Which is why the alleged owner chose to start bulldozing the farm this morning. He might get to keep the land, he might not, but either way, all the crops and plants will be destroyed. However, at present, some folks are engaged in civil disobedience, trying to stop the destruction from taking place.
For now, the farmers don’t have many options. They have this legal appeal, and they are attempting to pressure their city council representative Jan Perry and put economic pressure on the landowner Ralph Horowitz. However both of these people are extremely hostile to the farmers, and it’s even been alleged that Perry presuaded Horowitz to not sell the land to the farmers by offering him a sweet deal on another plot of land nearby. The farmers have allies who are researching the situation and trying to bring the truth to light.
In the meantime, the farmers maintain nightly vigils outside the farm, weekly farmers’ markets and benefit concerts on Sundays, protest marches around the city on Saturdays, and trying to pressure the city council at their meetings on Fridays. And this weekend, from July 7-10, are South Central Farm International Solidarity Days, which allegedly will have solidarity actions taking place around the country and world, although sadly, I can’t find a listing of said events.
I’ll keep you updated as I get info.
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