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Monday, 26 February 2018

Earth Situations NOW 2 : Monsanto attack Avaaz

Avaaz.org is fast taking the place of Greenpeace using online weapons of social media

Dear Avaazers,

We've just been hit with a 168-page court subpoena from Monsanto.

We have only days to respond, and it "commands" us to hand over every private email, note, or record we have regarding Monsanto, including the names and email addresses of Avaazers who have signed Monsanto campaigns!!

This is big. They're a $50 billion mega-corporation, infamous for legal strong-arm tactics like this. They have unlimited resources. If they get their hands on all our private information, there's no telling what they'll use it for.

So we're going to fight this. Because Monsanto may have unlimited resources to intimidate, but Avaaz has unlimited people power, and our members just aren't afraid.

Our deadline to respond to the subpoena is just days away -- donate to help defend our movement, and let's send Monsanto a message: every time they come at us, they'll only make us stronger -

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We urgently need to hire outstanding lawyers to go up against Monsanto's best. Just fighting this subpoena will be costly, and it could be just the beginning.

We don't know Monsanto's plan, but we know one reason why this is coming -- Avaaz has repeatedly beaten Monsanto in huge regulatory battles, including blocking the long-term relicensing of glyphosate, the herbicide that is the cornerstone of their chemical empire. We're winning. So they're changing the game.

The subpoena indicates that Monsanto needs all our private information to fight class-action lawsuits against them claiming that their glyphosate caused people's cancer. If that seems absurd to you, you're not alone. But they've gotten the authority of a US court behind them, and we urgently need the best lawyers behind us. Donate to help defend Avaaz, and let's send a message of defiance to Monsanto:


Glyphosate -- Crushed it!! (Avaaz
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/nothing_we_cant_do/ 

Campaign group Avaaz calls on EU to block Bayer's Monsanto deal (Reuters)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-monsanto-m-a-bayer-eu/campaign-group-avaaz-calls-on-eu-to-block-bayers-monsanto-deal-idUSKBN1A922S 

Monsanto's Harvest of Fear (Vanity Fair)
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/08/wall-street-whistle-blower-monsanto 

Patients: Roundup gave us cancer as EPA official helped the company (CNN)
https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/15/health/roundup-herbicide-cancer-allegations/index.html/ 














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