- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by Calvin E. Moss
Monday, Sep. 30, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Venice Beach’s Lost Organic Food Club: forgotten and Ignored by some of the so-called progressive left.
dairy_goats_1.jpg, image/jpeg, 300x166
The best quality organic fruits, vegetables, prepared specialties, and non-factory farmed animal products were all found at the Rawesome Food Club in Venice. That is, before the Federal Government (FBI) raided it and eventually shut it down. Raw goat milk was the much publicized reason for the raids, but what appears to have been unsaid is that Rawesome was just a coffee shop and one small intersection away from Whole Foods Market, a giant corporation. Rawesome was operating in Venice at its Rose Ave location prior to Whole Foods moving into the building at Rose and Lincoln Bld - previously a Big Lots.
James Stewart would open Rawesome twice a week and many people came there, some with serious health issues, seeking extremely high quality food and help with nutritional concerns. James insisted on an immaculately clean environment with an incredible water filter system, a modern kitchen, and walk-in refrigeration unlike any other food provider in Venice.
A club membership card and identification was required to enter the club and after the large corporate grocery store opened on the next corner, there was far more fear about accidentally letting non-club members in. When Rawesome was first being raided, James and the Club member/workers held their ground and one even videotaped. Food was confiscated, but the club was not completely shut down and operations continued.
Unfortunately, a year-long sting operation ensued and possibly an undercover plant was placed in the club as a member/worker. This time the Federal Agents came back, arrested James on a multiple count complaint and also arrested owners of the goat farm for operating without a license to sell unpasteurized products.
This time Rawesome was shut down.
James Steward has Libertarian ideals and during the presidential election, Ron Paul supporters, with buttons and flyers, could be found at the Rawesome Food Club. In one of Ron Paul’s speeches he mentioned that people have the right to eat raw food products.
Alex Jones, a controversial radio host, interviewed James Stewart just this year. James told the story of how the Rawesome Food Club was destroyed by the Federal Government to a sympathetic host that described James as a Raw Food Advocate. Too bad the local lefties didn’t show the same sympathy. Venice lost a unique free enterprise that provided awesome quality food.In Venice the Constitution and Bill of Rights have been broken concerning the rights of the poor. James and Rawesome assisted poor and unhoused people by providing donations, including vegetables and fruits to the vegetarian Venice Food Not Bombs chapter.Harassment of the poor and unhoused population of Venice, surveillance by Government Agencies, an FBI bust of a raw food club and large corporations moving into Venice (such as Whole Foods and Google) have brought together the excesses of oppressive government policies.
The combinations of government, corporations and abusive community groups have altered the bohemian character of Venice Beach. By using local and federal law enforcement to abuse and control the unhoused population and people who choose the freedom to drink raw goat milk.
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
||Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2013 at 1:12 AM
Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups
Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights
Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down
Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29
Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf
Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development
Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine
Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents
Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters
City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre
Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling
Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present
Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police
LA Times Homicide Report
Last of California's nuclear power plants is on its way out
Patrisse Khan-Cullors explains why Black Lives Matter
Women's March L.A., 2018
The case for US government sanctions on Israel
Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump Photoset 4
Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump Photoset 3
Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump PhotoSet 2
Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump PhotoSet 1
Women's Political Representation & Electoral Reform
Trial Starts for Woman with Erb’s Palsy Punched in Face Repeatedly by LAPD Officers
Dear District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Prosecute Killer Cops, Signed: Your Constituents
Great solidarity action today
Chris Ballew beat up by Pasadena police
Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey explains how the LAPD's Board of Rights hearings work
More Local News...
Stratégie onirique du coup du monde
Tour Announcement: Whole Milk's California Cruising Tour 2018
50 years have passed since the Kerner & McCone Commissions
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A.
Crash on the Horizon
Caribbean Religious Leaders Call for Debt Relief in Face of Disasters
America's judiciary is in collapse
Under the Gun in Ireland
The Shortwave Report 03/16/18 Listen Globally!
Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released
Travail de l'idéologie
Crisis 2.0: A Policy for the 99%
How fbi corrupts cjs
When Will the Me Too Movement Take on the New Age?
La société du plagiat compilateur
12 Step Programs Free Me From Addiction
Règlements de comptes à O.K. Corral
Video: "How Democracies Die," 1 hr 12 min
Debt, Corruption and Tax Policies Impact Poverty, Says Vatican at United Nations
Séparatisme de l'abîme
The Shortwave Report 03/09/18 Listen Globally!
Over 35 Years of Work for Individuals in California with Brain Disorders [Metal]
February 2018 Honduras Coup Again update
“Animaniacs in Concert!” with Voice Artist Rob Paulsen, Fri. March 30th in Downey, CA
Do Germans really want to align themselves with evil?
Housing is not just another commodity
Cartographie du morcellement unifié
More Breaking News...