It is with great regret that the autonomous playhouse, the FNB puppet collective, rescinds any past endorsement or recommendation for contributing to the FNB free Skool of Taos, nm. The primary reason for this matter is the Free Skool, run by Keith McHenry, engaging in a consistent pattern of summary eviction as well as the removal, disposal and theft of personal property of some of those who have stayed at the free Skool in 2012 & 2013. In fact, to date 8(!) ap puppetistas past and present have been treated extremely poorly, had their contributions accepted and then wholly denied, and ultimately told to “leave and never come back” over personal, often trival or wholly concocted problems. As FNB activists seeking to end the unilateral displacement of human beings by apathetic property owners, we feel very strongly that these actions do not reflect the values of food not bombs and are in fact a direction contradiction to them. Another direct contradiction is the way that the Free Skool collects and uses donations, which is incredibly opaque, hierarchical, and self-serving.
We must therefore caution anyone who would visit the FNB free Skool that your commitment and contributions to ending homelessness, working on social justice causes, or even in teaching free classes will not in anyway guarantee you from being rendered homeless by The Free Skool as only farm labor and money donations seem to matter to this organization. In closing, after volunteering the better part of 2 years of our lives to the FNB Free Skool, we have found it to be, at its core, hierarchal, autocratic, capitalistic, and entirely lacking in political or even educational content.