Speaker tour: Monsanto on trial
Photos and testimony from the battle against global food corporations
This October, seed and pesticide corporation Monsanto is facing an international court in The Hague. While this is just a symbolic people’s court, the witnesses and judges are real. Witnesses from across the globe have been called because they have suffered human rights abuses, threats to their communities and destruction of their environment. Come and hear from one of these witnesses, Farida Akhter, who is touring around the UK before travelling to the Hague for the tribunal. Farida is a Bangladeshi economist and founder of biggest collection of community seed banks in the world.
Global Justice Now has commissioned photo journalist Jordi Ruiz Cirera to create a photo exhibition by visiting some of these witnesses in India and Bangladesh. His photos tell the stories of farmers who are fighting Monsanto to work out an alternative model of farming.
Venue: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
When: 18:30 Friday 7 October
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG
When: 15:00 Sunday 9 October
Venue: Woodhouse Community Centre, 197 Woodhouse street, Leeds, S6 2NY
When: 18:30 Monday 10 October
Venue: University of Manchester Students’ Union, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PR
When: 18:30 Tuesday 11 October
Venue: The Station, Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG
When: 19:00 Wednesday 12 October