I've been filming at protests for the last 5 years in Australia as an independent film-maker using the footage I capture in documentaries. I've always wanted to make a video using all the protests I have filmed at and this is it, well, almost all the protests I've filmed at. This video is rather special to me and I composed this tune myself for my latest documentary, Surviving Earth. http://youtu.be/Grvf9TNCmwY
Monsanto is launching its latest war against good, healthy food -- but we have an opportunity to fight back.
Monsanto’s first genetically modified (GM) corn for direct human consumption has toxins built right into the plant's DNA, and could be on dinner plates soon -- sold unmarked, unlabelled, and untested on humans. Monsanto’s first foray into selling this potentially toxic GM corn straight to consumers is taking place in the U.S., but if they succeed, they won’t stop there.
In Western Australia organic farmer Stephen Marsh has had his organic accreditation suspended after independent testing showed his oats and cereal crops had been contaminated by genetically modified (GM) seeds from a neighbouring property in Western Australia's Great Southern region. Tests by the WA Department of Agriculture have confirmed the contamination.
Related: GM canola growing in Melbourne suburb (Nov 2009) | Gene Ethics Network | Countercurrents: Wikileaks Memos Reveal U.S. Gov't Pushing Gene-Altered Crops Worldwide
Joanne Dateransi from Bougainville was one of the speakers at a rally organised by LASNET at the State Library of Victoria as part of a worldwide day of protests against the ever-growing pernicious influence of multinational companies. She spoke chiefly about the history of mining giant Rio Tinto’s operations, and opposition to attempts by the company to resume mining.