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Contact President Barak Obama at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
Contact Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack's office at 202-720-3631.
Dear President Obama and Secretary Vilsack,
Obama's campaign promise
"We'll tell ConAgra that it's not the Dept. of Agribusiness. It's the Dept. of Agriculture. We're going to put the people's interests ahead of the special interests."
Despite President Obama's early promises that "lobbyists won't find a job in my White House," he just nominated two "Big Ag" industry insiders who come straight from the pesticide and biotech sectors to vital posts.
(Mexico, 16 October 2009) Today, International World Food Day, as declared by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, La Via Campesina is mobilizing globally along with allies in an overwhelming expression of outright rejection of Monsanto and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), in the name of food sovereignty.
The arrogant rejection of the negotiation efforts by OAS by the perpetrators of the Military Coup, has complicated the situation in Honduras.
URGENT CALL TO U.S. SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
4th of July, 2009
PLEASE TAKE ACTION to support our Indigenous brothers and sisters in Peru who are literally fighting for their lives at this very moment. In protest of the Peruvian government’s attempts to change laws and the constitution to open up Peru’s Amazon to exploitation by the oil, gas, mining and agribusiness industries to meet its obligations under the Peru-US Free Trade Agreement, Indigenous Amazonians have been protesting non-violently for over 60 days.
Tell Congress not to force genetically engineered crops on other countries as a condition of receiving aid
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Co-sponsors of this bill include Sen. Mark Begich (D, AK), Sen. Robert Casey (D, PA), Sen. Susan Collins (R, ME), Sen. Richard Durbin (D, ME), Sen. Thomas Harkin (D, IA), and Sen. John Kerry (D, MA). If you live in one of the districts served by these senators, it is important that they hear from you. Please cut and paste this information into a personal letter to your senator.