Corporations & their agents Archives: Monsanto

March Against Monsanto this Saturday

Anita Stewart / Deep Green Resistance Florida The latest news reports on glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weed-killer Roundup, indicate that it is present in California wines, Quaker Oats and even in the urine of elected officials in Europe. Roundup is manufactured by Monsanto ― the same Monsanto that produced Agent Orange (notoriously … Continue reading March Against Monsanto this Saturday

Corporate Developers Seize Indigenous Lands in Brazil and Hire Hit Men to Murder Residents

By Renata Bessi and Santiago Navarro F., Translated by Miriam Taylor / Truthout In an effort to make way for new investment projects, the Brazilian government and transnational corporations have been taking over ancestral indigenous lands, triggering a rise in murders of indigenous people in Brazil. According to the report, “Violence Against Indigenous People in Brazil,” recently published … Continue reading Corporate Developers Seize Indigenous Lands in Brazil and Hire Hit Men to Murder Residents

Are You Ready To Resist Roundup?

Deep Green Resistance member Raven Gray is actively writing for her new blog, Wild Awake, on subjects ranging from “reskilling” and permaculture to listening to the land and protecting it against industrial civilization. Her whole blog is worth following and exploring, but we wanted to especially highlight her recent piece about planned use of Roundup … Continue reading Are You Ready To Resist Roundup?

Film Review: Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

"Open Sesame" examines the importance of seeds to humans as the genesis of nearly all our domesticated foods. It details the tremendous loss in varietal diversity of our crops over the last century, due in large part to increasing corporate control over the seed market. Unfortunately, the film has an extremely narrow focus. ... Continue reading →

Kim Hill: It Is Up to Us to Act

By Kim Hill / Deep Green Resistance Australia Life itself has been stolen from us. Genes, the very basis of life, no longer belong to the living beings who embody them, but to institutions that convert life into profit. Our basic needs, of food and water, no longer come from the land where we live, … Continue reading Kim Hill: It Is Up to Us to Act

Statement for March Against Monsanto 2014

The annual March Against Monsanto is coming up May 24th. Kim Hill of Deep Green Resistance Australia wrote this speech for the March, supporting direct action and questioning the value of begging those in power to change. Life itself has been stolen from us. Genes, the very basis of life, no longer belong to the … Continue reading Statement for March Against Monsanto 2014

After four month blockade, Argentine activists win construction stoppage at Monsanto plant

By Inter Press Service Residents of a town in Argentina have won the first victory in their fight against biotech giant Monsanto, but they are still at battle stations, aware that winning the war is still a long way off. For four months, activists in Malvinas Argentinas, a town in the central province of Cordoba, … Continue reading After four month blockade, Argentine activists win construction stoppage at Monsanto plant

Native Hawaiians standing up against use of land for GMO experiments

By Imani Altemus-Williams / Waging Nonviolence At 9 am on an overcast morning in paradise, hundreds of protesters gathered in traditional Hawaiian chant and prayer. Upon hearing the sound of the conch shell, known here as Pū, the protesters followed a group of women towards Monsanto’s grounds. “A’ole GMO,” cried the mothers as they marched … Continue reading Native Hawaiians standing up against use of land for GMO experiments

Anger grows against Obama after signing of Monsanto Protection Act

By Connor Adams Sheets / International Business Times Anger is growing against President Barack Obama the day after he signed into law a spending bill that included a provision opponents have dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act.” That bill, the HR 933 continuing resolution, was mainly aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the … Continue reading Anger grows against Obama after signing of Monsanto Protection Act

Occupy Monsanto blockades Seminis seed distribution facility, shuts it down

By Occupy Monsanto On Wednesday, September 12 activists calling themselves the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU) shut down shipping and receiving access points at Monsanto’s Oxnard seed distribution facility located at 2700 Camino Del Sol. By peacefully blockading the exit and access points the group effectively shut down the distribution of genetically engineered (GMO) seeds for … Continue reading Occupy Monsanto blockades Seminis seed distribution facility, shuts it down