By Anonymous (not verified), 15 August, 2012
Michael Slate


Jeffrey Smith, activist, author and founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology, speaks on the scope and character of the problem with genetically modified food in the world today.

Professor Ignacio Chapela, microbial ecologist and mycologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and one of the scientists whose story is told in "Scientists Under Attack," a film by Bertram Verhaag, tells how in 2001, he was the target of a campaign financed by Monsanto for a paper he published in Nature on the effects of genetically-modified corn (maize) on the native species grown in southern Mexico. The campaign actually led to the unprecedented action of the paper being withdrawn by Nature, and further attacks on Dr. Chapela.

In an excerpt from the talk "Why We're in the Situation We're In Today...And What to Do About It: A Thoroughly Rotten System and the Need for Revolution", Bob Avakian, Chairman, Revolutionary Communist Party, speaks on why this system can't guarantee the right to eat.

Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution Newspaper and an Initiator of End Porn & Patriarchy: The Enslavement & Degradation of Women. Fresh out of jail, she speaks on standing up and fighting back in the War Against Women, as women and men from all over the country come to New York City for a 10 day project to Take Patriarchy by Storm.