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Forum Post: March On Monsanto... May 25th... Global Day of Action and Solidarity

Posted 1 year ago on May 15, 2013, 12:30 p.m. EST by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL
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There are plenty of ways that everyone can help with this action.

Donate supplies. Always needed are cardboard, markers, spraypaint, stencils and razors. You can always call up your local sign store too and get around 25 signs made up for prob $100.

Press Releases. These are easy to create. ITs the Who/What/When/Where of the event. Use an interesting and impactful headline to get the gatekeepers attention. The more press the better.

Inclusion. Many groups still dont know that this is going to be going on. This cause spans across all political views. Get your local information and start posting it on all your local facebook pages.

If anyone else has any other ideas on how to pitch in, please add to the comments section below.

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[-] 6 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Re. 'MONSATAN', some further important information :

Thanx to 'WikilLeaks' we know that - 'US diplomats by day --- Monsanto henchmen by night' !!! & re. 'US Govt's Corporate Capture', US diplomats were shilling for Monsanto. In a cable from late 2007 :

former ambassador to France, Craig Stapleton, advised Washington to launch a military-style trade war against any European Union country that opposed genetically modified (GM) crops.

"Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits. The list should be measured rather than vicious and must be sustainable over the long term, since we should not expect an early victory," he wrote.

Stapleton was reacting to efforts by France to ban a Monsanto GM corn variety. He specifically asked Washington to punish the EU countries that did not support the use of GM crops.

"Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voices."

An embassy cable from 2009 written by a diplomat on behalf of the ambassador to Spain directly cites meetings with Monsanto executives, showing that US diplomats were taking orders directly from GM companies :

From which : ''In Spain, agricultural factions against agricultural biotechnology include the environmental side of MARM and organic farmers. Increasingly, consumers are also expressing negative attitudes toward genetically modified crops. On April 18th, the newspaper "El Pas" conducted a survey on whether or not GM food should be prohibited. The following results were obtained after a one month period: 85% voted "Yes, they can be dangerous" and 15% voted "No, they are absolutely safe".

Also : ''Post also requests USG support for a non-USG science fellow to meet with influential Spanish interlocutors on this issue and assistance with developing an agricultural biotechnology action plan for Spain. Post would also welcome any comments from other posts concerning the anti-GMO campaign.''

Monsanto's director for biotechnology for Spain and Portugal briefed embassy officials about the region, complaining that "Spain is increasingly becoming a target of anti-biotechnology forces within Europe. If Spain falls, the rest of Europe will follow."

In a random insult thrown into the cable, the ambassador says : "Within the agriculture sector, only left-wing farmers' unions have negative opinions of GMOs." which reveals the level of prejudice & ignorance !!

Monsanto is probably The Biggest non-bank, corporate threat to the Global 99%, so thanx for this OTP.

The Future Is Up For Grabs ! Action Is Imperative !! Resistance Is Fertile !!! + http://permaculture.tv/

ipsa scientia potestas est ...

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

In Compliment: from http://occupywallst.org/forum/of-war-and-profit/

Just another example of corp(se)oRATion Greed - No Surprise - Profits over People - it is just more plain to see in the aspect of war. Their operations are more visible now. Their ongoing effort to rule ( misrule ).

The current rise of the corp(se)oRATion really began in earnest during the cold war - as government unleashed the monster in it's ( governments ) program/effort to democratize the World. That is when corp(se)oRATions were given much power and a free hand to infiltrate societies around the world to help Westernize/Democratize their populations thinking. The monster has continued to grow by leaps and bounds since then. The monster's plan was not democratizing - it's plan was corp(se)oRATization.

  • The monster created/unleashed has run wild.

  • And now begins (fairly openly) dictating to governments.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

"GMOs, Seed Wars and Knowledge Wars", by Dr. Vandana Shiva :

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

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[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

MARCH FOR HUMANITY - ''THE MONSANTROCITY'' :

verum ex absurdo ...

[-] 2 points by Renneye (3343) 1 year ago

Truth! Brutal. Loved it!

On my way to march right now! SOLIDARITY!!

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Thanx, good luck & "GM Seeds & the Militarization of Food and Everything Else" by Jon Letman :

Solidarity @ all MAM marchers everywhere !! NZ, Aus., Japan, SA, Europe, US, Canada ... it's HUGE !!!

pax ...

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

that link was delayed

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Fairy Nuff but it does load & here's a quicker and telling link :

pax ...

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

Occupy Monsanto Worldwide May 25, 2013:

Scroll down this page to find a location near you:

http://occupy-monsanto.com/

[-] 4 points by Renneye (3343) 1 year ago

Thanks kindly 'bw'! The list shows a march location 30 minutes from where I am. I'm going!

[-] 4 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Hell fuckin ya!!

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

It's going to be everywhere!

[-] 5 points by Renneye (3343) 1 year ago

Yep! 13 locations in my province alone! Nary a reason for anyone not to go! This is going to be big!

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

The World Against Monsanto. 5/25/13.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

We will be out there for serious reasons, but enjoy yourself Renny knowing that you and the people that you are with are part of a noble struggle

~Odin~

[-] 5 points by Renneye (3343) 1 year ago

It's exciting...But I know I will feel a heavy sense of responsibility tomorrow, when thinking about all the farmers who have committed suicide because of Monsanto's egregious dominion seeking practices. Those are the souls I'll carry in my heart tomorrow...as you will too, I'm sure. Yes, a noble struggle.

Thanks Odin...be safe & be well...& be good! ~.^

[-] 4 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

There are many people who have endured untold human misery including death of a love one due to the corrupt system that has been in place for oh so long

We do justice to their lives though by being resilient, strong and by building the COMMUNITY we will need to see this through

Renny, your 'two babes" will have good reason to be proud of their Mommy for years to come as they will have learned that some things in life are worth fighting for

In NY at Washington Square Park there was a young mother with her two sons (under 5 yrs old) who many people took pictures of including me because they were so cute. She was holding up a sign that read; "Message to humanity...save organic seeds...grow food everywhere...buy local", and her one son was holding a sign which read ..."I may be young, but we know your poisoning us...Stop playing games", and both signs had Monsanto x'ed out

It's Moms like you two that will change the world for the better, not older codgers like me...;-)

My hat's off to you kid

~Odin~

[-] 5 points by Renneye (3343) 1 year ago

Yes Odin. Building COMMUNITY!

Community is exactly what it felt like during the march and the speeches. At one point I stood back and watched the group as a whole. It gave me goosebumps, and my eyes welled up.

It felt good...really good...to watch the awareness unfold before me. Starting from a kernel of thought to an over 2 million person global march is such a testament to what we are capable of.

We've carried the anguished voices of the deceased Monsanto Indian farmers & their grieving families...and they were heard through our impelling voices.

My local march was a small one. About 100 people....and personal stories between the people taking part in the march 'connected' us. Much information was passed to inquisitive onlookers, and our route was on the city's main commercial restaurant drag, often referred to as, "the Golden Mile" or "Food Alley"...so, it was rather fitting. Lots of traffic made for lots of honking, and many people in those vehicles saw the name 'Monsanto'. I'm sure at least some went home and investigated on the net.

It warms my heart knowing there are parents out there like the young mom you met, who are giving their kids a head start in awareness. The next generations may have an arduous battle on their hands and will need all the information we can give them.

This was my first march, Odin...and though I enjoyed it, and it is the first of many, and teaching my babes to question, and about what is right and good in this life...are you gonna compare that to all the years you have taught and laboured with your daughters and grandchildren, and marches, and flyers, and protests? Your tireless dedication to creating a Better World for future generations, knows no bounds. So, dear codger, would you like your smack now, or later?

And btw...I'm not such a young mom!

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

I'm glad that you had such a great experience at your Monsanto protest. It sounds like both you and OTP are hooked..;-)

And how heartening these protests must have been for the Monsanto victims' families

Some of the best people that i have ever known are in Occupy

How could they not be considering that they sacrifice so much unselfishly for the betterment of humanity

Older dudes can always be portrayed by the corrupt elite as aging hippies...younger people can be unjustly classified as being lazy or expecting something for nothing....

BUT a Mom bringing her kids to a protest rally...That's Special...Very Special. It is a powerful image, and it portends a generation of activists to come...BUT MOSTLY it is extremely difficult for anyone to mislabel it for anything else than what it is

And that is..... A Mom who wants her kids to grow up in a Better World where people come before profits!

Congratulations Mommy!

~Odin~

I just referred to myself as an 'old codger' so that you would let your guard down a bit...~^;......... I get to choose where i get smacked...eh?....hmmm?;-)

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

No solution comes close to the overall solution of community.

We, the people, do not need anyone else to figure this out for us if we come together in our communities and simply sit down and actually work.

[-] 0 points by DiegoSanchezAlfonso (-155) 1 year ago

Great to hear you marched and that you're for building communities. Great post!

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Shared. Thanks BW. There's a march in my area too.

I'll be there.

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

''The Growing Global Challenge to Monsanto's Monopolistic Greed'', by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers :

''The common problem we face is the power of concentrated wealth and monopolistic corporate interests. This has created a crony capitalist economy that uses government to further enrich the wealthy at the expense of the people, often threatening our basic necessities for life.A clear example of this is found in the behavior of the chemical and seed corporation, Monsanto.Monsanto threatens the world's food supply; this is a major challenge of our era. This struggle is central to the global ecosystem, economy and energy crises. Monsanto also pushes poisonous chemicals into the environment and promotes agricultural practices that exacerbate climate change.

''Monsanto's actions truly affect each of us. They put their profits over the need for healthy foods, diverse seed supplies and the stability of the agricultural economy. They employ a variety of tools to control access to seeds and aggressively push genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and toxic chemicals despite serious safety concerns about them. And they accomplish this with great help from the US government.''

fiat justitia ...

[-] 3 points by LeoYo (5854) 1 year ago

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal State Department Promoting GMOs Abroad

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:50 By Paul Jay, The Real News Network | Video Report

http://truth-out.org/news/item/16530-wikileaks-cables-reveal-state-department-promoting-gmos-abroad

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Re. 'WikiLeaked Cables' and to compliment your strong link Leo, also see the following :

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

May 25, 2013 March Against Monsanto. Nice, builder. There seems to be a march almost everywhere. I'm in a rural area, but there's one 30 mins from me too. This is truly a global protest and it's nice to see people are waking up.

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

''How Monsanto Went From Selling Aspirin to Controlling Our Food Supply'', by Jill Richardson :

''Monsanto controls our food, poisons our land, and influences all three branches of government. Forty percent of the crops grown in the United States contain their genes. They produce the world’s top selling herbicide. Several of their factories are now toxic Superfund sites. They spend millions lobbying the government each year. It’s time we take a closer look at who’s controlling our food, poisoning our land, and influencing all three branches of government. To do that, the watchdog group Food and Water Watch recently published a corporate profile of Monsanto.''

fiat lux ...

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

"Monsanto threatens the world's food supply; this is a major challenge of our era." From truth-out.

And, hence the worldwide "March Against Monsanto" Saturday, May 25, 2013!

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Monsatan threatens us all. Solidarity @ All MAM marchers everywhere and :

caveat ...

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

I'm just back from the March Against Monsanto which was more of a protest where I was. We had a good gathering, for a rural area, considering it was freezing cold and pouring rain. Solidarity with everyone around the world!

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

"The day the world marched against biotech titan, Monsanto." Great links! Thank you!

One of the best things about my local protest was the number of children there. It gave me much hope.

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

'Children bring forward looking thoughts' (my dad {RiP} mangling but summing up a Wm. Wordsworth poem) and thus, also with a view to the future, I'm appending the following for your later consideration in both concern and solidarity and with an apology if the ICH link is a repeat :

pax ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

Children are the future, and your dad's comment is quite right as they make us look forward. And, if we want to look forward and see good things we're going to have to keep up the fight because there are many forces against us:

From the justice article: “These documents make clear that the shutdown of Occupy was not based on the supposed ‘health and safety’ concerns that law enforcement used as a public rationale, but rather that the decisions were profoundly political including a prioritization of business interests’ demands over First Amendment rights,” stated attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the PCJF."

Well now, isn't that interesting?

And, from ICH: "One of the keys to sustainability and durability in times of environmental stress is biodiversity. This means the existence of many varieties of plants and the insects, fungi and bacteria they require for survival so that food can be produced under different conditions."

This begs the question of why would anyone not want to protect biodiversity?

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

''Wrecking Nature for Short Term Profit'' (Noam Chomsky) :

Chomsky talks about the wilful and reckless destruction of the environment by the US and some other Western nations. Corporate-run governments have abdicated their responsibility toward protecting the welfare of their citizens and are rushing the world toward climate catastrophe.

I append the video above at a bit of a tangent to the forum-post and in indirect reply to your final question above but strongly recommend this twelve minute clip to all. Thanx again four your excellent excerpts & your constant work for a bw for all. Solidarity.

per ardua ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

"Ocean surface temperatures are the highest in 150 years."

"Even slighter warmer temperatures....could start melting permafrost in Siberia which in turn will trigger the release of huge amounts of greenhouse gases, methane, much worse than carbon dioxide that are trapped in the ice and that will set off escalating non linear processes of destruction."

Chomsky says we need to move away from capitalism under which the privatization of the commons is destroyed. The commons being mother Earth in general.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

'The commons being Mother Earth in general.' Yep, bw and in compliment to Chomsky's thesis :

Futhermore, Solidarity @ OTP for this excellent forum-post and thread. Errrr ... where he these days ?

e tenebris, lux ..

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

That truth-out piece by Javier Sethness is excellent, thanks.

"Even a cursory examination of the depth of human suffering perpetuated historically and contemporarily by the hegemony of capital should lead disinterested observers to agree with Leech that the catastrophic scale of violence for which this system is responsible can be considered nothing less than genocidal, however shocking such a conclusion might prove to be."

And, the environment is the ultimate loser in the face of capitalism.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

May 25, 2013 March Against Monsanto. Worldwide protest.

Scroll down for the list of locations:

http://occupy-monsanto.com/

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

''Monsanto Targets the Heart of Science : The Goodman Affair'', by Claire Robinson and Jonathan Latham, 'Independent Science News' :

''The scientific journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) published a study that caused an international storm (Séralini, et al. 2012). The study, led by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen, France, suggested a Monsanto genetically modified (GM) maize, and the Roundup herbicide it is grown with, pose serious health risks. The two-year feeding study found that rats fed both suffered severe organ damage and increased rates of tumors and premature death. Both the herbicide (Roundup) and the GM maize are Monsanto products. Corinne Lepage, France’s former environment minister, called the study “a bomb”.

''Subsequently, an orchestrated campaign was launched to discredit the study in the media and persuade the journal to retract it. Many of those who wrote letters to FCT (which is published by Elsevier) had conflicts of interest with the GM industry and its lobby groups, though these were not publicly disclosed.''

e tenebris, lux ...

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

Superbugs and superweeds are one of the big problems Monsanto has created. This was explained to me by someone I know who understands genetics very well. It is way over my head but here is an article about it and the dangers to mankind:

http://digitaljournal.com/article/326208

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Monsatan's 'Bt Corn and Cotton goes right to the heart of the - abject, brutish, cruel, dark, egregious, fiendish, greedy hegemony, that they are harbingers of. Your intelligent interlocutor on the matter of Monsatan's arms race with nature is very wise and worthy of listening to & I don't believe for a minute that there's much ''way over'' your head, lol !

Thanx for the excellent link - which I recommend to all readers here and in reply to which I append the following, in order to give a wee insight into the Monsatan orchestrated plight of Indian & global farmers :

fiat lux ...

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

Monsanto puts a huge portion of our food supply at risk, actually the opposite of what they claim.

Thanks for all the great links, and kind words, too ;) . Saturday's "March Against Monsanto," May 25, 2013, will be a global event. Here is the link to the worldwide locations (you have to scroll down for the list):

http://occupy-monsanto.com/

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Re. Monsatan's 'Bt' Corn & Cotton, your link : http://digitaljournal.com/article/326208 is very good. Tnx.

minima maxima sunt ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

"The scientists agreed that genetic engineering leads to "different risks" than traditional breeding and had repeatedly warned their superiors that GM foods might create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects. They urged the political appointees who were in charge at the FDA to require long-term safety studies, including human studies, to guard against possible allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems."

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

''Monsanto's actions truly affect each of us. They put their profits over the need for healthy foods, diverse seed supplies and the stability of the agricultural economy. They employ a variety of tools to control access to seeds and aggressively push genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and toxic chemicals despite serious safety concerns about them. And they accomplish this with great help from the US government.'' from :

multum in parvo ...

[-] 3 points by gnomunny (6287) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Well, . . . I'm not sure if you caught the conversations with freemarket5555 (may be a surgeon) about a week ago on two separate threads, but he says in his post 'GMO's: a boon to mankind,' that Séralini's study (and Pusztai in the other thread) has been debunked:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/gmos-a-boon-to-mankind-clearly/#comment-970721

But, curiously (or not), he didn't put up any links for us to check. Just his word. But, it's entirely possible he had read in his medical journals, and believes, that's the case. You're already well ahead of me in seeing there's a problem or two here. Equally curious is the case of the 'Pusztai Affair' which was pointed out to him by another poster (sorry, don't remember the post) and looks to be completely political, with the ubiquitous Monsanto moniker mentioned:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pusztai_affair

On that thread I also gave him this link after his challenge to the forum to find anything scientific that's critical of GMO's and doesn't reference Seralini or Pusztai:

http://independentsciencenews.org/commentaries/regulators-discover-a-hidden-viral-gene-in-commercial-gmo-crops/

It's funny that freemarket (may be a surgeon, heheh) HAD apparently heard of the Royal Society's six reviewers calling Pusztai's research flawed, but missed the 22 scientist's from 13 separate countries praising it. It's also funny that he repeatedly said he could find no credible sources that showed any dangers in GMO's, but it took me maybe fifteen minutes to find that report from Independent Science News. Equally as funny (at least to me), is after checking out the aforementioned two links, freemarket (may be a surgeon) hasn't been seen since.

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

I was aware of some of that information but had missed that thread. Thanx again 'g' for anther excellent, comprehensive and informative comment, on this important thread & in compliment, I append :

“Unknown”, scientists are persecuted by the biotech industry because they plan the open release of a drought- and pest-resistant strain of maize that could help eradicate world hunger.

There are certain parallels with the situation today in Mexico, the birthplace of maize, which is at the centre of the global fight to protect the crop’s diversity from the onslaught of genetically modified varieties. “It’s the first time in history that one of the most important harvests in the world is threatened in its centre of diversity,” Pat Mooney, the head of the Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group), an international NGO, told IPS.

“If we let the companies win, there will be no chance to defend them in other parts. What is happening here is of key importance for the rest of the world."

fiat lux ...

[-] 4 points by gnomunny (6287) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Man, it's spreading like cancer. My sincerest hopes for those people. It is promising to see multiple protests popping up around the world. The hardest fight, though, will probably be here.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Solidarity...Thanks, going to bed to rest up for what looks like a rainy day in NY tomorrow

~Odin~

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Solidarity and stick it to Monsatan Odin and for you and your comrades 'dans la rue' :

Bit easier on the ear than the last tune I laid down for you. Be well, safe, dry & comfy.

Re. Monsatan, a brief ''Round Up'' : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7fU0MoHJKc !

pax ...

[-] 3 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Thanks shadz. Here's hoping the people of the world "stick it to Monsanto"

I'm bringing some non GMO Vermont Gold....hmmm? with me for a courageous, dedicated young couple I've known almost since the beginning of Occupy

Good Night

~Odin~

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Alors 'La beaute' est dans la rue' : http://rt.com/news/march-against-monsanto-gmo-776/ :-)

Happy stomping bro' and 'Non GMO Vermont Gold' sounds a li'l bit delish too, mmmrghh ;-)

Also, courtesy of 'gno$' : http://fracturedparadigm.com/2013/04/02/boycott-monsanto-a-simple-list-of-companies-to-avoid/ !!!

SOLIDARITY !!

fiat lux !

[-] 4 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Replying here. As Monsanto protest organizer Tami Canal said, "It was empowering and inspiring to see so many people, from different walks of life, put aside their differences and come together today.."

That same blueprint for success was evident in the early 20th century social and economic struggles, and it is one that Occupy must emulate on the whole

From the news item on here,"On The Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwasit Factory Fire: Lessons Learned?" - "People started to feel a sense of empowerment, and knew that there was strength in unity. Religious groups, community groups, unions, radicals, and reformers all banded together for the greater shared goal of improving people's lives. And they did not ask for change, but rather they demanded it."

http://occupywallst.org/article/triangle-fire-lessons-learned/#comments

This simple formula is how we too will wrest control of our lives away from the oligarchs, and regain all that was lost... including our dignity

Solidarity...~Odin~

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Excellent & tho' I'm bed bound imminently, something here for your later consideration :

Also, just in case I have not already done so, I append herewith :

Solidarity.

pax ...

[-] 3 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Replying here. Yes, i could hear my bed calling me too when I read your comment last night. It's calling again..lol

I'll just reiterate that this corrupt system's never-ending greed and arrogance is going to be their demise

Something will trigger it, and it may well be something relatively small, but in which people can extrapolate a much larger degree of corruption that we, the 99% have to suffer unjustly for

SOLIDARITY

~Odin~

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

''This corrupt system's never-ending greed and arrogance is going to be their demise''. Yes !!! Ditto !! &

  • ''Our System Which is Drowning Us is Awakening Us'', by Jason Liosatos :

We are undergoing a mass transformation triggered by us drowning in despair. Ironically it is the despair from our system of debt, fear and virtual slavery that is the smelling salts alerting us and re minding us that we are in trouble.

The transformation in people taking place now reminds me of the initiation process that St John used to do to people as his form of radical baptism. Apparently instead of the later sprinkling of water on the forehead, he would get someone in the water and hold their head under the water until they were thrashing around fighting for their lives, and only just before they passed out would he pull them out.

Once they had reached that point of near death by suffocation did they transcend and shed all their old skin, all their worries, fears, petty concerns, the clutter in their minds, even their own names, religions, race and general identity, and so had that feeling of rebirth and freedom from the old self with all its attachments. If someone is not sure who they are any more that’s good, it means you may be transcending the old labels and shackles and coming closer to getting to know the real you who has no labels but just is.

Apparently at or near real death this happens to a lot of people, and the peace and transcendent liberation they have found is written on their faces. Many people who have faced death by accidents or disease often discover their true essence again when everything is stripped away, especially if they also transcend their fear, and rediscover their freedom, happiness and peace that most people yearn for and never discover their whole lives.

I can sense that people all over the world are being so manipulated, and strangled by the system of debts and slavery, that a similar thing is taking place. The beautiful connection to peace, harmony, love and happiness inherent in each person has become so weakened and cut off by the strangulation our system has inflicted on us that they are in a similar process to the radical near drowning I just described.

Our heads are being held under the water by mass manipulation in a system which is now choking us to the point of unconsciousness, and ironically it is this very thing which is triggering our transformation and awakening us.

Like a caterpillar now becoming a butterfly thrashing around in its old caterpillar cocoon to get out and fly, so are we awakening by our heads being held under the water, not by the loving hands of St John but by the strangling hands of the oligarchs who have been drowning us for years and years, and at last humanity has suffered enough and is determined to break free.

~

[The above item is copied verbatim under ''Fair Use'' from : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35099.htm ]

per ardua ad astra ...

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Thanks shadz for the glimpse into yesterday's world-wide successful protests against Monsanto

We must figure out a way to keep the pressure on them though

In the meantime though, we should all take heart in knowing that all of us here on the forum are part of the "prehistory" of a sea change to come

~Odin~

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

''Millions march against GM crops'' :

''Organisers celebrate huge global turnout and say they will continue until Monsanto and other GM manufacturers listen''. So, you see that (non GMO!) seeds are being planted in their millions and I really like your phrase '''prehistory' of a sea change to come''.

dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6287) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Solidarity indeed, my friend. I'm trying to finagle a ride as we speak.

Excellent TruthOut article as it pretty much confirms what I've been feeling in my rusty bones recently; the growing unrest is absolutely palpable, at least for those not still zombiefied by the MSM. A sea change is a-comin' but the jury's still out on how well it's going to turn out for us.

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Four and a half hours till we march in OZ.

Solidarity......

[-] 6 points by Renneye (3343) 1 year ago

Solidarity!! 2pm tomorrow, EST for me!

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6287) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

"Power to the People!"

Yeah, I just felt the need to dust off an old nugget. Solidarity.

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

''March Against Monsanto Is Latest Rejection of the GMO Giant'', by Katarzyna Gajewska :

Solidarity 'g' & I hope your ''finagling'' bore (Non GMO lol :) fruit & note that my edit above, added two further 'truth-out' articles to the excellent :

Yep, 'gno' - ''Power To The Peeps'' bro' & so this too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3cYl9Tc1_E :-)

pax, amor et lux ...

[-] 5 points by gnomunny (6287) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Excellent TruthOut additions to the thread, my friend, which warrants a humble addition of my own:

http://fracturedparadigm.com/2013/04/02/boycott-monsanto-a-simple-list-of-companies-to-avoid/

And a particularly appropriate tune as well, doubly so, not only in the lyrics but also the decidedly '70's sound. Power to the Peeps!

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Re. Monsatan, a brief ''Round Up''(geddit?) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7fU0MoHJKc !

Thanx for your very nice link 'g' & 4 U : http://rt.com/news/march-against-monsanto-gmo-776/ !!

'Power To The Peeps'

nunc et semper ...

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Good on ya mate

~Odin~

[-] 5 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Wow, just WOW. Thanks Odin.

That was one of the better organised street meetings I've attended.

As it turns out, the young lady organiser kept running into brick walls with the city council and their bylaws, so she brought the Greens political party into the deal, and together they got the permit for Redacliff Place in the inner city, but no permit to march.

After some excellent presentations and speeches, along with lots of input from the crowd of maybe a thousand (my guess is more), the bulk of the crowd dispersed to other end of the Queen street mall for an impromptu and illegal march through the Saturday afternoon shoppers.

I'd blown all my film on the rally, but my friend got some of the march on her phone cam, so I'll be working on putting together a video in the next few days.

Was a really great and cohesive effort. Well done, people of Brisbane.

[-] 4 points by Renneye (3343) 1 year ago

[-] 2 points by Builder (3787) 19 hours ago

Love these tales of solidarity from afar.

Lots of people were curious and came to hear the speakers at our gig too. Anonymous Brisbane was there, and the Greens federal rep made an excellent speech. A dairy farmer, who had such a way with words, really got the mood fired up for the rest of the presentations. The apiarist rep (bee keeper) has some very chilling facts to share.

I'm going to do some research on the Aussie native bee. A mini version in black that is stingless. A lot of our native species relies upon birds and ants and gliders for pollination, but that little black bee is found where the imported euro bee does the job.

I just heard France is prosecuting MonS for chemical poisoning. With the way their shares are plummetting, maybe they'll just declare bankruptcy, and attempt to restart another day.

Loving this people power, Renneye.

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"Loving this people power."

I felt it too, Builder!

This march made it very obvious to me that we reached a segment of the population that clearly do not direct themselves to circles of political or social awareness on the internet, making it incontrovertibly evident that revolutions need a multi-pronged approach to reach critical mass within the public. All methods having their benefits of course...I have to say, though...peaceful street protest is probably my personal favourite to be a part of.

Can't wait till the next one! And there will be a next one, 'cause Monsanto won't go down easy. Especially now, as they've been given the go ahead for their $400 million expansion in Missouri. But we've dealt them a hard blow. An unyeilding blow...because next time, our numbers will be greater still.

The Aussie stingless black bee. What, these cute little guys?

http://permaculturenews.org/2011/02/02/keeping-native-australian-stingless-bees/

You're right, Builder...they're in trouble.

Here's Rob Raabe and Ces Heather, from a Brisbane Stingless Bee Rescue Service.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2003/05/08/2045526.htm#.UaJfQdI-Z5Y

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Excellent links, Renneye.

Oh, I'm hoping there's a continued public awareness program about these corrupt corps, and their enablers in govt. There's been several admissions that corruption is "just the world we live in" by politicians on both sides of coin. It's time that the situation becomes a lot more honest than it currently is.

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Re. Monsatan, you really need to cast your eye over these links 'B' :

Solidarity mate and if you aren't too shy, consider sharing your footage with us here because we'll recognise you as you'll be the bloke who used to have dreads, lol ;-) & my team (Dortmund) lost :-(

pax et lux ; nunc et semper ...

[-] 4 points by Renneye (3343) 1 year ago

The march was Beautiful!!!

My two babes (10 & 12 yrs) and I, just got in from our local march in Southern Ontario. Our group started out with about 100 people, all age groups. By the end there were quite a few more than started. I loved how inquisitive the general public was. Many walked up and asked what it was about. Several young people were aghast at Monsanto's practices and very interested in doing the research into new terms like, Monsanto Farmer Suicides, GMOs, Seed Patents and Terminator Seeds.

My babes were proud of mommy today...and I was proud of them.

[-] 4 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Love these tales of solidarity from afar.

Lots of people were curious and came to hear the speakers at our gig too. Anonymous Brisbane was there, and the Greens federal rep made an excellent speech. A dairy farmer, who had such a way with words, really got the mood fired up for the rest of the presentations. The apiarist rep (bee keeper) has some very chilling facts to share.

I'm going to do some research on the Aussie native bee. A mini version in black that is stingless. A lot of our native species relies upon birds and ants and gliders for pollination, but that little black bee is found where the imported euro bee does the job.

I just heard France is prosecuting MonS for chemical poisoning. With the way their shares are plummetting, maybe they'll just declare bankruptcy, and attempt to restart another day.

Loving this people power, Renneye.

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Great Monsatan-March sitrep 'B' (for Brisbane :-) Good luck with the edit and here's two for you and all :

per ardua ...

[-] 4 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Will be passing that list on.

Thanks Shadz, for all your tireless research.

I always know you've got the latest info for us all.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Here's some good footage of the crowd at Brisbane, and some of the excellent signs the crowd brought along. My good friend is holding the banner on the left of the stage. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2p49Qhvxjw

[-] 3 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

It's kinda ironic how the MSM blackout is correctly proving our point and reinforcing our belief that THEY are worried

It is because of the outreach that we have done that this is so, don't you think...son?...;-)

~Odin~

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

Nothing in the NY Times this morning. A worldwide protest and not one word, unless I missed it. We have a lot of work ahead of us, Odin.

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Son? LOL. I'm fifty years young.

The MSM reminds me of the ostrich saga. You keep your head buried in the sand, you leave your arse exposed.

It's a great help with the skeptics who follow the lame MonS line that they are doing what they do to help farmers "maximize their bottom line" while caring for the environment.

Onward and upward, my friend.

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Solidarity @ all your efforts & that list 'B', actually originates from 'gnomunny' on this thread, however I will take the opportunity to also wholeheartedly recommend and slide these links your way :

I've been splicing 'links for the peeps' on LiveStream all day, while watching The European Club Football final (Munich v Dortmund) on the ol' gogglebox right now whilst trying to munch a meal at the same time (hey look - multitasking and I ain't even a chick, lol) but The Worldwide MAM has been simply excellent and is still going on !!

pax, amor et lux ...

[-] 4 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

I can see it now. Shadz doing the octupus routine.

Sharing your (and gnomunny's) links far and wide.

Much appreciated too. Hope your team wins, BTW.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

That's cool Builder. I'm happy for you and all of Australia

Being with people of substance is a real high, eh?!

~Odin~

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

It sure is. The feeling in the crowd took a little while to build up, but about halfway into the rally, it was simply electric, and magnetic. People were just coming from all directions to get involved or take a look. I like that.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Replying here. Thanks Builder, Daddy...lol.. survived quite well and his spirit was boosted by a wonderful bunch of kindred spirits in NYC

Although it seems things are going slow, we have to realize how long we have been asleep, and when you put it in that context, well i can see an amazing feeling of empowerment beginning to grow

Cheers & Solidarity to Brisbane and the rest of Oz

~Odin~

[-] 4 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

It took our professional fisherman's org three years to get truth in labelling on all seafood in retail outlets here, my friend. We are on the road to awakening a lot more people, and the simple fact that the MSM is avoiding this global march lends even more credibility to the effort, for mine.

Cheers and Solidarity to you and yours, Daddy. heheheh. It's all good.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

The "electric, and magnetic" feelings that you spoke of are the beginnings to a feeling of EMPOWERMENT

~Odin~

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Yes they are, and that energy is something that I am 100% addicted to.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Yes the MSM's "ass" is definitely being exposed more and more, and it is our job to see that it gets a lot more 'rays'

Replying here. Yes "onward and upward" amigo

"Fifty years young"?! Well then, you should start respecting your elders son, even if ....err especially if they may be arrested for a direct action at some point in the near future...;-)

~Odin~

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Respect is earned, and you've got it, amigo.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

While Daddy is protesting (that's me) Monsatan in NYC, one of my Tenacious Trio will be protesting (with a sign) 5 time zones to the West in the Aleutian island of Tanagna where she arrived early this morning

Good to know you got Oz covered Builder. Solidarity my friend.

~Odin~

[-] 3 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

It's a big one alright. We got the news during our rally that Connecticut will now have GMO labelling on all their food. Haven't checked that out as yet, but will be looking today. Hope things go well for the Daddy and his clan, Odin.

Peaceful protest is working. A show of hands in the crowd here yesterday from people who'd only just been made aware of the issues we were marching against, showed not a few who had their awareness altered by our actions, and that's what really counts.

[-] 2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

I posted an incredible link to openearth.org that was jam packed with citations to studies...

Havent seen him since.

[-] 4 points by gnomunny (6287) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Yeah, I don't think he expected the response he got when he posted pro-GMO shit on here. And considering the way he talked to a couple of us ("shine my shoes, boy"), good riddance.

[-] 2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Ya, people like that can talk all the noise they want on the internet. Its always a different situation in real life.

Bunch of posers.

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Monsanto and their agro-chemical partners call themselves the "life industry."

In 1980 a General Electric geneticist engineered an oil-eating bacterium, effective against oil spills, and in the first case of its kind the Supreme Court ruled that "a live, human-made micro-organism is patentable subject matter." Fifteen years later a World Trade Organization decision allowed plants, genes, and microorganisms to be owned as intellectual property.

The results, not surprisingly, have been disastrous. One-fifth of the human genome is privately owned through patents. Strains of influenza and hepatitis have been claimed by corporate and university labs, and because of this researchers can't use the patented life forms to perform cancer research. Thus the cost of life-preserving tests often depends on the whim (and the market analysis) of the organization claiming ownership of the biological entity.

The results have also been otherworldly. In 1996 the U.S. National Institutes of Health attempted to patent the blood cells of the primitive Hagahai tribesman of New Guinea. U.S. companies AgriDyne and W.R. Grace tried to gain ownership of the neem plant, used for centuries in India for the making of medicines and natural pesticides. Other examples of 'biopiracy': The University of Cincinnati holds a patent on Brazil's guarana seed; the University of Mississippi holds a patent on the Asian spice turmeric.

Most tragically, tens of thousands of Indian farmers, charged for seeds that they used to develop on their own, and forced to repurchase them every year, have been driven to suicide after experiencing crop failures and ruinous debt.

Monsanto is at the forefront of GMO seeds and litigation against vulnerable farmers. To date the company has won over half of its patent infringement lawsuits. The Supreme Court is currently weighing the arguments in Bowman vs. Monsanto, which asks if a company can have a claim on a farmer whose crops were derived from a seed already paid for. More significantly, the question is whether a company can claim the rights to a form of life that has been nurtured by communities of farmers for centuries ?

ne quid nimis ...

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Here's a cross reference to your important link on that thread :

e tenebris, lux ...

[-] 2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Awesome link!!

[-] 5 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

Yep & here's another : http://occupywallst.org/forum/park-avenue-money-power-and-the-american-dream-why/ and we need to realise the nature of the evil 'Pseudo-Human Individuals' BEHIND these 'Quasi-Human Corporations' !!! Dots have to identified !! Then Joined ! It's ALL about The 99%, siblings.

at spes non fracta ...

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

March Against Monsanto, 5/25/13!

Don't forget! Scroll down the following link for worldwide locations:

http://occupy-monsanto.com/

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Replying here. Yes we do have a lot of work to do to progress this movement

Unlike any other time in our history we will not have the MSM reporting on our struggle accurately, or at all in many cases

Hence we are in uncharted waters. We simply have to use every other means that we have to advance this movement

Right at the top of the list is social media, and demonstrations and protests, and lastly engaging as many people as we can in our everyday lives through conversations and literature

On the latter, i have reached out to doctors, bus drivers, my cable guy, friends, family, my credit union lady and the list goes on. I continue to be amazed at how aware people are. And i also continue to leave off flyers, Occupy ones, hybrid ones and my originals, my most recent one on WalMart done on Word Document, neat different size lettering, printed on bright green paper...4 to a page

WalMart

Should You Be Shopping Here? Considering

Six members of the WalMart family have more wealth than the bottom 30% of all Americans

The sweatshop factories that produce many of the products WalMart sells have been responsible for over 1,000 deaths this year alone

As of Dececember 2012 the average wage at Walmart was $8.81 an hour, compared to its comepetitor, Costco where it was $17.00 an hour

The More You Know, The Less You Should Think About Shopping at WalMart

The Choice Is Yours

I have left these off at libraries, laundry-mats, businesses, and the latter ones will be left of at Walmart too! Next on my list is Wendys...;-)

PERSEVERANCE is the key BW

~Odin~

[-] 6 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

And, many WalMart employees earn so little that they qualify for food stamps and are on Medicaid, which of course, we all pay for. Why are the American people making up for the low wages and lack of benefits at WalMart? Wake up people. Corporations have taken over your government and are hoarding profits for shareholders instead of paying workers fair wages.

Thanks for all you do, Odin. Solidarity with you and the 99%.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

The welcome aboard information that Walmart gives its employees has a section on how to get foodstamps.

Then those people use the foodstamps at Walmart.

What a racket.

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

WalMart never ceases to amaze me. That is just outrageous!

[-] 0 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Thanks, your contributions, and your graciousness on here does not go unnoticed by me

~Odin~

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

Thanks, Odin. Having comrades like you makes it easy to stick around here, even on days when the forum has been run over by trash like it has been today.

[-] 4 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

You exemplify what Occupy is about BW...I know

Perseverance and strength is the key here too

What a long strange journey it has been on here for me...really

I've been taking care of a friend's farm this past week. From here after feeding the horses and other farm animals, I left for the Monsanto protest this past Saturday.

I'm outside on the deck with the fire going, and I'm wondering how many of the crops in the adjacent farms are GMO crops

From this quiet, beaucolic setting, I can see the lights in the distance (15 miles) from the joint McGuire Air Force/Fort Dix military installation

And I'm thinking about the death and destruction in far-off lands that will emanate from that base

I would so love to be proud of my country, but i just can't be...not now

It is the good people in Occupy, and all the good people in all the other altruistic groups that must make that so....If not us, who?

And it is not for us alone...we must do it for our progeny

Other people have made simular sacrifices. It is our turn now.

~Odin~

[-] 6 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

I recently drove past a large General Dynamics plant and thought the same things you think when you see the lights of McGuire/Fort Dix. It is hard to be proud, but there are many good people who don't want the belligerence our government brings to the world, so hope springs eternal, and we never give up.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

I have to admit BW that for many years I was part of the problem when i was a merchant marine as I did a lot of work for the MIC transporting JP4 (jet fuel), and other petroleum products to different bases on the East Coast including Guantanamo Bay in '94-'95. We also brought deliveries to General Dynamics, Sikorsky (helicopters) and to Pratt and Whitney (jet engines).

I never gave it much thought at the time, as i believed we were doing the right thing at the time, or maybe that's what i wanted to believe, but i know now we weren't ....even then

~Odin~

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

We're all on a journey, Odin. I worked on Wall Street many years ago, lol. Why do some people wake up while others continue to slumber?

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Thanks

~Odin~

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

''The Chairman & CEO of Monsanto Co. condemned opponents of his major biotech corporation by accusing them of 'reverse elitism' being spread through social media.

''Just days before a major international demonstration to protest Monsanto is scheduled to occur around the globe, CEO Hugh Grant told Bloomberg this week that critics of his company are fueling anti-GMO sentiment by capitalizing on an increased public interest in how their food is produced and pushing that agenda through social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

''Anti-Monsanto advocates — like the ones planning to protest in 36 countries later this month — say they are opposed to, among other items, the company’s habit of heralding genetically altered crops as a solution to third-world poverty by putting profits above possible health risks. Lab-made crops that are resistant to certain chemicals and conditions are the bread and butter of Monsanto, but critics are worried that the company isn’t weighing the full impact of what spreading GMO crops could do to the environment and agriculture sector. Additionally, Monsanto’s legal habits of driving small-time farmers bankrupt over alleged patent infringement has not made them many friends within America’s traditional agriculture sector.'' from :

caveat emptor ...

[-] 3 points by gsw (2603) 1 year ago

Reverse elitism

Good slogan

Now I have my a sign message for march

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Reverse elitism

You see where it would be easy for him Mr. Monsatan to be confused - as he and his act like scum - and the common man still carries a quiet dignity.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Cool - social media making Monsatan quiver.

TWEET

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

Monsanto CEO trashes company’s opponents over ‘elitism’ — RT USA: http://rt.com/usa/gmo-ceo-grant-monsanto-396/#.UZV0TYFy87s.twitter … Cool - social media making Monsatan quiver. View summary

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

We are past 1000 rsvps on our site. I can only imagine what bigger cities are going to look like.

Global day of unrest. Coming to a city near you!!!!

[-] 2 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 1 year ago
[-] 2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Making a list of all the political groups in your area, their emails, and saving it for future actions is something that is essential for activists.

Once you have a good group of around 40-50 emails- more if you are in a major area- then getting the word out on actions is as simple as a click of the mouse.

The hardest part is just getting the list done. Takes a lot of research and probably some phone calls.

But once its done, its the holy grail of press release communication.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

One of the #MAM speakers in Brisbane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY_FIdQt7A4

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Leaked monsatan email list, courtesy of anonymous.

http://pastebin.com/A2E3BeYJ

[-] 1 points by gsw (2603) 1 year ago

was there any MSM "mainstream liberal" broadcast of the antiMonsanto events.

I overheard media blackout rumors, 813 participated in WA state capital, but it was mostly low key, the tv stations were notified, but I overheard they would not be covering anti Monsanto

that's not free press, we have this little space and time for free speech, it's mostly unfree speech. I will check on this so my questions are a think aloud

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

It's Crazy that Barely Anybody here is Talking about the Monsanto March!

Posted 3 hours ago on May 24, 2013, 10:39 a.m. EST by Garry (0) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The Monsanto March is one of the biggest Occupy events, and it's happening tomorrow! I'm surprised barely anybody here is talking about it. The News thread only has 13 comments, some of which are unrelated to the topic. What's going on?

Furthermore, there's two different reasons why someone might want to march against Monsanto.

>Fear of GMOs
>Distaste of Monsanto business practices

I'm pro GMO. We've been modifying genes for thousands of years through cross breeding. Tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, bananas, you name it; we've all changed them. Some foods like broccoli didn't even exist before we made them. Tomatoes were poisonous. GMOs have been with us since farming began. The only thing that has changed is the method, and it's more precise. A very good thing!

What I hate about Monsanto is that they patent their modifications and work behind closed doors. They also make seeds that can't procreate for the sole purpose of selling them year after year after year. Pure evil capitalism at its worst. Cross breeders shared their tricks, they didn't use patents. We need to make GMOs open-source, free for any scientist to inspect and test. To share ideas. Farmers should unite with scientists in anarcho-communist fashion to control the future of GMOs.

Anyhow, I'm flabbergasted that barely anyone here seems interested in the march. This site is completely disconnected from Occupy. Wow! Imagine that. A movement has one of its biggest protest marches, probably the biggest in a long time (it's worldwide), and barely anybody on the movement's website is talking about it. Unreal.

It's all about localized US politics here. Occupy is an international protest folks, and one of the big international events is tomorrow! Show some solidarity.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/its-crazy-that-barely-anybody-here-is-talking-abou/#comment-973794

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

There will be all sorts of groups from all sorts of political spectrums participating in this tomorrow....

We'll see how much the MSM does with it.

[-] -2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Well, the answer on the MSM is in: Next to zero coverage. Why am I not shocked.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Mass Media talks about mauling seed mill

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Good toolkit here: https://movetoamend.org/toolkit

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19980) 1 year ago

''GENETICALLY MODIFIED JUSTICE : WHY THE SUPREME COURT RULED FOR MONSANTO'', by Robert Barnes :

culpa lata ...

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Tampa March on Monsanto Event @ 1000+ RSVPs!!!

Hell Fuckin Yah!!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

Important post. Here is some more info:

http://ecowatch.com/2013/global-march-against-monsanto-may-25/

http://naturalrevolution.org/the-global-march-against-monsanto-saturday-may-25-2013/

Also, not surprisingly, the Supreme Court just ruled in favor of Monsanto on a seed patent case against a local farmer:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/business/monsanto-victorious-in-genetic-seed-case.html?_r=0

[-] 3 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/business/monsanto-victorious-in-genetic-seed-case.html?_r=1&

Unreal.

Thats what the Supreme Court does in regards to business. If they have a decision to make on business, its going towards the business.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (19202) 1 year ago

Everything. Everything in this country benefits corporations and profit and this is completely against the Constitution which calls for the government to promote the general welfare of the people (not corporations! WTF?!!!). No where in the Constitution does it say the general welfare of corporations should be promoted. It's sick.

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago
[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

What an absolutely incredible day yesterday. Jill Stein came down to show her support for us, prob around 700 people marching. Very reminiscent of late '11.

http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/march-against-monsanto-in-tampa-st-pete

[-] -1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Tuna sandwiches vs $1 McCheeseburgers

8 cans of Tuna- $10 Loaf of bread- $3 Jar of Mayo (if you must) - $5

Total- $18

8 cans of tuna make approx 16 sandwiches.

$18 for 16 tuna sandwiches vs $18 for 18 McCheeseburgers.