Taking On The GE Mob – Again

09 October 2003 08:28:02

MEDIA ADVISORY: Street Event
 
Libertarianz Deputy Leader Stephen Berry is eagerly anticipating ‘The Big March’ on October Saturday 11, which will call for an extension of the GE moratorium. “As the sole defenders of individual freedom in New Zealand, Libertarianz will proudly stand up for the right of people to eat what they wish, and to grow what they wish on their own properties,” Berry said.
 
This is not the first time Libertarianz has faced down the anti-GE movement. Late last year, a small band of party actvists opposed 6000 protestors in a call for individual choice. Libertarianz also protested an Organic Sector rally outside Parliament, in September, to ensure MP’s knew that the advocates of freedom were backing a lifting of the moratorium.
 
Berry says of the GE debate, “As owners of our own bodies and lives, individuals should be making the sole decision over the consumption of GE products. As the only legitimate sovereigns over their own land, individuals alone should decide whether to grow GE crops on their land. If an individual’s decisions does not result in the initiation of force against another, then it must be the individual’s choice alone.”
 
Groups such as Greenpeace and MAdGE claim that 68% of New Zealanders are opposed to the lifting of the moratorium. Stephen Berry has no interest in these figures. “The only poll that matters is when consumers vote at the cash register. This vote demonstrates people are capable of making their own decision about GE consumption.” The spokesman also says, “Whether the oppposition to GE comes from 51% or 99% of those polled, a mob will never have legitimacy in the usurption of individual’s personal sovereignty.”
 
Libertarianz activists will be staging a National Day of GE Choice in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. If people wish to stand up for their inalienable right to control their own lives, in conjunction with Libertarianz, then they should contact the following people:
 
Auckland – Stephen Berry [email protected] 0210375720
Wellington – Caroline Aurora [email protected] 0274198310
Christchurch – Barry Cole [email protected] (03) 4427728
 
ENDS
 
Stephen Berry
Libertarianz Deputy Leader
021 0375720
[email protected]
 
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