in your damaged mind that I find you out but truth is many others do too but it's just that they are a bit more polite in dealing with you. I have only been wrong about you twice - once to ''ogoj'' from NC [to whom I apologised] & one other time back in the day, when you indignantly and diligently pointed the matter out yourself, so affronted were you that I had mistaken anyone other than you as :

You are revealed by your 'm.o' : by how you ''obsess on process'' {as I used to call ''concern trolling'' before jart diagnosed your condition and I realised that there was actually a term for it} ; by how you never have anything relevant to say on any important matters ; by how you're limited to the puerile & vacuous (any more Jesse Ventura?) & by what a total twerp you are.

However, you'll be happy to pollute this important 'News' thread with your drivel, so I will append here, the following link with a promise that any future replies here will be shorter but with more relevant links for onward transmission to others - as you will as usual, assiduously continue to ignore them, lol :

''Take back power, which in a corporate state is financial power, from the venal class of speculators who hold us hostage. In open defiance we will have to build our own independent institutions. Of course the speculators will fight back. And they will fight dirty—they know the consequences of this revolt.'' -They AND their lackeys !!! Your narcissism precludes seeing how transparent you are !! You can't change !

temet nosce ...

[+] -5 points by revolutionman (-106) from Kentland, IN 9 months ago

Who is Trashy? Seriously.

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 9 months ago

Know him by his works and giggle, frown and then curse him all the way back to Hades :

More relevantly to the subject of this important 'News Item', see if you can ''seriously'' engage with :

''Listen. Can you hear the Mad Uncle in the attic? His muffled shriekings are getting louder as the myths, deceptions and delusions we’ve been living on evaporate one by one in the face of reality.''

et nosce te ipsum ...

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[-] 2 points by JohnWa (513) 8 months ago

Autarky not Oligarchy

We should all be heading to self sufficiency locally. regionally, inside the state and within the country. with most needs met locally and fewer goods brought from outside the immediate area. A community can supply its own needs and provide the labor need to do that along with adjusting wages to fairly distribute wealth gained.

To hell with the bankers empire and inefficient use of local labor and renewable resources. The IMF, WTO, World Bank and transnational corporates all bleed local resources and wealth.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-16/what-if-nations-were-less-dependent-one-another

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 months ago

that looks very pleasant

[-] 1 points by civildis (3) 9 months ago

Good idea.

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[-] 2 points by JohnWa (513) 9 months ago

Northern Italy has one answer for better wealth distribution, and power to the worker.

http://www.geo.coop/node/357

In Emilia-Romagna 43% of business is done with cooperatives. Workers can take part in decision making at most levels and workers who become shareholders through contributing a very small amount of their wage have a say in decisions at all levels. Wage differences between the lowest paid worker and the top earner are less than 1 to 5. In the US it can be thousands of times higher.

The people of Emilia Romagn rank among the happiest in a world survey.

http://dept.kent.edu/oeoc/oeoclibrary/emiliaromagnalong.htm

Mainly small and medium sized businesses that cooperate with each other in export and resources. Low unemployment, free education, healthcare with community involvement and sponsorship of community facilities. All profit goes to the workers and community, not to transnational corporates.

This region experienced devastation in WWII.

Lessons for the US http://www.uwcc.wisc.edu/info/bologna.html

http://www.cooperativegrocer.coop/articles/2003-12-02/italys-emilia-romagna

Some stats.

Cooperatives make up over 40% of the GDP of the ER region
In Bologna two out of three citizens are members of a cooperative
In Bologna over 85% of the city's social services are provided by social co-ops
Per capita income in ER has risen from 17th to second among Italy's 20 regions
Per capital income is 50% higher than the national average
Of the European regions, ER is number 11 of 122 regions in terms of GNP per inhabitant
Bologna has the highest disposable income of any of Italy's 103 provinces
Bologna has the highest per capita expenditure on the arts of any city in Italy
The unemployment rate of 4% is virtually full employment
70% of Bologna's households have home ownership

The people have taken over keeping corporate crony capitalism in check.

[-] -2 points by AlwaysIntoSomething (42) 9 months ago

Food Not Bombs is an incredible organization.

[-] 5 points by JohnWa (513) 9 months ago

Agreed

Replacing corporate strangleholds on our supply of food is an essential building block towards independence of them. Building confidence in networks will take time before critical mass is in place.

More power to those doing he groundwork and those who support them.

Kids need food and not monsanto poison.

[+] -5 points by primadonya (-85) from Hillsdale, NJ 9 months ago

Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Give a man someone else's fish and he'll vote for you.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 9 months ago

And that's how Wallstreet got where they are today.

Taking other people's fish!!

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[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

I worked for over 40 years you numbskull.

I guess wallstreet took your brain along with your fish.

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