Anonymous Attacks Monsanto (Video)

Via the Earth First! Newswire:

Anonymous, which briefly knocked the FBI and Justice Department websites offline as well as Music Industry websites in retaliation for the US shutdown of file-sharing site Megaupload, is a shadowy group of amazing international hackers.

Anonymous Message To Monsanto: We fight for farmers! – Video Transcript (Cross-Posted from Organic Common Sense:

“To the free-thinking citizens of the world: Anonymous stands with the farmers and food organizations denouncing the practices of Monsanto We applaud the bravery of the organizations and citizens who are standing up to Monsanto, and we stand united with you against this oppressive corporate abuse. Monsanto is contaminating the world with chemicals and genetically modified food crops for profit while claiming to feed the hungry and protect the environment. Anonymous is everyone, Anyone who can not stand for injustice and decides to do something about it, We are all over the Earth and here to stay.

To Monsanto, we demand you STOP the following:

  • Contaminating the global food chain with GMO’s [sic].
  • Intimidating small farmers with bullying and lawsuits.
  • Propagating the use of destructive pesticides and herbicides across the globe.
  • Using “Terminator Technology”, which renders plants sterile.
  • Attempting to hijack UN climate change negotiations for your own fiscal benefit.
  • Reducing farmland to desert through monoculture and the use of synthetic fertilizers.
  • Inspiring suicides of hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers.
  • Causing birth defects by continuing to produce the pesticide “Round-up”
  • Attempting to bribe foriegn officials
  • Infiltrating anti-GMO groups
  • Monsanto, these crimes will not go unpunished. Anonymous will not spare you nor anyone in support of your oppressive illegal business practices.

    Read more here.

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    • MooN

      I am glad Anon. is getting involved with stepping up to Monsanto. They have created countless Superfund sites in the U.S. (they did in my town of Pensacola) and are now doing the same thing in South America.

    • Anarchy Pony

      I hope they can at the very least cause some discomfort.

    • Dr Kelly

      I’m a fan of Anonymous but I have two things on my mind: 1. All they seem to do is shutdown websites for very small amounts of time. I am wondering how effective this really is and 2. They seem to have a lot of fingers in a lot of pies at the moment. Are they possibly spreading themselves too thin?

    • Yer Dad

      Dr. Kelley, you said what I was thinking.

      I appreciate Anonymous, but knocking websites off-line
      is pretty weak.

      • Dr Kelly

        I dont really think anyone has much to fear from these guys. You could have more of an impact by picketing their offices. So the webpage is back up in 24-48hrs – no big deal to the company! They promised to destroy scientology but as far as I know they are still going? Albeit disgraced but that had nowt to do with Anon. If they are serious why don’t they hack a bank and reduce all the accounts to zero or something? Anon are feeble.

    • Contractor

      When is this….. I’d like to off that day.

    • dextronaut

      does anyone here even realize this video is from July? 

    • Anomaly_of_Anomie

      I’m all for taking on Monsanto, but anyone can be a part of “Anonymous.” The text to voice whining is just annoying and incredibly weak. So sick of pussy protesting. You want change? Fucking do something already!

    • Marc2012

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvrIFIjTGt0

      Think of Monsanto as Sovereign Replace most of Word as Farmer Versus Monsanto

    • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

      They need to be damaged financially,  shuffle a few files around – deep penetration

    • rtb61

      This kind of battle needs to be brought home to the people. If you work for Monsanto you are an enemy of the people. No hiding, no pretence of good work, you collect a Monsanto pay check so Monsanto can continue to attack the world, then you are part of the problem.
      Shame the employees of Monsanto from high to low, they choose and we lose.

    • Mperkins57

      You should all go fuck yourselves!  You are a bunch of ignorant jackasses there is nothing unsafe about GMOs and in many cases they will save the lives of millions of people in the 3rd world.  But of course you don’t give a shit because you are blinded by your arrogance that you know what is best.  Go to fucking hell you bunch of fucking losers!!!!

      • Valinora

        …and the ignorant speak.

    • Valinora

      Google Percy Schmeiser (sp?).

      He seems to have been more effective at standing up to Monsatan.

    • GillamFarms

      lets be honest…I’m a farmer, my whole families farmers. And quite frankly without Monsanto our farming would be frozen in the 1940s. Without Monsanto vast majoritys of humans would starve. And Gmos have been aroun for thousands of years, corn started out as a grass in south america and with help from natives became the big fields we see today, GMOs are nothing new.

      • Andrew

        Bullshit.

      • Ali

        I think you’re confusing agriculture with genetically modifying living things. Selective breeding is about as low-tech as you can get with regards to genetic modification – but nowhere in any scenario can you put fish DNA into a stalk of corn naturally. THAT is the GMO business we’re talking about here. It would be like taking a purebred German Sheppard and adding trout DNA to it so that it could swim better. The bigger problem with that is that they’ve patented something that spreads through the fault of no one via pollination; then they ruthlessly haunt farmers who want nothing to do with them because the crops those farmers raise have Monsanto pollen. 

        Monsanto may have furthered our knowledge of agricultural possibilities, but they have used that knowledge to shut down farmers who choose to opt out of their process, and that is ethically bankrupt. I also disagree with your statement that vast majorities would starve – our government PAYS farmers to not grow some foods. As a farmer, you should know that.

    • http://twitter.com/armanflint Derek Miller

      There’s nothing like supporting a company that created the defoliant called, Agent Orange. Monsanto is about making profits at any expense (as long as it is not their own.)  They are in your government, in the sodas you drink, in livestock feed…

      Monsanto is 100% pure evil.

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