Call for Anarchist Participation at March for Monsanto and Response to Delusional National Statement

The March Against Monsanto is obviously not the lynch pin that holds together the rotten corpse of capitalism, it isn't even the new Occupy or the next big thing. Although, anyone who may be paying attention knows that we are not far from the time where anti-authoritarian action will be necessary on a large scale. That the state has continually attacked, even at a time of lessened organizing shows that they are serious about dampening our ability to hinder their continuing efforts. They do not want another Occupy with the large amount of people radicalized from the last round.

Anarchist Participation

With that said, next Saturday around the globe there will be marches opposing Monsanto. This statement is being written to respond to the organizing already taking place and as a call for greater anarchist and radical participation. This is not intended to spell out why Monsanto as a capitalist institution is bad, we already know that. It is intended to state that these marches seem to be drawing greater interest than your every day single issue demonstration. And that as a one off event in a time of lighter organizing there is good reason to push our own ideas, draw in more people and get greater experience while promoting cohesion for the next big task we collectively face.

The intention is not to seem like there is no anarchist participation already, there is clearly some including collectives across the states that are organizing the demonstrations and remaining Occupy groups involved. That said, there is obviously massive liberal involvement in this with elements probably funded part way by partisan non-profits and parties. This means, if there is no anarchist message such as land should be free, food should be free, no GMOS no capitalism there will simply be, no radical pole at these demonstrations. At the very least, we should offer an alternative for those who will be interested in it.

Organizing Body Statement 5/17

With liberal participation we generally know what to expect, although the statement from the national organizing committee should be brought to light. It may be a symptom of the left liberal position under an Obama presidency or the lingering feeling that they have no on the ground support any longer. On a more serious note it could be a push from the state in order to drive out any radical elements or messaging, this isn't crazy considering they have been doing it everywhere post occupy, it is just part of the repression we face.

The statement literally, without any irony mentions the word "violence" 8 times for example

"We would like to remind everyone that MAM does not support violence or aggression towards property or people. Violence will only set us back. Please be clear this movement is non-violent. We want the world to hear us. We must behave like adults not stoop to the level of violence."

Apparently they didn't get the memo that violent protest in the United States hardly exists, and when there is violence the police are the perpetrators. And of course, in a very concerning fashion they remind us to behave like adults because of course the protesters, who were beaten on TV only two years ago at Occupy events are the violent children.

It gets worse, within the same two paragraphs they write

"They would use this as propaganda to discredit the movement and label us as eco-terrorists. "

And then

"Please be warned if you are an instigator you will not be tolerated at our march and we our organizers will ask you to stop or leave. If you continue we ourselves will politely and calmly ask a Police officer to remove you."

So on one hand, these people are OK with state and capitals narrative of "eco-terrorism," how incredibly reactionary is that? And if you are aggressive they will turn you into your local police in the communities which they decide to have their marches. You can find the link at the bottom of this article if you want to respond, they also claim that "being aggressive towards politicians" will not be

What shouldn't be tolerated is the greenwashing, co-opting and threats against people at every one of these marches. They do not want a radical message there, if you are a group or individual already participating or thinking about it, consider releasing a statement of your intention on Monday. It may even be a good idea to call an open action meeting to discuss these events and issues prior to Saturday.



Was planning on showing up to this, thanks for publicizing that statement, holy fuck


But without monsanto, how am I going to get my quorn?


sucks...they organized it

Really? I can't seem to find that although it wouldn't be much of a surprise or anything.

Gonna make a bazillion leaflets and some ignorant banners. found out over 1000 people are gonna be doing this in my town wtfff

What is an ignorant banner?

something like "monsanto is bullshit" and then some leaflet thats like "why don't they make gmo weed!"

Monsanto is already in control of the weed supply #thoughtuknew

I didn't know. Whatever. Make some sick anti-cap banners and do some break aways or lead the march astray or do some sort of cool shit yall do it right nothing being ruined theres no momentum around this other than hype so like do it g0od and #dontbethevanguard by bringing music and blending in by #wearingred

I am forming the big bad bob avakian bloc at my march

some newspaper boxes in the street, perhaps?

are there two marches? one FOR monsanto as per the title and one against as per the rest? either way, fuck monsanto and the whiney liberals that wag there fingers gently towards, but at a great distance, this shitstorm company.

The title should be march against, I wrote this way too early in the morning

Shit even the A.V. is getting down on this...mad love

Ugh, that statement is gross. Makes me want to show up for no other reason than to piss the liberals off.

Win/Win loses unless there's a threat attached. The book "How to Take Power" updates Alinsky for postindustrial society:

one liner

Anyone know of any good anarchist anti-Monsanto flyers? I'm too lazy to do any myself...

Unfortunately, these seem to be the only anarchists interested in intervening on this issue -

Sorry, I meant "anarchists" - aka worthless pieces of shit.

Salish CIRCA will join the March Against Monsanto this Saturday the 25th of May.

How long has the public pushed for transparency in labeling GMO 'foods'? How long will we rely on the Korporate Kollusion Klan to voluntarily cease slavery, murder and genocide. As a society when we are complacent, we are complicit!

How many more animals and other life forms will enter the slow eternal silence that is extinction? The ocean is over 95% depleted of edible fish, much of our farmland is dead dirt and we feed livestock far more energy than they give back (more energy than the earth can return sustainably).

Who will march for the bee's, the bears, fox, wolves, who will march for the great Orangutan of SE Asia, the elephants, the tigers of Sumatra, the Western Black Rhino is now extinct and so on and so on; the creatures on this earth are suffering to a degree never before seen, mostly at the hands of a few destructive greedy thieves (billions and billions of stolen lives).

GMO's, Monocropping, Petro-Chemicals, Factory Farming, Planned and Perceived Obsolescence, Fracking, Deeper Drilling, Job Creation, Economics, Globalization, Drones, Fluoride (Monsanto is but one part of the bigger push to kill our planet as fast as possible) EFFICIENCY AND WASTE ARE KILLING OUR PLANET; WE DO NOT NEED MORE, FASTER!

Conservation is where nearly all the gains are to be made concerning global climate change and the impending 'out of control climate change' that will be here shortly if we do not drastically change our ways. We don't need more energy or even much alternative energy; we need to use much less of it and waste nil. All else is Greenwashing!

On May 25th, Salish CIRCA would call on all radical forces to join the March Against Monsanto lest our voices be forgotten and the message deluded! We will continue to strike at corporate slavery, murder and genocide outing groups and individuals who harbor this type of 'terrorism'! No politician shall be safe, no corporate CEO, No slick lobbyist or legislator; Nope, it is bleedingly obvious that you will not stop until you are stopped.

Be Confident and Assured! Slowly but surely and sometimes imperceptibly those quelling forces are rising, amassing, planting the seeds of deconstruction, cracking the foundations and otherwise slowly whittling away at the structures and organizations of our planet's destruction.

Rise Up and Fight! Fight from ALL Angles, using everything at your disposal and in every way that you can and see fit; FIGHT LIKE YOUR FREEDOM AND LIBERTY DEPEND ON IT, BECAUSE THEY DO! ~ Gen'ral Malaise

enter the slow eternal silence that is activism

Ever heard of Mahatma Gandhi? If you think violence is the answer then you have no hope in changing anything. Being violent just gives the media, the cops, the politicians and the corporate pieces of shit exactly what they want, then they paint you in such a bad light that your message gets lost. As much as I would like to smash these corporate bastards in the throat I know that is exactly what they want.

kind of bummed the trolls on the infoshop article didn't find this one

I wrote an overview of all the issues surrounding genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms, and the influence of the biotech industry. I couldn't find an article which addressed all of the issues together so I pieced together the information and provided embedded links to the best information I could find.

i'm going to the may 25 anti-monsanto march and passing out flyers for june 11 events. Marie Mason is imprisoned for destroying research that was being funded by Monsanto. even if the leaders of these marches are terrified of being called "eco-terrorists," the grassroots are filled with potential sympathisers.

care to share your flyer? sounds like a good idea for here too.

THERE'S STILL TIME TO ORGANIZE SOMETHING FOR THIS, Y'ALL. Anarchist intervention is a part of how we make anarchy happen. Don't snooze on some shit just because it's got a liberal narrative. Take autonomous initiative to make it what you want, seize the initiative, and do what we gotta do.

The listing below was generated on May 17 and will be updated:

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Hello! I just wanted to respond to this post as one of the international organizers of the MAM event. Unfortunately the MAM unofficial statement you refer to in your post (police, violence etc) was written & posted by one of our members without a consensus - we have agreed that it was poorly written in that it didn't get our message across nor represent general admin opinion, so we will be amending the content on the site today, and across all social media. i.e. we screwed up and we're dealing with it! We agree that the police protect capital - state - corporate interests and not the people's. We apologize for alienating the very people we want on board and already have amongst us. We count on your support! @regulargrrrl aka [RG] for A-revolt Digital Anarchy

i spent hours last night researching this and trying to figure out what happened. ANSWER: the statement was written by someone who has never written a statement before, a young person who did not know what the living fuck they were talking about. as far as i know, i convinced them to retract it in favor of st. pauls. If not, they are catching hell for it all day, for days.

monsanto should make roundup resistant weed.

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