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Excerpt: "May 25, tens of thousands of activists around the world will 'March Against Monsanto.' Currently, marches are being planned on six continents, in 36 countries, totaling events in over 250 cities, and in the US, events are slated to occur simultaneously at 11 a.m."

(illustration: March Against Monsanto)
(illustration: March Against Monsanto)


March Against Monsanto' Planned for Over 30 Countries

By Press Release

07 May 13

 

arch Against Monsanto has announced that on May 25, tens of thousands of activists around the world will "March Against Monsanto." Currently, marches are being planned on six continents, in 36 countries, totaling events in over 250 cities, and in the US, events are slated to occur simultaneously at 11 a.m. Pacific in 47 states.

Tami Monroe Canal, lead organizer and creator of the now-viral Facebook page, says she was inspired to start the movement to protect her two daughters. "I feel Monsanto threatens their generation's health, fertility and longevity. I couldn't sit by idly, waiting for someone else to do something." [The full March Against Monsanto mission statement can be read here.]

An organizer for the march in Athens, Greece, Roberta Gogos, spoke about the importance of the events in austerity-impacted South Europe. "Monsanto is working very hard to overturn EU regulation on obligatory labeling (questionable whether it's really enforced in any case), and no doubt they will have their way in the end. Greece is in a precarious position right now, and Greece's farmers falling prey to the petrochemical giant is a very real possibility."

Josh Castro, organizer for Quito, says he wants to protect Ecuador against Monsanto's influence, too. "Ecuador is such a beautiful place, with the richest biodiversity in the world. We will not allow this Garden of Eden to be compromised by evil multinational corporations like Monsanto. Biotechnology is not the solution to world hunger. Agroecology is."

Partners facilitating the organizing of March Against Monsanto include The Anti-Media, Activists' Free Press and A Revolt - Digital Anarchy. Major sponsors include GMO Free USA, NationofChange and Films for Action. Official website: www.march-against-monsanto.com.

 

 

 

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+15 # cafetomo 2013-05-07 09:37
Monsanto corporation is a mechanism designed to increasingly corner the market on food. That they also create hunger is incidental, but fortuitous to their business model.

There is at least one European country that has burned their crops and banned them entirely. We should put nationalism aside for a moment and consider the merit in their reasons for this behavior. Economic or environmental, likely it is not only self interest, but self preservation.
 
 
0 # Thinking 2013-05-07 11:48
The Monsanto songs such as http://www.seizetheday.org/music.cfm?albumID=2&trackID=67 add to the marches. Those not at a rally can play it loud in their cars simultaneously.
 
 
+9 # Glen 2013-05-07 12:04
Not much difference between Monsanto taking down exquisite environments and "paving paradise - putting up a parking lot". Both wreck local flora and fauna. Monsanto can and will run the planet utilizing biological blackmail, just as Nestle is using H2O blackmail.
 
 
+6 # RnR 2013-05-08 08:45
Why is the contact information through facebook? I don't want a facebook account, I won't sign up for one either.

So how to contact the sponsors of individual cities and sign up?
 
 
+1 # Lolanne 2013-05-08 11:47
Quoting RnR:
. . .

So how to contact the sponsors of individual cities and sign up?


The FB page has this link:
http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/
Maybe that will have the info you want.
 
 
+1 # RnR 2013-05-08 22:49
Thanks for the help, I found an email :) can't wait to march
 

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