It is great to see so many people in the streets from the teachers, to the unions, to the activist and Anarchists young and old. Gardens are sprouting up in public plazas and parks at the numerous Occupy Sites (including Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland) and food is being shared freely.
The question is: Do we want to Occupy Oakland/Occupy Wall Street? I would say we want to Decolonize Oakland and Decolonize Wall Street; as with our food system our economic system is built from a an un-equitable model that serves the 1 percent of the nation that controls for 40 percent of our wealth. This model was built around the idea of occupying and partitioning indigenous land. For an on point analysis please read this piece by on sister and brothers at Poor News Network, Po' Scholars. *
In this addition of Turnip Dem' Beets we are issuing a call out to join the Beets, we need you! Phat Beets Produce is a food justice collective and we rely on the support of community to make our programs operate. We get very little funding and we don't ask for much money from our community, but we do ask for support. Consider joining one of our neighborhood organizing committees, becoming a monthly volunteer, signing up for our Allyship program or buying a Beet Box CSA.
For a volunteer Commitment- Please fill out the following form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For a 3 month Commitment- Try our Allyship Program more info- email@example.com
Healthy Hearts Youth Market Garden Allyship
Experiential Food Justice Education
Beet Box CSA Ally and School Produce Stand
*As point of reference, Wall Street is named this because the Dutch colonists erected a wall around their colony in New York to keep the Native Americans out. Though the wall is no longer, there the economic system in place that is rooted in Wall Street continues to keep poor people and people of color out from participating in the wealth generated from this economic system.