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March Against Monsanto Nation Wide May 25th! Be There! From Los Angeles To New York

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LICQCxq1FqU&feature=youtu.be

List of locations across America From Los Angeles to New YORK!!! BE THERE!!! TELL THESE KILLERS NO TO THEIR POISON ON HUMANITY!!!!

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Just RSVPd for Colorado Springs. See you May 25!

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The March is Global!

Currently, there are events happening in over 35 countries on six continents with over 250 cities participating, including 47 states in the US.

Thank you for posting this. I added a link back on the site http://www.march-against-monsanto.com.

We just issued a press release yesterday, and you can find it under the "Press Release" tab.

Emilie Rensink
Media Facilitator
March Against Monsanto

thank you, but--

I live out in the middle of nowhere and am many miles from the nearest place where there will be a 'march'--

How can I find out if there is something more local?

I watched the video and saw nothing to click on.

I hate Monsanto, but I don't trust the government to label either; I'd rather see it be a voluntary thing--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

You Can Find Events

...on the website here: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/p/blog-page.html

There are some happening in smaller towns/cities so you may luck out.

thank you, orange--

:)

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

thanks

thanks

lawrence

What are you doing

May 25th ??

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

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Personally, I think it's a waste of time

I think time is much better spent writing a resolution and getting it on the ballot and passed as they did in Mendocino where it is illegal to grow GMO crops.

Take real action, do what we did http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendocino_County_GMO_Ban

Build your networks

Events like these help us reach out to others in our communities. Bring a clipboard (or iPad) and build your lists of Freedom supporters.

I have

I di not keep lists of people, except lists that I have purchased, for example, the city clerk sells lists of voters, and I needed that when I was campaigning to be a delegate for Ron Paul.

I'm not saying protests should be banned.. I think "rambling down in the streets" can be fun.. I have never found it productive.. where a Rally.. Ron Paul had RALLY FOR THE REPUBLIC.. that's my style nowdays.

Resolutions carry no weight

Resolutions carry no weight of law. Many states also have mandatory uniform law statutes where no local law or ordinance can exceed state law.

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That is NOT my experience

All the laws I have ever helped establish began as a Resolution that enabled us to pass through committees, shop for lobbiests and representatives (who many times adopt the resolution and turn it into an inniative, then a petition to get on the ballot, and then we vote.. prop 15 in CA didn't make4 it on the ballot in 94, but in 96 it passed by 56%.. Our Measure G.. our NO GMO.. that's why Mendocino has NO GMO foods grown.. and we have a constitutional sheriff, Tom Allman, and he stands up to the state and the feds.. he will work with the state eradicating marijuana from public lands.. same for the fes in the national park. ir juridictions.. but for county corporated and unincorporated areas.. we are freer here than anywhere in America I know because we understand the power of resolutions and inniatives.. many activists live here, and I notice, we have fun political floats.. like OWS will be in a small parade, but not alot of people.. what the most did during OWS was organize support for protesters.. collecting and providing, land, food, tents, blankets, water, clothing.. everything but bail money and a hospital trust fund for people who were beated or gassed.

So I don't know where you live, but I think you are not correct.. dry counties, anither example.. Storie County Nevada.. prostitution is legal.. another county..

I am correct and you just

I am correct and you just reaffirmed it a resolution is meaningless unless it becomes a statute... Sigh. I am in Idaho my state has a uniform statute that no town or county can pass any law or ordinance that exceeds state law on the issue. It's actually a good law because it prevents localities from doing stupid things like outlawing guns or alcohol against state law. Many states are the same some are not.

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How does it become a statute?

It begins with a resolution.. time to write a resolution to chage the state statute. We need to do that in CA.. no more loyalty oaths.

A statute does not and is

A statute does not and is generally not a resolution first. Most statutes are proposed directly as statutes. All state legislatures have many resolutions that never get proposed as statutes. They are just an affirmation of something or another and as I said have no force of law.

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I don't agree

Both in the Grange, and the GOP, we write resolutions, have conventions, and resolutions that get passed get funding for lobbiests and legislators to make them into statutes..

This is the democratic process.

You do that

and we will do this....neither is a waste of time.

Did that and won

You do that and I'll be seeing how far you go (my bet, hope you had a good time, because that's as much as I expect from a protest.. so passe.. I'm sorry but BORING!. Nothing to see here.. and that's is why these issues lose and lose and lose and lose.. but hay,, have fun!!! (PS I bet more than 50% ate Monsanto before they got therem and I bet I could find Monsanto products on protesters.

County Bans on GMO's

I think it's a great idea (((Granger))) for local legislation such that you were able to accomplish there in Mendocino County! Your reference linked a good resource: GMO-FREE REGIONS MANUAL: CASE STUDIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD http://shop.ifoam.org/bookstore/download_preview/Intro_GMO_f...

Nonetheless, I do not think a march is a waste of time! For a few reasons. First, mentioned in my comment below, it will help to SPREAD AWARENESS. I know from my neighborhood and from when I was in the county's tea party that MANY are still not even aware of the risks to human health and the environment. (I spoke with a food store owner recently who knew nothing about GMO's. Not to demean the efforts there in Mendocino, but even that wikipedia article noted that your area has a history of being somewhat atypical. Awareness across the country is growing, but the risks of GMO's are not yet common knowledge.)

Second, in response to initiatives like yours, at least 16 STATES have prohibited local legislation regarding seeds. That apparently includes California. (Perhaps it doesn't apply where legislation already exists?) http://environmentalcommons.org/preemption-undemocratic.html

Third, the issue of GROWING genetically-engineered plants is only part of it. There is also the issue of LABELING. Vermont, for one, was threatened with lawsuits and apparently didn't have the funds to go up against POWERFUL CORPORATIONS WITH LIMITLESS RESOURCES; so the state backed down - and that was despite 90% support of a MANDATORY LABELING BILL.

And so... I hope the march is successful. I also hope your county will serve as an inspiration to others.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

(((((((mdfarge)))))

You're correct in that "we all need a circus".. we all need events to make us feel like we're "not alone", and it's exciting in that the back of your mind, you KNOW, you can be hurt.. but this really means something.. so you go through the trouble.. people watch and see some interesting stuff, or meet some new people.. or if you were like me, you had other agenda's being cannabis, nuclear bomb testing, depleted uranium, land mine, Nader's ballot access, petitions and flyers to share... And I guess that means I can admit, I'm burned out.. and for decades I have not been happy with many event organizations, A.N.S.W.E.R. got to me.. it's like OWS.. there is no leader.. there are robot staffers who do what they are told, have little to say, hard to get information from.. no one knows who knows.. (I ask permiossion to petititon or post, beats being asked by police to leave.. So it's not a waste.. and I will say this.. I thought P.A.U.L. fest was well organized, it's problem was it's name and when.... maybe it was a GOP set up (like the LP) so the convention would not be mobbed?

Want to actually get something changed.. you need to get a resolution writtten and passed.. or an inniative. So it may feel good to protest, but all it really takes is a resolution or inniative and then passed.. and one more thing

While I'm done with protests.. I LOVE rally's.. rally's FOR GMO Free coiunties would be more my style of event and entertainment. I love the colors and smiles and bright energy by comparison to the dark and dangerous protest.

LOVE, (((((((((((((((mdefarge)))))))))))))))

Re Monsanto, guess I had a different vision (((Granger)))

I hadn't pictured some "dark and dangerous" protest. Though I do hope the march will spread awareness of a common cause against Monsanto's dangerous and monopolistic agricultural practices regarding health and the impact on the environment; its power within our universities (funding research); its insidious presence within our government (re Congress via campaign contributions and lobbying, via perks to legislators when out of office, via appointments at federal regulatory agencies, via representation on even the Supreme Court); and its heavy-handed tactics in the form of litigation against local governments, businesses, and persons. But...

I hope the goal would also be to highlight the common cause of what we are for. This surely includes a goal to have "GMO-Free counties," but getting a resolution passed is not all it takes. As mentioned, some *states* have already *prohibited* local growing ordinances. (There's also not a chance in hell such legislation would pass in areas where it would count the most, i.e., where Monsanto's interest is most heavily vested.) And the issue is not just about local growing bans. Grown elsewhere, the food shipped in that's on grocery shelves and in produce aisles contains GMO's and, related, are heavily laden with pesticides - as also meat products where animals were fed GMO's. It's about educating the public. And it's about the need to get responsible LABELING so consumers are able to make INFORMED CHOICES. Monsanto & Dupont have been able to prevent such initiatives, such as in California.

Thank you (((Granger))) for all the apparent *protesting* on behalf of yourself and others that you've done over the years! Thank you also for your local efforts re GMO's and also the political landscape in your area that serves as a model for others.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I'm opposed to labeling GMO

I am very pleased that there already is labeling for 100% Organic. If the product one is purchasing does not have a label that states 100% Organic, IT'S NOT. It's really that simple.

Sure Monsant and the corporations COULD, but at OUR cost is higher food prices.. how fair is this to the poor who depend on Monsanto?

Tomorrow I expect to see dozens of people who are not going to protest what GMO I serve. And I do serve 100% Organic fruit and green salad.. but I'm pretty sure that tomorrow's chicken pot pie is going to be made with Monsanto and no one will complain, and many will say, "Thank you".

In all my years of activism, Rally's won, Prootests went nowhere. I believe it's because a Rally is offering a solution, where all a protest does is say, "we don't like".. So what? Since when did the elite care what we liked?

OWS... what good did all that awareness do?
911 Truth.. what good is all the awareness?

I guess I'm just really wanting solutions and justic and realize protesting in the streets is just a road side attraction that never actually accomplishes what it's goals are.

Antiwar protest anyone? Or maybe a Rally for Peace instead?

I agree with the president!

That is, when he was a senator. We should know what we're eating. I DON'T think companies should have to provide all they now do on a label. For one, it prevents small companies from being able to compete. They go through all the red tape of getting things analyzed. But the one thing I think DOES belong on a label is its ingredients - with an indication of what is genetically-engineered and what is not, as they are *not* the same ingredients.

I think it's true that some people wouldn't care. Others would. It shouldn't cost a lot. It's not that it takes an analysis to figure out. It's something the SUPPLIERS of the raw food stuffs know. The information would just need to be passed down the line to those who eventually market the product to the consumer. Labels are continuously being printed and revised.

I disagree with you, but here as elsewhere (((Granger))), I'm always interested to hear your opinion.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

How is it that you do not know?

100% Organic is already labled. It's black and white.. 100% organic lables, and not. The majorioty of shoppers are looking for low costs..

Speaking of making small companies able to compete.. CA is now saying if you make products at home it has to be labled.. know what the labeling costs? $700.00 plus $25.00 per item.

Thank you for mentioning the small business that takes the hit for Monsanto.. ((((((mdefarge))))))) I'll probably wind up pealing off dozens of those lables from fruit tomorrow before I wash them...

As for disagreeing with me.. I hope you really enjoy going to the protest.

March Against Monsanto May 25

Obama on CAMPAIGN TRAIL: "Here's what I'll do as president. We'll let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they're buying. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpBW5G2FWTc

Obama as PRESIDENT
o No labeling
o March 2013 signs HR933, with rider EXEMPTING producers of GMO's from consumer protector legislation that would curtail the sale or planting of GMO crops.

~ 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision" http://www.ibtimes.com/monsanto-protection-act-5-terrifying-...
~ "50 Harmful Effects of GM Foods" http://www.raw-wisdom.com/50harmful.
~ "The World According To Monsanto" http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-world-according-to-monsanto/

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Obama is a wolf in sheeps

Obama is a wolf in sheeps clothing.

sorry...

We need Statesmen in public office....

How about a 9/11 truth march, a 2nd amendment march, an anti-war march, an anti-Obamacare march.....march and march and march and bullhorn the capitals...

THEY DON'T GIVE A SH*T, THEY DON'T LISTEN, THEY DON'T RESPOND, THEY MOCK PEOPLE AT THOSE LEFTIST-STYLE RALLIES THINKING THEIR VOICE MATTERS WHEN THEY WASTE THEIR TIME AND RESOURCES YELLING ANGRY WORDS OF TOUGH TALK AND INTOLERANCE INTO BULLHORNS, AND WAVING FLAGS AND HOLDING ROCK CONCERTS AND PUBLIC PRAYER MEETINGS!!!

This needs to be done at the ballot box!!! We're running out of time and money as things get WORSE....Statesmen don't eat out of the hands of LOBBYISTS....

These guys ALL fall, and are replaced when the Statesmen in government stop doing their bidding!
We're smarter than this...

Protest AND Vote

Simply waiting every four years to vote isn't enough; it hasn't been enough.

What makes March Against Monsanto so unique and potentially effective is that it's a big tent issue with wide support from progressives, Occupiers, libertarians as well as just ordinary folks who don't want their kids to ingest poison.

The lady who started this, i.e. created the Facebook page, is a soccer mom. I've been helping her for the past month get all of the events created and a website up. The response is VERY diverse. This isn't simply a bunch of hippies and Occupiers protesting, though hippies and Occupiers will be participating. And we're glad. We've made a point to fully embrace the diversity, because it's to our benefit as a world to do so.

Anyway... protest AND vote, but don't just vote and think it's going to be enough. Don't just protest and think it's going to be enough. FULL SPECTRUM DOMINANCE. Fight on every front, and if you don't have enough time for that, at least don't discourage others from fighting in ways that you aren't.

--Emilie Rensink
http://www.march-against-monsanto <-- Official website for MAM