Friday, May 24, 2013


On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto.
If you are physically unable to be at a regional march on Saturday, you can march in place and send a #MAM #MonsantoIsPoison #LemonInstagrams2Congress Tweet from wherever you are to make it "trending" to #SayNoToGMO.

@OccupyLA will be meeting at 10AM in Pershing Square on Saturday, May 25 (a full moon!) for one of the biggest marches in the country- you can find out more at the facebook event page here:

& In honor of Mother Teresa's quote, "as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there." and those handi-capable who are physically unable to march at all, but care about the RightToKnow what we put in our bodies, we suggest you #MakeLoveNotWar and #KissToStopMonsanto!  Post your #twitpics & #instagrams with #KissToStopMonsanto and we will feature them in a special collage/postcard/photogrid going to members of Congress!

#InSolidarity @stayoccupied

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

Join us!

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Dear Mr. Ombudsman

Dear Mr. Ombudsman:
We request you follow along this one-

We The People demand a formal investigation
And hope you will respond without hesitation,
Into the cruel & unusual treatment of the Unborn Children of
Lynwood Correctional Facility,
and any child’s developed impedement,
of Mothers Incarcerated While They Were Under the Age of Three…

It is well-documented that the Sheriffs of LA County are cliques of sadomasochistic gangs, in whose hands the medical care and safety of pregnant women hangs…
It is more than twenty-two months without any bastion,
let alone even a question,
raised to journalist Melissa Balin’s own treatment,
only records closed, Pitchess hearings postponed,
appeals met with deletement…
And How impartial can we expect them to be?  
With their Office of Investigative Review sharing urinals and coffee daily?

Clearly even writing to you is a joke,
With Sheriff Baca himself at the yoke
Of some of the greatest crimes against humanity
Committed by hands of baseless depravity
Thinking that no one will notice a few indigents missing
Especially unpopular defendants wearing heirloom pendants
Or young black girls released in the middle of the night;
The tired and defenseless, who won’t put up much of a fight…

Today, We ask you to take your job a little more seriously
And not dismiss these allegations of excessive force spuriously;
With or without you #theTruth will start to “out” in ways #mostcurious
So, Please honor your oath to protect & serve BOTH…

Most Respectfully,
-Unum E Pluribus