On January 31st, family farmers from across the county will take part in the first phase of the OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto court case filed to protect farmers from genetic trespass by Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMO) seed, which can contaminate organic and non-GMO farmers’ crops and open them up to abusive lawsuits.
Meet at Foley Square in Manhattan at 9 am on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. [Image]
Posted in Courts - Justice System, Biotechnology
Tagged Genetically Engineered Food, FDA, USDA, monsanto, genetic engineering, Environment, organic, Monopolies, biotechnology, genetic contamination, bayer, basf, dupont, syngenta, CorpoGov, pollution, Bioweaponry, Food & Farming, seed monopoly, Dow, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, pharma crops, public patent foundation, pubpat, OSGATA, occupy monsanto
Eco-activist Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to two years for bidding on public lands for which he could not pay. (He later acquired the funds). His act of civil disobedience stopped the illegal auction of oil and gas leases on thousands of acres of public land. No authorities have been criminally charged for the illegal auction. Also see his court speech prior to sentencing.
Here is his letter from prison, sent to Grist.
Posted in Land Rights, Environment
Tagged land grab, Environment, Land Rights, corruption, resistance, Monopolies, CorpoGov, pollution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, nonviolence, Constitution, sustainable practices, Energy, soil, Bureau of Land Management, blm, public lands, good man jailed, jury nullification, massey energy, oil industry, tim dechristopher, whistleblower, Courts - Justice System, Water Rights Tagged auction