Despite the European Food Safety Authority and of course Monsanto declaring MON 810 maize to be safe, Germany and France in Spring of this year banned the cultivation of this genetically modified crop. It was the only GM crop permitted in Germany. There are very active opposition movements in both countries - ripping up GM crops both at night and by day, occupying fields were it was due to be planted and other wide-scale protests.
EF! summer gathering - exact location, travel info & updated workshop programme announced; coal-blighted communities visit
Never has halting the destruction of our planet been so important… Learn how to make them stop!
The gathering this year will be held at Seathwaite in the beautiful Borrowdale. The site is right in the heart of the Lake District and surrounded by mountains, streams and tarns. The nearest train station is Penrith. More detailed directions, public transport, walks & cycle rides to the site
Animal Rights Case Concern to Environmentalists & call out for 19th January - updated with CW analysis
While the case of 4 animal rights campaigners found guilty on “conspiracy to blackmail” charges in relation to contract testing company Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) that tests on animals may seem unrelated to the environmental movement the case has direct relevance to all radical environmentalists.
Wee demo in Glasgow against Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant. He will be back in June 09. Will you also you here?
Monsanto Chief Exec Hugh Grant came to Glasgow today. He and Scottish Enterprises were not so happy to find out that a few concerned citizens were there and were leafleting the staff calling for his dismissal from his role on the international advisory board. see press release below for some details. He comes twice a year for these meetings.
28 October 2008
Peasant organisations are resisting against the beginning of the GM soya season all over the country of Paraguay. They demand access to land, land reform and the stop of the pesticide spraying which impacts on their communities. Despite the new government, many camps have been evicted and violence has taken place: 2 leaders have been murdered and hundreds of peasants have been arrested. Please sign the letter below to put pressure on the government and put a stop to violence!
The Earth First! Winter moot is an opportunity for people who feel affiliation with the ideas behind Earth First! to network, discuss and reflect on the ecological direct action movement and to plan for the future. In contrast with the yearly EF! Summer Gathering, which is held outside for around five days, the winter moot is a shorter weekend meeting, inside, less aimed at skill sharing and more at looking where we are at as movement and where we want to be going.
All over Europe, citizens engage into civil disobedience and direct action in resistance against cultivation of genetically modified crops. Only in Portugal, people that have applied this strategy are officially labeled as terrorists. Please help pulling the Portuguese activists out of their isolated position and express your solidarity by signing the petition!
The Melbourne office of Seminis, a company which sells GM fruit and vegetable seeds, and is owned by Monsanto, was vandalised on the morning of the 27th of August by the ELF.
The ELF covered the building in slogans declaring Seminis as 'scum' and Earth rapists.