March against monsanto slideshow

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Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. PST, the NGO "March Against Monsanto held a synchronized, world-wide, peaceful rally spanning six continents and 421 separate venues. This slideshow captures a section of the community, the people, the issues, and the personality of that participated in Portland, Oregon's event.

Organizer, Tiffany Ayers, and her handful of friends and volunteers hosted the world's second largest rally, topped in attendance only by New York City, New York.

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March against monsanto slideshow

  1. 1. March Against MonsantoPortland, OregonGlobal anti-GMO RallyMay 25, 2013Photos by Vallerie Sue Edmunson and Kaley PerkinsCopyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
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  3. 3. Just getting started. Peaceful demonstration in Halladay Park, the day’s second largestrally out of 421 around the globe..Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Bee and flower on stilts. And kids. It’s Portland..Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. “I am not a science experiment” – one of the recurrent signs on themes.Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Hive of bee keepers. Pesticides kill bees. No bees, no food. “Give Bees a Chance.”Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Portland law enforcement on hand to keep traffic around Lloyd Center flowing. SergeantPete Simpson, Public Information Officer, emphasized that registering for special events hasnothing to do with monitoring free speech and everything to do with keeping traffic movingand people safe. He provided some practical tips to families for staying safe in crowds.Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Rese
  8. 8. All different agendas at MarchAgainst Monsanto in Portland:• Bee advocates• Seed diversely• Eradicate GMO’s• Eliminate pesticides• Monopolization of foodproduction and distributionFamilies who want to raise healthykids.And this guy who wants to takedown capitalism.Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Wagons, bubbles, elders, Yerba Mate bike cart, bullhorns, law enforcement on bike, andsigns. Beatles’ music re-lyricized with an anti-GMO message and sunshinein the Pacific Northwest. Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. “We will not be your lab rats” – one of the recurrent signs on themes.Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. Sky and Rain Veek of Tillamook, Ore. want people to know about SB 633Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. “I will not be your science experiment.”Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. Shanti (Hindi for ‘Peace’) and Tom are making a documentary about peace from the viewof the millennial generation. The tie in with Monsanto? “Has to do with the right to governourselves…link between our environment and our own survival. We’re looking for heroesof non-violence.” www.demonstratepeace.org (making the proposal to get funding)Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. Josh, no fan of Round Up, one of Monsanto’s signature products, stood at least 6’6. Hissign was unmistakable. Josh spoke about the havoc that GMO’s wreak on the humanbody. “We have to start with labeling, but people won’t pay attention to labels. We needto eradicate GMO’s.” Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. It’s Portland, after all. Yerba Mate bike cart follows marching crowdCopyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. The Masked Group VideoVideo and photo shot by Vallerie Sue EdmunsonCopyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. Ronnette Steed, Julia Degraw (Food and Water Watch, Oregon), and Leah Maier at the signaturetable for Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley’s petition to repeal the “Monsanto Protection Act” and HopiIndian water rights.Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. Organizers tear down after Portland, Ore. “March Against Monsanto” event, May 25, 2013.Copyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. Halladay Park | Portland,Oregon | Max LightrailCopyright @ 2013 by Kaley Perkins, All Rights Reserved

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