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Announcement :: Environment : Globalization : Organizing : Social Welfare : Technology
BioDEMOCRACY Spokescouncil June 4 in Philly
28 May 2005
*Reclaim the Commons* / BioDEMOCRACY 2005
Spokescouncil ::: Saturday June 4 in Philadelphia

Saturday, June 4, 1 to 5 pm
The Kind Cafe (724 North 3rd Street) (see map + directions below)

In less than 3 weeks, from June 19 to 22, 2005, the Earth’s largest
consortium of biotechnology corporations -- the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) –- is holding its annual international convention in downtown Philadelphia. Join us to say NO to their agenda of genetically engineered (GE) agriculture, medicine for profit and bioweapons

Activists in Philadelphia and throughout the East Coast are hard at
work mobilizing a diverse smorgasbord of activities to challenge the
biotech industry with our own vision of peaceful, sustainable and
GE-free grassroots democracy. It's not too late for you to be involved. Please come to this Spokescouncil meeting to help plan and participate in these important events!

The June 4th Spokescouncil will take place in a meeting room in The
Kind Cafe, a restaurant in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of
Philadelphia that specializes in meals created from organic, vegan and raw foods. To arrive via subway, take the Market-Frankford line to Spring Garden St, then walk about one block north and four blocks east, or see other options at A map can be seen here:

What is a Spokescouncil? A Spokescouncil is a participatory, democratic body intended to facilitate cooperation and action in an open meeting of equals. At its most basic level, a spokescouncil is simply a way for people who share a similar vision of the world to meet together and plan concrete actions, in order to make that vision a reality. Please see more details:

To confirm your participation in this Spokescouncil or for more info,
please write to phillyrage (at), call 215 222 4711 (Nathaniel at Student Environmental Action Coalition), or leave a message toll-free at 877-806-2871.

Spokescouncil meetings will also happen in Philadelphia on June 11, 15, and 17-20. For a full schedule of June 18-21 BioDemocracy 2005 events in Philadelphia, please see: and

The BioDEMOCRACY Mobilization is co-sponsored by Philadelphia RAGE (Resistance Against Genetic Engineering), Institute for Social Ecology, SOS Foods, White Dog Cafe, Organic Consumers Association, Mobilization for Global Justice, the Under the Pavement! Collective, and Student Environmental Action Coalition.

"Because disease and starvation will not be solved by corporations!"

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Re: BioDEMOCRACY Spokescouncil June 4 in Philly
30 May 2005
Hiya folks. Just wondering if there are any groups or individuals from the Boston area who are hoping to make it to this convergence. I'd love to car-pool with other folks to attend the mobilization in Philly...