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EVERY KIDS GOT A RIGHT TO KNOW by Ron Fuller
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Monsanto Bate Fish Song
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Sat Oct 12 2013 at 02:00 pm A
Venue : Sackville Landing (1650 Lower Water Street), Halifax, NS
Created By : March Against Monsanto
On May 25, activists in over 330 cities and 41 countries around the world united to march against Monsanto. On October 12, 2013, we will do it all over again! Our goal is to spread awareness about the harmful effects of genetically modified organisms, and also to offer solutions, such as buying locally grown, organic food, or better still, growing your own. Our full mission statement can be read here. http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/2013/04/why-do-we-march.html
THE MARCH: We will be meeting at Sackville Landing (bottom of Sackville Street) for a march and rally, from 2-4 pm. Here is the route for the march, from 2:00 until approximately 2:30 pm.
We start AND finish at Sackville Landing.
Route will run north up Lower Water Street, west up Duke, south down Barrington Street, east down on Salter, and finally back up north on Lower Water to return to Sackville Landing. This is approximately 1.5 km, a similar distance to the march in May.
WHAT TO BRING: Your friends and your family. Dressing up is encouraged: red clothing, lab coat, gas mask, zombie vegetable, bumble bee,whatever you like… or just come as your cool self! AND bring your signs, banners, flags, and noisemakers!
THE RALLY: We will be having multiple speakers at the rally, including Lil Mac Pherson (co-owner and president of the Wooden Monkey), John Percy (Nova Scotia Green Party Leader), farmers and members of local organic based organizations and businesses.
STATEMENT OF NON-VIOLENCE: The March Against Monsanto campaign is committed to nonviolence and nonviolent action.
All participants in events and protest sponsored by the March Against Monsanto campaign are expected to share this commitment to nonviolence and nonviolent action. While nonviolence is defined in different ways by different people in different contexts, and while there exists the need to continue discussion and debate on how nonviolence and nonviolent action is conceived, The March Against Monsanto campaign is adopting the following principles for this particular campaign.
We will act with love, openness, compassion, and respect toward all who we encounter and their surroundings. We will not be violent in our actions, words, or otherwise –toward any person or property.
We will act fairly and honestly with people regardless of the situation or the role they play.
We will remain calm and aware at all times.
We will prepare ourselves before we act, and will recognize our opposition is to a system of greed and economic exploitation, not to individual members of the system.
We will keep a clear state of mind, refraining from the use of drugs or alcohol, other than for medical purposes and we will not bring any illegal drugs or alcohol to any March Against Monsanto events.
We will carry no weapons.
We will seek dialogue with those who may disagree with us and maintain a spirit of openness, friendliness and respect towards all with whom we engage.
We will gather and act in a manner that reflects the world we choose to create.
Genetic Roulette: http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi2611455769/
The World According To Monsanto: http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the_world_according_to_monsanto/
Seeds Of Deception: http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/seeds_of_deception/
David VS Monsanto: http://rclvideolibrary.com/2012/11/08/david-versus-monsanto/
Seeing through the corporate smoke & mirrors
The greatest threat to humanity?
If it all goes to hell, you can always grow your own food, right?
Not if Monsanto and friends in Big Pharma have their way.
They have already put a ticking time bomb of a law on the US books which essentially makes backyard gardening a FEDERALLY regulated activity.
Very recently, they succeeded is getting nutritional food supplements BANNED in the European Union.
How about poisoning the agricultural system with genetically modified e coli?
GMO Monsanto vs Percy Schmeiser
Uploaded on Apr 4, 2008
Percy Schmeiser has been growing canola for 40 years. He’s been experimenting, developing his own varieties, using his own seed. Then Monsanto, the giant multinational agro-chemical company that is at the forefront of developing genetically modified foods, accused him of patent infringement and demanded restitution for its seeds. They stole his plants, seeds & research because of cross pollenation with GMO plants that other people had planted within pollenaton range. If GMO’s touch your crops… Monsanto owns your crop and will sue you. Pollenation is not containable. “I never put those plants on my land,” says Schmeiser. “The question is, where do Monsanto’s rights end and mine begin?”
Seeds Of Death – Full Movie
Published on May 24, 2013
In preparation of the global March Against Monsanto, you are invited to watch our award-winning documentary Seeds of Death free.
The leaders of Big Agriculture–Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta–are determined that world’s populations remain ignorant about the serious health and environmental risks of genetically modified crops and industrial agriculture. Deep layers of deception and corruption underlie both the science favoring GMOs and the corporations and governments supporting them.
This award-winning documentary, Seeds of Death, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.
A Question and Answer fact sheet deconstructing Monsanto’s GM claims and Big Agriculture’s propaganda to accompany the film is available online:
Published on Oct 7, 2012
“Control the food suppy and you control the People.” United Nations Agenda 21 and Monsanto — Working together to control the world one nation at a time.
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Monsanto A Documentary on GMO a must watch
Published on Nov 6, 2012
This doco shows the power of Monsanto and how they treat farmers, how GMO seeds can destroy our food supply.,not what Monsanto promised from there GMO seed. The world needs to reject the use of GMO food for our own good. If you think we are safe in Australia think again, one farmer W.A has grown Round-up ready Conola seed and has contaminated near by fields. Here’s some links to the GMO crops in Australia.
And here I was thinking that we were safe from all that shit in Australia.
A message from the campaign to
It was a good week for OCA’s anti-Monsanto activists. Their protests, in Washington D.C. and Chicago, drew crowds, generated media coverage and did what protests do: Drew attention to the destruction wrought by greedy corporations like Monsanto that have no regard for the people they make sick, and the earth, air and water they pollute.
Thursday, Oct. 10, on Capitol Hill
Someone shouted “Monsanto Money!” as thousands of dollars poured down from the balcony in the Hart Senate office building. Posing as biotech industry lobbyists, OCA and Occupy Monsanto activists dove for the cash, rolled in it. They even made “money angels.” Then police showed up and started making arrests, but not before the Twitterverse and Blogosphere erupted with eyewitness accounts. One wit quipped that a lobbyist must have exploded.
Monsanto lobbyists dragged away in handcuffs for throwing money around Congress? It was theatrical protest at its best, inspired by the one-and-only Abbie Hoffman. The message was clear: Monsanto, stop buying our politicians! If only.
Saturday, Oct. 12, Chicago
Nearly 500 people turned out in Chicago to mark World Food Day with a March against Monsanto, organized by OCA, Illinois Right to Know GMO and other local and national groups. Waving signs and chanting “Monsanto’s Gotta Go!” protestors swarmed Federal Plaza and delivered petitions to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Chicago offices.
‘No Monsanto!’: World marches against GMO food
Edited time: October 13, 2013 17:32
People hold signs during one of many worldwide “March Against Monsanto” protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)
Thousands took to streets across the world’s cities on Saturday to protest the use of GMO products, with Giant Monsanto being the main target. Over 50 countries have been taking part in the march for world food day, and across 47 different US states.
Berlin, Strasbourg, Chicago, London, Sydney and Mumbai are just a few of the 500 cities worldwideinvolved in the rallies, with each one drawing hundreds.
The demonstrators have been calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and “other harmful agro-chemicals,” according to March Against Monsanto’s official webpage. Protesters wielded large banners denouncing GMO products, and donned fancy dress: In Washington DC a group dressed as bees to highlight the impact of insecticides on bee populations.
Protesters in Washington told RT’s Anissa Naouai that Monsanto lobbyists were hard at work even though the government was shut down. March organizers also said that Saturday’s event was just the beginning, and that the momentum for the protests would build.
The rallies come four days ahead of World Food Day on Oct. 16 and are a direct attack on what the organizers term Monsanto’s “predatory business,” genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other harmful pesticides, which threaten “health, fertility and longevity.”
In Berlin, people expressed displeasure at the food giant for a number of reasons, ranging from long-term health concerns to the chemicals used in Monsanto products.
“There a Smartstax corn that Monsanto has made…it is a corn that resists six different types of herbicide, so you can spray it with six different chemicals and it won’t die,” Heidi Ostermannm, a nutritionist participating in the Berlin march told RT.
“It also produces two insecticides in its own kernels and you can’t wash it off – I don’t even know if technically that’s food. In my mind as a nutritionist, that’s no longer food,” she said.
Dietrich Wittel, vice president of the True Food Foundation cited experiments conducted on rats, bringing a large poster with him showing the tumors suffered by the animals subject to being fed Monsanto corn.
“There are subtle signs of organ damage even in 90 days. But in two years, the lifetime of a rat is shortened – they have massive organ damage, massive breast tumors in the female rats, and that is really, really frightening,” he said, going on to discuss the effects on larger animals.
“Recently, a study from Australia has shown that pigs that are fed these corn products get massive stomach ulcers…. we have a much longer lifespan that a rat. If we are waiting for cancer to show as a result of GMOs, we’ve got to wait,” he said.
October is a particularly significant month for US protesters, as Agent Orange Awareness Month is being promoted by the Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance (COVVHA).
“Monsanto was one of the seven chemical companies who manufactured Agent Orange which was laced with one of the most deadly chemicals known to man, dioxin. Monsanto, the other six companies, and the U.S. government, are responsible for the slow burn genocide of Vietnam Veterans, their children and grandchildren,” March Against Monsanto alleged.
A previous anti-Monsanto protest was held in May. It started as a small event, but turned into a global campaign with over 2 million people in 436 cities, across 52 countries, joining the rallies.