21 February, 1999

Subject: MIAMI CIRCLE VICTORY + SIGN ON FOR WHALE BOYCOTT + The meek fight for their inheritance + Monsanto political clout in the US + U.S. Consumer Report Cites Unsafe Pesticide Levels and more!

Hello everyone

After receiving some complaints that lately my emails were focussing a bit too much on too many bad news, I want to reaffirm that I don't want to overwhelm people with too many such bad news or hard-to-face information since many would like also an equal focus on the positive and spiritual side of things - a though balancing act sometimes with so many horror stories coming my way that also need some attention. So I've put together this GOOD NEWS email to first celebrate a bit a sweet and most unexpected victory regarding the Stonehenge circle in Miami which *HAS BEEN SAVED*! Also I've included another potential success story - an action to stop a native American Indian tribe, the Makah of Washington state, from killing grey whales, as suggested by our friend Sue Arnold. Let's give it a go!

And I forward to you a great story about how people in India are fighting back globalization and multinational monsters like Monsanto killing the environment in India on which the survival of hundreds of millions of children, women and men depends in this crowded country. And they are succeeding! Now if we could just do our part here in the first world and get these criminals behind bars along with all the corrupted politicians who support them, we would render a great service to the world. And talking about the political clout of these corporate criminals, check the newspaper article from the Guardian in London. Astounding but true!

And talking about something astounding, check also the website that a magician put together (see at the bottom of this email).

Enjoy

Jean Hudon Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000

P.S. I intend to prepare more good news and inspiring spiritual emails as well -- coming your way sometime soon. But I'll also keep you posted on the other stories and issues exposed recently.




MIAMI CIRCLE UPDATE
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999
From: Master Ho <masterho@masterho.com>
Subject: We Won -- Miami Circle!!!

Ho... Just in hot off the net....

The Miami-Dade County Commission just voted ten to one, To file the Eminent Domain Law Suit to SAVE the Miami Circle !!! County Mayor Alex Penelas went to court and got a judge to issue a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the developer, Michael Baumann from any construction or excavation on the site !!!!!!!!!

GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!

HO NOTE: I also heard that CNN showed the circle for the first time on the news this last Wednesday and I saw it for the first time on local news today. That means that the media has finally gotten a hold of the story and that, with this much coverage, the circle will have even more public support and protection.

Don't EVER let anyone tell you that individuals can't make a difference because this all happened because, in every step of the process, individuals worked to alert other individuals...until a huge group was formed and action was taken.....as Stargate says: GREAT JOB EVERYONE.....AND THANK-YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP!!!

AND...

Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999
From: Barbara Wolf <bjwolf@rochester.infi.net>

Hello, this is Barbara,

Here is an update from Don Morris (Peaceguy) who has on his web site the petition to save the Miami Circle (Stonehenge), which, on Wednesday I asked you to sign. ------- Barbara, the response to my site was so great that it crashed my domain server. That is the first time you will ever hear me say that (crashing the server) is great.

The Miami Commission voted to save the Circle today (Thursday)!

I want to thank all who participated so far on the petition and I will leave it online for a while to show the commission that they made the right decision. Anyway, I think there will be more who will want to sign in support.

It was a big win for everyone!

May Peace Prevail On Earth, Thank You so much for the help! From all of us here in Miami.

Don "Peaceguy" Morris

Petition is on http://www.peaceday.org/miamicircle.shtml




From: "sue arnold" <arnolds@mullum.com.au>
Subject: SIGN ON FOR WHALE BOYCOTT
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 08:23:07 +1000

Hi Jean, I sent this to you about a week ago with a request that you circulate.. I havent seen it and seeing the traffic you've been dealing with, maybe it got lost in cyberspace.. Can you pls run it soon, regards Sue Arnold

Dear Friends

SIGN ON REQUEST FOR WHALE BOYCOTT

Australians for Animals (AFA) is seeking support for an international boycott of Washington State apples. We have mounted this boycott to bring a focus to global revulsion over the efforts of the United States to recommence whaling in that nation's coastal waters. A native American Indian tribe, the Makah of Washington state, has claimed its questionable treaty right to hunt whales although the tribe hasn't whaled for over 70 years. Conservation groups have obtained compelling evidence which shows Japanese interests are behind the bid. Opening up de facto coastal whaling disguised as indigenous rights is high on the Japanese whaling agenda.

AFA initiated and mounted an historic lawsuit against the US Government to stop the killing commencing. That lawsuit was lost in Seattle late last year. It is now waiting in the appeal line before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal. Meantime, Washington state and Federal US politicians remain deaf to the growing protest over the Makah hunt. Last year the Makah were unable to go out and hunt because of weather and a huge flotilla of protest led by Sea Shepherd. In March, we expect the Makah will again attempt the kill.

We need to stress that their so called quota of some 34 gray whales is not sanctioned by the International Whaling Commission as the Makah do not comply with the aboriginal subsistence definition as used by the IWC. We must act to stop the kill . Californian gray whales have lost all their fear of humans, they swim up to small boats allowing humans to touch them. To be set upon by huge calilbre guns, capable of sinking a destroyer, as a way to open up trade in the name of indigenous rights is not on. As we approach the Millenium, it's time we as the human race took a giant step forward and stopped the killing of cetaceans for whatever reason. We must acknowledge and finally respect the rights of other species to exist.

This campaign is totally focussed on the rights of whales to exist in peace. We refuse to take on board the controversy and race based arguments which miss the point. Whales do not belong to the human species. Their gift of life is not ours to take away in the name of religion, race or dominion. This is an issue which effects everyone in Washington state. The best way we can involve this community is to boycott one of its best known exports - Washington apples. This way, we can highlight the overwhelming international and national repugnance of people who understand that whales are highly intelligent species. Who are fed up with seeing politicians sit on their hands and allow animals to be killed to satisfy political agendas. Please sign on to our boycott. We're not asking for anything other than a signature of support. Your immediate response would be gratefully received. For the whales, Sue Arnold, Co-ordinator, Australians for Animals.

Hi Jean, the website for the whale boycott is up... can you pls include it when you circulate my letter requesting support. The URL is: http://www.boycott-washington.com

With grateful thanks,

Sue Arnold




Date: Fri, 19 Feb
From: "Mike Nickerson, Inviting Debate" <sustain@web.net>
Subject: Fwd: Features / The meek fight for their inheritance

Here's an exciting story. Yours, Mike N.

IT IS INDEED A TRULY HEART-WARMING STORY - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO GET AN OPTIMISM BOOST!! PEOPLE ACTION *DO* MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE

From: "Dave Cull" <nozone@uniserve.com>
To: "Co-op Radio" <cfrocoop@vcn.bc.ca>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 17:27:37 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Fwd: Features / The meek fight for their inheritance

Features / The meek fight for their inheritance

Katharine Inez Ainger reports on the massive rise of the environmental movement in India

More than 50 years after India's struggle for independence ended in victory, another resistance struggle is being waged. Rural India is home to one of the largest, most dynamic and vocal environmental movements in the world. Subsistence farmers, traditional fisherfolk, tribal peoples (Adivasis), "untouchables" (Dalits), sweatshop workers, women's groups and ordinary villagers are all vociferously opposing what new coalitions of environmental and social movements are calling the "recolonisation" by global corporations and international institutions such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

In many important protests and actions these "coalitions of the dispossessed" have deeply embarrassed state and national governments and made it difficult for transnational corporations to operate in the country. For all India's rapid modernisation and growing middle classes, 60-70 per cent of the population, or more than 600 million people, are desperately poor and depend directly on the environment for survival. Environmentalism, they say, is not so much a luxury, as in the West, but a necessity. "It is the life resource for the two-thirds majority of our population whose subsistence directly depends on the water, the forests and the land. It is about justice," says Thomas Kocherry, a leader of the National Fish Workers' Forum.

The new coalitions have mostly emerged since 1992, when India launched its economic liberalisation regime in the name of "development" and "globalisation". Activists argue that structural adjustment and neo-liberal reform have created wealth for a small elite, but deepened poverty for the vast majority and led to a rapid increase in the rate of destruction of natural resources. A 1997 Gallup poll suggested that two out of three Indians believe their standard of living has fallen or stagnated after five years of economic reform. Large corporations, welcomed into the country by a government keen for foreign investment, have faced extraordinary levels of community resistance and "Quit India" style campaigning. From the peasant farmers who gathered in huge numbers outside the Karnataka state government offices and laughed all day at their policies, to villagers who swore to drown if their river was dammed, to the fishing unions' strike that involved mass fasting and harbour blockades against industrial overfishing, the protest tactics are as diverse as the movement itself.

Among the largest of the coalitions are the National Alliance of Peoples' Movements (NAPM), formed from 200 grassroots organisations in 1993, and the Joint Forum of Indian People Against Globalisation (Jafip), formed in May 1998 by 55 member groups of farm and labourers unions. Their constituencies number millions and come from a whole range of backgrounds. Mostly inspired byMahatma Gandhi, they are dedicated to non-violent civil disobedience and call for a development based on self-reliance and village-level democracy.As a result of the movement, illiterate peasant farmers in some regions are more likely to have heard of the WTO than the average Briton. Hundreds of thousands of farmers, labourers, tribal people and industrial workers from all over India gathered last year at a Jafip conference in Hyderabad, demanding that India withdraw from the WTO.The protest was sparked partly by 450 suicides of peasant farmers in the states of Andra Pradesh and Karnataka, which Jafip says were the result of WTO policies such as the removal of tariffs on edible oils. The state police have responded harshly to the protests. Last month the charismatic "Alternative Nobel Prize" winner, Medha Patkar, and 300 other members of the NAPM were arrested at Multai in Madhya Pradesh. They were calling for a peasant rights day to commemorate the 24 farmers killed by police at a peaceful protest in the city. Patkar says: "So-called modern technology has [created] dependency on pesticides and fertilisers, and on the market. They can't stand up against the corporate sector.

Protests by farmers make the politicians agitated because, if the farmers rise up, that is 70 per cent of India's population." Environmentalist Vandana Shiva has led the intellectual barrage against the patenting of traditional Indian seeds and plants by foreign corporations. "Patents on seeds would destroy 75 per cent of Indian livelihoods linked to the land and the free availability of and access to biodiversity," she says. Farmers from all over India are now forming collective seed banks as a form of non co-operation with intellectual property rights regimes. Despite pressure on the Indian government from the WTO, protests against patents on seed and indigenous knowledge have twice prevented the Patent Amendment Act from being passed into law.

The introduction of biotechnology has also led to huge protests. Karnataka state farmers, among others, burned fields planted with genetically modified crops during "Cremate Monsanto" action last November. Women are often at the forefront of the direct action protests, especially against the Narmada valley development project, which proposed to build 30 large, 135 medium and 3,000 small dams on the Narmada river and its tributaries.The latest dam protest is against the privately financed Maheshwar dam, which would submerge some 2,500 acres of land, displacing 2,200 families. Construction has been interrupted several times after thousands of villagers, the majority of them women, invaded the site. One village woman who took part in the occupation said: "The government officials say we are backward people, uneducated people, but it is because of us, the backward and uneducated women, that this country works." The women have faced beatings, arrests and gang rape by police. People's movements in India have all documented serious cases of state repression.

In a 1997 report Amnesty International said the restructuring of the global economy meant that the role of the state was undergoing a fundamental transformation "in which rights of people are frequently given less weight in public policy than the interests of capital". The report was based on the suppression of Indian protests against the Enron corporation's plan to build India's largest power plant in the western state of Maharastra. The power it generates will cost three times as much as local electricity, and Enron is expected to have a profit margin of 37 per cent. Indian activists realise that communities around the world are facing similar pressures and issues. International networking is leading to some unprecedented North-South activism.

This summer Indian farmers are planning to tour Europe as part of the People's Global Action network and to meet with local campaigning groups to protest at the gates of global decision-makers and corporations. The new environment movement may be increasing in size but it is by no means politically homogeneous. There is no single national structure to rival the main parties and there are serious divisions between activists -- some of whom want to move into mainstream politics, and others who want to stay outside. Nevertheless Patkar speaks for many: "Our vision for life is based on equality, simple living, and self-reliance at every level. Through reconstruction and self-action, communities can assert the right to their own resources and development planning. This is our hope for the future."

The Guardian Weekly Volume 160 Issue 8 for week ending February 21, 1999, Page 23


'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world, indeed it's the only thing that ever has.'

Margaret Mead

http://www.cyberus.ca/choose.sustain

Sustainability Project - Inviting Debate P.O. Box 374, Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0 (613) 269-3500 e-mail: sustain@web.net




AND ANOTHER EXCELLENT STORY FROM THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER IN LONDON. THE PICTURE THEY DESCRIBE ON HOW MONSANTO AND THE LIKES (THINK OF THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX WHO JUST "CONVINCED" THEIR PAWN AND SUBSERVIENT ACCOMPLICE, BILL CLINTON, IN REKINDLING THE INFAMOUS STAR WAR RACE - SEE TIME MAGAZINE OF FEBRUARY 22, 1999 -- "STAR WARS: THE SEQUEL") SUCCEEDED IN HIRING THE US GOVERNMENT TO SERVE THEIR DEADLY AND MOST PROFITABLE AIMS IS ANOTHER GREAT UNREPORTED (IN THE US) STORY OF OUR TIME.

WHEN THE MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS RUN THE WORLD, THE PEOPLE *AND THE PLANET* PERISH...

WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR TO REBEL?...

Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999
From: MichaelP <papadop@peak.org>
Subject: B-GE: Guardian (London) writes about Monsanto political clout

Biotech food giant wields power in Washington

John Vidal on the politics of the GM food industry

Guardian (London)Thursday February 18, 1999

While European scientists, politicians, and pressure groups furiously debate the merits of GM foods, there is barely any discussion in the US, the home of the $50-billion-a-year bio-technelogy industry.

The US government, which actively promotes the industry worldwide and accepts millions of dollars a year from Monsanto and other companies, maintains there is no health or environmental risk.

But the foods have been introduced with very few people being aware of them, and Monsanto, the leading food revolution company, is widely regarded as one of the world's most innovative, successful and responsible companies.

It employs 25,000 people, including 1,900 scientists, gives freely to charities and foundations, and pays for science theme parks.

It is a hero on Wall Street where in the four years since its visionary chief executive, Bob Shapiro, took over and started launchung its GM products on the world market, it has seen its share price soar and its market capitalisation grow to more than $26 billion.

The science-friendly corporate image of environmental responsibility has been built on its very close links to political parties, say Monsanto critics. The company is one of three big funders of Clinton's Welfare-to-Work programme, and there is a constant exchange of staff between the government, the company and the regulatory bodies.

Its access to power isbarely questioned. Scientists are widely trusted and what is good for corporations is seen as good for everyone. A Monsanto board member chaired Clinton's presidential campaign.

Another senior executive mapped US pesticide policy, and a third was a top Clinton aide. The company also donates heavily to both main political parties and pays lobbyists to represent its interests at every point.

Like other corporations it quite legally gives money to congressmen who sit on food safety and regulatory committees.

Betty Martini, of the consumer group, Mission Possible, which watches Monsanto's activities in the US, said: 'The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the US food industry, is so closely linked to the biotech industry now that it could be desribed as their Washington branch office.'

Monsanto executives agree that they work closely with the government but say that the regulatory system is based on sound science. 'It's tough to get anything through', says a company spokesman.

The company, with other biotech firms, paved the way for public acceptance of GM technology up to 10 years ago by preparing 'educational' information for schools and investing heavily in science museums.

Meanwhile it and other companies were lobbying global organisations to prohibit the worldwide labelling of GM foods. US embassies around the world are known to lobby for the industry in most countries

But the first stirrings of revolt are now being heard. US activists are targeting company chiefs, and the powerful Union of Concerned Scientists is calling for more caution.

The health and environmental risks are under-appreciaed, says Dr Marion Mellon of the UCS. 'Billions of dollars have been devoted to developing the technology but few resources have been put into understanding its effects.'

Meanwhile unexpected environmental results in the US are worrying farmers, and the rapidly growing healthfood and organic farming industry. This month, 89,000 packets of organic tortilla chips had to be destroyed after being found to contain GM organisms. It is believed that they were 'contaminated' by a nearby field of GM maize.

The US requires that no GM foods be labelled, and allows biotech companies to largely police themselves. After heavy lobbying, the biotech industry has persuaded 14 states to pass laws to prevent the 'spreading of false and damaging information about food'.

The heavily subsidised US food industry is thought to be worth more than $300 billion a year and its acceptance of the GM revolution is almost complete. Fifty million acres of land was grown with GM crops, last year in the US, much of it soyabean and maize.

Acreage is expected to double within two years and grow exponentially for at least five years.

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AND AGAIN ON MONSANTO, I RECEIVED THIS FROM OUR FRIEND JOANNE STEPHENSON FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA. ASK HER TO RECEIVE HER EXCELLENT ANTI-TOXIC-POISONING ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER AS WELL...

From: joanne@inetex.com
Subject: Monsanto Now After Canadian Grain Farmers Date:

February 18, 1999

This unbelievable story is happening in our own backyard, yet we (I) have heard not a thing about it. Terrorizing Saskatchewan farmers? I can't believe this is happening in Canada! It just goes to show you how we are just as vulnerable to companies like Monsanto as the next guy...; )

This is one HUGE reason to get rid of these pharmaceutical companies. These men have to be stopped. Solution? Suggestions? Should we contact the farmers to see how we can help?

Monsanto sues customers over gene-altered-seed use
Author: MichaelP <papadop@PEAK.ORG>
Date: 1999/02/17
Forum: eug.local.activists

Denver Post

BRUNO, Saskatchewan - On a cold January morning in central Canada, Percy Schmeiser looks over his frozen fields.

"Here's where all the trouble began," he says, pointing to where private investigators last year arrived uninvited and snipped samples of his crops for DNA tests.

Schmeiser, 68, has been farming these fertile acres all his life, growing canola for the valuable oil in its seeds. And as farmers have done for thousands of years, he has saved some seeds from each year's harvest to replant his fields the following season.

Now, he says, "for doing what I've always done," he is being sued by agribusiness giant [ Monsanto Co. ] in a landmark "seed piracy" case.

The outcome could influence how much control biotechnology companies will have over the world's food supply in the next millennium, and is highlighting a major source of friction as the genetic revolution spills into the world of agriculture.

Schmeiser is one of hundreds of farmers in the United States and Canada who stand accused by Monsanto of replanting the company's patented, gene-altered seeds in violation of a 3-year-old company rule requiring that farmers buy the seeds fresh every year.

He vehemently denies having bought Monsanto's seeds, saying pollen or seeds must have blown onto his farm, possibly from a neighbor's land.

It's the company, Schmeiser says, that ought to be rebuked for its pattern of "harassment."

Besides sending Pinkerton detectives into farmers' fields, the company sponsors a toll-free "tip line" to help farmers blow the whistle on their neighbors and has placed radio ads broadcasting the names of noncompliant growers caught planting the company's genes. Critics say those tactics are fraying the social fabric that holds farming communities together.

"Farmers here are calling it a reign of terror," Schmeiser says. "Everyone's looking at each other and asking, 'Did my neighbor say something?'" A threatening concept

Cases like Schmeiser's are also raising alarms within organizations that deal with global food security. That's because three-quarters of the world's growers are subsistence farmers who rely on saved seed.

"This is a very alien and threatening concept to farmers in most of the world," said Hope Shand, research director of Rural Advancement Foundation International, an international farm advocacy group based in Pittsboro, N.C. "Our rural communities are being turned into corporate police states and farmers are being turned into criminals."

Monsanto representatives say the company must strictly enforce the "no replant" policy to recoup the millions of dollars spent developing the seeds and to continue providing even better seeds for farmers.

Already, they say, the new varieties are improving farmers' yields and profits and allowing them to abandon extremely toxic chemicals in favor of more environmentally friendly ones.

"This is part of the agricultural revolution, and any revolution is painful. But the technology is good technology," said Karen Marshall, a spokeswoman for Monsanto in St. Louis. Expensive research

Monsanto's 210-acre biotechnology complex, 25 miles west of St. Louis, is the largest biotechnology research center in the world, featuring 250 separate laboratories, 100 room-sized plant growth chambers and 2 acres of greenhouses arrayed on the main building's enormous rooftop.

It was here that company scientists took a gene from a bacterium that produces an insect-killing toxin called "Bt" and transferred it to corn, cotton and other crops to make plants that exude their own insecticide. Here, too, researchers gave crops a gene that allows them to survive Monsanto's flagship weed killer, Roundup, which normally kills them.

Monsanto estimates that it takes 10 years and about $300 million to create commercial products such as these. For every new kind of engineered seed that makes it to field trials, 10,000 have failed, officials say.

To recover this huge investment, the company has opted not to sell its engineered seeds in the traditional sense but to "lease" them, in effect, for one-time use only - and to go after anyone who breaks the rules.

Suing one's own customers "is a little touchy," Marshall conceded. But after going to so much trouble to build a better seed, "we don't want to give the technology away." Seed development changes

It wasn't always this way. Until about a decade ago, crop and seed development in the United States and abroad was mostly a government business. The Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the nation's land grant colleges and local agricultural extension agents, developed, tested and distributed new varieties of seeds, asking nothing more of citizens than that they pay their taxes. Under that system, patents were infrequently pursued and rarely enforced. And seed saving and trading were commonplace.

That began to change in the 1980s when Congress passed legislation, including the Bayh-Dole Amendment, that encouraged federal agencies to cooperate more closely with the private sector. Private seed companies could profit handsomely by selling seeds that were developed in large part with taxpayer dollars. Today, a handful of American and European agricultural companies control a major portion of the world's certified food seed supply.

Monsanto is the king of them all. Its gene alterations can be found in hundreds of crop varieties sold under license by many seed companies. And the total acreage devoted to gene-altered crops has increased astronomically since the first varieties were approved in 1996.

This year, about half of the 72-million-acre U.S. soybean harvest is expected to be genetically engineered to tolerate Roundup. More than half of the 13 million acres of U.S. cotton will be engineered as well, as will be about 25 percent of the nation's 80 million acres of corn, either for Roundup resistance or to exude Bt.

Although there are lingering concerns that in the long run genetically engineered crops could end up hurting the environment, the company argues that they could actually help. In one small study, the reduced use of pesticides with engineered plants appears to have resulted in increased survival of beneficial insects, which eat insect pests and serve as food for struggling songbird populations.

*** Percy Schmeiser is not easily intimidated. He was the mayor o Bruno for 17 years and for five years was a member of the Saskatchewan legislative assembly. "I've seen a lot of politics," he says. "But I've never seen a situation to create hard feelings and divide people as what I'm seeing now."

Last July, Schmeiser got a call from a local Monsanto representative who said he'd heard that the farmer was growing the Roundup- resistant canola and asked for permission to test the plants. Schmeiser refused, so the company sampled some plants on a public right-of-way near his fields. Some of those apparently tested positive for Monsanto's gene, because a judge subsequently provided a court order allowing the company to take plants from Schmeiser's property.

The problem, Schmeiser says, is that there are a lot of plants in the area with Monsanto's gene in them. Roundup Ready pollen from other farmers' fields is blowing everywhere in the wind, he says, and he's seen big brown clouds of canola seed blowing off loaded trucks as they speed down the road around harvest time - spilling more than enough to incriminate an innocent farmer.

Back near his house, Schmeiser points to a wild canola plant poking out of the snow near the base of a telephone pole. "I sprayed Roundup around these poles twice last summer to control weeds," he says. How is it, he asks, that this canola plant survived?

Inside his modest, tidy home, he pulls out agricultural articles documenting many instances of Roundup Ready canola cross-pollinating with normal canola. Monsanto has a problem, says Terry J. Zekreski, Schmeiser's attorney: It's trying to own a piece of Mother Nature that naturally spreads itself around.

To: globalvisionary@cybernaute.com
From: joanne@inetex.com
Subject: February 20, 1999 - MONSANTO'S ADDRESSES
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 99 10:17:06 PDT

Hi Everyone!

I will try to get the newsletter out this afternoon. I am SWAMPED and there's too much news on, guess who? Monsanto. Unbelievable. So, in addition to the newsletter's note on what is up with those contrails! there's the immense amount of work I put into what's below. If anyone cares to start donating to this continual however sporatic effort, please come forward.

Here are some suggestions for what to do about Monsanto. I will try to make a G-7 country list as soon as a volunteer comes forward. On a great note, there's a write-up in tomorrow's paper about this site, and our future. It could change things drastically! We are hoping. If anyone has time to collect these addresses (Happlo? Matthew?) could you please let me know?


WHAT TO DO ABOUT MONSANTO:

1. Voice your opinion to Monsanto
2. What you can do locally
3. List of Monsanto's World Addresses for Agriculture ([bottom] how convenient that they have an office in Saskatchewan...where our dear 68 year old farmer resides...)

Tell Monsanto what you think about Aspartame, rBST in your food (called Ponsilac by their term), DDT in your coffee, and Agent Orange (if I remember correctly..).

Write them on their Contact Page: http://www.monsanto.com/Monsanto/text/contact/

Read about (a few) of their products:
http://www.monsanto.com/monsanto/text/products/list/

WHAT YOU CAN DO - SUGGESTIONS FROM GREENPEACE - modified by me from extensive life experience:

"Demand GE-FREE food - ask your supermarket manager to guarantee foods on sale are free of genetically engineered ingredients; and at your favourite restaurant ask for guaranteed GE-FREE menus."

Note: Your grocery store manager has not a clue as to where the food originates. Everything goes through distributors. Contact the HEAD of the supermarket CHAIN - ask him politely to assist you in keeping these foods off the shelves. When you have his name and number, others from your group can then call, write, etc. Be nice, you want him to help you...most of these men do not even know!

Find out where their crops are located - this way you'll know how infected your organics can be from cross-pollination, etc.

"Write to the main food producers - Unilever, Nestle, Danone demanding GE-FREE foods. Write to your MP and MEP ... demanding that your Government ban imports of genetically engineered foodstuffs and the growing of genetically engineered crops in your country. (Austria and Luxembourg have already taken this action to protect their citizens.)" Participate in GE-FREE days of collective phone actions and writing campaigns. Write Monsanto at the top and then write us, KIN International, if prepared to join a campaign and intense wave of continual flooding government offices and food manufacturers.


List of Monsanto's Agricultural Offices

Brazil
Monsanto Do Brasil Ltda
Rua Paes Leme 524 - 14, floor
05424-904
Sae Paulo (SP)
Brazil
Phone: 1-800-332-3111

CIS/Central Europe/Middle East/North Africa

Brussels
Monsanto Company
Avenue de Tervuren 270-272
PO Box 1
B -1150 Brussels
Phone: 322-776-4111
Fax: 322-776-4040

Bulgaria
Panorama Street 26
Boyana
1619 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: 011-359-2-957-1227

Czech Republic
Agricultural Company
Rybkova 1
65706 Brno
Czech Republic
Phone: 011-420-5-4121-4236
Fax: 011-420-5-4114-8255

Hungary
Verhalm Utca 12-16
1023 Budapest
1023 Budapest
Hungary
Phone: 36-1-345-0671
Fax: 36-1-345-0679

Poland
Monsanto Polksa Sp. z o o.
ul. Lewartowskiego 6
00-190 Warszawa
Poland
Phone: 011-48-22-860-1880
Fax: 011-48-22-860-1850

Romania
13 Pictor Barbu Iscovescu
Apartment 2
Bucharest 1
Romania
Phone: 011-40-1-230-5550

Russia
Volkov Lane 19
Moscow 123242
Russia
Phone: 011-7-095-244-9190
Fax: 011-7-095-255-5001

Slovakia
Monsanto
Mudronova 44
81102 Bratislava
Slovakia
Phone: 421-7-531-9867
Fax: 421-7-531-9870

Ukraine
Muzeyniy Pereulok 4
252001 Kiev - 1
Ukraine - CIS
Phone: 011-380-44-462-0142
Fax: 011-380-44-247-5550

* Canada
Monsanto Canada Inc.
67 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3Y 1G4
Canada
Phone: 1-800-667-4944

Regional Offices:
SK Canada
Alberta Canada
Canada

Monsanto Canada Inc.
Suite 206 - 111 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 3R2
Canada
Phone: 306-975-1394
Fax: 306-975-1147

Monsanto Canada Inc.
#707, 5010 - 43rd Street
Red Deer, Alberta
Canada T4N 6H2
Phone: 1-800-667-4944

Alberta District Office
707, 5010 - 43rd St.
Red Deer, AB T4N 6H2

Saskatchewan District Office
206 - 111 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R2

Manitoba District Office
67 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4

Eastern Canada District Office
2330 Argentia Road
Mississauga, ON, L5N 4J3

* Greater China

Greater China
Monsanto Company
Beijing Silver Tower
Room 1009 - 1012, 10th Floor
No. 2 North Road, Dong San Huan
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100027
Phone: 010-6410-6166-70
Fax: 010-6410-6161

* Japan

Japan
Monsanto Company
Nihonbashi Daini Building
41 - 12, Nihonbashi Hakozakicho
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103
Japan
Phone: 011-81-3-5644-1612
Fax: 011-81-3-5644-1621

* Latin America North

Latin America North
Monsanto Comerical SA de CV
Bosques de Durazno 61
3 er Piso
Bosques de las Lomas
Mexico City, DF 11700
Mexico
Phone: 52-5-246-2600
Fax: 52-5-246-2688

Regional Offices:

Colombia
Monsanto Colombiana, Inc.
Carrera 7A #71 - 52
Edificio Torre Banco Union
Colombiano
Piso 12
Santafe de Bogota
Colombia

Costa Rica
Monsanto de Costa Rica, S.A.
de la Embajada Americana
200 Sur, 300 Sur-Este, 100 Este
Oficentro la Virgen, Edificio #2
Planta Baja
Pavas, San Jose
Costa Rica

* India

South Asia
Monsanto Company
Metropolitan Building
5th Floor - West Wing
Bandra - Kurla Complex
Bandra East
Mumbai 400051, India
Phone: 011-91-22-265-7591
Fax: 011-91-22-261-5406

* Latin America South

Latin America South
Monsanto Argentina
Maipu 1210 6th Floor
(1006) Capital Federal
Argentina
Phone: 1-800-332-3111

* Southeast Asia/Australia/New Zealand

101 Thomson Road
#19 - 00 United Square
Singapore 307591
Phone: 65-250-2000
Fax: 65-253-3723

Regional Offices:
Australia
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Korea
Malaysia
New Zealand
Philippines
Thailand
Vietnam

Australia
Monsanto Australia Ltd.
600 St. Kilda Road
12th Floor
Melbourne, Victoria
3004 Australia
Phone: 011-61-3-9522-7122
Fax: 011-61-3-9525-2253

Hong Kong
2F Cityplaza3
14 Taikoo Wan Road
Hong Kong
Phone: 011-852-2831-9121-2832-8800
Fax: 011-852-2831-9193

Indonesia
P T Monagro Klmia
Permata Plaza, 9th Floor
JI M H Thamrin 57
Jakarta 10077 Indonesia
Phone: 011-62-21-390-3141
Fax: 011-62-21-390-146

Korea
Monsanto Korea Inc.
3rd Floor, Anglican Church
Building
3 - 7 Jeong-Dong Joong-Gu
Seoul 100 - 120 Korea
Phone: 011-82-2-736-7112-2681
Fax: 011-82-2-739-5049-738-0766

Malaysia
Monsanto (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Level 1 Block D
Kompleks Pejabat Damansara
Jalan Dungun Damansara Heights
50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: 011-60-3-254-3355
Fax: 011-60-3-254-2551

New Zealand
Suite C, Broderick Office Park
19 - 21 Broderick Road
Johnsonville 4, Wellington WN
6004
New Zealand
Phone: 0011-64-4-478-9296
Fax: 0011-64-4-478-7357

Philippines
Monsanto Philippines Inc.
Ground Floor
King's Court II Building
2129 Pasong Tamo
Makati, Metro, Manila
Philippines
Phone: 011-63-2-811-2314
Fax: 011-63-2-818-1202

Thailand
Monsanto Thailand Ltd.
SCB Park Plaza Tower 3 East
19/F
19 Ratchadapisek Road
Laadyao, Chatuchak
Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Phone: 011-66-2-937-8888
Fax: 011-66-2-937-8844

Vietnam
2nd Floor, Hai Thanh Office Center
2 Thi Sach Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam
Phone: 011-84-8-220-550
Fax:
011-84-8-220-566

* United States

United States
Monsanto Company
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167
Phone: 1-800-332-3111

* Western Europe/Central and Southern Africa

Monsanto Company
Avenue de Tervuren 270-272
PO Box 1
B -1150 Brussels
Phone: 322-776-4111
Fax: 322-776-4040

Regional Offices:
Denmark
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
South Africa
Spain
United Kingdom

Denmark
Smedeland 6
DK 2600 Glostrup
Denmark
Phone: 011-45-434-57-799
Fax: 011-45-434-59-472

France
Division Agriculture
Europarc du Chene
11 rue Pascal
69673 Bron Cedex
France
Phone: 011-33-4-7214-4040
FAX: 011-33-4-7214-4141

Germany
Inmmermannstr 3
D - 40210 Dusseldorf
Germany
Phone: 011-49-211-36750
Fax: 011-49-211-367-5341

Italy
Via Walter Tobagi, 8
20068 Peschiera Borromeo
Milan, Italy
Phone: 011-39-2-54-7411
Fax: 011-39-2-5474-1500

Netherlands
Energieweg 1
Postbus 1402
3600 - BK Maarssen
The Netherlands
Phone: 011-31-346-557474
Fax: 011-31-346-576180

South Africa
Monsanto South Africa (Pty) Lyd.
Building 7
Harrowdene Office Park/Phase 3
Woodmead 2128
Republic of South Africa
Phone: 011-27-11-783-7505
Fax: 011-27-11-884-5141

Spain
Link to Monsanto Spain: www.monsanto.es
Avda. De Burgos 17 - 2
28036 Madrid
Spain
Phone: 011-34-1-343-2700
Fax: 011-34-1-343-2727

United Kingdom
PO Box 53
Lane End Road
High Wycombe
Bucks HP12 4HL
England
Phone: 011-44-1494-474918
Fax: 011-44-1494-474920


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Blessings,

Joanne M. Stephenson
Founder,
KIN International
http://www.inetex.com/joanne

"All it takes for evil to exist is for all good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke

"Proud cousin to those in the north and south, citizen of the world, and a grateful child of the universe." - Only those who act, can react




CHECK THIS OUT BELOW! IT IS INDEED AMAZING -- UNTIL YOU FIGURE OUT HOW IT WORKS...

From: "Nancy G. Walker" <ngwalker@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Amazing ...
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999

Let me know if this *doesn't* work for you ... and, of course, let me know if you can figure out HOW it works .....

Prepare to be dazzled and amazed ; )

Click here: http://www3.mcps.k12.md.us/users/rsfay/magic/index.html




LAST MINUTE ADDITION - I ALSO SAW THIS NEWS BELOW ON THE TV NEWS HERE IN QUEBEC AND WAS ELATED THAT AT THE END THEY RECOMMENDED - AT LAST!! - TO PEOPLE TO BUY ORGANICALLY GROWN FOOD.

AFTER YOU READ THIS, PLEASE WARN OFF ALL KIDS FROM EATING PESTICIDE-LACED GRAPES AND APPLES (BUT ALSO green beans, peaches, pears, spinach and winter squash) THE WORST OF ALL THE FRUITS ACCORDING TO THIS NEWS. WASHING THEM IS NOT ENOUGH.

BUY ORGANIC FOOD AND DON'T EAT THE POISONED FOOD THE SUPERMARKETS SELL!

Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 14:59:32 -0700
From: Susan Ferguson <theldar@ix.netcom.com>
Subject: U.S. Consumer Report Cites Unsafe Pesticide Levels

[At last! This report was actually carried on CNN! Will the chemical companies sue? Your endocrine system is spending all it has fighting toxins; there's not enough left over to keep you strong, healthy, youthful, or mentally alert. Eat organic. Your body will thank you. I have seen all kinds of physical
mental malaise clear up when friends begin to eat organic. When people say, "Organic food is too expensive."

My answer is: "So is cancer." ---S]


Thursday February 18 3:12 PM ET

U.S. Consumer Report Cites Unsafe Pesticide Levels By Grant McCool

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some fruits and vegetables frequently eaten by children have unsafe levels of residues from toxic pesticides despite a U.S. law designed to protect produce, a consumer group said Thursday.

Officials of the New York-based Consumers Union said at a news conference that its findings did not mean parents should be discouraged from giving their children fruits and vegetables but instead they should use the study to be better informed about both processed and fresh produce.

Seven fruits and vegetables -- apples, grapes, green beans, peaches, pears, spinach and winter squash -- had up to hundreds of times higher toxicity than other foods analyzed, the group said. It said the study analyzed U.S. government data on pesticide levels in domestic and imported produce.

The group challenged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to better enforce The Food Quality and Protection Act of 1996 that requires exposure to pesticides to be safe for infants and young children. The legislation defined safe as a ''reasonable certainty of no harm'' to public health.

``The EPA really hasn't implemented the law yet,'' charged Consumers Union pesticide policy analyst Jeannine Kenney. ``We think it's time for the EPA to get on with it. Put this tough new law into action.

``We are calling on the EPA to immediately, this growing season, ban or severely restrict the use of high-risk chemicals that we found on individual fruit and vegetables,'' she said.

A representative for the EPA was not immediately available to comment on the findings.

The Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) described the report as ``alarmist'' and said pesticide levels were safe. It said pesticides were strictly tested by the EPA before farmers were permitted to use them.

``The overall tone (of the consumer report) raises all these unwarranted fears and anxieties about pesticides,'' GMA spokesman Brian Sansoni said. ``Raising fears poses a much greater risk of harming health than do residues on foods measured by government surveys.''

Almost all of the foods tested for pesticide residue by the United States Department of Agriculture from 1994 to 1997 were within legal limits, the Consumer Union study found. But it said those limits were frequently at odds with what the EPA deemed safe for young, growing children.

It said the analysis revealed that for a child, even one serving of some fruits and vegetables can exceed safe daily limits for certain pesticides. The findings were pertinent to children because they eat more produce per pound of body weight than adults, the report said.

It said there were large differences in the residues that different fresh foods contain. In general, processed foods had lower residues than fresh foods, according to the study, which is published in the March issue of Consumer Reports magazine. Consumer Reports is a publication of the Consumers Union.

``People should not be afraid to feed their kids lots of healthy fruits and vegetables,'' Edward Groth, Consumers Union director of technical policy and public service, said. ``We want this information to enable them to make the best choices.''

The Yonkers, New York-based Consumers Union said it studied USDA data from 1994 to 1997 on 27,000 samples of domestic and imported fruits and vegetables and computed toxicity scores on 27 foods.

The report's authors said that while most people feared cancer or the possible carcinogenicity of pesticides, several organophosphate insecticides examined in the study are toxic to the human brain and nervous system or they can interfere with hormones.

The Consumer Reports article cited methyl parathion, dieldrin and aldicarb as the most problematic pesticides used on fruits and vegetables in stores and markets.

Story

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/headlines/ts/story.html?s=v/nm/19990218/ts/pestic ides_1.html




OH! and this....

Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 16:23:15 -0500
From: Shanna Mac Lean <suzannemac@ioa.com>
Subject: [Fwd: Check out THE ANDREWS OCCUPATION]

Jean, please check this out. Similar to the Texas situation. In love, Shanna

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a36c621c91d54.htm

THE ANDREWS OCCUPATION

As Doug says here, it' very important that EVERYONE write their Congressmen and demand an investigation on this..We may not be able to stop it, but at least we can give it a good run. Stay on their backs constantly. For those of you who belong to churches or clubs, please get the groups involved also...This will probably be one of the most difficult tasks we can undertake...The Justice Department, like the Pres....are running full steam over everything and everyone....especially the Constitution.....M




AND THIS FEEDBACK...

From: ilyes@earthlink.net
Organization: Center for CropCircle Studies/US Network
To: jean hudon <globalvisionary@cybernaute.com>
Subject: Re: Miscellaneous subjects

Greetings my old friend!

Here's another piece of incredible and arrogant dirt:

See the military's OWN webpage in which they insouciantly declare that by 2025, THEY WILL OWN THE PLANET's WEATHER. Hard to believe? check it out:: http://www.au.af.mil/au/database/research/ay1996/acsc/96-025ag.htm This is tied in with HA_RP and BlackOps' criminally insane determination to globally control weather AND communications

the contrails were allegedly analyzed: Mystery Contrails Said Analyzed To Be Ethlyene Dibromide http://www.sightings.com/ufo2/contrailsanalyzed.htm

This aired on 20/20 last Friday ... about the latest 'non-lethal technology' ... expose by a couple of military men who've come forward. The first part is the transcript of the 20/20 Program found at http://www.abcnews.go.com/onair/2020/transcripts/2020_990210weapons_trans.html,

The RealVideo clip (accessed from the article) is at http://play.rbn.com/?swave/abc/demand/990210_2020.rm It's poor quality video, good audio, and shows the desert 'testing' they refer to entailing disabling two computers and the IV dose dispenser.

This is Part II

Here's ABC's URL for 20/20 viewer feedback: http://abcnews.go.com/onair/emailshows.html




AND THE FINAL WORD...

From: lykan@clubmet.metrobbs.com
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999

How will the "evils" of the US government, and those of any hidden New World Order, eventually come to an end?

Examine the decline and fall of the Roman Empire... history often repeats itself, in various sorts of parallels.

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS."
- Gandhi


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