Top 5 Foods to Bring to Occupiers

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Erin Sherbert
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For those of us who aren't the protesting sort, but are generally supportive of the Occupy Everything movement, it can be hard to know how best to show our solidarity. Well, if you're reading this blog, you probably love food, and we have an idea. We talked to some of the de facto leaders of the local Occupy movement and found that they're not just hungry for change, they're hungry for snacks! 

Yes, even the most hardcore protesters need sustenance, as righteous indignation has no calories. Today the Occupy Everything movement is calling for a general strike, and there are more folks than ever to feed. If you don't want the revolution to die from malnourishment, here's five foods to bring to the occupation. Start your ovens, 99 percent!

5. Compostable plates and cutlery. While the occupiers seem to be pretty heroic, they're not actual Super Heroes who can turn their hands into knives and shit. Speaking of, they're also looking for chef knives, bread knives, serving utensils, disinfectant wipes, and ice chests. Basically, anything you'd need to cook and eat while camping they can use.

4. Warm drinks, especially at night when it's cold. Activist Rachel Zurer brought carafes of homemade hot chocolate to Occupy Denver, and was greeted like a wartime hero. She writes, "I'm not that good an activist, you know? But I made hot chocolate. It was tiny. But it helped."

3. Vegan food. Vegans are the other 1 percent, so this works on many levels, especially when you consider how messed big ag is. Susie Cagle, a reporter covering Occupy Oakland for Alternet, says:
I would actually recommend if possible that people bring food, especially hot and vegan, straight to occupy. They aren't cooking on site right now so cooked food is at a premium. I think everyone is out of the clink now and they're here and hungry -- and many are vegan.
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Veggie casserole, perfect for serving the masses.


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Wanda
Wanda

OccupyOakland has a constant need for paper cups. Nutritious foods--fruit, nuts, vegetables--especially appreciated. 

guest
guest

the fact that this is posted is very disappointing, no politics Please

BeaElliott
BeaElliott

Since the fundamental principles of Occupy are based in the desire for justice then it seems only right that vegan food choices ought to be embraced. There is no doubt that fairness can be denied to those on 4 legs as well as 2. Also the meat/dairy/egg industries are corporate giants that exploit not only the animal victims but human workers as well. They con the consumer by creating unhealthy food... Buy endless government favors... Waste/damage the environment to a incomprehensible scale. And by fattening "food animals" we deny access to impoverished people by using the crops/grains that could feed that nation.  Adopting ethical eating and consumption habits ought to be the corner-stone of any social justice movement. Really. It's time.

SarahBJones
SarahBJones

White I agree with you, for the sake of argument, try telling that to a Maasai. Veganism is only good depending on context. Also...tofu ain't so hot either. 

BeaElliott
BeaElliott

Hello - Obviously the Maasai or Inuits aren't the target audience we're after here... Tofu? In 8 years of not eating animals I've had it about 6 times... You're failing to consider the other 99% choices of other nutritious and delicious plant based foods. 

Kcfriends35
Kcfriends35

Bea, Oh shut up please. Better the world, eat a vegan.

BeaElliott
BeaElliott

Actually Kcfriends35 the article was about food options.  The prior posts we're even further off topic than my comment.  It's unfortunate that your responses don't address a single issue I brought up... You only lambast the messenger because your tender nerves were struck.  I again sincerely suggest you examine why these very valid reasons of including animal rights issues in social justice debates angers you so.  Of course I know the answer - But it is for you to discover that your prejudices are speciesist.

In the meantime, I appreciate that you expressed your rant for everyone to see how very uncivil and down right hostile you are - All without provocation as my initial post was polite and respectful... And not irrelevant at all.  

Finally, this isn't about food choices - Personally I couldn't care less if you ate roadkill or human remains that have perished through natural causes... But it is the savage killing of 58 billion innocent victims that irks me to no end - The violence and consequential damage to everything important is totally UNNECESSARY!   

BeaElliott
BeaElliott

See... Yet again - You don't address issues you only attack.  That leads one to believe your "argument" has absolutely no substance.  

I stand my ground that nonhumans are victimized and exploited as a matter of cultural indoctrination.  Just because you Kcfriends35 refuse to acknowledge the fact doesn't mean it isn't so... Especially since you haven't offered a pittance to defend your position.  Name calling doesn't alone doesn't cut it.

Kcfriends35
Kcfriends35

Bea,

"speciesist" 

I wish I had a way to show you how ridiculous you are. But I think you must have blown throug the last good brain cell at a Pink Floyd concert years ago.

You are literally nuts.

BeaElliott
BeaElliott

Gee, how profound - And original... Never heard that before.  But seriously... You might want to examine why you're so obnoxiously defensive to the concept of the rightfulness of a plant based diet.  Exactly what is it about that notion that enrages you so?

Kcfriends35
Kcfriends35

Bea,

It is not the choice that one makes to consume a plant based diet that annoys me, it is the way the you arrogant vegans lecture the rest of us as to how to eat. You use every opportunity possible (like this thread) to "enlighten" us as to what an evolved choice you have made, and then suggest we all do the same. This thread had nothing to do with the topic you posted on, and that's what pisses us all off. You eat lawn clippings, great, just do it and STFU about it. We don't care, and we don't need your advice as to how to eat.

I worked in a very successful restaurant on Manhattan's west side several years ago, and I can't tell you how much we all hated when the vegan would come in with a party of 8 and piss and moan that we didn't have zucchini blossoms stuffed with rainbows for them. The idea that they should eat a salad was not acceptable. many went on and on about the benefits of their odd choice, while  bitching up a storm that we did not cater to their needs. I can't tell you how many plates of sauteed greens we garnished with a bit of "special sauce" for these snobbish prigs.

So, please get it right. Eat what you want, But STFU. You are the Jehova's Witnesses of the web.

Going to get a big bloody steak....no actually in your honor, I'll have veal.  

Guest
Guest

Why the hell would I want to provide Occupy Anything with food? They loot, vandalize, steal (didn't you hear about the people who take from the farmers' markets at the SF Ferry Building?), set things on fire, and make a huge unsanitary mess for the public to clean up.

What you should be asking for is a J.O.B.

Wanda
Wanda

They are asking for jobs. That's the point of Occupy Wall Street: invest in the economy and people, rather than tax breaks for huge corporations. (Wells Fargo and GE paid no federal taxes last year. How about you?)

Loisszydlowski
Loisszydlowski

Exactly the point GUEST....where are the jobs for these people?....try to keep up with what is happening and what this is all about....before you make comments like this. Are you one of our Congressman in disguise posing as GUEST?

Haggie
Haggie

This is comical. The protesters leave the damp comfort of their parents basement and now expect other people to bring them food?

The OWS slogn should be - Expecting everyone to provide for them since 2011.

Loisszydlowski
Loisszydlowski

You must be a rich provided for daughter who doesn't have to fight for rights in this country. No doubt you are living off a family trust. and BTW...it isn't comical...it is downright pathetic and that the bulk of our nation has to beg for equal rights that the rich take for granted...most likely someone like you!@Haggie:disqus 

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