Ben Markeson

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Ben Markeson

Ben Markeson covers events in Florida for People's World. A native of Florida, he is an activist and a member of the Communist Party USA. [1]

Lives in Apopka.

Food Not Bombs

Members of Orlando Food Not Bombs were arrested June 2011 when police said they violated a city ordinance by feeding the homeless in Lake Eola Park.

Jessica Cross, 24, Ben Markeson, 49, and Keith McHenry, 54, were arrested at 6:10 p.m. on a charge of violating the ordinance restricting group feedings in public parks. McHenry is a co-founder of the international Food Not Bombs movement, which began in the early 1980s.[2]