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Ventura County Star: Occupy Monsanto starts campaign on movement’s anniversary

Posted: September 18th, 2012 | Filed under: Photos, Press | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |
NO GMO OXNARD CA BY ROB VARELA VENTURA COUNTY STAR Ventura County Star: Occupy Monsanto starts campaign on movements anniversary Tracy Long Tom Helscher Thousand Oaks Seminis Protest Proposition 37 Prop 37. Power Gomez Police Oxnard Occupy Wall Street Monsanto Demonstration California CA

ROB VARELA/THE VENTURA STAR – Alyssa Davis (from right), Ellie Loiacono and Heather Power-Gomez, all from Thousand Oaks, join the Occupy Monsanto protest and yell, “Label the seeds!” on Monday in Oxnard.

Occupy Monsanto starts campaign on movement’s anniversary

By Carol Lawrence – 1:00am, September 18, 2012

Local food activists chose Monday, the anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street activist movement, to start a global outcry in Oxnard against agribusiness giant Monsanto Co.’s chemicals and genetic modifications of plant seeds.

Less dramatic than Tuesday’s protest at Monsanto’s seed distribution plant Seminis Vegetable Seeds Inc. on Camino Del Sol, in which nine protesters in chains and shackles were arrested when they blocked the gates, Monday’s event at the same site drew about 35 protesters who limited their opposition to signs, masks and shouting on the sidewalks.

“Stop Patents on Life” read a sign held by a graduate student wearing a paper mask over her mouth and caution tape around her neck with the word “Hazard.”

“My concern is what genetically modified organisms do to the sustainability of our environment and the ability of farmers in Third World countries to support themselves,” said Tracy Long, of Ventura, who attended a May protest at the plant.

No arrests had been made as of 5:30 p.m. Monday. Oxnard Police Department officers circulated the block in police cars.

The demonstrators were part of a group called Occupy Monsanto, which identifies itself with Occupy Wall Street.

Monday was the first day of the group’s weeklong series of 65 events planned worldwide to protest Monsanto, its relationship with Third World farmers and the seeds it develops.

Tom Helscher with corporate affairs for Monsanto, which has headquarters in St. Louis, said Monsanto helps improve farm productivity and food quality.

“Agriculture and its uses are important to California, the U.S. and the world,” Helscher said. “We respect each individual’s right to express their point of view on these topics.”

California’s Proposition 37, a November ballot measure that would require labeling on most processed foods to explain whether they have ingredients from genetically modified organisms, gave several protesters a tangible action to support.

Several Thousand Oaks teenagers came after school to their first official protest.

“Hey, hey, ho, ho, we’ve got a right to know,” shouted the teens to passing cars.

Seventeen-year-old Heather Power-Gomez, a Westlake High School student from Thousand Oaks, said she came because she thought food should be labeled.

“In biology class, we learned about genetically modified organisms and how they can affect your body,” she said. “They (Monsanto and scientists) can change the genetic structure of the seeds so your body doesn’t know how to react.”

Power-Gomez said scientific and medical studies she read in class suggested links to cancer and autism.

Occupy Monsanto’s spokesperson, Adam Eidinger, whose role in Washington, D.C., is to facilitate the Monsanto events by posting the company’s locations online and inviting actions there, says the group is “a subgroup (of the Occupy movement) and focused on food issues and one company.”

“We feel a part of group,” Eidinger said. “I think we realize we belong in the Occupy movement because we’re talking corporate control of food.”

Actions by the Occupy Monsanto group also took place Monday and were planned for other days this week in Woodland, Gilroy, Davis, Ohio, Hawaii, Australia and Argentina.

Only one activist Monday was celebrating Occupy’s birthday.

A Camarillo resident wore a party hat with a foxtail pinned to the back of his pants and a full-face mask. He declined to give his name.

“Happy /b/-day Occupy! 7,435 political prisoners and counting!” his sign read, referring to those arrested in a year’s worth of Occupy protests.


Source: Ventura County Star

INCIDENT REPORT: Photos & Videos from a Decontamination Event in Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Posted: September 18th, 2012 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Photos, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |


Cuestiónalo Todo and R-Evolución zine made a demonstration in Central Park of Miraflores, a comercial high-medium class district of Lima, Perú, in the context of Occupy Monsanto.

Took part of this action: some militants of Tierra y Libertad (Land and Freedom, preuvian eco-leftist party), activists of Acción Antiespecista (Antispeciesist Action) and independent activists.

Cuestiónalo Todo is an activism plataform open for everyone who want to question any matter.

Note: Informed by Facebook, a lot of policeman came


Cuestiónalo Todo y el fanzine R-Evolución realizaron ayer el lunes 17 (entre 8:00pm y 9:45pm) una manifestación en el marco de Occupy Monsanto, como lo hicieron otras organizaciones y activistas al rededor del Mundo.
Tomaron parte de esta acción además de los organizadores, algunos militantes de Tierra y Libertad, activistas de Acción Antiespecista y activistas independientes.
Mañana les enviaremos fotos en la mañana.

Cuestiónalo todo es una plataforma de activismo abierta a todos aquel que quiera cuestionar algún tema.

Nota: Muchos policías y serenos que llegaron informados por el Facebook

PD: Un policía de la comisaría de Miraflores me pidió mis datos, incluido el DNI y tomó notas. Un amigo me dijo que eso está prohibido y pues tienes razón, no le pueden pedir documentos a alguien por difundir información. También había un policía vestido de civil haciendo muchas preguntas.



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KITV: Occupy Honolulu protest launched on UH campus

Posted: September 18th, 2012 | Filed under: Press, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |
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Click to watch the video on the KITV website

The Occupy Honolulu movement marked the anniversary with a march to the UH Manoa Campus and a rally against Monsanto’s funding of the university.


Source: KITV, Honolulu

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Protesters rally against Monsanto

Posted: September 18th, 2012 | Filed under: Press | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |
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Protesters rally against Monsanto

By Georgina Gustin, September 18, 2012 12:05 am

Protesters marking the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement gathered at three St. Louis area locations to protest against Monsanto Co., including the biotechnology giant’s Creve Coeur headquarters.

The protests here, organized by a network calling itself Occupy Monsanto and by the group GMO-Free Midwest, were among 45 other “actions” held across the country Monday, organizers said.

Calling on the company to more rigorously test and label genetically modified ingredients, the protesters first gathered outside the Millenium Hotel downtown, then outside the Whole Foods Market in Brentwood and finally outside the company’s offices.

“We’re celebrating the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street,” said Barbara Chicherio, of the Gateway Green Alliance and Safe Food Action St. Louis, and a spokesperson for Occupy Monsanto’s efforts here. “We had a lot of concerns about large corporations controlling the government, but it wasn’t very focused. Now we’re focusing on Monsanto.”

The protests are the latest in a series of events over the past year in which activists have called for mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. A petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require labeling gathered more than 1 million signatures earlier this year, and a proposition requiring labeling will go before voters in California this November.

According to records filed with the California Secretary of State, Monsanto has contributed more than $7 million to defeat the proposition.

Now, activists say, they are reaching beyond the labeling issue. “Over 1 million signatures were sent to the FDA and they were basically ignored,” said Adam Eidinger, a coordinator with Occupy Monsanto. “So what’s left to do? It’s time for civil disobedience.”

Eidinger said the company temporarily suspended operations at two of its California facilities in the past week because of protest actions.

Monsanto would not comment on the suspension of operations, saying only that the safety of its employees was paramount.

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Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Occupy Sydney Day 339 17th September 2012 – Occupy Monsanto and GMO Food Discussion

Posted: September 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |


On the one year Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street Occupy Sydney Discusses GMO Food, growing your own and Evil Monsanto.


Source: Youtube

Lansing State Journal: Protesters gather in Mason for ‘Occupy Monsanto’

Posted: September 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Photos, Press | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |
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Protesters gather in Mason for ‘Occupy Monsanto’

Paul Henderson, Lansing State Journal
10:52 PM, Sep 17, 2012

MASON — Melissa Chapman of St. Clair dressed in a biochemical hazard suit had a simple message.

“We want to protect people,” Chapman said.

Chapman and 20 others protested in front of the Monsanto company as part of a nationwide movement called “Occupy Monsanto” Monday afternoon.

“We are basically here protesting the use of GMOs (genetically modified organisms),” Chapman said.

According to Monsanto’s website, the worldwide company’s purpose is to work alongside farmers by selling seeds, developing traits through biotechnology and crop protection chemicals. In 1982, Monsanto’s scientists were the first to genetically modify a plant cell.

Chapman, who is involved with the Occupy Monsanto Genetics Crimes Unit, said she would like to see labels on products that use GMOs.

“What we figure is that if it is labeled, people won’t buy it,” Chapman said.


Source: Paul Henderson, Lansing State Journal


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