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Appeals to McGivern, Eller ballot denials planned
Green Party candidates Mary Ann McGivern and Frank Eller, Jr. have opted to challenge their exclusion from the Missouri ballot. Volunteer Green Party attorneys were preparing court challenges to both actions as this publication went to press.
[more] ...from the Compost-Dispatch [1 sep 00]
Mo. Greens file Nader petitions with unified slate of state candidates
Progressive activists filed petitions signed by 21,308 registered voters from 100 different Missouri counties with Missouri Secretary of State Bekki Cook on July 24, seeking to place the Green Party, the presidential ticket of Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke, and a slate of 18 other Green Party candidates on the Missouri ballot for the November 7, 2000 general election. The Secretary of State must decide whether the party qualifies by August 22.
[more] ...from the Compost-Dispatch [26 jul 00]
- Heartwood & Greens: Find out how WTO, NAFTA, & GATT affect you. "The Legitimacy, Horror & Power of the WTO Protest, An Audio Visual Presentation." Discussion on Ramifications of WTO, NAFTA & GATT will follow.
Location: Library Center Auditorium, Springfield, Missouri, September 16, Saturday evening 6:30pm. (more...see announcement) [1 sep 00]
- The 10th annual Gateway Greens Great Green Pesto Feast will take place on Saturday, September 23, at St. John's Methodist Church at Kingshighway and Washington in the Central West End, from 5:00 till 9:00 p.m. (more...see announcement) [1 sep 00]
Missouri Resistance Against Genetic Engineering (MORAGE) has announced a Day of Action on Friday, August 18, 2000, targeting Monsanto Company (now a subsidiary of Pharmacia Corporation) and Sen. Christopher S. "Kit" Bond (R-MO).
The day-long series of events is billed as a day of protest against and education about Monsanto, and an opportunity for camaraderie with activist organizations from across the Midwest. Its purpose is described as "mobilization for safe foods and family farms" to stop the corporate takeover of our lives. (article from July-August 2000 Compost Dispatch) [31 jul 00]
Our intent is to raise consciousness, both among participants as well as among the general public, about a cluster of issues attached to Monsanto: the corporate control of government, corporate control of universities, corporate takeover of small and family farms, inadequate testing of their products, and their poisoning of the environment. We would appreciate your help in publicizing this event as well as, of course, your group's participation.
For more information, check out the MORAGE website at http://web.missouri.edu/~ldd0aa/
or e-mail: email@example.com if you have any questions.
Announcement from MORAGE/Green Party of Central Missouri [14 jun 00]
THE GREEN PARTY ALTERNATIVE IN THE 2000 ELECTIONSRALPH NADER, Green Party candidate for US President, will discuss the way politics in America has been corrupted by corporate money.
Missouri Green Party nominees DEVIN SCHERUBEL and MARY ANN McGIVERN will introduce Ralph Nader.
Webster University, Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo., 9:00 am, Friday, June 23, 2000 Details, press conference [19 jun 00]
GREEN PARTY HOLDS 100-SIGNATURE-A-PLATE RECEPTION FOR RALPH NADER When Ralph Nader arrives in St. Louis Thursday night, June 22, he will be off to a first of its kind meeting for campaign workers. The Green Party of St. Louis will hold a "100-signature-a-plate" reception for its Presidential hopeful. Details, stories [20 jun 00]
- THE FAIR ELECTIONS INITIATIVE
Many environmentalists are concerned that corporate funding of political campaigns has set the state for ecological disasters. KATHLEEN LOGAN-SMITH will discuss campaign finance abuses and the need to make elections open and fair.
Gateway Green Center, 6101 Delmar, St. Louis, Mo. 7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 5, 2000 Details [19 jun 00]
- Will Reds be Run Out of Greens in Missouri? a brief history of Show-Me Green cooperation [28 may 00]
- "If there is one thing for which the Ogoni people will forever remember the last millennium, it was the fact that her environment and natural ecosystem were not only in a permanent state of endangerment, but were driven to the brink of extinction, through Shell Oil’s-instigated killings. And while we were ready to put the past behind us by burying our dead, Shell Oil has again chosen to herald this new century by perfecting a plan to frustrate the burial of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others through its agents...." (Statement of Yereba Yemmy Kina 2/2000)
Statewide meeting, MISSOURI GREEN PARTY:
Select candidates for state-wide office, 11:30 am, Sunday, June 11, 2000, in Columbia, Mo. Details [11 may 00]
- Proposal For Genuine Unity Unity between the Greens/Green Party USA (G/GPUSA) and the Association of State Green Parties (ASGP) can be meaningful and long-lasting only if it is based on an honest assessment of the strengths of each organization. Proposal for G/GPUSA Congress 2000 [1 may 00]
- The Search for Environmental Politics: The Nader Campaign and Beyond, Wednesday, June 7, 2000. Will the Green Party effort to put Ralph Nader on the ballot advance an environmental agenda or just allow anti-environmentalists to be elected? Speakers: Don Fitz, of the Missouri Green Party; Craig Robbbins, of ACORN and the New Party. ..... details [15 may 00]
Folksinger David Rovics at Gateway Green Center On Wednesday evening, May 24, St. Louisans will have a one time opportunity to hear folksinger/songwriter David Rovics. David's songs span the gamut of social activism--from labor ballads of the early 20th century and protest/antiwar music of the 1960's to modern environmental songs of oil spills and tree huggers. ..... details
- St Louis EARTH DAY 2000
at the Gateway Green Center April 20, 21 & 22
Saving the Globe from Globalization: The Impact of World Trade on Labor and Human Rights ... Earth Day program
Environmental Racism: Incineration in North St. Louis Daniel Berg, Fred Striley, and Tracy Easthope will explain health dangers which the Stericycle medical waste incinerator poses to the mixed race neighborhood which surrounds it. Questions, answers and a strategy discussion will follow. 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at Gateway Green Center ..... details
- "Events of recent weeks lead me to propose the following 10 Principles of Genuine Unity, which I submit to the GNC meeting of March 10-12, 2000 in St. Louis as a framework for approaching particular unity proposals." (Don Fitz, March 2000)
Gateway Greens/Green Party of St Louis schedule for May 2000
Gateway Greens/Green Party of St Louis schedule for April 2000
- Meeting of the Green National Council of the G/GPUSA
Friday—Sunday, March 10-12, 2000 at the Gateway Green Center, 6101 Delmar (at Rosedale), St. Louis, Missouri. Schedule and other information
- Tired of Earth Day events that are coopted by polluting corporations and emphasize consumerism as a way to save the world? Join the Gateway Greens and others as we plan a bigger and better St. Louis Earth Day for Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, 2000! For more information contact digger at (314) 771-8576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, February 22, 2000, at 7 PM, the St. Louis Corporate Earth Day 2000 volunteer planning meeting will be held at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Announcement: St. Louis Corporate Earth Day 2000
- Greens/EFA hail breakdown of WTO Talks in Seattle
(Euro Green Press Release: Seattle, Brussels, 4 Dec 1999)
- Save Soulard Market If this plan succeeds, Soulard Market’s role as provider to the entire population of St. Louis will be replaced by one which serves the desires of the wealthy and benefits the interests of real estate developers. This is specifically at the expense of the poor and the working class who rely on the Market for affordable food.
(Mark Quercus, Confluence)
- More information on the WTO actions: Seattle Independent Media Center Webpage http://18.104.22.168/
- WTO's top ten reasons the organization is flawed and how it should be fixed
By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman
- The food industry is commissioning surveys to track public sentiment toward genetic engineering. Phone a company a day...here are the numbers
- Max Antoine was indicted by a Grand Jury on 13 trumped up charges in 1997. The Justice for Max Antoine Committee is organized to get support, publicity and contributions. (Press release: Dec 8, 1999)
- Buy Nothing Day ad nixed in France. French broadcasters, taking their lead from the US networks, have refused to carry an ad lambasting the consumer culture ahead of next week's WTO meeting in Seattle. (Paris, Nov 25 - AFP)
- Great Green Pesto Feast: Mark your calendar now for the best annual vegetarian event in St. Louis: 5-10 pm, Saturday, September 11, 1999. Details...
- Schedule of regular Green events at the Center
- Draft Letters to Missouri's US Representatives on lead mining (Ken Midkiff, Oct 99)
- Gateway Green Center expanding its activities and hours — Gateway Greens Receive Grant — Need $ for office and lawsuit: Recent News about the Center (May 99)
- The Biotechnology Industry Organization held their BIO '99 annual meeting with thousands in attendance. In response, well over 100 activists from around the world gathered to hold Biodevastation 3 (Seattle report 25 May 99)
- The perils of the biotech century — Will genetic engineering one day go the way of nuclear power? Jeremy Rifkin thinks it should, but argues that we can still benefit from the new science. New Statesman (UK), 6 Sept 99
- New book: Beyond Evolution — "From bioethicist and animal-rights activist Dr. Michael W. Fox comes an eloquent and scathing indictment of the biotechnology industry that could trigger a national debate." (brief review)
- Monsanto Faces Growing Skepticism on Two Fronts (NY Times, 5 Aug 99)
- Letter on Monsanto, Vandana Shiva The Hindu (India), May 1, 1999
- Dr. Michael W. Fox: "Will Genetically Engineered Crops Mean Adulterated and Toxic Food, Bodies, and Ecosystems?" (a summary of the risks of genetic engineering, 5/99)
- An Open letter to John Ashcroft (Dan Romano, 18 May 99)
- Nafta poses problem for U.S. growers (AP article)
Selected items from the Compost-Dispatch and the GreensStL List
- "Resistance is Fertile": This global week of activities is not just against genetic engineering but to celebrate the diversity of our local agricultural systems...and our diversity as activists from our different cultural and social backgrounds. International Week of Action 1-7 April 2000
- Enfeebled German Greens rethink strategy: "Some Greens leaders have threatened to pull out of the governing coalition after seeing their electorate shrink drastically." (Yahoo news: 18 Nov 99)
- Monsanto's Expanding Monopolies From Seed To Water by Dr. Vandana Shiva
- The Cross-Pollinator - Harvest, 1999 The seasonal newsletter of the U.S. Bioengineering Action Network (BAN) (The Cross-Pollinator #1)
- Biotechnology companies face new foe: the Internet [article with links] (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 19 Sept 99)
- Demonstration targets genetic engineering (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2 Aug 99)
- Study on the rapid concentration of U.S. agribusinesses, prepared by Bill Heffernan at the University of Missouri for the National Farmers Union (text Feb 1999)
- Vandana Shiva: "Western style intellectual property rights regimes enable piracy of indigenous knowledge through patents" The Hindu (India), July 28, 1999
- A Legal Action Filed Against Webster To Force Food Labeling Issue On Ballot (Webster-Kirkwood Times 27 May 99)
- Gateway Greens call for a moratorium on genetically engineered crops (press release 20 May 99)
- Gateway Greens dump milk as Shapiro and Monsanto stockholders watch (press release 24 Apr 99)
- Is Monsanto Trying to Squash the Grassroots Gathering on Genetic Engineering? (9 july 98) http://www.pg.net/users/g/greens/monsanto_biodevistation.htm
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