"Not eating chard. That's what all those weirdos eat at their stupid picnics on the Hungry Ghost lawn." -Nina

October 01, 2008

Northampton Residents Take To Street Theater To Protest Panhandling Ordinance

From a comment left on the previous post:

"Hey, I'm part of a group in Northampton that is, through a variety of actions, organizing to stop this ordinance and using the issue to raise a larger discussion about poverty and capitalist exploitation in general. From September 29 to October 10 we will stage reverse panhandling: where people under the guise of panhandlers will distribute literature against this ordinance. We will take part in "Shelter Sunday" in mass and also distribute literature there. The literature will also advertise for a public forum; the date for this forum remains to be set.

We have organizational meetings after Food Not Bombs @ 3:00 on Sundays on Main Street near Urban Outfitters and the Old Courthouse.

If you're interested, email me or join the google group at http://groups.google.com/group/poverty-is-not-a-crime"