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let's build a unified movement, not fight each other
Re: Greenpeace's work:
I tend to agree with Charlie, and I think this needs to
be a public discussion. If there is something wrong
technically with a report, we need to discuss it and
fix it, not accuse organizations of bending the truth.
Greenpeace's work, to date, has been pretty exemplary,
and they are in the trenches against the most powerful
companies in the world. (Note that when the EEU objected
to importing Roundup Ready Soybean from Monsanto,
the US GOVERNMENT THREATENED SANCTIONS
AGAINST THE ENTIRE EEU).
put their lives on the lines to collect the samples and
get them analyzed from the "dioxin factories
talks too much about that. If there is something really
wrong with the report, we need to fix it, because anything
we say that can be discredited hurts all of us. (I frankly
think that their report will stand up to criticism...)
As for government work to help the community: while
there are a large number of well-meaning people in
the government who really want their agencies to
do the right thing (example: William Sanjour), it should
be obvious to most people that the EPA's role is
to instutionalize the status quo and guarantee the
viability of the chemical and industrial giants.
Please, please, please, folks, lets work together to
fight our real adversaries, not each other...
We need a mass movement against toxic exposure,
not people criticizing each other for mistakes...
And, I might add, don't put anything into an Internet
mail message that you would not put on an open
postcard. Your mail can be read by our adversaries,
and probably is, unless you use PGP encryption.
Just my 2c...