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A Community Conversation About The Park Slope Food Co-Op

Like any revolution, it takes experimentation, trial and error undergone at great risk, to prove the reliable, rational, and causal relationship between cooperation and economic success. It also takes a willingness to tweak, slightly, the familiar meaning of “success” in the economic sense. Alan Berger, a member of the Park Slope Food Co-op (PFSC) and panelist on the GEO Collective’s recent community conversation in reflection on the movie, describes his draw to the Park Slope Food Co-op as a manifestation of his more general interest in “alternative ways of being.” At PFSC, “success” isn’t necessarily net income, but unquantifiable outcomes, like the democratization (via affordability) of high-quality food, and the creation of a meaningful community with high levels of engagement. This is what PFSC proves about what an “alternative way of being” a consumer of food can mean.

Activists In Bushwick Hope To Illuminate Gentrification

By NY1 News. Activists in Bushwick have posted signs around the neighborhood as part of a campaign called "Illumination Against Gentrification." They are trying to keep longtime residents from being displaced from their homes. "My mom keeps receiving at home these letters from real estate agents, developers, who have basically been harassing her. They've even gone to the extent of calling her at work to sell. And we don't want to sell. We don't plan on selling the house any time soon," said activist Patricia Rodriguez. "It's always about the story of newcomers, or how newcomers are making Brooklyn hip. But the reality is that in Brooklyn, in New York City, in Queens, the Bronx, there's a whole history that's being erased," said activist Will Giron. The campaign is supported by the NYC Light Brigade.

Video: The Day We Fight Back Against The NSA

Activists in New York City commandeered the Verizon building to promote the February 11th day of action to stop the NSA. Members of the New York City Light Brigade, The Illuminator Art Collective and other allies turned the Verizon building in downtown New York into a large billboard to project the all seeing “NSA eye” along with text stating “you will never be alone”, “our eye is on you”, and “Wherever you go, whatever you do, you are under surveillance.”
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