Miscarriages. Cancers. The loss of a job or an entire way of life. It's never easy to talk publicly about personal pain. That's why the stories of Vi, David, Juana, Mildre and Jeff are so powerful. In their own words, they talk about the harms that pesticides cause. On video, to millions of people.
Their point: ensure that someday, pesticide corporations are no longer above the law when it comes to our health, our economy and our well-being. Watch these extraordinary, brave individuals tell their truths.
This week, PAN International launches our 'people's trial' against the Big 6 pesticide corporations in Bangalore, India. People around the world are showing up and testifying. A jury will listen, confer and issue a verdict.
PAN's point: hold global pesticide corporations to account for damages done.
To launch this effort in the U.S., five people are sharing their stories on video. They are courageous, and their stories are powerful:
Fundamentally, we all know that the universal values of fairness and dignity stand strong only when we uphold human rights to health, livelihood and life. These are the basic conditions of our humanity — they cannot be bought or sold, and no government is free to negotiate them away. Pesticide corporations need to know and heed these facts as well.
Join us » I'm on my way to Bangalore, India right now to bear witness to and support the people's tribunal. During the next seven days, join Vi, David, Juana, Mildre, Jeff and many others by watching the video, and sharing their stories with others through your own networks — by email, on facebook or twitter. Only together can we stand up and hold these corporations to account.