Why Are People Protesting GMOs and Monsanto

In this video Luke Rudkowski interviews people at a recent Monsanto protest in NYC. He asks the attendees why they are there, one fact about Monsanto and what they hope happens.

Via WeAreChange


Luke Rudkowski is an independent journalist, activist, live streamer and founder of WeAreChange.org.

Luke began his activism at the age of 17 when he was wrongfully accosted and assaulted by the NYPD. In 2006, at the age of 20, Luke founded the independent and grassroots media organization, WeAreChange. Through this organization and the use of social media, he has aimed to inspire those who no longer feel they can trust the mainstream media to become the media themselves. As support for WeAreChange grew, many followers became active themselves and WeAreChange has grown into a global organization with 160 independent chapters around the world.

Through Luke’s activism and journalism he has been able effect legislation and also influence dialog on a national level on important issues such as extrajudicial assassinations. Along with being featured in multiple documentaries, his work has been highlighted in numerous major news publications including CNN, MSNBC, BBC, The London Guardian, FOX, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, RT, Al Jazeera, among many more.

Luke’s work with WeAreChange has covered a broad spectrum from police brutality, human rights and protests to in depth interviews with many prominent political and influential figures. He is well known for his guerrilla style journalism and confronting prominent governing figures with questions that the public would not hear about through mainstream media. A small representation of his confrontations include Henry Kissinger, Ben Bernanke, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Lord Jacob Rothschild, Mayor Bloomberg, Larry Silverstein, and the Rockefeller Family

Luke has traveled around the world covering events, conducting interviews and live streaming protests. On Luke’s work the Village Voice stated, “Luke Rudkowski, whose live stream is one of the most reliable and engaging records of Occupy Wall Street actions.” As some politicians have deemed Luke’s journalism a threat, he has been banned from entering Canada and has been falsely arrested numerous times for questioning people such as Mayor Bloomberg. His reporting has often caused him to face the blunt of police brutality and Luke has been interrogated and harassed by police on many occasions. Police have gone as far as attempting to set up a fake bomb threat in order to refrain him from carrying out his activism.

Celebrity supporters of Luke and WeAreChange include: Rosario Dawson, Roseanne Barr, Rosie O’Donnell, Prodigy, KRS-1, Immortal Technique and Dylan Ratigan.
  • Ittabena

    You should have come to WA, man. You could have actually worked towards some of that change that you guys claim you are. You know, of course, that we are undergoing a vote to force labeling of GMO foods right G.D. now – voting closes the 29th. But since NY is where you live, a rally there is much more germane to the fight than a chance at a groundbreaking vote, right? Nah, why waste you time here, we broke ground with the Pot vote, who cares if we are also the first to force Monsanto to label honestly?

    That’s all right though, because I am quietly talking to our customers and informing them of what they have missed out on in this Monsanto story, instead of preaching to the choir, as you seem to be content with. Hell, I would have put you up while you were here, if you were going to actually work towards some change.

    Starting to look more evangelical every day, dude. Which is to say redundant and ineffectual.

    • Simon Valentine

      Abraham Lincoln and the cherry tree, right?