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
Please contact your senator today and forward this by e-mail to friends.
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.
Please take a moment to send an email to Florida Governor Charlie Crist, asking him to take a stand against modern-day slavery in our food system: http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/Governor_Crist_stand_against_slavery
Want to see the White House lawn become an example for growing local, organic foods?
Sign the petition here.
1. Ask Obama and Congress for no more corn for fuel. http://www.change.org/foodfirst/actions/view/ask_obama_and_congress_for_...
2. Write a message at www.change.gov giving your vision of a better food system.
Sign the petition.
Send this link to your friends and invite them to sign the petition.
We do not view the food crisis as an unexpected, sudden emergency of the last year, but as the inevitable consequence of misguided agricultural and food policies over the last 30 years.
We will not resolve the problems exposed by this food crisis with more of the same policies and thinking. A wholesale change in the worldwide food system is necessary to address these problems sustainably and equitably.
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On August 2 two masked men swerved in front of Amilcar Pop's car, forcing him to a violent stop. The men drew guns and beat on the windows of the Guatemalan lawyer's car shouting that they would kill him. Despite injuries from the accident, Pop was able to reverse his car and escape.
Please Help by writing to Governor Schwarzenegger
I rarely initiate an email like this, but this situation is critical. Another farm worker has died of heatstroke this summer. Please help by e-mailing Gov. Schwarzenegger today. I did today, and the UFW system is very easy to use.