Sacramento Police came knocking on the doors of the Welcome Center for the Hungary for Justice Convergence in Sacramento. They demanded we give up our weapons of mass dispersion - other wise known as "seed balls". Activists had spent the day before making mud balls full of heirloom seeds to be dropped around the city to help beautify and spread non-GE seeds and plants. There was never any intention of using the mud balls to hurt people or property. Instead the intent was to go up against the corporate structures that are trying to destroy diversity on the planet by genetically engineering and owning patents on all plants. Many of these GE seeds are terminator ends - which mean they will not create plants that have viable seeds. The only way to propigate plants would be to buy new GE seeds from corporations. By destroying the diversity of plant life and ending natures ability to select over millions of years....humans are in danger of mass starvation, poisioning by GE foodstuffs and destruction of whole ecosystems and biospheres.
The mud ball dispersion was to be an educational project to give knowledge to "ALL" the people about why the WTO Ministerial in Sacramento and later Cancun are so dangerous. This is not the end, we have hundreds of events planned to educate the world. Today we hold teach-ins at Sacramento State and hold a protest at International paper the worlds biggest producers of GE Trees.
Workshops at Sac State today:
Hunger at home, Hunger abroad
The tools of Industrial Agriculture
Food and Economic Justice
How globalization impacts our forests
Family farmers and farmworker's struggles for justice
Resisting militarism and colonalism
Enforcing corporate globalization: privatization, corporate control and structural adjustment
The Road to Cancun and beyond: The global trade agenda and the struggle for ecology, dignity and democracy
JOIN US...RESISTANCE IS FERTILE!