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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
9:40 pm
TOMORROW, Thurs, 8/7: Squatting Forum @ 123 Community Center
Squatting Forum @ 123

Join Freegan.info for a forum on reappropriation of the conditions of
homelessness. The dispossessed are denied their rights to food and shelter
by a system that recycles suffering and servitude. It is time to take
advantage of the conditions of neglect by resettling abandoned buildings
to forge the consensual space of extra-political collectives.

The talk will be about squatting, and the formation of networked
collectives to engage in the nuts and bolds of every-day class struggle.
The spaces of every-day life need to be revolutionized for autonomy,
self-determination, and freedom ! ! !

Date: Thursday, August 7th @ 7PM

Location: 123 Community Space in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn at 123 Tompkins, G
train to Myrtle-Willoughby.

Admission: Free, of course!

Free Food!

Organized by Freegan.info and hosted by 123 Community Center.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
7:06 pm
4/12 Freegan Forum: A Discussion on Sustainable Living Beyond Capitalism

When:  April 12th 7-9pm (at  9PM we'll begin a walking tour of the
useable retail waste of the West Village).
Where: The New School, Enter at 66 West 12th Street (East of 6th
Ave
), Manhattan, NYC.
Sign in, go through courtyard to Lang Cafeteria (Room 100)
Additional Info: Call (347) 724-6954 or email ask@freegan.info.
Admission is free & Freegan refreshments will be provided!
Of ten misunderstood  to mean simply dumpster diving for food,
freeganism is a holistic philosophy and way of living based on
deliberate non-participation in the capitalist economy through labor
or spending.
Join Freegan.info for an introduction to freeganism, addressing
questions including:
   * What is freeganism?
   * Do "fair trade", "organic", "vegan" and other "responsible
shopping" standards go far enough?
   * What is the connection between waste, hunger, globalization,
and environmental destruction?
   * What  is "planned obsolesence" how do freegans challenge this
cynical marketing strategy?
   * Is it possible to live without participating in capitalism?
   * What are mutual aid and gift  economics, and how do
they  relate to freeganism?
   * What are the common practices of the freegan lifestyle?
   * Is freeganism just a lifestyle esthetic or a strategy for
revolutionary change?
   * Can freeganism easy the transition to a post-petroleum society?
   * Does freeganism provide a provide a strategy for meeting
people's needs and challenging the capitalist myth of scarcity in a
class-based society where so many are deprived of daily  necessities?
   * What are current projects and activities in NYC that reflect a
freegan ethic?
Sponsored by Freegan.info and the New School's  Direct Action
Networking Collective.

To learn more about freeganism, visit www.freegan.info



Current Mood: excited
Monday, May 1st, 2006
11:18 pm
May 2006 Events in New York City
May 2006 Events in New York City



Freegan.info organizes events to promote freeganism, a lifestyle based around limiting our participation in an economic system that exploits humans, animals, and the earth for profit by living simply, recovering wasted resources, sharing with our communities, reconnecting with our local ecosystems. To RSVP, for additional details, or if you arrive late and can’t find us, call Janet on her cell phone at (347)724-6954. You can also email ask@freegan.info for more info. Unless otherwise noted, events take place in Manhattan, NYC.



Wednesday, May 3, Volunteer Meeting and Trash Tour

Meeting: 8 pm at Happy Time, east side of 5th Avenue between 35 & 36th Streets

Learn how you can volunteer for freegan.info. NOT open to media.

Trash tour: 9:30 PM at D'Agostino's 38th and 39th Sts/3 Ave

Witness the disgraceful waste of our overconsumptive society—as we explore the garbage of retail stores and discover huge volumes of food and other commodities discarded in perfectly useable form. Reduce your own consumer impact by harvesting and using goods that would otherwise go to waste! Open to media (contact us in advance).



Thursday, May 11, Urban Foraging 101

A discussion for beginners on the ideas and practice behind urban foraging and other freegan activities, followed by a trash tour Not open to media. Discussion: Barnes and Noble, 83rd St and Broadway (west side), 8 pm Trash Tour: 9 pm, Broadway and 80th St (in front of Zabars)



Friday, May 12th, NYU Dormitory Dumpster Dive!

Every year, students discard enormous quantities of useable consumer goods at the end of the semester. Join us to harvest treasure from NYU’s trash! Meet on the SE corner of 12th St & 3rd Ave @ 7 PM. Open to media (contact us in advance).



Wednesday, May 17, Freegan Meeting and Murray Hill Trash Tour

Meeting 7:30-9:15 Happy Time, 5th Ave bet. 35th & 36th Sts.

Join us to plans organizational and outreach matters and deals with issues of our website and upcoming events. NOT open to media.

Trash tour at 9:30PM, starting on 3rd Ave bet. 38th & 39th Sts (media welcome, contact us in advance). Open to media (contact us in advance).

Thursday May 18, Freegan Feast A dinner party made with fresh foods discarded by supermarkets! Join us to cook and eat together! Contact us for location and to RSVP. Cooking begins at 5:30PM. Dinner begins at 8 PM. Open to media (contact us in advance).



Friday May 19 Recover Needlessly Wasted Food—on Bikes!

Join In Our Hearts Collective to gather food for the for the Grub dinner. Begins 9pm at 49 East Houston St.



Sunday, May 21, Grub Dinner

A freegan dinner event intended to facilitate discussion and build community. At Rubulad, 338 Flushing Avenue (between Classon & Taaffe - near the Navy Yard) in Brooklyn. For directions, go to http://freegan.info/?page=RubDirections, call Janet, or email ask@freegan.info.

Organized by In Our Hearts Collective.



Tuesday, May 30, Trash Trailblazing in Brooklyn

Search for new locations to add to our online directory of reliable locations for finding useable goods in the garbage. (location TBA; call for details) NOT open to media.



To learn more about freeganism, visit http://freegan.info or email ask@freegan.info
Monday, March 13th, 2006
5:15 pm
Wednesday, March 15th, Freegan meeting and trash trailblazing
Wednesday, March 15th,
Freegan meeting and trash trailblazing
Join us for a second meeting to plan upcoming freegan events and outreach. Afterwards we’ll try new neighborhoods for trash trailblazing. Media will NOT be welcome at either the meeting or the tour, so anyone wanting to avoid the public eye should come along!
When & Where? The meeting is 8pm at the Sony public arcade at 550 Madison Avenue (on the west side) between East 55th and 56th Streets. To come just for the trash tour meet us there at 9:30pm.
5:13 pm
Tuesday, March 14th, Trash Tour
Tuesday, March 14th, Trash Tour
Discover a strategy for living without subsidizing corporations that pollute the environment, abuse workers, and abuse animals. Explore an opportunity to eliminate or limit our dependence on wage slavery for our survival. Expose the injustice of an economic system that allows 8 million to starve to death globally while the United States wastes 100 billion tons of food every year! Join us to recover, keep, share, and redistribute. food and other commodities that have been needlessly discarded in perfect condition. Joining us will be RTV (Russian Television), BTV (Bejing, China Television), Heads (Quebec-based magazine), and TAFF (Prosieben Television, Germany).
When and Where: 9PM, 3rd Avenue between 38th and 38th Streets, west side of the Street
Tour Route:
D'Agostinos (3rd Ave bet. 38th and 39th, west side of street)
Au Bon Pain (40th St at 3rd Avenue, west side of street)
Bagel Shop (3rd between 37th and 38th, east side of street
Gristedes (3rd Avenue between 36th and 37th, east side of street)
D'Agostinos (3rd Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets, west side of street)
Gristedes (32nd Street at 3rd Avenue)
Wednesday, January 11th, 2006
8:33 pm
EVEN MORE Media Requests for Freegans & Dumpster Divers!!
Since the last time we posted, reporters in EVEN MORE cities have
expressed interest in doing stories on freeganism!

We are still looking for people to talk to media about freeganism in
these cities/regions:

Albany, NY
Bakersfield, CA1.5 hours NE of LA
Bay Area, CA
Boston, MA
Canada (anwhere in the country)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Central FL
Central NY
Chicago, IL
Cincinatti, OH
Gainseville, FL
Ithaca, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Northern VA
Orlando,FL
Phoenix, AZ
Rochester, NY
Syracuse, NY
Tampa, FL
Toronto, CA
Vancouver, CA
Washington, DC
Wilmington NC


Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. If
you'd like to participate in a media story in any of the towns listed
below, call Adam at (201) 928-2831 or email adam@freegan.info


In case you missed our last post, here is a bit of background on what
this is all about:Read more...Collapse )
Saturday, December 17th, 2005
11:19 am
FREEGAN.INFO UPDATE--Call for Media Spokespeople
Freegan.info, a group and website promoting freeganism, has gotten a ton of media requests lately from journalists all over the country who want to find local freegans to interview.

Freeganism is a lifestyle based around adapting practical strategies to minimize personal consumer impact, cut financial support for the capitalist system that is destroying the earth and human and animal lives, and create new methods for people to survive and thrive based on sharing, mutual aid, social responsibility, and ecological concern. Freegan practices include dumpster diving for food, clothing, funiture, etc., squatting buildings, guerilla gardening, train hopping, and more. If you aren't familiar with freeganism, visit http://freegan.info. Or for a quick definition of freeganism, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeganism

(Add this line for animal rights pages: If you aren't sure what freeganism has to do with animal rights, visit http://http://freegan.info/?page=ARFreegan . As many animal rights activists have heard inaccurate descriptions of what a freegan is, you may be surprised to learn that freeganism is a lifestyle that powerfully reinforces animal rights ethics.)


Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. If you'd like to participate in a media story in any of the towns listed below, call Adam at (201) 928-2831 or email adam@freegan.info

Here are the cities we are currently looking for interviewees in or near:

Anywhere in Canada
Austin, TX
Bakersfield, CA1.5 hours NE of LA
Boston, MA
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Central Florida
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Gainesville, FL
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Los Angeles
Central Florida


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11:18 am
FREEGAN.INFO UPDATE--Call for Media Spokespeople
Freegan.info, a group and website promoting freeganism, has gotten a ton of media requests lately from journalists all over the country who want to find local freegans to interview.

Freeganism is a lifestyle based around adapting practical strategies to minimize personal consumer impact, cut financial support for the capitalist system that is destroying the earth and human and animal lives, and create new methods for people to survive and thrive based on sharing, mutual aid, social responsibility, and ecological concern. Freegan practices include dumpster diving for food, clothing, funiture, etc., squatting buildings, guerilla gardening, train hopping, and more. If you aren't familiar with freeganism, visit http://freegan.info. Or for a quick definition of freeganism, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeganism

(Add this line for animal rights pages: If you aren't sure what freeganism has to do with animal rights, visit http://http://freegan.info/?page=ARFreegan . As many animal rights activists have heard inaccurate descriptions of what a freegan is, you may be surprised to learn that freeganism is a lifestyle that powerfully reinforces animal rights ethics.)


Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. If you'd like to participate in a media story in any of the towns listed below, call Adam at (201) 928-2831 or email adam@freegan.info

Here are the cities we are currently looking for interviewees in or near:

Anywhere in Canada
Austin, TX
Bakersfield, CA1.5 hours NE of LA
Boston, MA
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Central Florida
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Gainesville, FL
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Los Angeles
Central Florida
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