Photo Essay: Mexico Celebrates World Day Against Monsanto

June 17, 2013 Andalusia Knoll 0

On May 25th, 2013, people in over 400 cities on 6 continents participated in the International Day against Monsanto. Over the past six months people all across Mexico have been mobilizing to urge new president Peña-Nieto to not allow the introduction of GMO Crops to the country. In Mexico City, thousands of activists, farmers, academics and ordinary people participated in a Carnival against Monsanto.  Marching from the National Palace of Fine Arts to the Monument of the Revolution they celebrated the importance of native corn, the basic sustenance of the Mexican Diet and rejected the new GMO permissions granted to transnational agro-business companies.


Mexico Celebrates “Carnival of Corn” and Rejects Monsanto

June 11, 2013 Alfredo Acedo 0

Concerned for their health and that of their children, Mexican activists in favor of healthy food and in defense of maize and the environment responded to the global call for a day against Monsanto. They organized the “Carnival of Corn” in Mexico City on May 25 and demanded that President Enrique Peña Nieto refuse to be bought or pressured by the agrochemical giant and protect the well-being of the population.


First Prisoners’ Trade Union Defends Rights in Argentina

June 11, 2013 Marcela Valente 0

The first prisoners’ union in Argentina, a country with a strong organized labor tradition, fights for the rights of inmates. “No one had never fought before for anything like this in here,” said 33-year-old inmate Gustavo Moreno, serving a 22-year sentence in the Complejo Penitenciario Federal in Buenos Aires. […]

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