Eating in Public was founded in 2003 in Hawai'i by Gaye Chan and Nandita Sharma. We have grown and shared food on private/public land. We have set up a growing ‘chain’ of free stores where anyone and everyone can leave or take goods. We are implementing an anarchist recycling system on the island of O'ahu. We have done all of this without ever asking for permission.
We do this to make fun of, and make trouble with, the State. We want to show that the commons can still exist right in the middle of the capitalist/state regime. And we can take care of each other while we take care of ourselves.
Our ideas are not original. We are simply continuing the work of the 17th century Diggers in remaking the commons. Join us if you want. Or, better yet, take our ideas and run with them... as far, smart, and fast as you can.