Donate to Links
Click on Links masthead to clear previous query from search box
- Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Why we're taking action on March 8
3 days 13 hours ago
- April 22, 2017: March for Science on Earth Day
5 days 12 hours ago
- Dear friends,
the end is
1 week 2 days ago
- AWP on Lal Shehbaz Qalandar shrine terrorist attack
1 week 4 days ago
- US Intervention
2 weeks 1 day ago
- Patrick Bond writes, "Trump
4 weeks 4 days ago
- Women's March 2017: The Birth of a New Women's Movement?
4 weeks 6 days ago
- This article is not very complete
4 weeks 6 days ago
5 weeks 3 hours ago
- United States: The Rise of Trumpism
6 weeks 23 hours ago
Photo essay: World Food Day protest at Monsanto's world headquarters
Photos by Don Fitz and Barbara Chicherio
October 17, 2011 -- Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- It ain’t easy organising anti-Monsanto pickets in St. Louis, where it seems that every other person has a relative, neighbour or friend who works for the corporate demon and is worried about its retaliation. Nevertheless, the Gateway Green Alliance and Safe Food Action St. Louis planned a demonstration as part of the October 16, 2011, World Food Day and Millions Against Monsanto nationwide events put together by the Organic Consumers Association.
Several dozen activists fighting the company’s efforts to force GMOs (genetically modified organisms) on everyone who eats food, as well as its attempt to destroy small farmers in the US and across the globe, met at the Monsanto's world headquarters on the afternoon of October 16. Soon we were joined by a couple of carloads from Occupy St. Louis and had a lively group of 50.
A big problem with picketing Monsanto’s headquarters is that Olive Boulavard traffic whizzes by at 40–50 miles per hour, meaning that drivers can’t read a sign with small or thin letters. But several of us remembered the old Burma Shave signs on two-lane highways.These are photos of the picket.
[Don Fitz and Barbara Chicherio are active in the Gateway Green Alliance/Green Party of St. Louis, which is affiliated with The Greens/Green Party USA.]