‘March Against Monsanto’ protests kick off in more than 250 cities around the world


This is not before time; it’s not too late to stop Monsanto in its tracks. It’s also vital to remember that Monsanto, although the largest of the relevant corporations, and the one with the highest profile, is, nonetheless, not the sole culprit.

The Secular Jurist

People everywhere have had enough of the giant seed corporation Monsanto.  Today, in dozens of countries and more than 250 cities, demonstrations erupted to protest the company’s monopolization of agriculture through intimidation of farmers and coercion of government.  This is another example of the negative consequences of globalization.

From:  Cairo participates in global protests against Monsanto

Egyptians took to the streets Saturday afternoon as part of a global protest against the agricultural biotech company Monsanto and their genetically modified (GM) crops. The protest is aimed at raising awareness surrounding Monsanto’s aggressive business practices and growing concerns of potentially adverse side-effects GM crops may have on humans.

Dozens of people appeared in front of the Ministry of Agriculture in Dokki, Cairo, to protest Monsanto crops. The participants expressed worry that Monsanto could seriously harm Egyptian farmers, although the aim of the protest was a global show of defiance against the multinational…

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Northwestern seeks to join legal fight over Knoxville teen’s confession


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One of the nation’s most prestigious law schools is asking to weigh into a battle over whether a teenager’s confession was illegally coerced by investigators who told him he would be repeatedly gang raped in prison.

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anna's hummingbird (image: sean mccann, courtesy photobotos.com)

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New Hyper Realistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck | DeMilked


 

hyper realistic sculptures by ron mueck (images:  Gautier Deblonde | Thomas Salva; courtesy demilked)

hyper realistic sculptures by ron mueck (images: Gautier Deblonde | Thomas Salva; courtesy demilked)

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