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Protesting Monsanto with La Defensa del Maiz San José
by Adelante Now
Sunday Oct 13th, 2013 4:08 PM
Protesta contra Monsanto y los transgénicos en la ciudad de San José

Called Organismo modificado genéticamente or organismo transgénico in Spanish, GMO's were the topic of the day on Saturday as members of La Defensa del Maiz San José gathered in front of City Hall in San José, California to protest Monsanto's corporate control of our food.

They were joined by the Raging Grannies (Las Abuelitas Enojadas), members of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, and many citizens concerned for food safety. Food Not Bombs provided lunch under the bright sun.

Sergio Nesaulakoyotl Martinez of La Defensa shook a sheath of black corn and called out "Adelante! Forward!" for victory over Monsanto's heinous rule. While some speakers called out for labeling, others said, "ban the GMO's and jail the corporate criminals!" Also speaking at the event were representatives of the Green Party and Move to Amend. Barry Chang of Cupertino, who is running for political office, summed up the sentiment of the protesters saying, "corporations lie".

The event was one of 400 around the world on a national day of action against Monsanto.
§no more genocides
by Adelante Now Sunday Oct 13th, 2013 4:08 PM

§Las Abuelitas take the mic
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Raging Grannies lead singing
§Viva la milpa!
by Adelante Now Sunday Oct 13th, 2013 4:08 PM

Long live the corn fields!
§Youth speaker
by Adelante Now Sunday Oct 13th, 2013 4:08 PM

§Some of the grannies buy buttons at...
by Adelante Now Sunday Oct 13th, 2013 4:08 PM

...San Jose Peace and Justice Center
§under the sun
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§Monsanto, La Defensa is Watching
by Adelante Now Sunday Oct 13th, 2013 4:08 PM


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by anon
Monday Oct 14th, 2013 8:59 AM
Washington state has a GMO-labelling initiative on the ballot.

Seattle is ground zero for Monsanto and Gates Foundation money.

We are being swamped with Monsanto money and propganda - to the point where even the "progressive" radio stations are having debates on whether GMOs are good for you or not.

We need all the help you can send.

Thanks.