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NYTimes 20.06.2003 01:35
Talks Collapse on U.S. Efforts to Open Europe to Biotech Food
<i>Genetically modified food - which can grow more quickly
than traditional crops and can be resistant to insects -
has caused scant controversy in the United States, where
people eat it every day. Almost 40 percent of all corn
planted in this country in genetically modified.The Bush administration and agricultural businesses view
the policy as simple protectionism because American
companies, which dominate the biotechnology industry,would
benefit most from lifting the ban. Without it, American
companies would export about $300 billion more in corn each
year than they do now, according to the American Farm
Bureau Federation</i>
<p>From the NY Times, June 19: "Talks between the United States and
the European Union over opening up Europe to genetically
modified foods broke down in Geneva today, the Bush
administration announced, heightening trans-Atlantic
tensions...Europe's resistance to modified crops received a political
lift last week when a global treaty restricting them was
approved"

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redred 19.06.2003 20:34
pig parade in sacto
i was riding my bike alone in downtown sacramento, dressed in black (like an idiot, lookin' hella sketchy) when a police officer came up and asked me to pull over. he got out and asked me, "are you here for the ministers of agriculture thing?" i told him that i wasn't going to divulge that information. "i don't have to fucking tell you anything!" that was the start of a two-hour experience.

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guttersnipe 19.06.2003 18:50
US failing to monitor GMOs to protect environment, health
Federal government agencies are failing to monitor genetically engineered crops to protect the environment and public health, according to two separate studies released today.

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Daniel Youngberg (with thanks to Krys for the tea) 19.06.2003 15:53
A prayer from Sacramento
A U.S. Department of Agriculture tradeshow of biotechnology and genetically engineered lifeforms is set to begin in Sacramento. As of this writing, less than half the WTO member countries had accepted the invitation to attend, showing the tepid support for the U.S. corporate agenda. Activists from around the country and the world are converging to add their voices of opposition, and I am among them.

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oak 19.06.2003 13:22
Saturday Protest on Frankentrees in Sac
The showdown in Sac will kick-off with an action against Frakentrees.

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Abbey's Ghost 19.06.2003 12:40
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES PROTEST KICKS OFF MOBILIZATION IN SACRAMENTO
Coalition launches campaign against International Paper

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Agent Humble 19.06.2003 10:13
Gene Wars
6 minute video celebrating the diversity of tactics within the anti-biotech movement.

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Mobeus Kabal 19.06.2003 01:06
Heavy Police Presence in Sacto
There is a noticeable police presence on the streets of Downtown Sacramento, and outskirts, and it is only Wednesday. I have seen "progressive" looking vehicles pulled over by Sacramento City Police earlier this evening, and have been followed for extended periods twice myself. Caution is the word that goes out to all of those converging on the Capitol City.

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hotline repost 18.06.2003 23:32
Need Housing for Sac?
this message is a follow-up to the 10 WAYS TO PLUG IN TO THE SACRAMENTO
MOBILIZATION ALERT:

HOUSING HOTLINE NO:
916 519 3007

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repost Pioneer Press Minneapolis and LA Times 18.06.2003 13:50
Food Wars
Good summary of some of the problems with industrializing world food supplies.

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Stefan Christoff 18.06.2003 07:00
CKUT Radio: Sacramento Mobilization - Resistance is Rising
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DAAA/RAAN 17.06.2003 17:11
Anti-Capitalist/Anti-Authoritarian Gathering in Sacramenot June 23
Call for Revolutionary Anti-Capitalist/Anti-Authoritarian SpokesCouncil in Sacramento, following main spokescouncil. We will be discussing what to do on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, as well as ideas for other projects.

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Portland to Sacramento 17.06.2003 15:57
IF YOU RIDE ALONE TO SACRAMENTO, YOU RIDE WITH GEORGE BUSH!
There are plenty of people from Oregon who want to get to Sacramento but don't have a ride. We need you to fill up your car!

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Vandana Shiva 16.06.2003 16:21
Biotech Wars: Food Freedom Vs. Food Slavery
The Biotech Wars.............

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BioBashful 16.06.2003 15:36
All eyes on the Sacramento BioBash
The world will be watching and, since most of us aren't corporate fascists, we'll be rooting for you as you smash the WTO!

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sunflower 16.06.2003 00:28
Article in the Sacramento Bee about Biotech and upcoming convergence
Great article about how folks are changing their mind about Biotechnolgy

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Rona spreadthenews 15.06.2003 15:19
Why should you join the mobilization in Sacramento?
A major grassroots mobilization and convergence is planned in Sacramento from June 20-25. This is an opportunity for people to say no to a genetically engineered future, and to voice instead a living world vision, rooted in social justice and ecological sanity. It is also a chance to stand in solidarity with the people's movements and hundreds of peasant farmers groups from around the world that have called on social movements in the US to denounce and protest this meeting.

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....... 15.06.2003 13:55
black bloc call; sacremento
black bloc call; sacremento

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mennblk 14.06.2003 05:05
Sac WTO - 6/12 Message To State EPA Workers Regarding Protests
Up to 12 CHP officers will be heightening security at an already secured building only a few blocks from the main Sacramento PD and Sheriffs departments.

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tom ato 13.06.2003 20:51
Posters For Saturday Teach-in. Sacramento Mobilization
posters

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Sue Branford 13.06.2003 20:47
GENETIC ENGINEERING DISASTER 'Why Argentina Can't Feed Itself'
Genetically engineered Soya is destroying livelihoods and ecosystems in Argentina.

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looks like its gonna be a riot 13.06.2003 20:42
CHP "Rules" for Sacramento Protest Signs
the 'authorities' try to tell us what we can do..............

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ron curran 13.06.2003 20:31
Sacramento Bee Article on Agricultural Ministerial
As Sacramento rolls out the red carpet for a 'global food security' summit, protesters from around the country are laying plans of their own.

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Hecate 13.06.2003 14:01
Come to Sacramento!
There is only one life. It is the life of resistance. The lives of millions are on the line. The corporate interests want to own all the water, all the food, all the land, all the trees, all the species, all the seeds, all the biology, all life. When they are through we will have no air, no water, no earth, no life force.

Come to Sacramento and resist. There is nothing more important.

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Aaron 13.06.2003 12:04
PDX to Sacramento- We have a bus!
That's right...we have a BUS going to the Sacramento Ministerial!

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the Sacramento Bee 13.06.2003 10:19
German Agriculture Minister Bails on Sacramento Ag Ministerial
German Ag minister has too much to do. Or maybe, she just doesn't want to sit around and listen to the US tell her how she better start eating that Brand XY rice, courtesy of Monsanto, or she's going to bed without apple pie for dessert

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Not a medic 13.06.2003 05:57
Black Cross 1st Aid for Protests training in Eugene on Sunday, June 15th
There will be a Black Cross 1st Aid training (8 hour class) this Sunday, June 15th from 9 AM to 6 PM.
The training will occur at Growers' Market, 454 Willamette Street in Eugene, Oregon.
All are welcome, especially those going to protest the WTO in Sacramento.

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sunflower 12.06.2003 23:09
Police Brace for protests at ag expo
Article written about police presence in Sacramento..

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SAC bound 12.06.2003 21:34
Civil Disobedience Trainings?
Are there going to be any CD Trainings soon?

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Santa Cruz 2 Sacramento 12.06.2003 02:33
Santa Cruz 2 Sacramento: Tuesday Meeting and Thursday Art Party at RCNV
Art Party MOBILIZE IN SACRAMENTO!
Everything is possible!
CONVERGE JUNE 20-25!

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yElp 11.06.2003 15:35
Infiltrators
This article is based on the be for mention of infiltrators in the last recent large demos around the world.

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pdxtosac 11.06.2003 15:05
Possible Bus from Eugene to Sacramento - Needs Rider Deposits by This Friday
If you can make it to Eugene, there are folks looking to fill a bus. Information below.

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www.tidepool.org 09.06.2003 23:05
State farms key in fight over biotech / Altered-food fight coming to state capital
The seed technology embraced on more than 200,000 acres of cotton in the Central Valley is about to get a bigger -- and more controversial -- test: major California food crops. As soon as next year, California farmers may have the chance to grow herbicide-resistant rice. After that, wheat, lettuce, grapes and strawberries are likely targets for the crops, known by the acronym GMO, genetically modified organisms.

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paul waugh 08.06.2003 20:11
GM Crops May Push Poorest Farmers Into Debt.
New report details the effects genetic engineering has on poor farmers............

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auntiesocial 08.06.2003 12:06
For those going to Sacramento
Places of interest in the area

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ann venneman 07.06.2003 22:57
Housing Phone Number for Sacramento Mobilization
There are over 200 homestays currently for activists coming to Sacramento.

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CFD 07.06.2003 13:01
Eugene Sacramento Mobilization
June 14, Saturday, at 7:30pm
Free Speech Plaza, downtown Eugene (8th and Pearl)
Sacramento Ministerial Mobilization Roadshow stops in Eugene

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ann venneman 07.06.2003 10:24
10 Ways to Plug in to the Sacramento Mobilization
10 ways to help mobilize for sacramento

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Tom Hayden 06.06.2003 12:13
Globalization and Geneticallyt Engineered Organisms
The globalization war is heating up.............

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Repost from Starhawk 06.06.2003 08:06
Call for a pagan cluster in Sacramento
The following is a message from Starhawk to all who will come join us in Sacramento. Pagan clusters will be going to Sacramento to help defend the diverstiy and peace of the world. Please join us!

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jennifer 06.06.2003 00:02
Help Portland Activists Get On The Bus!
Fundraiser and art making party for Sacramento Mobilization! This Friday and Sunday.

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Amelia 05.06.2003 19:44
Benefit for Sacramento Mobilization
Fundraiser Update
FRIDAY JUNE 6TH

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sonking 05.06.2003 11:23
Cascadia Summer Events
Upcoming events for Cascadia summer and Sacramento mobilization.

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Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero 04.06.2003 09:23
Thanks to the WTO, FTAA etc.... "Biopirates in the Americas"
Biopiracy facilitated by trade agreements like the WTO, FTAA etc.............

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Amelia 03.06.2003 23:31
Benefit Show for SACRAMENTO Mobilization
Fundraiser Update

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jennifer 03.06.2003 21:59
Sign & art making party for Sacramento!
Sign making/art party for SAC MOB!

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Jim 02.06.2003 13:10
Sacramento Ride Share and Organizing Meeting - Tonight!
Ministers from across the globe will be in Sacramento this June. So will we. Would you like to car pool?

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Larry Lame 02.06.2003 11:39
WE MUST WATCH FOR INFILTRATORS
...without becoming uber-paranoid....

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David Cracknell 01.06.2003 21:24
Blair To Kiss Bush's Ass Over Genetically Engineered Foods
Leaked documents reveal that the UK Government will try to maintain good
links with the USA by supporting President Bush's argument that European GM
food labels obstruct Monsanto's efforts to feed Africa.

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Moore Michael 01.06.2003 20:04
Dirt on Ann Veneman, Pre-ministerial Inviter
Dirt on Veneman, Pre-ministerial head honcho

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small_fires 01.06.2003 16:28
Benefit Show to Send Portland Activists to Sacramento!
Benefit Show to Send Portland Activists to Sacramento!
FRIDAY JUNE 6th @ the red & black cafe (21st & SE Division)

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Jane Schopenhauer 01.06.2003 14:18
MAPS OF SACRAMENTO
this is of use for people going down to protest the pre-ministerial

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Cascadia Summer Media Collective 30.05.2003 16:13
Cascadia Summer 2003: Forest Defense Elevates to a New Level
A strategic campaign in defense of the precious forests of Cascadia was kicked-off yesterday with actions across the region. Just as forest destruction on public lands is on the rise, a popular movement to protect those lands is also advancing to a new level. Actions took place throughout Oregon, Washington, Northern California in the United States and in British Columbia, Canada.

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znet magazine 29.05.2003 18:18
Showdown in Sacramento? Bush's Biotech Bullies Vs. The World.
Excellent article on the machinations of the US agribusiness industry

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PANAP 28.05.2003 13:00
Denouncement of Sacramento Ministerial by Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific
Press Release from Pesticide Action Network Denouncing the June 23-25 Agricultural Ministerial in Sacramento CA.

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Food First 28.05.2003 12:33
Reason to mobilize against the Sacramento Agricultural Ministerial June 20-25th
Reasons to mobilize, facts about the failures of industrial agriculture etc....

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Anne Venneman 28.05.2003 12:27
Resistance Is Fertile - Why you should come to Sacramento!
More Reason to head down to Sacramento, short list of planned activities

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Action Aid 28.05.2003 12:19
New Report: 'GM Crops - Going Against The Grain'
GE crops will not feed the world, hurt small farmers, etc......

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Tom Ato 28.05.2003 12:14
Biosafety and Genetic Engineering - 49 countries ratify Cartagena Biosafety Protocol
Cartagena Biosafety Protocol, fight over Treaty allowing restrictions on import of genetically engineered products, WTO etc....

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Jackson Riley 26.05.2003 15:01
THOS SACRAMENTO FLYERS I PROMISED
Here are those absent flyers.

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Jackson McCarthy 25.05.2003 14:07
MORE FLYERS FOR SACRAMENTO
Here are two flyers and a three page pamphlet about the WTO agenda for Sacramento

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Organizer 23.05.2003 01:45
Background Information on Sacramento Ministerial
Here are links to great information pertaining to the Ministerial in June.

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repost from NY Times 21.05.2003 16:18
Bush Pushes US GMOs on Rest of World
Bush is apparently gearing up to push GMOs throught the WTO this summer. Yet another reason to get to Sacramento in June to protest!

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tipping point 20.05.2003 19:48
cheap flights to sacramento
for those going to the sacramento mobilization in june...

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Jim - repost 20.05.2003 05:21
Sacramento Mobilization call for endorsers
If your organization is interested in endorsing the mobilization in
Sacramento (June 20-25) to confront the USDA, USAID, and the
Biotech/Agribuisness industries on the road to Cancun and Miami with
rallies, teach-ins, alternative expo, and nonviolent direct action
you are invited to ENDORSE THE MOBILIZATION! by visiting
 http://www.sacmobilization.org and clicking "endorse."

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NW RAGE 19.05.2003 14:04
GE Trees Call To Action
Mobilization against GE trees in Sacramento June 23-25

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kamf 18.05.2003 13:05
Get on the Bus - Portland to Sacremento
Portland activists are going down to the Sacramento trade ministerial, that is billed as the 'next Seattle.' Come to this meeting to find out what local organizers are doing. This offers the best chance to stop the madness of the powerful and to preserve what is precious.

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Jack Fanon 15.05.2003 11:16
!!!SACRAMENTO IS GOING TO RECEIVE OUR DISSENT!!!
A call to action for the willing. Included are some posters that have been posted by someone before, thought these are changed up a little, as the sacmobilization.org site has dates for the 20th to the 25th. There have been varying dates for this as to when it will commence. Keep this in mind when spreading the word.

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Portland Anti-Capitalist Action 14.05.2003 18:55
Stop Big Brother in Seattle-Informational and Ride Share Meeting
The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit, aka Big Brother, is coming to Seattle June 1st-6th. Portland Anti-Capitalist Action is holding an informational and ride share meeting Saturday, May 24th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the IWW Hall (616 E. Burnside) for those interested in going to Seattle; Little Sister is Watching Back. We will have someone from the Seattle organizing committee there to speak on the LEIU, basic information on the LEIU, and the ride share we hope to organize, housing, etc. We will also talk briefly on the WTO Sacramento ride share and other things pertaining to that. So, make it down to the IWW Hall if you can and lets fight back against the police state and corporate fascism!!!
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PERSONS INTENDING
ON GOING TO THESE DEMOS TO ORGANIZE TRUSTWORTHY AFFINITY GROUPS NOW.
If you are interested in going to the demonstrations, and more importantly have a vehicle and are willing to drive, or can help with train hopping info, or have a lot of money lying about to rent out vans, (basically if you have any resources to help get Portlanders to Seattle and Sacramento) PLEASE E-MAIL US PRIOR TO THE MEETING.  pdxaca@ziplip.com

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NW RAGE - repost 14.05.2003 11:52
Micro Ruckus Training Camp: Sacramento!
A 2 day training to learn creative, effective, safe ways
to take non violent direct action and resist the corporatization of food!

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A 13.05.2003 18:40
CALL TO ACTION!!!
call to action
**resist corporate domination of the world's food supply**

june 21-25, sacramento,california

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Diana Griego Erwin 13.05.2003 14:20
Global food conference in June brings pride, plans for protests
This article ran recently in Sacramento.

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Naelotha 13.05.2003 14:02
SACRAMENTO FLYERS FOR YOUR TELEOLOGICAL BEING
In recognition of the demand to mobilize for the Sacramento protest, I have made up a couple flyers for public use. Here they are.

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oso 13.05.2003 10:31
Via Campesina Requests Action in Sacramento
Via Campesina is an international movement which coordinates peasant organizations of small and middle-scale producers, agricultural workers, rural women, and indigenous communities from Asia, Africa, America, and Europe. It is an autonomous, pluralistic movement, independent from all political, economic, or other denomination. It is integrated by national and regional organizations whose autonomy is jealously respected.

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yu 12.05.2003 15:27
WHAT TIME IS THE SACRAMENTO MEETING TODAY???
not on calander.

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Me 12.05.2003 02:19
Time?
What time?

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NWRAGE 10.05.2003 09:57
STOP CORPORATIONS FROM HIJACKING THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY AND INCREASING HUNGER
wondering if any groups around the state have activies planned around this event?

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mwah-ha-ha 09.05.2003 12:19
Call to Action from the Global South: June 2003 WTO Ministerial in Sacramento, California
From June 23-25th 2003 the Ministers of Trade, Agriculture and Environment from 180 nations, including all member states of the World Trade Organization (WTO), are invited to meet in Sacramento, California, at a summit hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), USAID, and the U.S. State Department. An "Expo on Agricultural Science and Technology" will run concurrently with the Ministerial to host multinational agribusiness and biotechnology corporations.

We, the undersigned organizations representing the peoples of the South, call on concerned individuals and organizations especially those within the United States to join us in the global popular protests against the Sacramento Ministerial meeting.

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portland aca 09.05.2003 11:18
Portland Anti-Capitalist Action is preparing for Seattle and Sacramento demos
Portland Anti Capitalist Action is talking with people and coordinating space to hold at least two meetings regarding the upcoming demonstrations in Seattle and Sacramento. We are primarily doing this to inform people about the organizing efforts going on in both towns, and to coordinate ride shares to these demos.

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NW RAGE 08.05.2003 11:46
USDA - GMO - Sacramento - You gotta go!
There's always room for one more! Hundreds of trade ministers and media makers from around the world are traveling to meet and discuss, agriculture, factory farming, and genetic engineering... in a city only 10 hours from Portland.

Maybe you'd like to attend as well.

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UNTITLED 28.04.2003 02:08
SHUT DOWN WTO IN SAC
anti-capitalists call to shut sacramento,ca!

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Countzero 24.04.2003 19:32
Call to Action
SO want something to do?
Just passing on the latest version of the call to action...
Word on the street sez its goin to be big....

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one straw revolution 21.04.2003 15:31
Sacramento Mobilization
Call to Action: Confront Agribusiness at Sacramento Summit

Source: Coaltion for Sustainable Agriculture
Posted: April 9, 2003

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sacramento 20.04.2003 11:42
Anti-capitalist call to shut down the Sacramento Ministerial
militant call to action

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wombat 19.04.2003 19:35
Anti-capitalist call to shut down the Sacramento ministerial
Come to Sacramento, CA June 23-25 to shut down the WTO agricultural ministerial!!!

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Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture 10.04.2003 23:35
In June, the WTO returns to the U.S. for the first time since Seattle
hey portland IMC editors, here's a suggested headline if you put this in the middle: "In June, the WTO returns to the U.S. for the first time since Seattle; Activists put out call-to-action"

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bunchgrass 09.04.2003 12:40
CALL TO ACTION IN SACRAMENTO
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.

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sacramento 31.03.2003 15:45
shutdown the WTO and tell them no GMOs
there will be a huge biotech/WTO meeting in Sacramento in June. You are invited to help shut it down.

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