2005

The world’s largest convention of biotech and pharmaceutical executives is coming to Philadelphia this June.

Join us to resist their closed-door corporate agenda of GE agriculture, health care for profit, and bioweapons proliferation.

Give voice to a different vision of local food sovereignty, fair trade, health care for all, community power, biodiversity and honest science.

By ISE | February 22nd, 2011 | Climate Justice, Current Movements, The 'Biodev' archive (1998 - 2007) | 0 Comments |

BIODEMOCRACY 2005: Reclaim the Commons!

CALLING ON ALL PEOPLE who resent the demise of democracy and hold to the promise of authentic popular empowerment! All who dare to paint poems of resistance on walls of oppression, dance in city streets in defiance of police states, and plant seeds of sedition in the shadows of Empire: come to Philadelphia! As the world’s leading agents of eco-devastation and medical malpractice meet here in June, we cannot stand quiet. Join us to challenge the corporate crime, poisons for profit, and flagrant lies of the biotechnology industry, at the time of their annual international convention, with a creative uprising for truth, life and justice!

By ISE | February 22nd, 2011 | Climate Justice, Current Movements, The 'Biodev' archive (1998 - 2007) | 0 Comments |

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By ISE | February 22nd, 2011 | Climate Justice, Current Movements, The 'Biodev' archive (1998 - 2007) | 0 Comments |

Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed

(Published Friday, June 17, 2005)

This week, some 15,000 biotechnology executives are gathering in Philadelphia for their annual convention, dubbed ‘BIO 2005.’ BIO, more properly the Biotechnology Industry Organization, is the largest biotechnology lobbying organization in the world. Its leaders have spent millions of dollars trying to paint their conventioneers as an altruistic and scientifically-minded group, seeking cures to human disease and solutions to feed the world’s hungry. A look behind the scenes, however, tells a rather different story…

By ISE | February 22nd, 2011 | Climate Justice, Current Movements, Philadelphia 2005 | 1 Comments |

Press Release: Genetic Engineering Opponents Gather in Philadelphia to Reject Corporate Abuse of Food, Medicine, and Defense

PHILADELPHIA, PA – From June 17-21 people from across the country and overseas will converge on Philadelphia to show their opposition to health care profiteering, bio-weapons proliferation, and poorly tested, unlabeled genetically engineered food. This gathering, Biodemocracy 2005, will coincide with the annual meeting of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)…

By ISE | February 22nd, 2011 | Climate Justice, Current Movements, Green & Food Politics, Philadelphia 2005 | 0 Comments |