Tune in this Tuesday to learn about one of the most radical and down-to-earth movements on the planet: Food Not Bombs. From the FNB website, “There are hundreds of autonomous chapters sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty. This energetic grassroots movement is active throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Food Not Bombs is organizing for peace and an end to the occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. For over 25 years the movement has worked to end hunger and has supported actions to stop the globalization of the economy, restrictions to the movements of people, end exploitation and the destruction of the earth.”
We are honoured to be joined live by Keith McHenry, one of the original co-founders of Food Not Bombs. Hear how McHenry has fed people, protested against state repression and environmental devastation, faced police brutality, served time, and managed to keep going after decades of unrelenting activism.
Inspired by books like Diet for a Small Planet, vegetarianism has always been integral to the revolutionary vision of Food Not Bombs. On this week’s program, get a primer on the history of the non-violent movement and find out how you can be involved. Peek into the personal life of an activist whose battle scars and laugh lines chart a fascinating journey through a landscape of social and political change.
Pull up a seat, loosen your tie or take off your balaclava, and settle in for a conversation with “the gentle anarchist.”
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