It is hard to imagine how one corporation could ever have inflicted so much suffering upon humanity and nature. Agent Orange in Vietnam, Patented corn causing 1000's of Mexican farmers to abandon their homes and professions and move to city slums and through desperation getting caught up in Narco wars or crossing the border to be exploited further by US corporations. US farmers themselves are subject to Monsanto bullies and risk all if they do not accept Monsanto products, farmer suicide rates are staggering, de-figuring and disabling birth defects, needless desertification of previously fertile soils, Agent Orange has recently been reborn, clearing acres of Amazon rainforest and the company has even patented a type of melon. Monsanto like the other big corporations not only buys its American presidents through millions of dollars worth of funding in electoral campaigns but always has a steady feed of former employees in influential roles within the Whitehouse. What could ever go wrong for Monsanto? There is a panoply of reasons people need to rise up against capitalist oppresion and social and environmental injustices and if there was one corporation that could embody so much of what is wrong with our world it is them. In 1994 The North American Free Trade Agreement allowed the company to invade Mexico, cloaked in fake promises. In response the Zapatista Anti-capitalist, pro indigenous movement was born, this was an early and a historically significant crack in capitalism. Rage against Monsanto has been growing internationally ever since. See www.ecosocialistsunite.com for a full documentary. Now Anonymous is disrupting Monsanto. It is worth noting that Anonymous is a truly anarchistic in its (lack) of structure. Anonymous, I imagine, is a useful label used by any group of hackers. I'm certain there are workers employed by Monsanto that need protecting, but the corporation and what it stands for must be challenged and this is a notable attempt.
To show solidarity with farmers, real food organizations and free-thinking humans, activist group Anonymous recently issued Monsanto a list of demands in the following video:
Anonymous then published this video, showing just how easily they accomplished this sabotage:
“Over the last 2 months we have pushed the exposure of hundreds of pages of articles detailing Monsanto’s corrupt, unethical, and downright evil business practices. We blasted their Web infrastructure to **** for two days straight, crippling all three of their mail servers as well as taking down their main Web sites worldwide."
The group now says it will turn its attention to the expansion of the Canadian tar sands project in Alberta.