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Help Support Jeremy Hammond

Free Jeremy

Jeremy Hammond is serving a ten year prison sentence for attacking state and police websites and releasing information to Wikileaks. Please support him as he serves his sentence. Donations are needed to help him supplement his diet in prison, buy stamps and other necessities.

Also please continue to write him at:

Jeremy Hammond #18729-424
FCI Manchester
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 4000
Manchester, KY 40962

Cecily McMillan Back in Court Wednesday

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Our friend and Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan is again after many delays about to begin trial and needs support! She is facing serious felony charges as a result of her involvement in a peaceful demonstration at Zuccotti Park celebrating the six month anniversary of the Occupy movement, more than two years ago. Cecily was charged with felony assault of a police officer, Assault 2nd degree, a Class D felony in NY, which carries that sentence of up to 7 years in prison!

A motions hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 9:30 AM and will continue on Thursday and Friday in Manhattan Criminal Court, 100 Centre St., Part 41

Dress in court appropriate clothing (business casual.) Check back in for updates and more details as these dates are often postponed.

Join Us For Dinner!

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Sunday March 16th – 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.

The Brooklyn Free Store Returns!

IMG_3131Join 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 dusk.

Expect crates of books (including the ones pictured above), 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!

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.

Grub: A Freegan Community Dinner

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Sunday March 2nd – 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.

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

#Justice4Cecily Dance Dance Revolution! Solidarity Party Tonight!

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Cecily McMillan’s trial will be start after the pretrial motion is heard March 19th, centering around brutality and two years of waiting in the “Justice” system.

“A revolution without dancing isn’t a revolution worth having.”

While this is a serious event, we hope to also celebrate, reminisce and resolve together–for Cecily’s freedom and for all prisoners.

~There will be socializing!~
~There will be dancing! Some awesome live music jamz will start at 10.~
~There will be drinks!~ (for suggested donation!)
~There will be snacks!~
~There will be a space to share old memories as well as current projects, so bring fliers, mementoes, etc that can be posted on a wall for the night!~
~There will be zines! In Our Hearts is putting together one of their awesome zine tables for the occasion!~
~There will be screenprinting! The OWS screenprinters will be there from 8-10, so bring light colored clothing or bags for upcycling!~

~There will be healing! Many in our community have been affected by the same police brutality that created Cecily’s case, and we would like to create a space to write and share those stories.~

Maintaining this case and the support network costs a great deal, so we will be taking donations at the door. We suggest $5, but no one will be turned away because of lack of funds, of course. We will also be taking donations for the drinks and snacks at the event.

We are excited to see all of you, and we thank you for your support!

The event starts at 8pm, bands begin at 10pm and the dance party at 12am-2am
at 520 Clinton Ave between Fulton and Atlantic in Brooklyn.
The nearest subway stop is the C train to Clinton-Washington.

 

How to Open Up A Squat: Workshop & Zine Release

Liberate Space keys to the city squatter

Thursday, February 27, 7:00pm at The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space C-Squat, 155 Avenue

Housing advocates will share skills and insight into squatting. The two-hour session will be presented by Frank Morales and Bill Timesup and will include a slide presentation and Q&A on tools, building systems and the nuts and bolts of squatting. Attendance is open to the public and free-of-charge, but with a suggested donation of $5.00. We will have complimentary copies of Morales’ new zine, “The ABC’s of squatting In NYC.”

Flatbush Mutual Aid’s Sidewalk Free Store

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Our friends from Flatbush Mutual Aid will be holding their first sidewalk Free Store this Sunday Feb 23rd on Cortelyou Road and Argyle Road in front of the Tot Lot, across from the library/farmer’s market. The plan is to put out (mostly recovered) things and see what happens. 10 am – 1 pm. If you are around, hope you can stop by and share your presence/presents.

Grub Community Dinner by the Navy Yard

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Sunday February 16th – 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.

Support Cecily

cecily mcmillanOur friend and Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan is about to begin trial and needs your support! She is facing serious felony charges as a result of her involvement in a peaceful demonstration at Zuccotti Park celebrating the six month anniversary of the Occupy movement. Cecily was charged with felony assault of a police officer, Assault 2nd degree, a Class D felony in NY, which carries that sentence of up to 7 years in prison!

A jury trial is set for Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10 AM and will continue on Thursday and Friday in Manhattan Criminal Court, 100 Centre St., Part 31 on floor 13.

Dress in court appropriate clothing (business casual.) Check back in for updates and more details as these dates are often postponed.