Saturday, November 15, 2014

2nd Hunger Striker Announced, 3 Cited at FNB

Sharing ban hunger striker Jillian Pim spent most of her 13th day of strike at City Hall, but no one from the City spoke to her. With a few notable exceptions she has also been disregarded by the mainstream media. Despite this, hundreds of people participated in a solidarity fast against the sharing ban on Friday.

One hunger fast participant has decided to extend his fast and join Jill's strike. Thursday Addams of Lake Worth is now on day 2 of his hunger strike, with the same demand that enforcement of this law be stopped.


Food Not Bombs Cited But Not Disrupted


Police allowed Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs to share food and congregate in Stranahan Park until sundown on Friday. After the sharing was over the FLPD held up 3 sharers and ticketed them, although one individual refused to take the ticket. This makes 2 food sharing tickets for FNB volunteer Nik Rye. Although the police strenuously avoided arresting anyone there were some other curiosities such as a low hovering helicopter above the gazebo. A relatively full video of the sharing can be found here. This makes 6 sharing ban violations at FNB sharings so far.

Much like Wednesday's Love Thy Neighbor sharing, this incident was voraciously devoured by the press, occupying the top 6 o'clock news spot on WSVN, NBC, and Local 10.

Meanwhile, at the City Commission

The agenda for  the City of Fort Lauderdale's meeting next Tuesday lists the following presentation:

"PROCLAMATION DECLARING NOVEMBER 16-22, 2014, AS NATIONAL HOMELESS AND HUNGER AWARENESS WEEK IN THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE"

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  2. Also known as the CYNICAL Proclamation. (Because it's nothing, if not cynical.)

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