Revealed: a secret Monsanto document in the Maui GMO case

A NoMoreFakeNews.com exclusive—Revealed: a secret Monsanto document in the Maui GMO case

Justice withheld: justice denied

A scandal that needs to come to light now

by Jon Rappoport

April 10, 2015

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Imagine you are a lawyer arguing a case before a judge. There is no jury. The judge will decide the outcome.

The judge tells you, “Look, the other side, your opponents in this case, have filed documents with me. These documents are at the heart of their argument. I can’t allow you to read the documents. I can only give you access to heavily redacted versions. You’ll have to do the best you can. I have read the full documents. Your opponents, of course, know every word of those documents. But you don’t. And you won’t. Good luck. Limp along as well as you can.”

That’s what we’re talking about here.

(The link to the redacted document is located at the bottom of this article.)

(4/23/2015 update: NoMoreFakeNews Exclusive: lawyers’ emails revealed in the Monsanto vs. Maui lawsuit. Monsanto/Dow still refuse to open up secret court documents.)

Last Election Day, the people of Maui County voted to halt all local GMO and pesticide experimentation being carried out by Monsanto and Dow.

During the temporary halt, a complete independent investigation would be done, to find out exactly how harmful the pesticides and GMOs were.

But the legal and binding vote was suspended, because Monsanto and Dow immediately sued.

The case is now hung up in Federal Court.

I’ve just learned that Monsanto filed documents “under seal,” to make its case in the proceeding now before Federal Judge Susan Oki Mollway.

Monsanto requested the court make the documents secret, and the previous Judge, Barry Kurren, agreed to it.

Here, in legalese, is Kurren’s decision:

“ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ EX PARTE APPLICATION TO FILE UNDER SEAL IN PART THE DECLARATIONS OF SAM EATHINGTON, JESSE STIEFEL, AND ADOLPH HELM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION re 13- Signed by Judge BARRY M. KURREN on 11/14/2014.
‘IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ ex parte application is GRANTED. Accordingly, the subject declarations shall be filed by the Court under seal, and redacted versions may be filed with the Plaintiffs’ Motion.'”

That means the lawyers for the voters of Maui can’t see those Monsanto documents. Not in full. They can only read redacted versions of Monsanto making its case for continued GMO/pesticide experiments on Maui—contravening the demands of Maui voters.

What kind of court is this?

Judge Mollway, who will decide the case, can read everything Monsanto offers in its defense, but the lawyers against Monsanto have no full access and, therefore, can’t argue their side from full knowledge.

This echoes of cases where prosecutors claim “national security” as an issue. In those instances, documents are either excluded as evidence, or only redacted versions are allowed in.

Is this what we’re dealing with here? Monsanto’s concerns have become, in a federal court, a matter of national security?

Below, you will see a link to one such redacted Monsanto document. You will see the many blacked out lines.

One section (no.7) states: “…Monsanto currently owns or leases approximately 784 acres of farmland on the island. Certain specific locations on Maui are uniquely suitable to multi-season/cycle breeding and research.” The next 14 lines of the section are blacked out.

It’s not much of a stretch to infer those 14 lines are blacked out to conceal Maui locations of Monsanto facilities. You mean the addresses and names of Monsanto stations and growing fields on Maui are a secret?

Suppose, in your city, in your region, a major corporation was carrying out, on a regular basis, experiments with new, non-commercial, toxic pesticide chemicals and genetically altered organic materials. And suppose you were told that the permanent facilities of that corporation in your region were located at secret sites. How would you feel about it?

Wouldn’t that raise significant suspicions in your mind? Wouldn’t you want to know exactly what was going on at each and every one of those facilities? And if you were denied that information, as well as the names and addresses of the locations, wouldn’t you infer the secrecy was covering up something harmful to you?

Whole sections of the Monsanto court document are blacked out (e.g., no. 8 and 9). What do they say? Only the Judge and Monsanto know. The lawyers representing the voters of Maui don’t have a clue.

Section 10 states: “The current [Monsanto] workforce in the County [of Maui] has been trained over many years at the precise pollination techniques required and to perform other specialized tasks.” The next two lines are blacked out. Why? Because Monsanto considers further explanation of what these workers do to be proprietary secrets? This is what the Maui voters want to know about, because they, the people of Maui, are on the receiving end of the secret wind-blown pesticide and GMO experiments.

Section 11 of the court document is quite strange. It states: “And the US Department of Agriculture [USDA] sets requirements for how regulated field trials of new GE [genetically engineered] crops must be conducted.” The next 12 lines are blacked out. Why? Are the USDA regulations themselves a secret? Is there something about these regulations Monsanto doesn’t want the public to know? The “field trials” are at the heart of what the people of Maui are objecting to. How toxic are the secret experimental pesticides? How dangerous to health are the secret experimental GMOs?

Section 13 mentions a corn-crop disease called Goss’s Wilt. Then, six lines are blacked out. Why? What is Monsanto hiding from the people of Maui?


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How in the world can the lawyers representing the voters of Maui argue their case in federal court when all this information is being withheld from them? The answer: they can’t.

Is some of Monsanto’s federally funded biowarfare research (contracted by the US National Institutes of Health)—the details of which Monsanto won’t disclose—taking place on Maui?

The lawyers representing the people of Maui should be filing new motions to declare this case an impossible travesty. Until the lawyers can read every word of the documents Monsanto has filed with the court, there is no case, there is no proceeding, there is only a con job, with Monsanto the preordained winner by default.

And until the alternative media covers the Monsanto-Maui case and blows it up into the scandal it is, there will be no chance of justice.

Here is a link to the Monsanto court document I’ve been referring to (Case 1:14-cv-00511-SOM-BMK Document 5-3 Filed 11/13/14: Declaration of Sam Eathington [Vice President of Global Plant Breeding, Monsanto]):

Declaration of Sam Eathington, Vice President of Global Plant Breeding, Monsanto

Declaration of Sam Eathington, Vice President of Global Plant Breeding, Monsanto

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 NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

33 comments on “Revealed: a secret Monsanto document in the Maui GMO case

  1. Kimo Kala says:

    JON, THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU–YOUR WRITINGS–AND YOUR ONGOING EFFORTS REGARDING “GMO!” MOREOVER, THANK YOU FOR HELPING US HERE IN HAWAII/MAUI…
    THE OAHU/HONOLULU LEGISLATORS WILL BE RULING SOON ON THE MATTERS OF GMO AND YOU/WE KNOW THE SAME GAME IS BEING PLAYED HERE TOO… UNFORTUNATELY, THE ONLY WRITTEN MEDIA WE HAVE IS THE “HONOLULU STARADVERISER,” WHICH IS COMPLETELY COMPLICIT AND MALIGNED (ALSO, ARE LOCAL TELEVISION/RADIO MEDIA.
    MAHALO/ALOHA NUI LOA!

  2. cazzograndissimo says:

    The two largest industries on Maui are Agriculture and TOURISM. While I have had the fortune to visit Maui, I would suggest an organized effort to boycott tourism to Maui until the people supporting Monsanto (and Monsanto) decide to throw in the towel. It wouldn’t require a 100% boycott, I’m thinking about a 10% – 20 % would be sufficient to inflict economic pain on Maui and the state of Hawaii. Either that or the locals need to bring serious pressure on Monsanto employees, because the way things are going the bad guys are gonna win. During the Depression farmers were proactive in bank foreclosures and saved a lot of family farms. We need to see the same sort of solidarity today either from travelers or locals. From what I read Costa Rica has driven Monsanto OUT. IT CAN BE DONE. EFF the CC ( Corrupt Courts) NOW is the time for for a grassroots solution.

  3. Jackie ONeil says:

    It looks to me there is not a case, at least an honest case; we certainly have been liied to big time. it is all over the world. Thanks for the info that is not information. At least you are doing your best but with this broken down internet nobody except a liar and a sociopath have any rights, thanks.

  4. Jon Olsen says:

    Jon, As one who lived on Oahu for 36 years, stories from or about Hawwai’i resonate with me. I will ask a small favor. Please view my 9-minute, professionally-made YouTube video “Introducing Liberate Hawai’i!” an let me know what you think. Keep up your good work. Jon

    Introducing “Liberate Hawai’i”

  5. From Québec says:

    They are scared to death. They are loosing and we are winning.
    See this article today on infowars:

    Monsanto Profits Fall Another 15% In April
    http://www.infowars.com/monsanto-profits-fall-another-15-in-april/

  6. Leonie Wynne says:

    If the judge in this case has been paid off by Monsanto, then there is no hope in this case unless there is a clever lawyer acting on behalf of the people of Maui who can prove without a doubt that he has been paid off by Monsanto corp.

  7. If some citizens of Maui were to send me some vocal prints, using the free Audacity software, I could do some vocal profiles to determine what frequency equivalents (TM) are coming up as toxins in each of their prints. I am a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner under Sharry Edwards of the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology and Soundhealth.

  8. procomptor says:

    Nice work Jon on presenting this information! Just the fact this is being done on an isolated island kept away from the mainland is suspicious enough. Now with the extreme limitations on examining any real evidence to the dangers of what they are doing it is outrageous!

    The people of Hawaii and the US in general should be demanding an explanation of why this whole phony court system exists. The rest of the world has made it clear they want nothing to do with Monsanto or his tainted products but Americans have no choice? I will be bringing this up with a couple of Senators I have been in touch with and see if anything comes back to me.

    Thanks Jon for all your hard work and hopefully others will start becoming more actively involved with asking our government questions concerning our constitutional rights. If we do not get more people standing up to this total disregard to the constitution we will find ourselves without one soon. It’s gotten way out of control and people sit by and let it happen?…..mike

  9. sneezy67 says:

    Without any transparency and aided and abetted by the legal system….would they then be considered as enemies of the state and classified as terrorist (terrorism) which in itself is a loosely defined term subject to the whims of those elected (or supposedly elected)

  10. onlyonemaui says:

    THIS IS HOW MONSANTO WILL FAIL….
    For thousands of years farmers have engaged in selective
    plant breeding by carefully selecting plants with the best traits (high
    yield, disease resistance, etc.), deriving seed from selected plants
    and replanting the resulting seeds in later years.

    AND LETS KEEP IT THIS WAY….”SELECTIVE PLANT BREEDING”…
    WE CAN ALL DO IT WITHOUT MONSANTO’S….~!!

    CHOOSING THE BEST PLANTS…FOR THE “SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST”….
    WITH NO-CORRUPTED MAN MADE GENE SPLICING….

    But the traditional breeding process is painfully slow, involving a long process of trial and error….OH TOO BAD FOR GREEDY MONSANTO….WHO WANTS TO “POLLUTE/CONTAMINATE THE WORLD NOW” SO THEY CAN REAP THEIR OWN “TEMPORARY MONETARY GAIN”…

    Over the past few decades, sophisticated seed companies (CORRUPTED CORPORATIONS)..have recognized that vast improvements can be made to traditional breeding….

    THEY CONTINUALLY TALK ABOUT…HOW…THESE UNIQUE FACTORS…ADD A “SIGNIFICANT COMPETITIVENESS ADVANTAGE TO MONSANTO”…

    ….THIS IS ALL ABOUT MONSANTO PROVING THAT WHAT THEIR DOING HERE ON MAUI COUNTY……IS FOR THEIR OWN COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE…AND IS “NOT TOTALLY SAFE”….

    THERE EXACT WORDS….A HIGHLY TRAINED WORKFORCE IS “ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL” TO THE SUCCESS OF MONSANTO…….??

    THEN THEY MENTION A WILT DISEASE ON CORN…(BACTERIAL DISEASE)…
    FOR ALL WE KNOW…MONSANTO INVENTED THIS DISEASE..TO SELL THEIR GMO’S…REMEMBERING ALL THEIR PAST LIES IF DECEPTION..IN SO MANY PLACES ….EVERYWHERE THEY HAVE BEEN CAUGHT LYING…(REMEMBER ALL THEIR LEAKED INTERNAL DOCUMENTS STATING “THAT”…THEY KNOWING POLLUTED TOWNS FOR YEARS….THEY PROBABLY INVENTED THESE DISEASES…??

    WALKS LIKE A DUCK…..???

    THEN, THEY GO ON TO SAY HOW “GREAT OF A JOB (REMARKABLE IS THEIR WORD)…THEIR DOING HERE ON MAUI COUNTY”….ALL THE TIME…CONTINUALLY AVOIDING THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO ALL OF US “YES” VOTERS…WHO WON THE VOTE…..AND, WE WILL “NEVER”..(AND THAT IS A VERY LONG TIME)….BELIEVE THEM……ESPECIALLY NOW…KNOWING THEY ARE TRYING REAL HARD TO CORRUPT THIS JUDGE….

    If the “Ordinance is upheld”, (IT BETTER BE)…the principal purpose of Monsanto’s Maui farms will be made illegal because almost all of its work in these locations involve…”POLLUTING MOTHER NATURE WITH OUR SEEDS OF DECEPTION”….

    THEN THEY GO ON TO SAY….
    “BECAUSE OF THE LIMITED AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES”….(AVAILABLE HERE ON MAUI)…MANY OF OUR EMPLOYEES….WILL BE UNABLE TO FIND WORK….IN THEIR POLLUTED/CONTAMINATED CHOSEN PROFESSION…OF TAKING ALL THESE HIGHLY TOXIC “EXPERIMENTAL CHEMICALS” HOME WITH THEM EVERYDAY….

    OH AND THEY GO ON TO SAY…,….
    MONSANTO WILL ALSO SUFFER “IMMENSE INTANGIBLE ECONOMIC HARM”…..BY “NOT PROVING TO ALL OF US …..THAT WHAT THEIR DOING HERE….IS TOTALLY SAFE…WALKS LIKE A DUCK,,,,

    AND ALL THE MONEY THEY HAVE SPENT TRAINING THERE HIGHLY TRAINED WORKFORCE….THIS “INVESTMENT WILL BE LOST”….AND THE “DIRECT FINANCIAL IMPACT”…WTF…ARE YOU “FREAKING KIDDING ALL OF US”….WHO DON’T GIVE A DAM ABOUT YOU…MONSANTO’S…..AND THIS IS SUPPOSE TO CONVINCE A JUDGE….

    THIS BETTER NOT…CONVINCE A JUDGE….OR DA SHIT WILL DEFINITELY HIT DA FAN…MAUI COUNTY………??
    PEACE OUT…

    THAN YOU JON….FOR THE COMPLETE REAL “SUPERIOR COURT DOCUMENT” FROM…..Jon Rappoport’s Blog

  11. SHERRY says:

    FILE THE CASE IN JUDGE JUDY’S COURT AND TELEVISE IT NATIONALLY….

    WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO START OUR OWN COURT!

  12. Brian says:

    Kangaroo Court. That’s how we need to refer to all courts, regardless of what’s being judged. Divorce courts? No, divorce Kangaroo Court. DV cases, including rapes? Traffic violations, permits, loans, frauds, criminal mischief? You’re going to Kangaroo Court. Serving on a jury? Nope, you’re going to play in Kangaroo Court. No two ways about it. American justice is now a Kangaroo Court. Kangaroo Court. Say it until everyone you know is sick of hearing it. Kangaroo Court.

  13. “On January 7, 1997, President William J. Clinton nominated Mollway to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii to fill the vacancy created by the 1995 death of Judge Harold Michael Fong. The United States Senate confirmed Mollway’s nomination in a 56-34 vote on June 22, 1998. Mollway has the unusual distinction of being the federal judge appointed by Clinton who was confirmed with the lowest number of votes by the Senate, with a total of only 90 Senators participating in the vote. As Chief Judge of the court she had the honor of administering the oath of office to incoming Congressman Mark Takai.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Oki_Mollway

    United States District Court
    District of Hawaii
    300 Ala Moana Blvd C-338
    Honolulu, HI 96850
    (808) 541-1300

    Courtroom Manager Name: Toni Fujinaga
    Office Number: (808) 541-1297
    Cell Number: (808) 721-2630
    Fax Number: (808) 541-1181

    Court Reporter Name: Debra Chun
    Office Number: (808) 541-2061

  14. victoryintruth says:

    They need to do a counterclaim which brings a common law suit to challenge jurisdiction–which the filth have NONE. There is no justice, no truth, no voice in OUR courts as long as the filth have hijacked OUR common law courts to courts of equity/chancery where the judge makes up the “law” as he goes along. They have NO jurisdiction nor legitimacy but until the people discover this, it will continue until there is nothing left for them to steal and destroy. nationallibertyalliance.org has all the information that we SHOULD have been taught but were not, intentionally. Please join our grassroots effort to finish taking back OUR courts. Only then will we have the voice and power to stop these criminals–locally first.

    • Kimo Kala says:

      THANK YOU! I WILL FIND THE NAME OF THE LAW FIRM IN HNL, HI HANDLING THE CASE AND ATTEMPT TO DISCUSS…MAHALO!
      ALOHA!

  15. And ty from Molokai, where it all starts. MONEY people, BIG money corruption.

  16. Kimo Kala says:

    I AM VERY PLEASED TO SEE SO MANY WHO UNDERSTAND/CARE/INFORMED…
    IN RESPONSE TO “THEY ARE SCARED;” I WOULD LOVE TO BELIEVE THAT–HOWEVER, I DON’T THINK PSYCHOPATHS HAVE EMOTIONS; SO, “SCARED(?),” I DOUBT THAT…
    MAHALO/ALOHA!

  17. judynz says:

    A great Idea. A boycott would hurt a few for a brief moment in time. Arrangements by the rest of the population could be organized to help any hardship cases.
    Where as GMOs would inflict pain suffering & loss & death for generations, maybe forever.

  18. ozziethinker says:

    Popped it out on FB…..I get a few “aggressive” anti-government people on my network…

    Best
    OT

  19. henry says:

    It is time to ask every person who is trying to get the Republican and Democrat nomination for President of the United States on where they stand on these issues. The more precise the questions, the less wiggle room they will have to avoid taking a position. The goal is to get some of them to seize the opportunity to differentiate themselves from the corruption of the other potential nominees.

    • judynz says:

      In effect politicians are a countries `Bodyguards’ (as in those guys who protect the president. I think its time we added to their `oaths of office’ that they must be prepared to die to protect a country, its people & its freedoms. If they are not prepared to be that loyal they don’t get elected.
      In effect these traitors oaths this for the queen. I think also we could include members of the BAR in this.

  20. crestedduck says:

    I am suffering with the effects of long term exposure to RoundUp which is actually Glyph, which is actually Agent Orange used in Vietnam with a new name on the packaging.This is my personal story and facts :
    My RoundUp/Glyphosate Poisoned Well NIGHTMARE !

  21. BCat says:

    I would love to have some email/snail mail addresses for Judge Jackass and the Maui State government,Hawaii senator, etc. etc. and blast their inboxes. Please provide this info, someone, so we can all have it. BTW, I believe that even if Maui is boycotted and the court decides against Mon, they will find a way to sneak themselves in anyway. Money talks, the rest of us walks.

  22. Bad-Clown IsForever says:

    Dr Mengele talks about America

  23. ebolainfo says:

    Reblogged this on EbolaInfo and commented:
    “How in the world can the lawyers representing the voters of Maui argue their case in federal court when all this information is being withheld from them? The answer: they can’t.”

    • BCat says:

      Because Montsanto is claiming ‘National Security’ reasons. Why National Security? Should give a good clue here – they’re doing bioweapon research. Yuck!

  24. 5warveteran says:

    Looks much like the “transparent” release of US Government UFO documents.

  25. BCat says:

    OK, here’s the contact info for Hawaii:

    United States District Court for the District of Hawaii:
    Chief Judge Susan Oki Mollway
    mollway_orders@hid.uscourts.gov
    (808) 541-1720

    Courtroom Manager:
    Toni Fujinaga
    tf@hid.uscourts.gov
    (808) 541-1297

    Senator for Hawaii:
    Mazie Hirono
    http://www.hirono.senate.gov/contact/email

    Senator for Hawaii
    Brian Schatz
    http://www.schatz.senate.gov/contact

    Go get ’em!!

  26. Brad Choquette says:

    Goss’s Wilt is a huge trade secret and isn’t Shaka’s/Dupont’s business. The rest on monsanto’s argument is base on the following Federal legislation:
    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2002-title40-vol20/pdf/CFR-2002-title40-vol20-chapI-subchapE.pdf

  27. Chris Bennett says:

    Why does no one see the end game? What is the end game, death of the pineal gland!!So what are the side effects from massive doses of aluminum in the stratosphere combined with soil contamination from glyphosate?? […]

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