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July 5, 2006

Attacking the Farm

One week from today, on July 12, the South Central Farmers have a court date, which could possibly declare that the city’s sale of their farmland was illegal (backstory here).

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.

Posted by Jake on July 5, 2006 9:05 am

1 Comment »

  1. A long time ago, Mr. & Mrs. Satan started a lineage of
    bad seed … somewhere along the line a dude called
    “Bulldozer Sharon” was bred … well, this dude’s
    bulldozing days were cut short by a well placed heart
    attack. Now another bad seed has matured into full
    bloom … we’ll call this one, “Bulldozer Horowitz”.
    Well, I don’t know this dude’s fate, but I do know
    this … his “Bulldozin’” days are numbered. I know
    this because I’ve seen him during the last three trial
    days, tomorrow is the last court day, hopefully … and
    the dude just looks sickly, like ready to keel over!
    I”ll certainly be checking the daily obituary columns.
    God save the Farm … that dude will not.
    Pete Natividad

    Comment by Pete Natividad — July 18, 2006 @ 11:16 pm

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