We recognize that access to nutritionally adequate and safe food is a right of each individual. We recognize that globally there is enough food for all and that inequitable access is the main problem.
Bearing in mind the right to an adequate standard of living, including food, contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we pledge to act in solidarity to ensure that freedom from hunger becomes a reality.
( Adopted by the International Conference on Nutrition, Rome, December 1992 )
Len Doucette (1936-2004) was one of our founding members and a long time homeless activist. He led many demonstrations and was a plaintiff in a sucessful 1992 lawsuit against the City of Santa Monica for making it a crime to feed the homeless. Len was founder of one of LA's first homeless newspapers, Hard Times, which later became Making Change.
NO POLICE BRUTALITY DAY
WEAR BLACK OCTOBER 22nd
"Just 10 percent of the military budgets of the governments of this world would end poverty - for every poor person on earth."
-Nobel Laureate Oscar Arias (1998 UN Annual Human Development Report)
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Thursday Food Give Away Slide Show with a visit from Keith McHenry