Bummer! Dr. Vandana Shiva cancels as OWFP Keynote Oct. 15
Just got the news. Dr. Vandana Shiva canceled her planned visit: “In spite of my wanting to join you, and having tried my best to make it happen, I will not be able to make it to the US in time for your event due to circumstances beyond my control.”
Our Occupy the World Food Prize working committee is going to plan “B” (to be announced).
This we do know. The World Food Prize is Corporate Ag’s premier branding platform for their claim of “feeding the world.” They call themselves the “Nobel Prize” for food. This World Food Prize is not in Des Moines to convince Iowans of the benefits of Corporate Agriculture. That’s already a done deal. This prize is for a global audience, especially for poorer, Third World and developing countries. Each year in June, the winner of the Prize is announced at the State Department in Washington, DC. The actual award is given at a ceremony in the State Capitol Building in Des Moines. Occupy the World Food Prize will hold a Rally and Direct Action, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the IA State Capitol Building, on the west side entrance before the World Food Prize awards ceremony. Program the night before to be announced.
Come join us in Des Moines Oct.15 & 16 and help Occupy the World Food Prize “rain on Corporate Ag’s World Food Prize Parade!” and expose them as not the solution to world hunger but the source of the problem. Come to Des Moines, right into the ideological heart of the Global Corporate Agricultural system and speak truth to the “Powers That Be.”
The DMCW will provide housing for all out of towners. If you are considering joining the direct action planned after the rally at the State House, you will need to attend the nonviolence training and action planning meeting at the DMCW. For more info and updates check out the OWFP web page: occupytheworldfoodprize.com