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The Last Day of Spring at the Brooklyn Free Store Today!

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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.

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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.

In addition to things there will also be free bike repair thanks to volunteer mechanics!

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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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A Delicious Freegan Community Dinner!

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Sunday June 15th – Grub: Community Dinner 7pm 21 Clinton Ave 2nd floor, by the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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 50 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.

Please come as early as 3:30pm if you would like to help us prepare the meal! All are asked to make a contribution.

Check in with us on Facebook twitter, or our here for the most up to date info.

There is Always Enough at the Brooklyn Free Store!

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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.

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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.

In addition to things there will also be free bike repair thanks to volunteer mechanics!

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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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Grub Community Dinner This Sunday in BedStuy

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Sunday June 1st – Grub: Community Dinner 7pm at  698 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn NY #1B

The nearest subway stops are the Flushing J/Z & G trains.

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 50 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.

Please come as early as 3:30pm if you would like to help us prepare the meal! All are asked to make a contribution.

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Check in with us on Facebook twitter, or our here for the most up to date info.

No Rain = The Brooklyn Free Store!

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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.

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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.

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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Sentencing Day For Cecily McMillan

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On May 5th we received a devastating guilty verdict in Cecily McMillan‘s court case. The only thing that we can do in the face of such an injustice is continue to organize, and thus we will be packing the courtroom again at her sentencing hearing on May 19th. Her sentence ranges anywhere from 2-7 years and possibility of probation.

The hearing will take place in Part 41 (room 1116) of 100 Centre St., and the sentencing will be handed down by Judge Ronald Zweibel.

This is especially important since she has been remanded and immediately sent to Riker’s until then, and it will be an opportunity for her to see how much we all still love and support her.

As usual, we must remain calm and respectful in the courtroom to set a good image for ourselves. We also ask that everyone wear business casual clothing. For more information on developments in the trial and a collection of our press attention, please check out www.justiceforcecily.com.

If you can’t make it, you can help by signing these two petitions:
http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-andrew-cuomo-governor-cuomo-and-mayor-deblasio-pardon-cecily-mcmillan-now
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/demand-ny-governor-andrew-cuomo-pardon-cecily-mcmillan/99kX6s58

You can also write Cecily directly at

Cecily McMillan
Book & Case Number 3101400431
Rose M. Singer Center
19-19 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, New York 11370

For Updates between now and then, please subscribe to our text loop by texting @CecilysTrial to 23559

That night we will ride through the streets on bikes with signs and clear messaging, either celebrating the success of her appeal or expressing our condemnation of the verdict and demanding a change in this city’s abject acceptance of police violence and suppression of activist voices.

To join the ride bring your people powered wheels to Foley Sq. at Worth & Centre St.s at 6:30pm on Monday evening.

Come and Get Your Grub on Today!

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Sunday May 18th – Grub: Community Dinner 7pm 21 Clinton Ave 2nd floor, by the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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 50 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.

Please come as early as 3:30pm if you would like to help us prepare the meal! All are asked to make a contribution.

Check in with us on Facebook twitter, or our here for the most up to date info.

We Will Be Sharing Zines Today at the 2014 NYC Anarchist Film Festival

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The eighth annual NYC Anarchist Film Festival is Sunday May 18th, in Manhattan’s East Village. The AFF will be screening a variety of short films that celebrate the spirit of resistance and  liberation amid the increasing criminalization of dissent around the world. The AFF, is a participatory event where the screenings spark vigorous discussion about the possibilities of political change and cultural transformation.

This year’s film festival will feature works such as Anarchism in Madrid, an examination of the contemporary anarchist movement in Spain; Taksim Commune, about the uprising in Turkey; and Into the Fire, a film from Greece about the rise of neo fascist groups.  You will see many other examples of both domestic and global uprisings. From videos of Pussy Riot, to honoring daring whistle blowers scapegoated by the government, like Jeremy Hammond, Barrett Brown and Chelsea Manning, the AFF will be a forum for the frontlines of resistance in the age of murder drones, with nuclear holocaust and ecological catastrophe on the horizon.

This year the AFF will take place the day before Occupy activist, Cecily McMillan‘s sentencing which could carry a 7 year term for physically reacting to a sexual assault by a police officer. See the police brutality footage of McMillan being assaulted by the NYPD, the very same video Judge Ronald Zweibel prevented the jury from seeing before they convicted McMillan.

The NYC Anarchist Film Festival in Honor of Brad Will was started in 2007, after our beloved friend, activist, anarchist, and journalist, Brad Will, was murdered by a police sniper in Oaxaca, Mexico while filming a popular uprising that started as a teacher’s strike for better wages and schools. The first NYC Anarchist film festival screened Brad’s footage of a courageous resistance movement that defied violent state terrorism. We have since committed to providing a forum for global dissent against tyranny.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

From 4-9 p.m.

AT: Theatre 80, at 80 St. Mark’s Place, New York City

$10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please no alcohol inside.

Anti-Police Brutality RALLY for Cecily McMillan Today in Union Sq.

cecily liberty sqOn May 5th, a jury found Occupy Wall Street activist, regular host of Grub and our friend Cecily McMillan guilty of felony assault of a police officer. On the evening of March 17th, 2012 police officer Grantley Bovell grabbed her breast from behind as she was complying with orders to clear Zucotti Park. During this violent arrest her elbow struck him in the face, and for that Cecily is now facing 2 to 7 years in prison. Her sentencing date is May 19th. For more information on the case go to www.justiceforcecily.com.

Of course, Cecily isn’t the only person brutalized by this system. We will be speaking out against all forms of police brutality, and want this to be a cross-community effort of all those affected.

We will be rallying at Union Square to show our belief that things need serious change, and that Cecily should be set free. The rally will start at 2:00 and will include music, speakers, spoken word, and stories from others persecuted by our criminal “justice” system.

We Will Have a Table at the ZINE FEAST. VOL II in Purchase, NY

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We will have a table of some of our favorite zines at ZINEFEAST

SUNY Purchase
SUNDAY, MAY 4TH, 2014
IN THE STUDENT CENTER
OPEN 2:00PM—6:00PM
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