'George Soros and Monsanto are battling it out.
And the only people who are going to lose are activists and consumers.
This is because Avaaz, often labeled the worlds most “biggest and powerful activist network” in existence online, is being dragged into court by Monsanto. The organization has received a 168-page court subpoena in which Monsanto is demanding Avaaz “hand over every private email, note, or record it has regarding Monsanto, including the names and email addresses of all of those who have signed Monsanto campaigns. These include Avaaz’s petition calling for a moratorium on glyphosate, which has attracted over 2 million signatures,” according to GM Watch.
Now Avaaz is fundraising allegedly in order to fight the subpoena.
Avaaz points out that Monsanto has “unlimited resources” and states that,
If they get their hands on all our private information, there’s no telling what they’ll use it for. So we’re going to fight this. Because Monsanto may have unlimited resources to intimidate, but Avaaz has unlimited people power, and our members just aren’t afraid.
The subpoena actually came about as a result of a class-action lawsuit on the part of people suing Monsanto claiming that Roundup, the company’s famous herbicide, caused non-hodgkin’s lymphoma in themselves or their family.
The subpoena indicates that Monsanto needs all our private information to fight class-action lawsuits against them claiming that their glyphosate caused people’s cancer. If that seems absurd to you, you’re not alone. But they’ve gotten the authority of a US court behind them…
But Avaaz is not some innocent activist organization, nor is it even merely a shadowy platform.'
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