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SHUT DOWN WTO IN SAC

anti-capitalists call to shut sacramento,ca!
Anti-capitalist call to shut down the Sacramento Ministerial



SACRAMENTO/WTO CALL TO ACTION
!!CALL TO ACTION!! **STOP CORPORATIONS FROM HIJACKING THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY AND INCREASING HUNGER** JUNE 23-25, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

LET'S HAVE ANOTHER SEATTLE X 10.

Massive Protest Planned for Pre-Ministerial WTO Meeting in Sacramento
CALL TO ACTION IN SACRAMENTO WTO Ag Summit June 23-25
by bunchgrass Wednesday April 09, 2003 at 12:55 PM
Leading up to the WTO ministerial in Cancun this September, a
mini-ministerial is taking place this June in Sacramento. The US Dept. of
Agriculture (USDA), USAID, and the US State Department are hosting a summit
to which the Ministers of Trade, Agriculture, and Environment from 180
nations have been invited. The Ministerial Conference and Expo on
Agricultural Science and Technology will take place in Sacramento from June
23-25, 2003 and will showcase industrial agriculture, chemicals, irradiation
and biotechnology. A coalition of activists and community members is making
a worldwide call to action.
!!CALL TO ACTION!!
STOP CORPORATIONS FROM HIJACKING
THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY
AND INCREASING HUNGER
JUNE 23-25
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
CALL TO ACTION! CALL TO ACTION! CALL TO ACTION!
Sacramento is an important destination on the World Trade Organization's
(WTO) pre-Cancun itinerary. The United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA),
USAID, and the US State Department are hosting a summit to which the
Ministers of Trade, Agriculture, and Environment from 180 nations have been
invited. It will take place in downtown Sacramento from June 23-25, 2003. An
"Expo On Agricultural Science and Technology" will run concurrently to
showcase transnational agribusiness and biotechnology corporations and
promote an industrialized, hunger inducing, agricultural model. These events
are intended to build up to the WTO's September 2003 meetings in Cancun,
Mexico. Agriculture is the most contentious issue inside the WTO. Neither
the meeting nor the Expo are open to the general public. "This is not a
public event," say EXPO organizers. A broad coalition of community
organizations from Sacramento and Northern California are organizing a
response to these events.
COME TO SACRAMENTO
The resistant spirit of Seattle, D.C., Prague, and Quebec is alive and flows
through Sacramento towards Cancun and beyond. The Coalition for Sustainable
Agriculture is in the process of planning a response to both the meeting and
EXPO. Events in Sacramento will include a "permitted" public demonstration
and march, media events, street theatre, public education forums and
literature, and non-threatening but disruptive direct actions. Our intent is
to non-violently confront the powers that control our food systems with an
alternative to their destructive, self-serving vision. We have adopted some
basic guidelines of non-violent direct action for this mobilization and
encourage a diversity of creative responses. They are not philosophical,
political requirements placed upon participants or judgments about the
validity of some tactics over others. The guidelines are agreements that
create a basis for trust, so we can work together for this action and know
what to expect from each other.
We will use no violence, physical or verbal, towards any person. We consider
speech or acts that are racist, homophobic, or sexist to be violent. We will
carry no weapons. We will not bring or use any alcohol or illegal drugs. We
will not destroy property. We will respect the rights of others: we want
your energy, ideas, and participation regardless of differences of race,
ethnic background, sexual orientation, age or previous political
affiliations. We invite others to join us who are willing to accept our
"guidelines" which we believe best serve the interests of our community,
here in Sacramento.
LINKING ARMS
The Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture is made up of organic farmers,
family farmers, environmentalists, labor, religious, and economic/social
justice groups. We encourage everyone who is concerned about the injustice
of corporate globalization to join our network and/or organize actions
leading up to June 23-25. This is a worldwide call to action, inviting the
participation of social justice, human rights, animal rights, peace
activists, workers, students, trade unionists, environmentalists, indigenous
groups, artists, community campaigners, consumer advocates, citizens and
anyone else who is concerned about the violence and inequality of the
corporate economy.
People and ecosystems worldwide already suffer the effects of polluted
water, air and land: illness, death, anxiety, economic hardship, wrecked
communities, loss of biodiversity and more. The "Agri-Business" model has
not eliminated hunger in the U.S. The same unaccountable global corporations
which, in their relentless quest for bigger and bigger profits, brought us
the Roundup Ready and Terminator seeds, the toxicity of Love Canal, the
30,000+ causalities of Bhopal, the ecological catastrophe of the Exxon
Valdez and the twisted torsos and missing limbs of Thalidomide, will now
bring you genetically modified foods and escalating corporate control of all
our food and water supplies, abroad and here at home.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Seize this opportunity to demand safe, sustainable agriculture, the rights
of farmers to practice the time-tested traditional methods of their
forebears, and wholesome, delicious, non-toxic, naturally grown food for
every man, woman and child on the planet. Please join us, as an individual
or as an organization, in organizing to get the message out to ag officials,
the media and the public alike that the world wants to see an end to the
horrors of industrial agriculture. Come to Sacramento this June. If you want
more information or to get involved email:  silr@jps.net or call
(916)-456-9435
Web site:  http://www.biodev.org/sacramento/
CALL FOR ENDORSEMENT
Please call or email us if your organization would like to endorse this
mobilization.
PDX representation 28.Apr.2003 16:41

heimdallr

Anyone forming affinity groups to participate in this? I at least need a ride down there.

Meeting 29.Apr.2003 00:00

Companera

If you want to get involved in the Sacramento action, NW RAGE will be hosting a
meeting on may 12th at 1421 SE Stark St. at 7pm to talk about sacto and coordinate
folks who are going down. A lot of people who are also looking for affinity groups (and rides!) will be there. Hope to see ya May 12.

monsanto 21.May.2003 13:05

shade

monsanto was just monitoring this post