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Title: Shutdown Monsanto!
START DATE: Monday September 17
TIME: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location Details:
1910 5th Street Davis CA
Event Type: Protest
Contact NameOccupy Monsanto
Email Address
Phone Number
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JUSTICE FOR CONSUMERS!! JUSTICE FOR WORKERS!! JUSTICE FOR OUR MOTHER EARTH !!

DEMANDS TO MONSANTO:

LABLE ALL GMO FOOD !
STOP COMPLETELY !
STOP POLLUTING THE ENVIRONMENT !
STOP POISING OUR DRINKING WATER !
STOP CHOPPING DOWN RAIN FORESTS !
GET OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT !!
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24800.cfm

The Objective: To Continue bringing local awareness to the corporation Monsanto’s control and involvement with the toxins in our food and water supplies and the ties they have in the government. Also, participating in the Movement to Label the United State’s GMOs starting with the Statewide Demand in California.


We must continue acting locally and thinking globally to bring down this tyrant of the food industry. We are in worldwide solidarity with the Millions Against Monsanto (http://www.MillionsAgainstMonsanto.org) and several other groups, organizations, foundations, and individuals who feel that something must be done to stop the evil practices of the Monsanto Corporation.

“Corporations are Not People and Money Is not free speech”

The Goal: To unite local communities, as consumers, voters and organizers to continue the push to remove Monsanto and other Corrupt Corporations from our government. Along with other campaigns all over the globe to create a world governed for, of, and by the people, not the corporations.

One tactic is to strategize and take action utilizing the power of the Boycott to send a strong message we will not do business with Corrupt Corporations.
There is a LONG List of Monsanto Products to BOYCOTT . We have hosted quite a few FREE events under the Occupy Umbrella urging for monthly and biweekly protests; Workshops, teach-ins, film showings; Canvassing, flyering, training organizers, and recruiting more people to the peaceful fight.

Already hundreds of thousands of farmers and community supporters worldwide expose and actively campaign against Monsanto for the crimes it is committing against the health and biodiversity of our planet.


The Anti-Monsanto Project stands in Solidarity with the Millions Against Monsanto, the occupy movement and food consumers all over the world.

We are searching for volunteers to join in 4 levels of, but not limited to, participation leading up to and at the March - Let us know what you can contribute and when…


1. Volunteer Organizer (Logistics, Networking and Outreach to organizations to support,)
2. Direct Action - (Provide Picket Signs, Leaflets)
3. Support (Media, LiveStream, Medics, and Donations…)
4. Join the Program – Speakers, Entertainment (Talking Circles, documentary, Performances, teach-ins, events)

If you would like to further organize within the 4 levels of organizing email:
TheAntiMonsantoProject [at] fastmail.fm



MILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTO:
Why are companies like Monsanto allowed to profit from their control of the food supply while the rest of us have to struggle for affordable, healthy food?

Companies like Monsanto have enormous economic and political power. Their campaign contributions determine the outcome of elections. Their lobbyists write our laws. In the words of an Official Statement of the Occupy Wall St. Movement:

• “They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system
through monopolization.”

• “They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.”

• “They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.”

• “They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.”

• “They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.”

As workers, consumers and voters, we have very little influence. It’s time to turn this around!

As the Occupy Wall St. call to action put it, the task is “ending the influence money has over our representatives in Washington. It’s time for Democracy Not Corporatocracy, we’re doomed without it.” We support Occupy Wall St. and the Occupy Together movement because: When we get money out of politics, we’ll get Monsanto out of agriculture!

• When corporations can’t buy politicians, stores won’t sell government-subsidized junk food.

• When health matters more than the bottom line, our food won’t be laced with Monsanto’s allergens, toxins and carcinogens.

• When sustainability trumps profits, we’ll replace polluting factory farms with
Carbon-sequestering, green organic farms.

• When justice is more important than stock prices, farm workers and family farmers will all make a good living.


The Anti-Monsanto Project needs all of the help it can get from you the people, spread the word, get involved and educated by joining here:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/theantimonsantoproject/

Here are some reasons Monsanto is bad!:

http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/science_and_impacts/impacts_genetic_engineering/eight-ways-monsanto-fails.html

E-mail us at: theantimonsantoproject [at] fastmail.fm

To Find a Monsanto site near you click here:

http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/pages/our-locations.aspx


List of Endorsers:

The Anti-Monsanto Project
Occupy Davis
Occupy Woodland
Occupy Sacramento
Peace & Freedom Party Yolo County
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement AFL-CIO Sacramento Chapter
Organizacion de Trabajadores Agricolas de California (OTAC)
Freedom Socialist Party
PSL Sacramento
United Native Americans INC
SEIU - Justice for Janitors
Genetic Crimes Unit


Southern California INFO:
http://www.facebook.com/events/492883144056194/permalink/498493340161841/?notif_t=like



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1920 5th Street in Davis.

Six months ago, local Occupy movements arrived at one of the corporation's Davis facilities at 6 a.m. Monsanto sent a message to their plant's workers to not come into work. The protest educated the public and initiated a conversation as a general assembly brainstormed solutions to Monsanto's corrupt ties the government, unethical business practices, destruction of the environment as well as the production of unhealthy food. Local activist groups plan to shutdown the Davis Monsanto plant once again on Monday, Sept. 17.


DAVIS, Calif.—Local Occupy movements including Occupy Sacramento, Woodland and Davis
will participate in the international shutdown Monsanto action Sept. 17 at 6 a.m. at the
corporation’s facility at 1920 5th Street in Davis.

The Anti Monsanto Project rally to combat Monsanto’s business policies is in solidarity with
Millions Against Monsanto and other organizations devoted to stopping the monopoly.

Guest speakers are Vice Presidential candidate Cindy Sheehan and United Farm Workers
activist, Al Rojas. Singer/songwriter Sandra McDougle and the Fresh Juice Party (FJP) will
perform original songs for the action. Education, music, art and food will be provided.

Activist groups in attendance will include, the Sacramento American Federation of Labor and
Congress of Industrial Organizations, The Luis Magna Organization De Trabajadores Agricolas
De California, Labor Council of Latin American Advancement and more.

A general assembly meeting to vote on the resolutions created at the March 16 and 17 Monsanto
shutdown actions include:

1) Gain statewide support for Proposition 37 to label food created with genetically modified
organisms (GMOs).

2) Label milk produced with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) like Ohio
accomplished in 2010.

3) Require crop rotation of monocultures to restore biodiversity and lessen the need of
pesticides to combat insects.

4) Ban the use of Roundup (glyphosate) and other pesticides/herbicides that contaminate the
environment and cause human health risks.

5) Stop Monsanto’s effort to privatize water in the U.S. as seen in Mexico and India.

In preparation of the action, Ryan, a protestor with Occupy Sacramento presented an educational workshop on September 2 in front of Old City Hall in Sacramento about topics that will be presented at the September 17 event.

"Lack of food supply and an unhealthy land base will escalate in which all other problems become trivial," Ryan said. "Monsanto's trends will continue and humanity will be doomed if we don't fight the company at the ballot box, in stores and in the streets."

For more information on the action, e-mail TheAntiMonsantoProject [at] fastmail.fm or connect on
Facebook. To learn more about the resolutions created by the people’s general assembly held at
the March Monsanto shutdown, e-mail kim.occupysacto [at] gmail.com.

For more information about Occupy Sacramento’s peaceful assembly rallies visit
http://www.occupysacto.org.

Monsanto Facility
1920 5th Street
Davis, CA

The Anti Monsanto Project rally to combat Monsanto’s business policies is in solidarity with Millions Against Monsanto and other organizations devoted to stopping the monopoly.

Guest speakers are Vice Presidential candidate Cindy Sheehan and United Farm Workers activist, Al Rojas. Singer/songwriter Sandra McDougle and the Fresh Juice Party (FJP) will perform original songs for the action. Education, music, art and food will be provided.

Activist groups in attendance will include, the Sacramento American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, The Luis Magna Organization De Trabajadores Agricolas De California, Labor Council of Latin American Advancement and more.
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