MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO LONDON
A message from March Against Monsanto about the march
We would like to remind everyone that MAM does not support violence or aggression towards people or property. Please do not bring abusive comments to our March or to our Event pages. Your comments will be deleted and if it continues you will be banned. We want the world to hear and see us in good spirits.
Our Marches are family events. We will have children, elderly, and disabled people present.
Please be warned that often times Monsanto themselves will send in their own plants to try and incite or instigate aggression. Do not be fooled. They are trying to destroy our unity.
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.
We encourage all organizers to be open and talk with your local police and make clear to them that these events are family events and we will cooperate and work with them to remove anyone who incites aggression.
Please understand, we are not trying to be authoritarian but that we have a responsibility to create a peaceful event for our children, parents, grandparents and all attending.
Remember the world will be watching and we have an example to set. Violence would be seized upon by the media and Monsanto. They would use this as propaganda to discredit the movement and label us as eco-terrorists. This is not a joke we are standing up against one of the most powerful corporations that ever existed.
This is why we reiterate no violence of any kind will be tolerated. We know most of you know this but for the few who did not you do now. For the instigators you are not welcome and we stand firm united in NON-Violence.
While we will be speaking up against the politicians and the corporations we will not condone any comments or threats of aggression towards them. We will expose their crimes and demand justice and change of policy. We do not by any means condone any type of vigilantism . Our mission is to raise awareness, expose, and legally stop Monsanto, and their cronies, crimes against humanity. We would like to see GMOs Labeled and/or banned until they can without a doubt be proven safe. This far we have seen the opposite. GMOs are not safe. Monsanto is an unethical unmoral corporation and they have been committing crimes against humanity for decades.
This event is a platform to bring us together in Unity. From here we can work together to create a powerful base of grass roots activism. We encourage all to network together and continue to work towards supporting ballot initiatives that are in place to label GMOs or Ban then and create initiatives that have not yet been created. Continue working together to expose politicians that serve Monsanto and promote politicians that stand with the people. We encourage all to create mailing lists and or FB groups where you can continue working together after the march and until we have reached our goals. You may want to bring an ipad and have everyone who is interest type in their emails so you have a ready digital email list to bring people together for future efforts. This event has created powerful momentum and its in our best interest to brainstorm Ideas on how we can keep the ball rolling.
A peaceful fun event in London to raise awareness about the risks and injustices surrounding GMOs both in the UK and throughout the world regarding not just human and animal health, but also environmental and economic protection from a poorly regulated, unstable, solely profit-motivated monopolization of our food supply at the expense of human survival and health.
This is the final lineup for tomorrow, look’s like we’re going to be lucky with the weather but bring a brolly just in case, after all this is britain
Meet us at Temple tube station 12.30pm ready to march and please see map below for rally meeting point at Old Palace yard from 2pm onwards
12.30pm – 1pm Seraphim Kelly (performing artist) at Temple Tube station meeting place
1pm -2pm Rhythms of Resistance (Sumba Band) to march with us from Temple – Old Palace Yard (opposite House of Lords)
2 – 2.15pm Ray Louise Coyle (Violinist) while the crowd gathers at Old Palace Yard
2.15pm Host to let you know what’s in store and introduce our first guest speaker
2.20pm Lawrence Woodward from http://www.gmeducation.org/
2.35pm Helena Paul from http://www.econexus.info/
2.50pm Alex Collings from ‘Get Growing’ plus Jack and Natalie from ‘London Freedom Seed Bank’
3.10pm Graciela Romero from http://www.waronwant.org/
Livestream of the speeches. Recorded offline.
3.25pm Brina – Seeds of Freedom, Reggae singer
3.35pm Dr Vandana Shiva from http://seedfreedom.in/ (Key note speaker)
Brina and Dr. Shiva livestream, but inferior video.
3.50pm Seraphim Kelly (performing artist)