Follow the money: the Maui-Monsanto war

Follow the money: the Maui-Monsanto war

by Jon Rappoport

November 22, 2014

This is a stunner.

On Election Day, Maui passed a local initiative blocking Monsanto and Dow from developing new GMOs in Maui County.

According to Ballotpedia, the winning war chest in the election was, overwhelmingly, composed of contributions from five individuals.

Total? $55,000.

The losing war chest consisted of contributions from three groups: Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences, and the Council for Biotechnology Information.

Total? $7,876,000.

I can think of a hundred things to say, but I’ll let most of them ride.

You decide what the lessons are.

Yes, Monsanto is now suing Maui to reverse the results of the ballot measure, claiming state and federal law trumps a county vote.

But check your cynicism at the door long enough to appreciate what it took for the citizens of Maui and the local SHAKA Movement to shock the world.

Authentic hope and change? THIS is what it looks like.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

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8 comments on “Follow the money: the Maui-Monsanto war

  1. laurabruno says:

    Shared, and yes: when we find what matters most to our own local community — what they care about, what line they’re willing to draw — we get results.

    Now I pray some ethical, courageous, uncorruptable attorneys take Maui’s case and that Maui starts a Kickstarter campaign or Crowdfunding, so that the world can pour in its support. Precedents matter.

    Jon, has your research uncovered locations of other vital organs of the Beast? I know St. Louis is one, but they’ve got their hands full with nearby Ferguson. Multiple strategies, guerrilla legal/political strategy. Monsanto and Dow have money, but their supply is not infinite — especially with these returns on investment.

  2. From Québec says:

    SHAKA (Sustainable Hawaiian Agriculture for the Keiki and the Àina”… a great name!

    That confirms what I always thought, that WE the People have all the power we need to defeat these bandits.

    We are not a puny little ant. When we get together we are unbeatable.

  3. From Québec says:

    Here is more hope.

    If the Sandinistans in Nicaragua (a Third World Country), successfully defeated the powerful USA military, we can all defeat Monsanto:

    Great song, worth listening to:

    Kris Kristofferson – Sandinista

  4. Terri Ann says:

    It’s not posted/uploaded yet (11-22-14), but Aaron Dyke & Melissa Melton’s show tonight’s on Truth Frequency Radio ( was truly mind shattering, sickening & frightening on the current state of our food – pay attention: especially Organic!! The psychopaths are out of control! THIS IS NOT IN THE FUTURE ANYMORE!

  5. INGAORAMA says:

    Monsanto= Mon-SATAN-o…..need no more saying here in my opinion….

  6. flyingcuttlefish says:

    Streamed live on Nov 23, 2014

    The singing-activists return to Joe’s after last year’s performances in Chase Bank lobbies, and New York jails and courts. In 2013 we were inspired by the extinction and resurrection of the Golden Toad. This year, the Honey Bee is the hero. The presence of the pesticides of “Big Ag” and the struggle by bees to survive, is inspiration for new songs, songs with lots of Bee-atitude, hard-working and sticky sweet. Honeybeelujah!

    Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir: Monsanto is the Devil

  7. i would like to share these two resources with those who oppose GMO’s in Hawaii. The first is a recent report on the link between GOMs and roundup, and 22 major diseases that afflct society.

    Study Shows Dramatic Correlation Between GMOs And 22 Diseases: As crops that use the herbicide glyphosate rise, so do a wide range of diseases.

    The second exposes the details of the Myths and Truths behind GMO’s,…

    GMO Myths and Truths: An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops and foods

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