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Food, Hope and Anarchy in Oklahoma


 

Food, Hope and Anarchy in Oklahoma

 

The abandoned homes that line our block; the spontaneous community gardens; the food contributions of local farmers; the recent conversations I’ve had with white and blue collar workers at local restaurants, bars and coffee shops; the growing irreverent attitudes of students to all forms of received media, MSM or otherwise; and, most of all, the ease with which our recent organizing efforts have begun to receive significant appeal, sympathy and participation: such developments are not only promising and exciting for radical organizing, but they also point to the growing dissatisfaction and alienation of individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests who simply desire something radically different than what is currently being offered to them by their superiors – longer hours for less wages, skyrocketing tuition and criminal credit banks, a group home that can no longer support you, the corporatization of the workplace, education, media and the political sphere. These are the concerns of real people that have touched our ears in our most recent journey. But one can see them with the naked eye, nowadays. On the faces of dishwashers and university professors, computer techs and dumpster divers-they can be seen just as easily. This is what makes the current period of activism and organizing so crucial. To watch, and to listen. As we prepare for our third Food Not Bombs event in Stillwater, OK, we will be watching, and listening, even closer to the movement as it unfolds.


You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows…

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