Homeless Veteran turned Freelance Citizen Journalist Documents Activism #M25 #MarchAgainstMonsanto
I was lucky to meet up with Ken (co- organizer) the night before to discuss how they had planned the route and what the expected turnout would be. We watched “Seeds of Death” and discussed the socio-economical, political, genetics, and environmental aspects of our target Monsanto, and the potential to make a change within the world. You know, wake people up to the atrocities, and corruption of today’s corporatocracy, and corruption that runs rampant in the unchecked system we have today.
The March Against Monsanto, Boulder Style!
Boulder CO, one of my favorite cities with all the beauty of the Flat Iron Mountains in the nearby back ground and the smell of marijuana in the air! It was a fantastic day for a march; the morning was cool although, it warmed up significantly by the time we started to march. Ken dropped me off an hour early so he could meet up with the other organizers, get the banners, drop them off, and park his ride. While I waited I took some pictures of the locals at the event that was going on across the street (Boulder Creek Festival) from where we would later gather the troops. The first person I met was Daniel (co-organizer) who brought two megaphones (bullhorns) and was as excited as I was to see how many people would show up. As we were standing there on the corner of Broadway and Canyon a few more people joined us, and one gentleman said he was worried not many people would be here. Daniel conservatively said they thought a hundred people were estimated to be there, although it was estimated nearly 300 people once the march started, and more seemed to join in as we marched! It was a short march through the streets (aprox 45 min) as we passed through busiest parts of town. First marched around and through the Festival, then up to Pearl St, both packed with tourists, consumers, and shop owners. Some people stopped a few of us to ask questions like, “what’s a GMO?” or “who is Monsanto?” We would give them a quick debrief and pointed them in the right direction for additional information, the internet or specific websites. All in all it was a great day with very little police presence; I saw only 3 cops the entire time I was there and none during our march. I’ve posted the Ustream video of the march to my archive on YouTube, you can find it here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63jAsXLkedY (#M25 #MAM #MarchAgainstMonsanto Boulder CO)
I want to thank all the organizers for putting this together and those that helped with WIFI/broadcasting needs for this event, Joanna, Kathern, you guys rock! Extra Extra special thanks to Ken LeKach for helping with the videography!
A little about me:
As the title suggests I am a homeless veteran, with a new occupation of freelance citizen journalism. I do this for 2 primary reasons, 1 our country is falling apart and there are NO jobs, 2 it’s my patriotic and humanitarian duty! It doesn’t pay the bills; as a matter of fact it doesn’t pay anything. I enjoy doing it, and it makes me feel good to know I am sharing the revolution of our lifetime with as many people that are interested. People ARE waking up to the fact the government, main stream media, and the education system have been, and ARE lying to us, and stealing from us every day. If we don’t stand up now, then when?
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