This is a Call to Action for a Non-Hierarchical Occupation of Monsanto Everywhere
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Argentinians have said no to what they call Monsanto´s “deathly” business in Latin America.
In Buenos Aires, the action group “Millions against Monsanto” has led a protest at the House of Cordoba, a province located in the center of Argentina where the US multinational company is developing its biggest regional factory.
According to activists, the construction of the facility has been approved by provincial authorities but no official report on environmental damages has yet been conducted.
Political complicity, leaders of the protest said, is fostering the expansion of Monsanto´s “chain of profit and death”: Monsanto sells seeds that are resistant to its own glyphosate-based Roundup, a key herbicide used in Argentina´s “green gold” soybean industry.
In the meantime, thousands of farmers are exposed to serious health risks -cancer, birth defects, intestinal, heart and neuronal conditions- as a recent investigation by the University of Buenos Aires shows.
But Argentina is only one link of Monsanto´s billionaire expansion in Latin America.
In Paraguay, for instance, demonstrators denounced that the biotech company has managed to introduce its transgenic soy thanks to economic lobbies linked to the impeachment of President Fernando Lugo last year. They called it the “agribusiness coup”.
Monsanto has reported to have nearly tripled its profits in the first fiscal quarter of 2013 as its regional sales boom and governments allow the US-based firm to spread.
Meanwhile, on the margins of the anti-Monsanto demonstration, Argentine left-wing opposition lawmakers held a political meeting to condemn the corporate power of agribusiness and the increasing control of food sovereignty by transnational companies.
On January 29, Argentina saw two large demonstrations against Monsanto. This set of photos from Millones Contra Monsanto shows the demonstration in the Malvinas suburb of Cordoba, Argentina.
El 29 de enero, la Argentina vio a dos grandes manifestaciones en contra de Monsanto. Este conjunto de fotos de Millones Contra Monsanto muestra la manifestación en el barrio Malvinas de Córdoba, Argentina.
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.
If you can’t make it to the protests in March, stay tuned for Occupy Monsanto, September 17, 2012.
It is time for consumers to take a stand, to make their voices be heard, not in the streets, but at the gates of evil. On Friday March 16th and 17th, consumers will go to the Monsanto location nearest to them and let their voices be heard. Make it hard for the employees of the monster trying to control our food to get to work, pay the migrant and student workers they exploit to turn away from work for a day shutting down the machine’s source of cheap labor. We can act, we can control, tell them we are here and we know where the monster lives. …continue reading the Global Call to Action