September 6th – ROUND-UP DAY – Organiser’s Letter
ROUNDUP THE ROUNDUP
Dear ALL Organisers and Participants alike
The last few days we’ve had problems getting information out to some people which has happened to us before when organising a peaceful campaign. These big fat cat Corporate Trolls scurrying around (the internet) like rats in the sewer need to be taught a lesson in Democracy . . . . .
I propose we up the stakes . . .rather than just select one outlet – for those who can find the time off work let’s do a series of ‘visits’ and drop into as many outlets as we have time to do and post details of the event and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org,gmcaerhys.co.uk and Jim McNulty on email@example.com I believe ‘they’ the ‘trolls’ will try to stop details of this peaceful demo (don’t forget it’s our democratic right to peacefully protest but in my experience these ‘rights’ are rapidly being eroded away – we’d never lay a finger on anybody let alone bomb them . . . .).
Because of this sneaky behaviour I suggest we also up the anti . . .For those who can just spare 10 minutes over their lunch break then fair enough. To increase the impact for those who wish, PLEASE ‘dress up’ (if you don’t want to it’s really not a problem at all). I plan to get my mouldy old priest cassock out of the cupboard which I first wore during those massive riots in Genoa, Italy in 2001 where I did a talk in the square (the costume might have saved my life). I mention this because I’ve recently been in touch with an extremely jovial character called Reverend Billy.
Rev. Billy does very (creative) escapades into supermarkets and puts smiles on people’s faces by singing songs and handing out info sheets (e.g. of ‘Make Roundup History Campaign’)- those graphs on page 5 of the ‘package’ which A/C US Dept for Agriculture AND the US National Agricultural Statistics Services show MAJOR illnesses spiking exponentially due to ROUNDUP since it was introduced in the US in 1996, show the terrifying seriousness of what we’re up against.
It seems to me the sole remit of the lobbyists, Monsanto’s Syngenta’s and Bayer’s of this world is to cover as much of the globe as they possibly can get away with with Roundup whilst at the same time threatening, disproportionally punishing those who ‘interfere’, and doing all they can to hide the TRUTH about Roundup . . . .(I’ve hated writing this, my heart‘s pumping like a steam train and, search as I have and I REALLY have, I can’t find one redeeming factor in ANYTHING these big corporations do . . . any suggestions welcome – I really do feel like an emotional wreck engaging with this toxic cloud of darkness.
P.s. Here’s some e.g. for hymns you can sing and take pots and pans . . .
NFU & DEFRA . . .IT’S TIME TO
SAY NO TO CORPORATE FARMING
A couple of ‘modified’ nursery rhymes
THREE ‘BLIND’ (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) MICE
Gmo’s . . . Gmo’s
See how they spread
See how they grow
They all ran after the farmer’s wife
They damaged her kidney’s and took her life
Have you ever known there to be such strife
From Gmo’s . . .Gmo’s
OUR NEXT NURSERY RHYME IS CALLED
BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP
It’s about Dolly’s second cousin – Molly. Molly has been cloned to produce 3 times more wool than normal sheep. Even though cloned Molly suffers acute respiratory problems, has chronic pains in her joints and lives half the lifespan of a normal sheep. The economics outweigh all this and Molly’s given the commercial green light.
Baa Baa Black sheep
Have you any wool?
I’m cloned and confused, don’t know what they’ve done
Not sure if I’m a Dad or if I’m a Mum
Baa Baa Black sheep have you any wool?
Please end my life, then I’ll be cool
IT’S OUR SACRED RIGHT TO CHOOSE THE FOOD WE EAT.
GM DEPRIVES US OF THIS.