Our survival, well-being, common heritage and democracy are currently under attack by the biotechnology industry. Without the knowledge or consent of the public, biotech corporations and government collaborators are making sweeping decisions about the future of life and human society on earth. We, a coalition of diverse groups and individuals, call for democratic participation in all such decisions, and for an immediate halt to the use of biotechnologies that threaten and harm the natural world, human health, and our prospects for a sustainable future.
This 3-day teach-in will offer something for everyone. There will be workshops and panel discussions on Genetic Engineering in Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals and Human Genetics, Biowarfare and Bioweapons, Sustainable Alternatives, and the Corruption of Science, plus a special screening of the film The Future of Food introduced by filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia, along with some of the key people interviewed in the film. Confirmed teach-in speakers include Medea Benjamin, Ignacio Chapela, Percy Schmeiser, Anuradha Mittal, Sheldon Krimsky, Carmelo Ruiz, Judy Wicks, Brian Tokar, and many more!
On the Summer Solstice, rise up in Philadelphia’s streets and gardens for the “Longest Day (of Action) of the Year!” Shine a light on biotech and pharmaceutical hotspots in central Philadelphia and spark non-violent resistance to business as usual at BIO 2005.
Founded in 1980, Food Not Bombs is now celebrating its 25th Anniversary! The Anniversary Gathering will begin on Thursday and Friday, June 16th and 17th, with workshops, discussions and skill-shares. We’ll also brew scrumptious foods for everyone who attends BioDemocracy! Full details at: www.foodnotbombs.net/philly_gathering.html
sous les pavés, la plage!
Philadelphia’s Under the Pavement Collective will strengthen this mobilization’s perspective of critiquing biotechnology in the context of our resistance to all forms of domination. Monday, June 20th will include a full day of skill-shares for sustainable, post-capitalist urban living.