So we are GMO Free Arizona and we educate about GMOs or Genetically
Modified Foods, we do movie nights, lectures and offer a educational
website as a resource for learning more. We are happy to come to your
group, church, school etc and do a lecture by a trained speaker on GMOs
or host a movie night with Q and A.
How The March Against Monsanto Can (and will) Change The World
How The March Against Can And Will Change The World
The March Against Monsanto
was started by a
handful of millenials with a passion for change, a passion that we all have
within us. Many people make the mistake of looking for someone to make change for
them when the real change in this world comes from within. The top-down
approach for making the world a better place, i.e. electing politicians to do
our bidding has come and gone, with little success. There's a revolution
happening right before our eyes, and before I had the opportunity to help with
the world-wide March Against Monsanto, I was largely oblivious to this sea
change that is coming. The rules of change, of activism, of consciousness, and
of helping people are being rewritten by you and me, one connection at a time.
The new revolution of good is coming from the grass-roots and making its way
upward; this bottom-up effect is exactly what those who would like to see us
silent are afraid of.
This new way of media and activism cannot be controlled by
the likes of corporations or governments; these are ideas and they cannot be
stopped. This new paradigm shift starts with you, your friends and family, and
the way you can connect with people around you; the way information is
disseminated makes all the difference in this new paradigm. The mainstream
media controls 95% of the information
see, from television to newspapers, to magazines. This is the top-down
technique, where you have no choice but to consume what's being served, making
for a fickle population that was manipulated by commercials and where money
made the major difference between a bill passing or failing, and a politician
being elected or losing. The new media
is a media of choice,
where people can choose to get information on a topic that they choose. What
does this mean? This means that a person that participates in the new media is
more passionate, better informed, in turn a much more valuable asset to a
social movement. These people are well versed in the information, founded in
fact, and immune to the manipulation of a mainstream media establishment that
is 90% owned by 6 monopolistic corporations. These new activists are warriors
for truth and justice, and for those currently controlling the agenda, this can
be a scary situation.
You see, the government and corporations
are ingrained into the establishment; they're comfortable in their
positions. This will be their downfall. History and science have shown that the
comfortable devolve and the oppressed evolve; struggle is the essence of innovation
and of change. This is why good always prevails over bad. The March Against
Monsanto has grown beyond my wildest dreams; a few months ago it was just an
idea. It has grown into a full blown movement and the people that started
it wouldn't be able to stop if they wanted. You see, the people
have taken over the
March, the decentralization has come in a natural way, an intuitive way.
Movements can no longer be over-centralized, as over-centralization
is detrimental to any
organization, institution, business and government. The new paradigm which is
forming will be driven by people who care, not people who care for power. The
old idea of inorganic manipulation, which used to be the norm, has fallen to
the side in favor of this new movement of information: this new Revolution.
Information is spreading in grass-roots, open source fashion, all the old rules
are being thrown out.
How the March AgainstMonsanto can and will change the world.
The beginning of the Food Revolution.
The March does not and cannot end on May 25,
2013. For many of the participants in the March Against Monsanto, this
is their first protest or march that they have ever taken part of. This
movement has awakened a very large group of people that care about their food
supply and care about other people’s food supply. These courageous marchers
have put aside all of their political and ideological differences to stand in
solidarity for what is right.
How do we carry on this March Against Monsanto,
this new food revolution passed the 25th?
Capture the momentum of this movement and harness it at the
local level. Keep your local march network alive and growing.
All of the connections that you are making in your local
areas, all of the people you are meeting through the organizing, planning, and
marching process must be kept active for this march to have a lasting effect.
If we just march on the 25th and nothing more, then the movement ends right
then and there. Each event page for each local city is full of great contacts,
activists, and people that care. Compile these lists, make email lists, start a
newsletter, make a local Facebook page and keep the pressure on to continue
this fight. Pass around signup sheets at your local marches to collect emails. Even
if you don't have a plan of action for what to do with the emails you compile,
put them into a spread sheet and save them until you figure it out. I recommend
that once your march is over on Saturday evening that you change the Date of
your local Facebook event to 5/24/14; this will keep the event page up and will
make it easier to access your local food revolutionaries. Use open source
organizing techniques to lower the burden and to keep your local movement
decentralized. Using an open platform will make it easier for your local
community and activists to add information into your spread sheets, email
lists, and other data rich documents. Monsanto
is not going away
without a fight: They've been around for over 100 years and deeply
entrenched in the political establishment of both parties.
Note: I hosted a special radio show on 5/22/13, on The Anti-Media Radio where we went into more depth on all of
these fundamental building blocks of the Food Revolution which included a
panel of experts from each field I listed in this article. Please listen here here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjxS7QJbmCY&feature=youtu.be
by Nick Bernabe
March Against Monsanto