On December 14, 2015 i2P published an article regarding the setting up of an International Citizen’s Tribunal (titled the Monsanto Tribunal) that was designed to prosecute the crime of “ecocide” as practiced by Monsanto and associated global chemical manufacturers.
While not recognised legally, it will provide a court of public opinion based on evidence and the results will reach concerned citizens by mainstream or alternate media – it will be too big to ignore.
The Monsanto Tribunal will be held in The Hague, 12th -16th of October 2016
However, mainstream media has been very quiet on this subject – the Murdoch press in particular.
The Tribunal will look into a range of charges, including what it says are Monsanto’s crimes against nature and humanity.
“The Tribunal will rely on the ‘Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ adopted at the UN in 2011. It will also assess potential criminal liability on the basis of the Rome Statue that created the International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2002, and it will consider whether a reform of international criminal law is warranted to include crimes against the environment, or ecocide, as a prosecutable criminal offense, so that natural persons could incur criminal liability.”
Several bodies and groups are supporting the initiative, including the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), IFOAM International Organics, Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI), and Millions Against Monsanto, as well as dozens more farming and environmental groups.
The decision to proceed with the tribunal was announced by the groups shortly before the Sustainable Pulse report was published, which was part of the COP21 UN Conference on Climate Change that runs until December 11 in Paris.
“The time is long overdue for a global citizens’ tribunal to put Monsanto on trial for crimes against humanity and the environment. We are in Paris this month to address the most serious threat that humans have ever faced in our 100-200,000 year evolution—global warming and climate disruption,” the president of the Organic Consumers Association, Ronnie Cummins, said at the press conference.
The Monsanto Tribunal’s goal is to research and evaluate all of the allegations made against Monsanto in connection to all the damages its products have caused to human health and the environment.
It is scheduled to be held at The Hague from October 12 to 16 in 2016.
The trial will wrap up on next year’s World Food Day.
One of the main goals the broad group of supporters is that it wants the tribunal to achieve is establishing “ecocide” as a crime.
“Recognizing ecocide as a crime is the only way to guarantee the right of humans to a healthy environment and the right of nature to be protected.”
It is because of the damage to human health now established through a range of studies, that i2P reports on this important step in the protection of our food chain.
Today, nearly every citizen on the planet is contaminated with glyphosate (Roundup) and glyphosate is a proven carcinogen.
No proper studies have ever been performed for genetically modified (GM) organisms to justify their release into nature.
The epidemic of chronic disease now flooding the globe is being attributed to food contamination by chemicals or GM organisms, and we are now seeing illness such as Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, heart disease and even cancer, usually only found in senior members of a population, now reaching down into young children.
Chronic illness is now the major cause of death globally.
Prominent researchers have also stated (in respect of human health and nutrition):
“All chronic diseases are caused by two, and only two, major problems -toxicity and deficiency.”
But just as the International Monsanto Citizens’ Tribunal is preparing to hold Monsanto and its ilk accountable for their crimes in The Hague next month, some breaking news from the United Nations-backed International Criminal Court (ICC) has emerged.
The ICC, will for the first time in history prioritise crimes “committed by means of, or that result in the destruction of the environment, the illegal exploitation of natural resources or the illegal dispossession of land.”
What does this mean for the Monsanto Tribunal?
It means that the work done by the Tribunal will form the foundation for prosecuting companies like Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and the rest of the corporate biotech giants, and that these prosecutions will have the force of International Law behind them.
These companies will now be held accountable.
The response by the global chemical giants has been to create a range of mega-mergers – almost a one world government of chemical companies.
Jon Rappoport, a respected US investigative reporter, describes these events and their impact as follows:
Breaking: Bayer buys Monsanto: the Empire strikes back
This is the largest corporate cash buyout in history.
Mega-giant Bayer put $66 billion on the table, and mega-giant Monsanto said yes.
Think GMOs, crop seeds, pesticides, medical drugs.
Keep in mind that one of the consultants on the European side of this deal is the Rothschild Group.
But that’s not all. Dow and DuPont are planning to merge. Recently, another biotech giant, Syngenta, was swallowed up by the state-owned ChemChina. And this just in: two major Canadian fertilizer manufacturers, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. are merging.
Consolidation, monopoly. The Empire strikes back.
The global rebellion against GMOs and pesticides, particularly Monsanto’s Roundup, is one of the reasons for these deals. But lurking in the background is another factor, exemplified by the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty.
If the TPP passes, corporate tribunals will take over the adjudication of disputes in which a nation rejects importing toxic pesticides, medical drugs, or GMOs. These tribunals will decide whether that nation is permitted to refuse importation.
Of course, the tribunals will favor mega-corporate interests. But now, with the mergers involving Bayer, Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, Syngenta, and ChemChina, the devastating clout of the tribunals will be that much more powerful.
The ability to shove toxic products down the throats of populations will elevate.
This is the corporate face of Globalism.
This is a giant step in the direction of controlling the world’s food supply.
You can draw another arrow connecting these corporations to Bill Gates, whose foundation avidly supports their efforts.
If Gates and George Soros still own the Monsanto stock they bought in 2010— 900,000 and 500,000 shares, respectively—they just received a nice chunk of pocket change from the Bayer buyout.
As part of the deal, every Monsanto share will suddenly be worth $22 more than yesterday’s price.
Note that Jon Rappoport highlights the impact of a Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) which will allow these chemical giants to dictate to Australian taxpayers by over-ruling local legislation and charging costs to the Australian (and other) government(s) for any losses they may claim.
This is our government being secretive, undemocratic and signing an agreement that is not in Australia’s best interests.