Tonight I will be going to the last legal Food Not Bombs in the city of Houston. On Sunday, July 1st, a city ordinance goes into effect making it illegal to share food with 5 or more people with out prior written permission from the city. Ofcourse how this written permission is obtained is…
Monsanto is using its money and influence to push Congress to attach a rider to the 2013 Agriculture Appropriations bill that would effectively end judicial review of approvals of new genetically engineered crops.
If this rider (Sec. 733) isn’t removed, organic and non-GMO farmers will lose their access to the court system and they’ll have no recourse when the U.S. Department of Agriculture illegally approves new genetically engineered crops that threaten to contaminate their fields and seed supplies.
Monsanto’s sneak attack is a response to successful lawsuits brought by the Center for Food Safety on behalf of organic and non-GMO farmers and seed growers that have attempted to block planting of genetically engineered sugar beets and alfalfa while the USDA conducted a court-ordered review of the dangers of contamination.
A vote to remove Monsanto’s rider from the Agriculture Appropriations bill was expected this week, but now has been delayed until after Congress returns from their July 4th recess. Let’s use this time to spread the word and send tens of thousands of letters to Congress!
“”What a huge debt this nation owes its ‘troublemakers.’ From Thomas Paine to Martin Luther King, Jr., they have forced to focus on problems we would prefer to downplay or ignore… Prudence and respect for the constitutional rights to free speech and association therefore dictate that the legal system cut all non-violent protesters a fair amount of slack.”—Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Federal District Court in Manhattan
Yeah, I hear you. It starts off small. It’s strange but not too strange, so you chalk it up to the stresses of school or work or, oh, it’s just this or it’s just that, it’ll pass. One evening you’ll have been studying or working as usual and then as if out of nowhere you feel like ripping your…
“I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”—
REENACTMENT OF V FOR VENDETTA - FINAL REVOLUTION SCENE !!!!
WHY: Because year on year the government squeezes more and more out of us and the people seem to forget, The 5th of November is a reminder to the government that if they push to far, REVOLUTION is inevitable. We are…