February 22, 2006
Irish farmers, food producers and consumers held a public protest at the entrance to the DÃ¡il at 1.15pm today Wednesday 22 February to call for the Government to ban genetically modified (GM) crops in Ireland, and prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from authorising the release of GMO potatoes in Co. Meath.
The cows were back in town today when Sainsburys tried to have an uneventful champagne launch of a new store in North West London.
There was a food scare spectre at the feast in Rayners Lane this Thursday when Sainsburysâ€™ opened their new store. Protesters, including a pantomime cow, handed out warning leaflets to shoppers. The group is part of a coalition from farmers unions to the Womenâ€™s Institute who are concerned by the fact that milk from Sainsburyâ€™s stores come from cows fed genetically modified animal feed.
US EF! organizers' conference & winter rendezvous, 15th Feb on: update; international invite; discussion on Do or Die article
Additional info to that on http://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/?q=node/117
South Florida is an accessible location for international travel, and is a social hotspot of current global commerce and politics. For several years, the globalization movement has influenced (and been influenced by) EF! But rarely has it been possible to dialogue with eco-radicals in other parts of the world, especially the majority world movements who have been inspiring direct action efforts within the U.S. empire. For these reasons, the invitation is being put out to help bring folks from other countriesâ€™ radical environmental movements and indigenous struggles here for the OC and Winter Rendezvous (this means visa assistance and some extra fundraising, so if you can be
New issue of Wildfire - European Anti-Civilisation Bulletin Wildfire is a european green anarchist bulletin about revolt against destroying the wild, insurrection against capitalism, the state and industrial society. Against the horrors of civilised society. Wildfire is not here to tell you how to live. It is not there to tell you how to do anything. It is a quarterly bulletin reporting on resistance to civilisation, to report fighting back against the destruction of the natural world, by indiginous people fighting the poisoning of their ecoystems and 'civilised' activists fighting for wildness. Every issue is done by different individuals around Europe.
As militant cows, we would like to thank the 15 shoppers and farmers who demonstrated in the pouring outside Sainsbury's Marsh Mills store in Plymouth this Saturday. We cows get stuffed with untested GM bullshit yet recieve a pittance from the supermarkets in exchange. We say "cows unite â€“ storm the aisles" â€“ which is exactly what a fellow herd of cows did on the same day at Sainsbury's in Sherborne, Dorset (but we'll let them tell you about it themselves).
A new version of the EF!AU can be viewed and printed out (!) to be distributed. See now at www.earthfirst.org.uk/efau
Please print, photocopy and distribute the EF!AU which can be downloaded now...
On Sunday (12th June), eight protesters stripped naked to expose the continued sale of products derived from animals fed on genetically modified crops. The naked demo preceded a separate week long series of events outside Sainsbury head office in London. The Milk Monitor website describes the campaign as "a week long extravaganza of street theatre & protests against GM animal feed".