Urging others to follow suit, Puget Sound area (A)narchists openly brag of shutting down a neighborhood grocery store in Seattle using the specter of GMO foods as a pretext.
The following article is a re-post found on the Puget Sound Anarchist web site:
The state of our food supply is hella stinkin’.
But some people aren’t smelling the stench.
We left some helpful notes for the shoppers and workers at QFC, Kress Market, and Whole Foods.
Of course, we disagree with the very concept of these garbage-shilling exploitation machines some like to call ‘super markets’. It was a delight to shut one down, even for just a few hours.
It was also a day of protest against Monsanto, and it was an added bonus to show some solidarity with those who are waking up to the dangers of corporate agriculture.
The battle ahead of us will not just be fueled by arson and sabotage, though those are both awesome and fun.
For every GMO crop we burn down, every day of lost revenue, we replace it with the work of our own hands. For every hour of business shut down, we give an hour of our work toward creating food that isn’t poison for our neighbors and comrades.
This is our call-to-action!
*Use your means and your imagination to stop business-as-usual in your nearby ‘super market’. We use stink bombs (OH BOMBS!) that you can get online or in real life for almost nothing. I’ll bet you can think of something just as fun and cheap.
*Reap the rewards! After a full day of not-selling-a-thing, they’re gonna have tons of waste! Dumpster your rewards! And then…
*Share that hummus and pita bread with your comrades while you seed-bomb (SO MANY BOMBS!) the neighborhood with edible plants… Or build a raised garden bed… or do something with the comrades sharing food, cuz they always need a hand… You could steal supplies for your local gardener…
Keep it hella illegal. Never ask permission… and never work… EVER!
Little Sister Conspiracy
From the SPD Blotter:
Hazmat callout to investigate suspicious packages emitting a “rotten egg” aroma
Written by Detective Renee Witt on May 25, 2013
A Seattle Whole Foods was evacuated after two suspicious packages were found inside the store. Today, just shortly before 1:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of suspicious envelopes left in the Whole Foods Store near Westlake and Denny. The envelopes reportedly were giving off an aroma like rotten eggs and were seeping an unknown fluid.
Officers arrived on scene and made contact with store security and personnel outside the store. They stated that they started smelling an aroma like rotten eggs in the store and found an envelope in the produce section giving of the odor. They also noticed that the envelope was leaking an unknown fluid. Store security picked up the envelope and took it outside, placing it on the ground.
Officers confirmed the aroma emanating from the envelope as well as the fluid leaking from it. They also noticed a hand written note on the outside of the envelope. (Details of the note is part of the investigation and will not be released at this time). [They don’t want to talk about it, because it’s embarrassing that they called in a bomb squad and a fucking HAZMAT team for two toys made for kids 5+!]
Whole Foods personnel informed officers that they had found another envelope in the beverage section of the store and that it had been left in place. This envelope was emanating the same odor, was leaking fluid and had a note written on the outside as well.
Officers were directed to the second envelope. They immediately cordoned off that area of the store and safeguarded the location until (SFD) Seattle Fire Department responded.
Multiple SFD units, including their HazMat unit arrived on scene. The store was evacuated of all customers and employees and the surrounding outside areas were cordoned off. [For three hours!]
The Arson and Bomb Squad also responded to the scene and once briefed began their investigation. [HaHa!]
Once SFD was able to determine that the substances in both envelopes were not hazardous, they packaged the envelopes and turned them over to officers to be placed into evidence. [What a mess! Have fun!]
The store was turned back over to Whole Foods employees and the scene was reopened to the public.
This is an open and active investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 9-1-1. [HaHa!]