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. In this update, we’ll give you a taste of
the mouth-watering menu of events that you can expect to enjoy if you
join us in Philadelphia this June ...
The San José de Apartadó massacre:
In February, eight members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó were brutally killed (5 adults and 3 children); witnesses say that Colombian army troops are responsible. The Peace Community was formed when 17 towns and villages joined together in 1997 to insist that all armed groups stay out of their area. Since then, over 100 members have been killed or disappeared.
The SHaRC (Statewide Harm Reduction Coalition) press conference in Boston, against construction of the new womens jail in Chicopee ... has been POSTPONED, probably till next week. It will NOT take place this Thursday.
It is one year since Israeli Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu was released from a cruel and barbarous imprisonment into a 1948 British Mandate that keeps him further imprisoned by a state that does not want him but does not wish for him to go free or live free.