Saturday, May 25th
March Against Monsanto
Occupy Monsanto in Chicago
Occupy Naperville in lieu of normal Occupying from the Free Speech Pavilion in Naperville is encouraging all Occupiers and other activists to support the Chicago March.
On May 25th, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto.
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-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO 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 GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse 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.
Meet at 12 noon in Federal Plaza
Moment of silence for fallen monsanto victims- 12:30pm
Speeches around 12:35PM
Start the march: 1:00PM
Occupy Naperville Every Saturday
Until We End the Corporate Dominance of our Government and Achieve Economic, Social, Democratic, and Environmental Justice for All
- We are a grassroots movement, non-partisan and non-violent and enlightened, intent upon establishing genuine democracy and just systems with sharing and fairness toward all.
- Overcoming domination by elites and involving representatives of all stakeholders can lead society to creative solutions in both public and private spheres that serve the common good.