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Friday, October 25, 2013

March Against Monsanto - May 24, 2014

Video By: lymeguy1 | October 14, 2013

On May 24, 2014 activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto

MISSION:

Global Facebook Event: March-Against-Monstanto
Find a March Near You: March-Against-Monsanto
Webpage: March-Against-Monsanto.com

Why do we march?

• Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.

• In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-led research on the long-term effects of GM products.

• Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.

• For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.

• Monsanto's GM seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have contributed to Colony Collapse Disorder among the world's bee population.

What are solutions we advocate?

• Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products.

• Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier.

• Repealing relevant provisions of the US's "Monsanto Protection Act."

• Calling for further scientific research on the health effects of GMOs.

• Holding Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots journalism, social media, etc.

• Continuing to inform the public about Monsanto's secrets.

•Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won't take these injustices quietly.

We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That’s why we March Against Monsanto.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

OHIO SENATE BILL S.B. 193

OHIO SENATE BILL S.B. 193 EMERGENCY!

Date: OCT. 8, 2013 | View: 54,525 to date | Duration: 00:38:12 | Size: 176.8 MB

Ohio Senate Speakers: Bill Seitz, Nina Turner, Bill Seitz, Michael Skindell, Bill Seitz, Michael Skindell, Shirley A. Smith, Eric Kearney

Live Coverage S.B. 193  The Ohio Channel
Text of S.B. 193 As passed by the Ohio Senate
Unofficial Votes For Senate Bill S.B. 193

Columbus Dispatch: Libertarians Criticize Bill Outlining Ohio Ballot Rules

Columbus Dispatch - Excerpt - “This is machine-style politics at its very worst,” said Kevin Knedler, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Ohio.

Under the bill (S.B. 193), for a minor party to be recognized on the ballot, it must collect signatures equal to 1 percent of the total votes cast in the most-recent gubernatorial or presidential election — about 56,000 signatures now — and they must include 500 signatures from each of eight congressional districts.

Then, to get automatic recognition for four years, the party must get at least 3 percent of the vote in the next gubernatorial or presidential election.”

Contact Your Ohio Representative Here
Contact Your Ohio Senator Here 

Below: Charlie Earl Says That S.B. 193 Is A Ballot-Access EMERGENCY!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

STOP WATCHING US



Event Page: https://rally.stopwatching.us/
FaceBook Page: Stop Watching US
Sign The Petition: https://optin.stopwatching.us/
To Date: 573,009 Signatures

ABOUT THE RALLY

“Right now the NSA is spying on everyone's personal communications, and they’re operating without any meaningful oversight. Since the Snowden leaks started, more than 571,000 people from all walks of life have signed the StopWatching.us petition telling the U.S. Congress that we want them to rein in the NSA. On October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the US Patriot Act, we're taking the next step and holding the largest rally yet against NSA surveillance. We’ll be handing the half-million petitions to Congress to remind them that they work for us -- and we won’t tolerate mass surveillance any longer.

WHO WE ARE

StopWatching.us is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum. We came together in June 2013 to demand the U.S. Congress investigate the full extent of the NSA's spying programs. Go here to read our letter to U.S. Congress demanding accountability and reform.”

Updated 10/31/2013 Speakers list included:

  • Congressman Justin Amash
  • Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich
  • Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security technologist
  • Former senior NSA executive and whistleblower Thomas Drake
  • Indie pop senation YACHT
  • Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson
  • Lt. Dan Choi, LGBT advocate and U.S. veteran
  • Laura Murphy, ACLU
  • Rainey Reitman, EFF
  • Craig Aaron, Free Press
  • Social critic Naomi Wolf
  • Kymone Freeman, Director of the National Black LUV Fest
  • Khaliah Barnes, EPIC
  • Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee
  • Malachi Byrd, DC Youth Poetry Slam Team
  • Wafa Ben Hassine, writer and human rights advocate
  • NOT4PROPHET, Hip Hop MC and community organizer
  • Black Alley, DC-based soul-garage band

Members of the StopWatching.us coalition include:
+ More Than 100 Others, See Full List Here