criminalization of poverty

The criminalization of sharing food with the homeless; LIFNB featured in national report.

The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless jointly released a new report entitled A Place at the Table: Prohibitions on Sharing Food with People Experiencing Homelessness. The report focuses on cities that have created ordinances, policies and tactics to limit groups from sharing food with homeless people.

Posted Jul 27 2010 - 5:08pm by LongIslandFNB

 A Place at the Table: Prohibitions on Sharing Food with People Experiencing Homelessness

A Place at the Table: Prohibitions on Sharing Food with People Experiencing Homelessness

The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless jointly released a new report entitled A Place at the Table: Prohibitions on Sharing Food with People Experiencing Homelessness. The report focuses on cities that have created ordinances, policies and tactics to limit groups from sharing food with homeless people.

Call to action, Tues. Jan. 19th: Support the people of the Huntington Station Tent City!

Starting at 10am tomorrow morning (Jan.19th) and going through 4pm in the afternoon we are asking everyone to contact (call, email, fax, etc…) the Town of Huntington. Tell them to stop any further eviction activities until the Township of Huntington has an adequate Shelter System.

Posted Jan 18 2010 - 8:33pm by LongIslandFNB

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Police destroy Huntington Tent City, Long Island Food Not Bombs makes call for solidarity!

Urgent call to action! Police raze Huntington Station Tent City destroying the property, food and shelter of over a hundred homeless. Many face possibility of freezing to death! Long Island Food Not Bombs needs your help to prevent that from happening!

Posted Jan 15 2010 - 2:46pm by JonSTeps

Is It Now a Crime to Be Poor?

It’s too bad so many people are falling into poverty at a time when it’s almost illegal to be poor. You won’t be arrested for shopping in a Dollar Store, but if you are truly, deeply, in-the-streets poor, you’re well advised not to engage in any of the biological necessities of life — like sitting, sleeping, lying down or loitering.

Posted Aug 11 2009 - 12:29pm by LongIslandFNB

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