Annuncio: BIODISTRUZIONE 2000: 4 incontro sull'ingegneria genetica: Boston, marcia 24-30 marzo

The 4th International Grassroots Gathering on Genetic Engineering:
and Solutions to the Corporate Monopoly on Power, Food and Life

                        Boston, March 24-30,     2000
Teach-in / Rally and Parade / Nonviolent Direct Actions

**** Join activists, scientists, farmers, workers and people from around
****    the world for a week of education, strategy and empowerment.
**** Help build a visible and unified movement against
****    genetic engineering and protest BIO 2000, the largest-ever
****    convention of the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

MARCH 24-26 - Teach-in / Counter-conference: Explore the effects of genetic
engineering on the health of all living beings, the environment, farms and
society, help create community-centered solutions, learn and develop
organizing and action skills and more.

Panel and workshop topics will include:

* Damaging health effects of genetically engineered foods
* Adverse impacts of genetic engineering for life on Earth
* Demystifying human genetics and medical biotechnology
* Seeds, family farms and the future of organic food
* Biotechnology and corporate globalism
* Biopiracy and patents on life
* Dumping of engineered foods in the "third world" and inner city
* Corporate and government agendas for biotechnology
* Resisting corporate control over our food and health
* Corporate campaigns, popular education and direct action strategies

Featured speakers include Vandana Shiva (RFSTE, India), José Bové
(Confédération Paysanne, France, tentative), Ruth Hubbard (Harvard
University), Hope Shand (RAFI), Steve Wilson and Jane Akre (formerly of Fox
TV), Jonathan King (MIT), Brian Tokar (Institute for Social Ecology), Beth
Burrows (Edmonds Institute), Charles Margulis (Greenpeace USA), Martin Shaw
(GenetiX Snowball, UK), Jim Thomas (Greenpeace UK), C.R. Lawn (Fedco Seeds),
Martha Crouch (former plant molecular biologist), Stuart Newman (Council for
Responsible Genetics), Orin Langelle (ACERCA) and numerous artists and
performers, including members of the Bread and Puppet Theater, and the band
Seize the Day from Britain.

This is the fourth in a series of international grassroots gatherings, which
began in St. Louis in July 1998, and continued with events in New Delhi
(March 1999) and Seattle (May 1999). The conference is organized by
Resistance Against Genetic Engineering, People's Earth Network and the
Institute for Social Ecology, and co-sponsored by the Council for
Genetics, Greenpeace USA, Native Forest Network, Edmonds Institute, ACERCA
(Action for Community and Ecology in the Rainforests of Central America),
Mass Earth First! and many others.

MARCH 26 - Public Rally, Parade and Street Theater: A festival of resistance
against genetic engineering and the BIO convention.

MARCH 27-30 - Continuing Actions*: A wide variety of nonviolent actions and
festivities will be occurring throughout the week to resist the
Industry Organization convention.

For more information, please contact:

Northeast Resistance Against Genetic Engineering
(802) 454-9957, nerage at

Boston Biodevastation clearinghouse:
(877) 9-RESIST (toll-free), biod2000 at

* For more information on coordinated direct actions throughout the week,
contact: bio4actions at
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