Author Archives: Keith McHenry

The People will Stand up to Donald Trump

The People will Stand up to Donald Trump

“The president-elect is the most dangerous man in America. The question now, for which there is as yet no answer, is: Who will stand up to him?” — Michael A. Cohen, Boston Globe columnist, December 8, 2016 The answer is, we the people will. Not Cohen’s list of politicians and leaders who have been benefiting

Don’t Feed the Homeless, It Only Encourages Them

Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs, in 1988. “Street feeding programs without comprehensive services actually increase and promote homelessness”—Marbut Consulting. Over 70 cities in the United States have passed laws banning or restricting the sharing of free food with the poor outside. A new theory being used to justify limits to the sharing of meals

Homes not Jails: Santa Cruz City Council votes to continue the sleeping ban

The crackdown on the homeless took another ugly step in Santa Cruz, California. On March 8, 2016, the city council voted 5 to 2 to continue to criminalize sleeping. This follows votes to implement harsh stay-away orders from parks and beaches for people engaging in activities like sleeping at night, smoking or being in a