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Say Goodbye to Biotech! (Counter Convention Party)

Monday, May 19, 2008
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Location Details:
Children's Park, downtown San Diego.
(Park is between 1st Ave, Front St, Island Ave and Harbor Dr)
Across from the Convention Center.

The Biotechnology Industry already has a huge presence in San Diego, but come June 17-20 they plan on taking over. The Biotech Industry Organization (BIO) will host their international annual convention at the downtown Convention Center on Harbor Dr in San Diego. They will be discussing the usual BIO subjects: how to commodify the world's food production, genetically modify crops to disrupt sustainability, profit from human and non-human animal illnesses and torture, create weapons and the wars to sell their products, spin their unethical choices and buy public officials to fulfill their agenda. Sound like a good time? Well if you have $2300 I encourage you to attend and learn just how they plan to shape our world! But......

If you don't have that twenty-three hundred laying around to waste on watching scientists and capitalists patting one another on the back speaking of ways to profit from the destruction of nature, visit the free autonomous counter convention in the downtown Children's Park, across the street from the Convention Center, on Thursday, June 19th. From one p.m. to six p.m. you can enjoy the SD weather outside with the community while enjoying free hot meals provided by Food Not Bombs and take some food home to your family, pick up/drop off free goods or donate/take advantage of the free services during the Really (really!) Free Market, learn about and embrace a sustainable future at one of the multiple workshops taking place throughout the day and network with the groups in San Diego that are working to make that future possible. A more informed schedule with workshop listings, speakers, bands and more will be available soon! If you would like to get involved or learn more, visit: to find upcoming meetings and outreach events.
Added to the calendar on Mon, May 19, 2008 10:33PM
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