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has helped to mobilise direct democracy against food giant.
"... public opinion around the biotech industry’s contamination of our
food supply and destruction of our environment has reached the tipping
point. We’re fighting back. This November, in a food fight that will
largely determine the future of what we eat and what we grow, Monsanto
will face its greatest challenge to date: a statewide citizens’ ballot
initiative that will give Californians the opportunity to vote for
their right to know whether the food they buy is contaminated with
GMOs*." *genetically manipulated organisms
direct and indirect democracy to help tax the rich?
Millionaire's Tax On the Way in California? Backers Make Deal With
As progressive groups and unions make a deal to push for a tax increase
on the rich coupled with a small sales tax hike, some wonder if they've
compromised too much.
decide vital planning matter (Contrast with weak and
confusing "Localism Act" in England)
After months of anguished debate, the villagers voted in a referendum
last week to stop a Canadian mining company prospecting for the
estimated $1.2 billion worth of gold ore believed to be lie in seams
beneath the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
I&R ~ GB Citizens' Initiative and Referendum
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