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Green Friday

By mike flugennockSaturday - November 24th, 2012Categories: Economy, Globalization, Health Care, Occupy

Yesterday morning, an estimated 400 or so union members, activists, students, and just regular old folks visited Wal-Mart stores in Hyattsville and Laurel, Maryland, in surburban DC, to protest in solidarity with Wal-Mart workers striking nationwide over pay, benefits, and the management intimidation of workers speaking out about the issues they face every day while working at Wal-Mart.

Find out more at ForRespect.org.

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Occupying the GMO Candidates

By mike flugennockThursday - October 18th, 2012Categories: Globalization, Obamarama, Occupy, Party Animals, elections, environment

Alright, gang, time for a double-header! Occupy Monsanto yesterday visited the national headquarters of the GOP and the Democrats on Capitol Hill with a little classic biohazard street theater. Visitors called on GOP nominee Barack Romney to deal with the issue of the revolving door between Monsanto and the government, and called on Democratic incumbent Mitt Obama to keep his ‘08 campaign promises on GMO food labeling.

5 minutes, 40 seconds.

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Trader Joe, Say It Ain’t So!

By mike flugennockMonday - July 30th, 2012Categories: Globalization, Occupy, environment

This is a public service announcement — with dubstep!

On a way-too-hot Sunday afternoon, a DC contingent in solidarity with Occupy Monsanto paid a surprise visit to the Trader Joe’s on 25th Street NW in Foggy Bottom, “shopping for truth” as they entered the store in a hazmat-suit-wearing conga line. Meanwhile, outside, a spirited dubstep picket educated and entertained paasersby and Trader Joe’s customers on mass-produced foods made with ingredients based on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), and the influence of corporations like Monsanto on US policy and legislation on the labeling of GMO-based food items.

Total running time: 06:55

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