Friday, October 28, 2011

A global movement is growing. From Egypt to Spain, from Greece to the United States, hundreds of thousands of everyday people are occupying. Occupy Sydney began on 15 October, with hundreds of people reclaiming Martin Place. Flanked by the imposing towers of the financial and political elites, where a handful of people make decisions which affect the whole society, a new democratic space was established.

Occupy Sydney created a non-hierarchical forum for open debate, where people began to have discussions and make decisions about things which affect our lives and communities. The occupy movement democratises the dominated and elitist spaces in our cities. Even if it is partly symbolic, it is immensely dangerous to the status quo. And although the structures of participation are in their early stages, this is still an extremely significant project - a playground of anarchism and democracy.

For the first time in years, the occupy movement has legitimised an anti-capitalist discourse - usually submerged in society and stifled by the media.

At Occupy Sydney, people developed relationships based on mutual respect, and voiced our shared outrage at the greed and illegitimate power of the 1% who rule us. People from diverse walks of life visited the occupation, painted signs, donated food and participated. Between 50 and 100 people stayed overnight for 8 nights.

In the early hours of Sunday 23 October, the police forcefully evicted Occupy Sydney from Martin Place. It was a clear reminder that State repression goes hand in hand with capitalism. Police took action to recapture the space for elites - symbolically and physically.

But within hours, an emergency meeting was organised, attended by over 200 people. And we made the decision to re-occupy. Occupy Sydney continues.

Who are we? We are the workers; we are the indebted; we are the immigrants and the indigenous; we are the homeless; we are the students; we are the unemployed; we are the under represented people of the world. We are the 99%.

And we invite you to join us.

At 12 midday on Saturday 5 November we will meet at meet at Town Hall and march to re-occupy. The Occupation is not over. It has only just begun.

Re-Occupy Sydney rally and march, 12pm Saturday 5 November, meet at Town Hall square.

To help out with Food Not Bombs for the rally, email

Friday, January 23, 2009

Decolonise Festival

This weekend some form of Sydney Food Not Bombs will be cooking at some of the Decolonise Festival events.

Monday, November 24, 2008

next serving!

hi all!

just a quick note to remind people that the next serving of food not bombs will be on saturday 29th of november. cooking will be at jura bookshop from 1pm, with serving to follow at 4.30pm at the martin luther king mural on king st in newtown.

we LOVE people coming along and helping out, food donations and enthusiastic eaters.

drop us a line (, or join the online forum (, or just come down to jura on saturday.

upcoming events:

Kurraji 8th Anniversary - Kurradji is the Sandon Point Aboriginal Tent Embassy down on Bulli Beach just North of woolongong - December 14. There will be speakers and music and it will be amazing!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

no serving sat 15th nov!

hi everyone!

due to walk against warming, people moving house and various other events (eg the jura film screening), food not bombs is cancelled this weekend. "oh no!" i hear you cry. well fear not - food not bombs shall return the fortnight after on saturday the 29th with a whiz-bag serving in newtown.

in the meantime, please visit the online forum ( to discuss upcoming events we have been invited to participate in.

yours in gastronomy,

xxx trini

Sunday, October 12, 2008


long time no post!

food not bombs is ticking along with our fortnightly servings in newtown. we are always looking for more people to get involved in all aspects. we'd love more donations, suggestions and projects! check out to get involved in discussions.

october 18th - regular serving

people generally go adventuring on friday evenings to collect food for the serving. we then cook in the jura bookshop kitchen from 1pm on the saturday, with our serving taking place at the martin luther king mural in newtown approximately 4.30pm.

october 31st - reclaim the night march

a march highlighting the need for further community action combating violence against women. come and help make our streets safe again! the march is autonomous (women identifiers only) but men are encouraged to support by walking behind the march.

hope to see you soon!

xxx trini

Saturday, October 4, 2008

not really a food not bombs event...

this is going to be a super fun fundraiser for a collective from davao city in the pilippines who also do food not bombs! so not stretching it too far!

please come and give what you can.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Kitchen cleaned

Yesterday we cleaned up the Jura kitchen.

We threw out everything that smelt and looked wrong, moved everything out of the room and cleaned every surface.

Then put everything back on the shelves and gave everything a label, even the microwave and the big can of dolmades that forever watches over the Jura kitchen.

We hope that all volunteers can find what they need and can keep the space tidy now.

Also, if anyone needs some tea cups, a dish drying rack or some stuff that we couldn't work out what they were, there's a free pile at Jura of stuff the kitchen doesn't need.

New kitchen photos coming soon....