October 12, 2013 ‘March Against Monsanto’ planned for over 50 countries
SEATTLE, WA. (October 12, 2013) – On Oct. 12, millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries,with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states. A comprehensive list of marches can be accessed at http://www.march-against-monsanto.com.
Tami Monroe Canal, founder of March Against Monsanto (MAM), was inspired to start the movement to protect her two daughters. “Monsanto’s predatory business and corporate agricultural practices threatens their generation’s health, fertility and longevity. MAM supports a sustainable food production system. We must act now to stop GMOs and harmful pesticides.”
GMOs are not adequately monitored to ensure public safety. Long term, independent, peer reviewed studies were not conducted before GMOs were introduced for human or animal consumption. In the USA, the revolving door between Monsanto employees, government positions, and regulatory authorities has led to key Monsanto figures occupying positions of power at the FDA and EPA. Monsanto has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to obstruct all labeling attempts; they also suppress any research containing results not in their favor. The scientifically established health risks include, but are not limited to: organ damage, sterility, infant mortality, birth defects, auto-immune conditions, allergies and increased cancer risks. GMOs have been partially banned by Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Madeira, New Zealand, Peru, South America, Russia, France, Switzerland and Costa Rico, and are currently labelled in 62 countries. Despite this, factory farm animals throughout the world are still fed GMOs.
Roberta Gogos, organizer for Athens, Greece, addressed the importance of the marches in austerity-impacted Europe. “Monsanto is working very hard to overturn EU regulation on obligatory labeling where enforcement is already lax. Greece is in a precarious position right now, and Greece’s farmers are positioned to follow the same perilous fate as farmers in countries such as Colombia and Mexico.”
Josh Castro, organizer for Quito, Ecuador’s march observes, “Ecuador is such a beautiful place, with the richest biodiversity in the world. We will not allow this Garden of Eden to be compromised by the destructive practices of multinational corporations like Monsanto. Biotechnology is not the solution to world hunger. Agroecology is. Monsanto’s harmful practices are causing soil infertility, mono-cropping, loss of biodiversity, habitat destruction, and contributing to beehive collapse. GMO crops cross pollenate with traditional crops, risking peasant farmers’ livelihood.”
In India, more than 250,000 farmers have committed suicide after Monsanto’s Bt cotton seeds did not perform as promised. Farmers, left in desperate poverty, are opting to free their families of debt by drinking Monsanto pesticide, thereby ending their lives. Many farmers in other countries are also stripped of their livelihood as a result of false promises, seed patenting and meticulous legal action on the part of Monsanto and other big-ag interests. In many parts of Africa, farmers and their communities are left to choose between starving or eating GMOs.
An “Open Letter from World Scientists to All Governments Concerning Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs),” http://www.i-sis.org.uk/list.php, signed by 828 scientists from 84 countries, detailed concern regarding GMOs coupled with a call for immediate 5 year suspension of GMO crops in order to conduct “a comprehensive public enquiry of agriculture and food security for all.”
It is not easy to describe colossal change in the world. Great change for humanity is rare. The people of the Earth have come to have an increased awareness of how the industry of banking, especially privately owned central banking, came to own tremendous power through history. The mistaken concept which most people have adopted, that the Federal Reserve is a public branch of the United States government responsible for managing the nation’s money supply is rapidly vanishing, as the truth has arrived.
It is safe to say that we are living in a time that will be looked upon by future generations as when the most important events setting humanity free took place.
Most, if not all, of you reading these words are aware of the history of privately owned central banks. That awareness has led you, and the many millions who have also become aware, to feel that changes in monetary systems are called for. What we are now witnessing is that this awareness has become what is commonly called “mainstream”. In other words, the “cat is out of the bag” and the “genie is out of the bottle”. The toothpaste can’t be put back in the tube.
What are the consequences of everybody’s knowing how the current money system originated, how power and control came to be wrestled away from the people, and taken by a handful of very wealthy people and families? To answer this absolutely relevant question now, when the activities of the financial industry has caused profound, unnecessary suffering to men and women around the Earth, does not need over-complex economic jargon like that spewed by bought and paid for “economists”.
For decades the people have been given a dizzying amount of unintelligible information on the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Bank for International Settlements. Most couldn’t make any sense of the “financialese” and left the entire discussion about money to the “experts” as they were those trained at the finest academic institutions in the world. Most people, until the truth about what has occurred became widely available on the internet, ignored the “bean-counters”, those who used the polysyllabic lingo of the financial-economic-academia class.
In a recent post, “Chasing Ben Bernanke“, I tried to convey the phenomenon of complexity used by powerful people in the private central banks to obfuscate, to confuse and make unclear, the workings of the Federal Reserve. Those who attempted to make any sense of Mr. Bernanke’s answers to journalists at that press conference quickly learned that he was speaking double-talk. Thankfully there are other people who are able to describe economics and money power in a way that is easily understandable for everyone.
Among those who have become well-known for their knowledge of history about central banks is Michael Rivero. Mr. Rivero made a documentary “All Wars Are Bankers Wars”, which zeroes in on the history which most were previously unaware of. I have listened to a number of his radio programs on YouTube and he seems like a very reasonable man who communicates sensibly and intelligently. He emphasizes the need to end private central banking, basically banish it from the face of the Earth, in order to free the people from debt slavery. Now, “debt slavery” is perhaps a term that gets misunderstood-there are times when people make associations of the term with some type of “conspiracy theory”-and loses its potent significance because of it.
In light of the present dire economic situation faced by nations who have privately owned central banks, where each one has “national debt” which has led to so-called austerity/structural readjustment measures cutting monies for people-oriented expenditures, the term “debt slavery” quickly loses its “conspiracy theory” status.
What is puzzling to me is how men and women like Michael Rivero, Ellen Brown, Bill Still and many others convey the truth about money and private central banks and people initially “can’t believe” what they are hearing. Perhaps historical events have the essential property of taking time to come about, although we wish that by snapping our fingers those absolutely astonishing events would occur sooner.
Most men and women make the effort to communicate with others in the hope that reasonable ideas will become shared and result in real change for the benefit of all humanity. Some have come to conclude that “I can’t possibly make any difference” because “I am only one person without any real power”, so why even try. However, the men and women around the world are making a real difference through communicating with each other on this platform called the internet. On this there is no debate.
The video is of Michael Rivero on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory aired around the world on October 8, 2013.
Essential information posted on the internet becomes viral and instantaneously circles the planet.
Can we predict that private central banking will soon end? Could the suggestions of those who participated in the Occupy Wall Street movement, on all of those signs that said “End The Fed”, have reached the minds of enough men and women on Earth that the suggestion is being acknowledged, understood, and absolutely acted upon? In my humble opinion we can make that prediction.
It is an inevitability. Private central banking on Earth will soon end.
We can wonder what those eternal souls who were Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, John Kennedy, and many others who once lived on this Earth are feeling as they witness, from whatever place they now reside in the universe, the activities of humanity.
(Special thanks to the fellow at YouTube who posted Michael Rivero’s portion of the program)
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