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by CTuttle

Global March Against Monsanto(#MAM) – Big Island Style

4:25 pm in Uncategorized by CTuttle

(At the 1:55 mark you can see me flash my Occupy Monsanto sign)

Yesterday, in Kailua-Kona, over 500 people came together to support the Global March against Monsanto…! We had members of: Idle No More, GMO~Free Big Island, Occupy Hilo and Kona, Veterans For Peace, and, various other local community groups, all coming together…! We all enjoyed the live entertainment, free food(all organic and vegan), the excellent lecturers, the Seed Bank swaps(w/many starters), the Poi pounders, and, the Kava…!

As the AP reported, which also seems to be the only nation-wide MSM story written to date…

Millions march against Monsanto in over 400 cities

…Two million people marched in protest against seed giant Monsanto in hundreds of rallies across the U.S. and in over 50 other countries on Saturday.

“March Against Monsanto” protesters say they wanted to call attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the food giants that produce it. Founder and organizer Tami Canal said protests were held in 436 cities in 52 countries…

“It was empowering and inspiring to see so many people, from different walks of life, put aside their differences and come together today,” she said. The group plans to harness the success of the event to continue its anti-GMO cause. “We will continue until Monsanto complies with consumer demand. They are poisoning our children, poisoning our planet,” she said. “If we don’t act, who’s going to?”

Occupy Everywhere…!

by CTuttle

Ruminations on Occupy Hilo And Occupy Everywhere

7:15 pm in Uncategorized by CTuttle

I featured that TRNN clip to highlight a point I’d like to make about all the Occupies, from my perspective. Of which, there’s no one single entity behind each of the Occupies! Be it, Moveon, SEIU, AFSCME, Veterans for Peace, etc., not a single one of those groups could be considered the primary driver behind each and every Occupy…! But, all our efforts should be united, since we’re all part of the 99%…!

Here in Hilo, we have members from many of those same entities, and are all contributing to the same effort. Over the past week, since the last General Assembly (Mon.), many members have participated in three seperate events, sponsored by three very different entities. Thursday, we had a rally on UH-Hilo’s library lanai and marched through many of the classrooms in protest of student loan debt and tuition hikes, sponsored by the UHH Political Science Club, I should add, the subsequent march wasn’t approved of by the administration…! Read the rest of this entry →