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700 Tucsonans March Against Monsanto

Tucson March Against Monsanto (Image Credit: Jennifer Randell)

Tucson March Against Monsanto (Image Credit: Jennifer Randell)

On Saturday, May 25, an estimated 2 million marched against multinational chemical giant Monsanto for tinkering with the genes of our worldwide food supply and for trying to outright control the food supply by controlling seed sales and prosecuting private farmers for saving seeds.

Here in Tucson an estimated 700 people marched against Monsanto. A veteran of many a Tucson protest march, I’d say 700 is a highly significant and news-worthy event. Ironically (or not), this march was ignored by the local news media. A Google search for local coverage revealed that both the Arizona Daily Star and KVOA ran canned stories about the worldwide effort with no mention or photos of the Tucson march. The only mention in the Tucson Weekly was a pre-event calendar announcement posted by the organizers. (For more Tucson pictures, go here.)

Here is a Loneprotestor video of the Tucson March Against Monsanto.

Tucson March Against Monsanto

Here is another Tucson video by Michael Migliore.

“Desert Swarm” March Against Monsanto in Tucson

To grasp the scope of this event, check out this video with scenes from around the world.

March Against Monsanto: Photos from Around the World

Ant-Monsanto protesters in Tucson (Image Credit: Jennifer Randell)

Ant-Monsanto protesters in Tucson (Image Credit: Jennifer Randell)

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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