Tomorrow Sunday December 4th – Join Occupy Wall Street Farmers March on Wall Street at Zuccotti Park. The event will take place from 2 to 6 pm, with a lineup of farmers and food reform speakers who will speak out against the abuse of corporate power and how it impacts our food supply.
Occupy Wall Street was born out of a legitimate frustration with the collusion between Big Business and elected officials of the U.S. government. And nowhere is that collusion so great as in food and agricultural production, where 4 firms control 84% of beef packing, 66% of pork production and 1 company (Monsanto) controls more than 93% of soybeans and 80% of corn grown in the U.S.
This weekend is our chance to show them we mean business. Join the Occupy Wall Street Farmers March!
I will attend the Farmers March and join in solidarity with farmers and the Occupy Wall Street Farmers March.
Here is the location of the Occupy Wall Street Farmers’ March events with links to a Google Map:
To participate in the Occupy Wall Street Farmers March join us at the below events:
THE FARMERS MARCH
A gathering of farmers, community gardeners, food workers and activists for dialogue, solidarity and solutions to corporate control of our food system.
2:00 PM Public gathering and panel discussion at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden (632 – 650) E. 9th Street, (btwn Avenues B & C)
Google map: http://bit.ly/tub5N5
- Karen Washington – Founder of City Farms Market and board member at NYC based organization Just Food.
- Jim Gerritsen – a Maine organic farmer and lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against Monsanto and was named one of 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World by Utne Reader in 2011.
- Severine von Tscharner Flemming – Food advocate and producer of the film “Green Horns”, profiling young farmer entrepreneurs.
- Jalal Sabur – Founding member of the Freedom Food Alliance, an alliance of black urban communities with black rural farmers.
- Mike Callicrate – Colorado rancher, entrepreneur and rural political activist, was a lead plaintiff in the 1990s against the world’s largest beef packer, IBP, now owned by Tyson Foods.
- Andrew Faust – World renowned permaculture expert and educator.
- Jim Goodman – Runs a 45-cow organic dairy and direct market beef farm with his wife and brother in southwest Wisconsin.
4:00 PM March towards Wall Street! Zuccotti Park (aka Liberty Plaza) b/w Broadway, Trinity Place, Liberty Street and Cedar Street Google map:
5:00 PM Circle of Solidarity and Seed Swap at Zuccotti Park
Google map: http://bit.ly/sTVtN1