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Protesters Storm the Stage of the "Champion Canterbury Awards", Aotearoa/New Zealand

Solid Energy awards banner24 Sep 2004
About 20 protesters made quite a ruckus at Thursday's "Champion Canterbury Awards" in Christchurch.

Attendees to the awards, including Helen Clark and the Christchurch mayor, were greeted with drums, chants, heckles ('Why don't you get a real job?' was a favourite) and banners.

Save Happy Valley campaigners hunger strike and occupy mine site (New Zealand/Aotearoa)

Save Happy Valley treesit30 Aug 2004
Two South Island students began a hunger strike today in protest of the proposed "Cypress" mine in Happy Valley. The students will confine themselves to a small platform suspended from a tree on the road to Stockton, near Granity on the West Coast.

2,000 Women Protest Against GM Food, Blockade Supermarket in Brazil

Amidst widescale protests against corporate control of the food chain 2,000 Brazilian women blockaded a supermarket 800 miles south of Brasilia in a protest against genetically engineered food

March 8, 2001

FARMERS STORM MONSANTO/BURN + PULL UP GE CROPS ROUND THE WORLD

As the West tries to bully Third World governments into using GM crops, peasant farmers around the world are denouncing products that would increase economic dependency, destroy the livelihoods of all but a privileged few farmers, and replace locally controlled food production with corporate-controlled monoculture for export.

GM FOWL ARE REVOLTING (2000)

Six days before Xmas, 20 people dressed as turkeys and equipped with D-locks and arm tubes, halted two lorries in the entrance of one of Asda's UK distribution centres.

With their 'just in time' restocking and one truck arriving every few minutes, the two-hour blockade at Dartford was deemed to have been pretty costly to Asda. Clearing the backlog would have taken some time.