Sign the filmmakers petition for free speech!

Before the screening of BANANAS!* in Los Angeles on June 20, a petition was arranged by other filmmakers participating in the festival.

Please continue the list by writing your name and location as a comment below!

 

To:
Rebeca Yeldham
Director of Los Angeles Film Festival, 2009

Dear Rebeca,

We are writing on the behalf of all the directors of this year’s LAFF to support Fredrik Gertten and his film "BANANAS!*".

We strongly feel that as artists one has the right and freedom to show their work despite how others might feel about the content.

Thank you for sustaining the integrity of the Fesitval by showing BANANAS!* tonight.

 

Sincerely,

Sam Fleischner
Ben Chace
Alicia Scherson
Jason Buschman
Hilla Medalia
Henry Bernadet
Myriam Verreault
Gabriel Mascaro
Natalia Almada
Topaz Adizes
Jean-Marie Téno
Celina Murga
Raúl Cuesta
Anais Huerta

Rebeca Méndez
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649 Comments

Stockholm, Sweden.

In support of BANANAS and free soeach

Ingun Olsen, film maker, London, UK

This film critic, journalist, former filmmaker and juris doctor supports the rights of all filmmakers to voice their artistic expression and point of view through film.

In support of BANANAS and free speach

Adelaide, Australia

Tiburon, California

In support of Bananas* and free speach!

In support of BANANAS and free speach

I support free speach

in support of independent filmmakers and freedom of speech!!!

Sweden, in support of independent filmmakers and freedom of speech!!!

In support of BANANAS and free speach

In support of free speach!

I support freedom of speech.
Laura Avila-Tacsan
Costa Rica

It’s interesting, but hardly surpricing, that a multinational american company is for FREE TRADE, but not free FREE SPEECH.
Henrik / Denmark / Sweden

Sweden

In support of independent filmmakers and freedom of speech for a democracy worthy the name.

I support independent filmmakers and freedom of speech!

Enough with the corporate suppression and more of both freedom of speech and transparency. In support.

James, UK.

In support of BANANAS and free speach

In support of BANANAS and free speech

In support of freedom of speech
Stockholm, Sweden

Freedom of speech is the foundation of democracy and must be defended.

In support of freedom of speech!
Malmö, Sweden

In support of freedom of speech.

Malmö, Sweden.

In support of freedom of speech.
Stockholm, Sweden

In support of freedom of speech!

I support the free speech!

In support of freedom of speech.

In support of freedom of speech!

Martin Wessman, Uppsala, Sweden

Free speech for everyone!!

Freedom of speech and Human Rigths for all workers stands way above free trade the greed of multinational corporations!!!!

I support independent filmmakers and freedom of speech!

No banana can shut up free speech!

I support freedom of speech

As Dole, I have not seen the film but I love the idea about freedom of speech.

Freedom of speech to the all employees of Dole who are the ones getting sick, and to the film Bananas and all people working with making it and those who are showing it to the public!

We all must start to get more involved what occures around us. This must become the primary thing, as it is our responsiblity as worldcitizens. Multinational companies, religion (on “and” off the global political stage), famine and the earth-enviroment; these issues and more, MUST change NOW to the better. WE THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD CAN CHANGE and make a differance, our future depends on it and the generations to come.

Remember; goverments, or in this case a banana corporation, it makes no differance…the people should not fear politicans and companies, the politicans and companies should fear the PEOPLE, US!

MAKE A STAND! TAKE YOUR HEAD OUT FROM THE SAND! ESPECIALLY IN THESE INHUMANISTIC TIMES, VOICES AROUND THE WORLD IS NEEDED…

YOU ARE NEEDED!

REVOLT AGAINST INJUSTICE! REVOLT AGAINST RELIGION AND POWER-STRUCTURES WITHIN YOUR OWN COUNTRY NOW!

HUMANISM! COMMUNICATION! INTELLECTAL REVOLUTION NOW!!!!

People, don’t buy chemical bananas from greedy, ruthless mulinational companies like f…king Doole!!! Do yourself, the workers and the environment a favour and BUY ORGANIC, FAIR TRADE BANANAS!!!!

In support of BANANAS and free speach!
Arnhem, Nederland

In support of free speech and exploited workers

Stockholm, Sweden.

Freedom of speech and human rights for all workers.

Milan, Italy

I support freedom of speech.

Umeå, Sweden

In support of BANANAS, independent film makers (like Fredrik Gertten) and free speech.

Åre, Sweden

Uppsala, Sweden

For Freedom of speech!!
Lägg inte ner hemsidan, isåfall tar jag gärna över domännamnet och har den kvar xD Kanske Dole stämmer mig med, men what the heck.

In support of freedom of speech!

I support independent filmmakers and freedom of speech

Patrik Hockum

Umeå, Sweden

Buy Fairtrade bananas!!!
Also support the free speech for all!!

In support of BANANAS and free speach
Värnamo, Sweden

Lysekil Sverige

Mölnlycke, Sweden

Time to stop buying products from Dole!

Stockholm, Sweden

In support of free speach and Bananas action!

Alina, Romania

I belive in and support free speech!

Stockholm Sweden

In support of free speech against multinational corproations’ terrorism

Santiago, Chile

Free speech and to hell with DOLE! I support the filmmaker, his integrity as an artist and the principle of free speech!

In support of freedom of speech.

Lund Sweden

In support of BANANAS and free speech

In support of BANNAS* and free speech!!!
Encinitas, California

I want to see this film and support its creators and their inalienable rights to free speech (not to mention the public’s right to the truth)

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don`t do anything about it. /Albert Einstein

In support of freedom of speech.

Bananas! have my full support and I defend the right of free speech.

Stockholm, Sweden

In support of freedom of speech.

Keep fighting! It’s OUR free speech.
Malmö, Sweden

I support BANANAS and I reject products from Dole!

Freedom of speech and human rights for all workers.

Ivar Arpi
Uppsala, Sweden

WtF. DOle is getting Bananas. Keep on the good work WG!

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In support and for freedom of speech for artists and workers alike!

Daniel Lindvall
editor, Film International

Don´t mess with the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press and the freedom of art. This shit is what you get if you do.

I support free speach and I reject products from Dole!

Sweden

boycott dole

Uppsala, Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden

In support of BANANAS and free speech!
Stockholm, Sweden

In support of free speach, exploited workers and BANANAS! Stockholm, Sweden

Rättvisemärkta bananer smakar bättre än Doles!

Gothenburg, Sweden

No more Dole for me

In defense of free speech everywhere.
Linköping, Sweden

In support of the right to tell the truth! Do not buy Dole bananas until they change!

If companies and corporations would have the power to control journalism, documentaries and public debate there would be no journalism, no documentaries and no public debate.
I wish WGfilm the best of luck and may freedom of speech and democracy prevail.

Eskilstuna, Sweden.

Uppsala, Sweden

In support of free speech and Bananas; against corporate censorship and abuse of power. No more Dole products!

Stockholm, Sweden

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

In support of Bananas* and free speech

Nina Virkkala, Örebro Sweden

Nyköping, Sweden

Hässleholm, Skåne, Sweden.

Democracy is an illusion. Company like Dole are ”free” to use people. Support free speech!

Västerås Sweden

In support of free speech.

In support of the banana workers and freedom of speech.

I am in the film industrie myself and I want to support the producers of BANANA in their fight to tell the thruth iby making a film about such a subject as Bananas. Thank you for doing this film and good luck to defend yourself against these corporations that want to hide the realty of thousands of peoples to their customers.

In support of Bananas* and free speach!

Uppsala, Sweden - in support of free speech

Gävle Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Skokloster, Sweden

Malmö, Sweden

In support of Bananas* and free speach!

I support freedom of speech and encourage thinking. Let people speak. Be careful when you produce your truth.

Gothenburg, Sweden

In support of freedom of speech.

No dirty scum company can quiet us! They try to controll us all the time and they want us to accept their lies and hypocricy. Through their manipulated media.. I say no more!

In support of BANANAS and free speech…

My support to Fredrik Gertten & co and all other similar filmmakers! Freedom of speech & human rights for all workers and support to independent filmmakers!

I support free speach!

In support of free speech

I like bananas and free speech.

Stockholm Sweden

Don’t give up distributing this film because this corporation is suing you!

As a filmmaker and individual I strive to support human rights in general and freedom of speech in particular. Keep up the good work !

Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala, Sweden
In support for human rights.

Berlin, Germany

I am looking forward to the documentary, while boycotting the product. GO GET ‘EM, GERTTEN!!!

Malmö, Sweden - in support of free speech

In support of free speach!

In support of everyone making their voices heard so the world can be a better place.

Jessika Johansson, Sweden

Help the workers and all suppressed, use non-violence.

Sandviken, Sweden

I support free speech!

Malmö Sweden

In support of BANANAS and free speech…

Stockholm, Sweden.

Stockholm, Sweden

I support free speach!

Borås, Sweden

In support of BANANAS and free speech.

I am definitely in favour of this petition! Count me in!

Lund, Sweden

In support of free speech, exploited workers and BANANAS!

Gothenburg, Sweden.

In the support of freedom of speech and human rights.

In support of BANANAS and free speech!!

Finally! I feel that documentary filmmakers have been driven backwards all since we had the Filmmakers’ Internationale in Montréal, Stockholm and The Hague in the Seventies. Time to turn the tide - why not make the anti-Dole fight a very broad barricade?!

In support of BANANAS and free speech.

I support free speach! Malmö, Sweden.

In support of free speech, BANANAS!* and human rights for banana workers!

I support your efforts to contribute to justice, justness & equity.
Nadine Maier,
Brussels

In support of freedom of speech, and passing on another side of a story. I wish WG Film the best of luck!

Falsterbo, Sweden

Free Speech! Gothenburg, Sweden

I support freedom of speech! Sorgenfri Massive, Malmö

I SUPPORT !!!!!!

Keep on fighting!

Germany

Gothenburg, Sweden.

Leipzig, Tyskland.

The day we choose corporate interestsing place of democratic rights to free speach and free expression is a very sad day and the beguinning of the end of democracy as we know it. I support the making of documantary films like “Bananas” , journaslism and any public or private persons right to critisize corporate or political policy anywhere in the world and tell their story as they see fit.
Every american should!
Johanna Quigley

In support of BANANAS and free speach!!

New York, NY, USA

In support of freedom of speech.

Falun, Sweden.

Dole is not to blame, we unthinking consumers are.

Eat well, eat less junk, and you will make a real difference in your own life and that of others.

Read food lables, support foodwatch, buy and eat organically grown fair trade products exclusively, and this issue will simply fade away.

You may be surprised to find that healthy and environmentally sound food is more valuable and significantly more cost-effective…

Lund, Sweden

Always eat ecological bananas!!

Malmö, Sweden

Malmö, Sweden

Free speech is the most important fundament of the democratic society!

* Down With Dole, Up Free Speech *

Gothenburg, Sweden

I support, as always, your endevours and the principle of free speech.

We can do without Dole’s bananas, but we can’t do without the free speach.

Gothenburg, Sweden

It’s time to boycott Dole and any other company that tries to suppress free speech!

Naxos, Greece

Max Sohl signing up 4 whutz real dawg.

Value free speach and boycot Dole
From Gothenburg Sweden

David Liebermann, Leipzig, Germany

Freedom of speech Should not be surpressed by money.
The really big companys ought to afford some critisism, You should think…

No more farmer explotation. No more banana barons! STOP DOLE AND GANGSTERS ALIKE!

Brisbane, Australia

Om du ska äta bannaner så “Always eat ecological bananas!!”
Eva

Stockholm, Sweden

Dear Sir and Madam,

I am a top business consultant in Germany with a of media contacts and a huge network in politics and business. As long as you try stopping the movie BANANAS, I will not buy your products again (even though I liked the ananas very much). I will tell all my friends, clients and acquaintances about your behavior.

You need a new PR-department, because your methods are kind of antique. Good old industry love for international negative PR - I thought this was over since a lot of industrial scandals in the 90s (Shell etc).

Write to me, when you changed your strategy. It is driven by fear and will cause you a lot of financial damage. CHANGE!!

Claudia Leudesdorff

Gothenburg, Sweden

I support free speech!

Listen up Dole! Trying to silence critic against your company through attacking the right to free speach will only retaliate on your own interests. Sit back and watch the opinion get conscious about what they didn’t know about Dole before your Lawsuite hit Fredrik Gertten’s and collegues documentary BANANAS!

Stockholm, Sweden

Simon Wikström, Örebro, Sweden

Nykvarn, Sweden

Anders Björk, Göteborg

Södertälje, Sweden

Elena Lakso Tesáková, Jönköping, Sweden

Höör, Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden.

In support of free speech, and human rights for banana workers!

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Justice for the poor and freedom of spech. No more Dole bananas or any other of their products for me.

I, as a film-student, support this documentary.
It’s a shame that a film, whether it’s true or not, is denied to be admitted at LAFF.

I support free speech!
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Now, I don’t buy any dole-product anymore. I will also tell all my friends about this. It is not accaptable to put profit over the health of the people who work for this profit to be made. This is EVIL! And the Dole companie will not get away with it. - Greetings from Berlin

Supporting the freedom of speech!

Göteborg, Sweden

Roger Lundin, Stockholm, Sweden

Huddinge. Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

I support the freedom of speech!

In support of BANANAS! and free speach, boycott Dole.
Karin Holmgren
Göteborg, Sweden

Member of the Green Party, Sweden.

Malmö, Sweden

In support of independent film making and the fundamental human right of free speech.

In support of free speech, and human rights for banana workers!

Mariestad, Sweden

New Castle, DE

Trying to ban this movie and go to court will only create more publicity to what you’re trying to hide. A company should feel proud about their products and their production. Obviously, you don’t.

In support of free speech.
Malmö, Sweden

Uppsala, Sweden

The sooner oppressors are stopped, the better.

In support of free speech!

Dominguez took Gertten for a ride. It’s a shame. Gertten could have blown the lid off this guy and done everyone a favor - the Nicaraguans workers who were legitmately harmed while working for Dole could have been compensated, Dominguez would have been jailed and Gertten would have been a hero and possibly won awards. Instead he made a film that glorified a criminal who was taking advantage of the very people Gertten was trying to help. I believe in freedom of speech. Some just use it better than others.

Dave Batts
NY, NY

For the free flow of information.

Lund, Sweden

In support of independent film making, the fundamental human right of free speech and human rights for banana workers! Jönköping, Sweden

In support of independent film making and the fundamental human right of free speech.
Borås Sweden

Big transnational companies must understand that they have no right to stop those who want to check or critisize them. Democracy limits their power and that is a good thing.

student, mölndal, sweden

I support the freedom of speach and of course in independent movimaking! Shall we live in a demockacy and a freee worls , we need information! Bann trueth by money, It’s a crime

Let’s go bananas!

FilmMAKER sYDNEY aUSTRALIA is supporting freedom of speech

In support of free speech

In support of the workers that Dole poisoned.
Anki

Se upp för doleiga bananer!

Documentaries are a very powerful tool, we must protect them!!! All my support Frederik, keep going mate!!! We are battling here in Australia with our film Stolen and the Polisario and its supporters launching a media stunt on us!!!

Stockholm, Sweden

San Diego, CA

I support free speech. BANANAS has the right to be screened in any country and Dole has the right to make a film in response. I’ll watch both and make my own judgment.

Sollentuna, Sweden

freedom of speech!

In support of BANANAS and free speach

In the name of solidarity and support of free speech!

In support of free speech.

Onskar dig styrka och lycka! Yttrandefrihet for alla!

Business as usual for corporate America.

Norrköping, sweden.

Wont eat Dole Bananas any more

In support of free speech

Just another reason not to by products from Dole!

For the little guy that needs to be heard.

In support of independent filmmakers and freedom of speech as well as the health and safety of all workers.

In support of Bananas - the movie and free speach!

For FREE speech!

No one can do everything but everyone can do something!

Freedom of speech to all people! Remove it, and you remove one of the basis of democracy.

Buy Fairtrade products.

In support of a GLOBAL free society with free citizens who can speak their minds, and in support of BANANAS!*

** For Free speech !! **

For FREE speech//////////
pls

In support of Bananas - the movie and free speach!

Bananer till alla och yttrandefrihet ochskå.

Stockholm, Sweden

Falun, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

In solidarity with the workers and their families I support Bananas and free speech.

Mölndal, Sweden.
Freedom of speech to all people! Thats the only way.

In support of free speech. Ottawa, Canada

I support free speech. Vancouver, BC, Canada

I support free speech. Östersund, Sweden

Malmö, Sweden

Free speech and fair trade bananas!
Göteborg, Sweden

Vi får aldrig förminska det mänskliga värdet, varje enskild människa har, på grund giganternas girighet och profithunger.

Glömde skriva Stockholm, Sweden.

For free speech and against the totalitarian world state that is built by the corporate elite, the world bank and the world governments.

Read: John Perkins- Confessions of an economic hitman! it is about how America and Europe is building its world empire based on putting 3rd world countrys in debt by loans from the world bank.

Also see the dokumentary dreamland. its is about the finacial colapse in Iceland recently. The multinational corporation Alco is involved… watch the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvH8tl4y0KE&feature=related

the whole system is corupted, but there is hope

Malmö

I support free speech, fuck dole.
Malmö, Sweden

I support free speech.

FUCK DOLE!

In support of free speech and all the people who are fighting for it in various forms. Let the power of just sweep the evil away. Berlin, Germany.

Anti-Dole, pro free speech

are corporations run by aliens who care for humans as much as humans care for ants?

Chicago, IL

In support of free speach, exploited workers and BANANAS!

Quebec

In support of free speech, exploited workers and BANANAS!

Quebec

Stockholm, Sweden

Chicago, IL

I support you and free speech.
Malmö

Show it in as many movie houses as you can and smother Dole with popular outrage.

An ex-United Fruit employee.

Stockholm, Sweden

I cannot wait for this movie to debut. Injustices such as these should be spotlighted and the criminals prosecuted.

I want to show it here in Winnipeg! I support free speech!

support free speach the end of nhe nwo is near.
love & respect to all

I am all for freedom of expression

the bill of rights is only a stepping stone

Down with Dole! In support of independent filmmakers, and free speech.

We used to have free speech in the USA.
Now we have to ask permission of the ‘gubermint’ and the corporations…That is FASCISM, can you smell it?
Google ‘OBAMA Joker Poster’ and see for yourself what happend to free speech.

Show this movie everywhere, wake the sheeple!

Enköping, Sweden

“We are what we absorb - mentally and physically!!” - I support independent film making and freedom of speech!

Melbourne, Australia

As a human rights lawyer and filmmaker I’m 100% behind this petition.

I support independent filmmakers and freedom of speech!

In support of free speech and independent filmmakers. In solidarity with the workers. Malmö, Sweden.

I support freedom of speech and the film BANANAS!*.

Lund, Sweden

I support free speech! Keep up the good work!

In solidarity with the workers and for the freedom of speech everywhere, always. Love & Rage!

I support free speech!
Uppsala, Sweden

Go freedom fighters!

Stockholm, Sweden

I support free speach!
Good luck!
From Rio de janeiro - Brazil

I support free speech.

This and all similar films are important. It is the public/people’s right to have access and hear all sides about the very things we consume our lives with. To control films in this matter, as exemplified by Dole, is no different from controlling the media and hiding truth from the public.

For justice.
Örebro, Sweden

Trondheim, Norway

for the freedom of speach

Uppsala, Sweden

DOWN WITH DOLE & PESTICIDES!

I support freedom of speech and the Human Rights conventions!
Eskilstuna, Sweden

ta reda på vilka produkter dole producerar, stryk dom från inköpslistan. enkelt effektivt.

Ok, this shows how Dole works. No Good!
Free speech in a free and human world beyond big powerful corporations!!

For the people in Nicaragua!

In support of BANANAS and the right to freedom of opinion and expression

Enda sättet att få Dole, ett företag som inte känner ansvar för varken människor eller naturen, att förstå deras gränser, är att bojkotta dem! Aldrig mera en produkt ifrån Dole!
The only way to make a company like Dole, without responsibility for neither humans nor nature, to understand their limits is to boycott them. Never ever a product from Dole!

For freedom of speach and justice.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers

Please crush dole and let this be the end of their buisness

Karlstad, Sweden

I say, human rights!

[...] The petition continues online and is still active. Sign the petition » [...]

For freedom of speech

freedom of speech is a human right!

I’ve seen these plantations myself! They’re awful. Thank you for making this film!

Hey. I’m from Milwaukie/Portland, Oregon, and I say RESPECT FREEDOM OF SPEECH… and DISRESPECT DOLE in the meanwhile..

In support of free speach!

Saskatoon, Canada

Umeå,Sweden

People, wake up!!!! Screw Dole or any other ‘global’ that hates FREE SPEECH. They have a reason, believe me. Hey, they are poisoning YOU, and those poor people. And YOU ARE PAYING THEM FOR DOING THAT each time you buy their lousy bananas. That is insane. -Good movie! Well done, curageous people. Don’t give up!

We must never give in to Dole and other multinational companies working on the same moral basis as them - I say - fight for life!

In support of free speach!

Allways PROFIT, PROFIT, PROFIT against the freedom of speach. Boycott Dole and there poisoned world and products. Buy Fair Trade.

Stockholm Sweden

Freedom of speech is a human right!

Fortsätt kriga!!

Stockholm, Sweden

Örebro, Sweden

I support free speech! Especially for people who doesn´t have economic power.

America - the land of the free! Well 50 years ago we could buy it, but not now. It only seems that the rich and powerful are free to do what they want.

Yttrandefrihet är grundläggande för att människan ska kunna kommunicera och utvecklas. Att lägga munkavel och tysta är att förtrycka, det vill säga precis vad Dole gör.

I support free speech!

Jonas Johansson, Gothenburg, Sweden.

i support BANANAS* being used/shared to educate others of this horrible crisis.

You have my support.
The American lawsuit-culture is sickening. Don´t let the bastards get away with it.

For free speach and a sustainable global economy.

In support of BANANAS and free speech.
Shame on you, Dole!!

I support Bananas and free speech.

I support freedom of speech!!

Falun, Sweden

Freedom of speech. Period.

Freedom of speech and of the press are fundamental in any democratic society and we need to work in order to protect these rights. The day when financial organizations are allowed to control these rights via economic steam rolling and get away with it, we loose some of our democratic freedoms.

I promise to not buy any more bananas from Dole.

freedom of speech and justice for the disenfranchised.

This is a very important film!

Dole! Ive lost all my respect for you

Kalmar, Sweden

I support BANANAS and free speech!

will make sure to tell everyone to avoid Dole products

Stockholm

No more bananas from Dole, I support freedom of speech! use your brain - think again!
Cape Town

Stockholm, Sweden

I support Bananas! and the people who have sued Dole. Urge for boycott of products from Dole and spread the word regarding this matter! /Parasto Nosrati, Sweden

In support of BANANAS and free speach!!

Malmö Sweden

I support free speech.

In support of BANANAS and free speach.

Olofström Sweden

I support freedom of speech! for everybody! do not eat some one else’s freedom of speech!

Trollhättan, Sweden

I support BANANAS and free speech!

Örebro, Sweden

Why should we have to stand up to support a god given birthright?
Tears to my eyes in finding this movie.
My deepest support and eternal wishes for understanding in free will, free speech and freedom in peace of mind.
Blessings to this movie and its director.

Uppsala, Sweden

In Support of freedom of speech and Justice for every Human Being.
By the way, When the documentary will be presented in Canada?
Ontario, Canada.

In support of freedom of speech.

Uppsala, Sweden.

In support of freedom of speech, indipendent filmaking and the people of Nicaragua.

Roberto Salinas

Torna Hällestad,Sweden

Göteborg, sweden

Don’t ever buy a banana that’s not fairtrade!

I support free speech! Athens, Ohio

Companies must be held accountable for their behaviour and violation of Human Rights! Don’t let Dole shut down this movie!

Boycott Dole, buy Free Trade. With all support from Östersund, Sweden.

Västerås, Sweden

I support the freedom of speech and my freedom to be informed. Besides, I support the poor people of Nicaragua, the second poorest country in America who are affected by this chemicals

In support of free speech, exploited workers and BANANAS!

Trollhättan / Sweden

I support free speech and BANANAS! Knoxville, Tennessee

In the name of support of free speach, and human rights I support this.

Gbg Sweden

Göteborg

Göteborg, Sweden

I support free speech!

British Columbia, Canada

In support of free speech, exploited workers and BANANAS!

In support of freedom of speech, independent film-making and the people of Nicaragua.

Malmö, Sweden.

In support of freedom of speech.

Paris, France

Stockholm Sweden

I support the material in this film, and the producer’s right to distribute this material to all countries and states who will accept it

Ottawa Ontario Canada

hell yeah free speech

california

Göteborg, Sweden

I support human rights and free speach.

Nova Scotia, Canada.

I am in support of this film, Bananas!* and free speech for filmmakers everywhere. The story needs to be told.

New Brunswick, Canada

Unfair and unjust against poor people. Thanks for making the movie!

Free speach!!

Malmö, Sverige.

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Åkersberga, Sweden

Ängelholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

I’m going ape shit and BANANAS over Dole’s unfair and unjustly business.

Here’s to free speech and human rights!

Houston, Texas USA
Mölndal, Sweden

In support of BANANAS and free speach

Malmö, Sweden

I support human rights and free speach.

In support of BANANAS and free speach tambien
Karlstad Sweden

Keep on the gooood work, I really support your work.
Oslo, Norge

Never again will I buy a product from Dole!

Shelburne, VT, USA

rostock,germany

I will never eat Dole products again!
N E V E R !!!

I forgot to write my location.
I´m so upset…
Stockholm

Go good bananas!

In support of freedom of speech!

In support of Bananas and free spech
Jönköping, Sweden

more information for more awareness, I support the freedom of speech!

Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania USA

Eskilstuna,Sweden

Sverige

Linköping, Sweden

stockholm, sweden

Rusty Hayes. Anchorage Alaska USA.

Dallas, Texas

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Stop buying Dole - let’s ruin this company.

Topaz and co, great move!

Älvsbyn Sweden.

Bojkotta Dole

In support of Bananas* and free speach!

Such important work to show this. Thank you!

Show some balls please, to defend the right of free speech!

Ockelbo, Sweden

pictures are worth 1000 words

Eskilstuna, Sweden

In support of the people of Nicaragua.

Recklinghausen, Germany

In behalf of free speech…go bananas!!!

The film was broadcasted this evening here in the Netherlands…we support it!

15 Fot agogo.

Kristianstad, Sweden

Montreal

for free speech…

philadelphia support for free speech! keep it up!

In support of Bananas!, free speech and the people of Nicaragua.

In support of Bananas!, FREE SPEECH! For everyone and the people of Nicaragua.

I’d like to support Bananas!, Free Speech. Thanks for making the film.

Films should not be banned in the 21st century but challenged with other ideas and argument.

Yes, show this film: a story 30 years in the telling !

Freedom of speach is something to fight for. Keep it up!

Investigative journalism and documentaries needs to be encouraged. I am a business man and a business owner. Profit is not an acceptable motive to continue a method proven to be dangerous.

Örebro, Sweden

support undersåker swe

Afer reading Doles different websites I can not understand that this responcibler, enviroment, human company have done this and still denies it. I recommend everybody to stop bying anything coming cfrpm a DOLE company. Check on their website wich interrests they have in your region.

It is an excellent film!
I support freedom of speech and BANANAS!
I am surprised that after Dole’s president attesting to the authenticity of letters written in 1977 to Dow Chemical Company wherein Dole threatened to sue Dow for breach of contract if Dow did not continue to supply Dole with DBCP, as well as letters documenting Dole’s offer to indemnify Dow and hold Dow from any claims for personal injury that may arise by injured workers or other “third parties” exposed to DBCP.
Dole continued to use 500,000 gallons of DBCP.
It is good to judge this lack of corporation responsability towards the workers globally!
Let’s buy Fair Trade products!

Göteborg, Sweden

I support freedom of speech.

Bojkotta Dole!

Jönköping

to be fair is to share!!! stop slavery now!!!

Frövi, Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

Oslo, Norway

I support free speech!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Stockholm Sweden

London, UK

Aland Islands, Finland

I support freedom of speech!!!

- BJÄRRED, SWEDEN

Göteborg, Sweden

Boycott Dole.

Boycott Dole, buy fair trade bananas

freedom of speech and justice for all that have been hurt.

Middlebury, Vermont, US

Göran & Nina Frölén, Spånga, Sweden

Elin Thyr
Göteborg, Sweden

Karlshamn, Sweden

GERMANY
I support the movement against the regime of DOLE!!!

Trier, Germany

freedom of speech! Spread the truth all around the world!

It’s a shame!

I support the film and its maker, Gertten etc. Let the truth be told, and freedom of speech reign!

Santa Clara, CA

Nicasol - Solidaridad con Nicaragua
Austria - Nicaragua
FREEDOM TO SPEECH!!!!

Durango,Mexico

Para todos los agricultores

I support free speech.

London, Ontario, Canada

I support human rights and free speach.

LOUD AND CLEAR TO DOLE : your nazi tactics with its slave labor exploitation is disgusting and typical of TRANSNATIONAL FASCIST CAPITALIST ORGANIZATIONS.
BEFORE I LEARNED ABOUT DOLES EGREGIOUS DISREGARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY OF ITS WORKERS AND EXPLOITATION OF FOREIGNER POOR SERFS, I LOVED DOLES PRODUCTS.
NOW, I RECOIL IN DISGUST AND WILL NEVER EVER EVER EAT ANY OR BUY ANY DOLE PRODUCTS.
I WILL ALSO ACQUAINT AS MANY OF MY FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES WITH DOLES DISGUSTING ANTI HUMANIST CAPITALIST VALUES OF WORKER EXPLOITATON.
HASTA LA BYE BYHE DOLE ! no more money from me!

In support of BANANAS!* and free speech.
Stockholm, Sweden.

I support the movie Bananas! Now, the Canadians are all watching the video. Its out there and now the public will now more. Thanks!

Göteborg, Sweden

In support of freedom of speech. Not only corporations can broadcast their opinions… everyone can express their opinions.

Vancouver, Canada

support the freedom of speech

Markham, Ontario, CANADA

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

I support freedom of speech

Stockholm

Seguimos aqui apoyando al BANANO!, la libertad de expresión y lo más importante expresarse en contra de la explotación y el maltrato en AL…

Stockholm, Sweden

Verena Pflug, Vienna Austria

In support of BANANAS and free speach

Free speech also for documentarists is an indispensable aspect of democratic societies.

In support of BANANAS!* and free speech.

I herewith sign the filmmakers petition for free speech.

In 100% support of Free Speech and the makers of Bananas.
Just because the world has gone Bananas doesnt mean we all have to roll over silently for Big Biz

I was looking through some of your articles on this website and I conceive this website is real instructive! Keep posting .

Total support for free speack

Dole is to blame, unthinking consumers not so much. We are raised to trust our own leaders to carry out daily processes, safely and humanely. This is an outrage! These U.S. corporations are criminals far beyond banana fields. As our freedom of speech is replaced with material freedom and the wool pulled farther down, we are blind to more and more DAILY atrocities. Turn off the TV and READ! Much love to Juan Dominguez,Sam Fleischner
Ben Chace
Alicia Scherson
Jason Buschman
Hilla Medalia
Henry Bernadet
Myriam Verreault
Gabriel Mascaro
Natalia Almada
Topaz Adizes
Jean-Marie Téno
Celina Murga
Raúl Cuesta
Anais Huert

I SUPPORT FREE SPEECH AND I’M WILLING TO DIE FOR IT!

certainly, what a great webpage and informative posts, most definitely ill add backlink – bookmark this site? Regards, Reader.

Free speech always.

In support of BANANAS!* and free speech.
Stockholm, Sweden.

Pour une BANANE DURABLE ,comme aux Antilles ou il aura fallu attendre la catastrophe du CHLORDECONE qui a contaminé le sol et sous sol…….les élevages de crevettes & gambas et la santé de petits agriculteurs voisins ou ouvriers .Un Plan qui a couté 6 M d’euros pour le 1 et + 35 Millions pour celui de 2011-2013 payé par le contribuable Français …..L’état recherche toujours les 1500 T manquante qui doivent se trouver dans un pays sous un autre nom !!!

alta loma, california

Coral Springs, Florida

A word to the wise… By trying to take peoples freedom to talk about you away will only make them more determined to do so. Put your effort into properly compensating your workers and stop poisoning our environment.

Dresden, Germany

In support of Bananas and Free Speech!
Glendale, AZ

Trento, ITALY

We are with you
Trento, ITALY

To support free speech and Human rights Andrea New Zealand

For the free speach
Marai, Germany

For free speech
Marai, Germany

I support Freedom of Speech and I support and I am moved by the struggle, pain and bravery of the people involved and depicted in the movie BANANAS*!
Stockholm, Sweden

cool i really like the way you share your level….incredible!

Freedom of Speech. Giant corporations do not get to silence us!

SIGNED

taylor from the USA
currently in Costa Rica

I support independent filmmakers and freedom of speech!

Jönköping, Sweden

ITPO, during its existence of nearly three decades, in the form of Trade Fair Authority of India and Trade Development Authority, has played a proactive role in Details on http://www.indiantradeshows.com

For freedom of speech!

¡justicia!

Toronto, Canada

Bergen, Norway

Just saw “Big Boys Gone BANANAS*” at the Sundance Film Festival and have to write in support. The documentary was wonderful and I look forward to watching “BANANAS”! Shame on the Dole Corporation.

I watched this documentary on Netflix yesterday night. I live in Canada and the documentary is Fantastic!! This problem should be brought to the attention of the UN and all committees of Human Rights! The judge who threw this out was obviously “BOUGHT.” I will never buy Dole again until they live up to their responsibility 100%. This needs to be circulated on Facebook to bring more awareness of why we should not support Dole!

My love and respect for Juan Dominguez for fighting for the people and standing up to big corporations! I have so much respect for him and will see his advertisent on busses with new eyes!!! I live in L.A.

We here in the West have all the technology and knowledge to feed the whole world! No one has to starve. And we don’t need any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, GM seeds to do it! It can be done with organic farming and permaculture alone with nature not against nature!

We have the responsibility to help all species on these planets. But instead of helping them big corporations exploit the third world countries and damage the whole planet and its ecosystems with all the chemicals and now GM seeds. This is not only about bananas, this is also about our future as a species, all other species and the future of our children at risk!

We have to take more responsibility as individuals, get active, fight for good causes, grow our own food, go to farmers markets, buy organic and stop throwing our money down big corporations throats!

LOVE Antje

Signing for freedom of speech, everytime - everywhere.

Umeå, Sweden signing up for freedom of speech…and justice for all!

Hope this helps

I support independent filmmakers and freedom of speech!

Gothenburg, Sweden

Québec, Canada

In support of Bananas and Human rights

Québec

Deutschland

I will never eat a Dole Banana again. All my respect to Mr Dominguez, Mr McKnight, Mr Delorenzo and all the other staff - and , of course, to the brave plaintiffs. May the power and justice be with you!

All my support from Germany. I´ll tell everyone I know not to buy dole bananas anymore. That´s a shame.
Frankfurt am Main

I will never eat a dole banana again. All my respect to Mr Dominguez, Mr McKnight, Mr Delorenzo and all the other staff - and, of course, to the brave plaintiffs. May the power and justice be with you!
frankfurt, Germany

I support a free speech

In Bozeman, Montana. Thank you Juan Dominguez, Fredrik Gurtten, and all the rest. We need more people like you in the world.

Olomouc, Czech Republic

Ontario, Canada.

One small voice for man … one giant voice for Mankind.

for free speech and human rights! love from västerås, sweden

I support free speech and human rights.

I also believe in making donations. The conversation we have to have with our friends and whatnot is: How do we become more DIY in all aspects of our lives? How do we make wider and stronger networks between people? How can we make more money (yet stay within our principles) not only to survive, but to support each other and to fight back when we need to (for example, when corporations like Dole come a-whining w/their entourage of lawyers)

I’m thinking about how do we get past ‘If I had more money, I’d…’

Free speech!

Thank you for making this film.

Very Good Job!
Everybody should boycott Dole Bananas - 100%.
Thats the only way this people understand. When the customers stop buying - no income, just that simple.
Choose Fair Trade-bananas in your local store!

Gullaskruv, Sweden

Stop corporations from making money by killing their own workers!

I support free speech.

Linnea Almlöf, Stockholm - Sweden.

Många år sedan nu men striden fortsätter och vi är många som är på er sida.

Don’t buy Dole bananas and products!

It’s big american companies like this that really would make me paranoid if I was to live in the US, or in any country in the world while working for them, because of their ability to dodge any bullets coming their way just by using their money. It truly disgusts me… I’m just glad they got something out of this, because when it comes to different cases involving big american food companies, it’s a very different story… For common people, knowledge is power when they all share it, but when it comes to the sole individual, things can get rather scary… It’s like they don’t have a conscience, all they care about is profit…

Make sure to spread the word of this film and similar cases of justice/injustice, people need to know!

Thank you for making the movie! Keep on fighting guys!

‘You can cage the singer but not the song’. Harry Belafonte

For freedom of speech, Fairtrade and human rights!

I support free speech. Thank you for making this movie.

Let us never forget how important Freedom of Speech is. Fairtrade products.

I will never eat or purchase a Dole product again.

Umeå, Sweden

Vi lever i en värd där bolag och pengar styr allt och alla men det finns nånstans en liten människa som ändå kan vinna över dessa och i en sån värd vill jag leva…

I support freedom of speech!

Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden

Let us never forget how important Freedom of Speech is. Fairtrade products.
I will never eat or purchase a Dole product again.

For freedom of speech!

DeKalb, IL- USA

Thanks for giving a voice to the exploited and having enough stamina to stand up for what you think is the truth. I will certainly never buy anything by Dole anymore.

After visiting Costa Rica 2 years ago and seeing the conditions that workers cope with living and working at the Dole plants where cancer, birth defects and other issues are affecting the workers and their families - I feel that this issue is extremely important for the consumer to be aware of.

Interesting information. Thank you.

Lund, Sweden

Supporting, all the way.

I support there law suit.

For freedom of speech, full support!

Rydsgård, Sweden

Yttrandefrihet

I will never buy a Dole-product again and I will only buy “Krav”-bananas.
Stockholm, Sweden

Free Speech should never be put to the side because someone has alot of money in their pockets or power to influence the medias.

Mélodie Jacquot-Paratte, Canada

Mi apoyo a la libertad de expresión y sobre todo al trato justo de los trabajadores del mundo…. Desde Puerto Rico un abrazo solidario.

Bergen, Norway

Ytringsfrihet! Freedom of speech!

G
Norway

This film illustrates the ability of large companies to misuse the legal system to bully individuals. Changes need to be made to limit the power and influence of these corporations. Good work

No more Dole products for me!

Free speeCh and human rights is so essential. The right to be informed about ChemiCals used and their Consequenses is essential. Keep up the fight. …. and if it says Dole on it in the loCal shop, I will pass by. Take Care. T

Totally support!

support¡

Freedom of speech but no freedom on huge corporations without any morality!! Good Job

I just saw the story about your struggle, fuck dole with their own product.

Support!

In support of BANANAS and free speach!

for free speech, fight the corporate moneymad bastards.

@the film makers: very brave job to not give in to fierce corporate intimidation.

@Dole: the multi million dollar shame is on you!

@the makers: brave job to not give in on corporate intimidation

@Dole Bananas: the multi million shame is on you!

Brave job standing up to this fierce corporate intimidation.

The multi million dollar shame is on Dole!

Ronald, The Netherlands

Support for Free Speech
Enschede.the Netherlands

Schokkend en Stuitend. Is dit waar de wereld voor staat. Straffen die hap. Dole in de Ban !

thank you for fighting for justice know that we as consumer have the power

power too the people

stop intimidation by multinationals, coverment US shame of you by accepted this all and manipulaid your people with lies.

stop intimidation by multinationals, coverment US shame of you also by manipulaid your people with lies.

total support! thank you for standing up so bravely!!

Just saw the documentary on Bananas*. Keep up the good work and let this be a lesson for all the multinationals, who think they are above the law! The consumers rule! Not the multinationals! Boycot Dole products!

In support

For free speech and for the power of consumer decisions

In support of BANANAS and free speach

Fredrik Gertten, Russia with you. Thanks for the movie. More such films.

Journalism and documentaries are the corner stone of democracy. Please save our society and protect us from multinationals.

I support this campaign and the right to freedom of speech.

Stuttgart, Germany

Blue Grass, IA, USA!!!!

In support of BANANAS and free speech.
Down with dole pesticide

Thank you for taking a stand!

Down with Dole. I will never buy another Dole banana. Food Criminals are real criminals however much they try to hide their criminality. As citizens of the planet Earth we cannot afford to allow them to continue.

YAY! Thanks for making this movie… I will help spread the word, jodi

The word is out. Let us spread it like their own poison!
Shame on you, Dole!

Just saw Big Boys Gone Bananas.
Respect to Fredrik Gertten and his supporters.
No more DOLE - Support fair trade.

Thanks too all the BRAVE and DETERMINED people behind the lawsuits and the documentary! Si Se Puede! The truth shall set you free! and my prayers to all who were affected by the side affects of the chemicals…this stand is dear to me… my grandfather Esteban Morales was a worker in the banana fields employed by Dole company….he and other workers did have a law suite again dole, yet, to date he still has not been compensated…the company waits years later to pay by then a lot of the plaintiffs have died…

Holmestrand, Norway

keep the good work, another officially Dole-free household.

Support Fairtrade. Support free speech.
Norway.

Respect to the filmmakers and those who have supported them. Inspring documentary! Thanks Kim The Netherlands

Support for the filmmakers and local farmers from the Netherlands

We truly believe in the freedom of speech. Go, Bananas!

Without Free Speech, We really have Nothing. Cause, We Are Not Really Free when we have Judicial Immunity from the 10th century, and still in the 21st century. This is Not Really Freedom, it’s a sham on the people.

In Support of Bananas! And free speech.

Poland, 2013

In Support of Bananas! And free speech.

Poland, 2013

In support of Bananas! and free speech.

Poland

free speech is a right f**k the corporations

free speech is a right

I would like to add my signature to support free speech petition. Best wishes!

So sorry for the all injustice suffered by all at the hands of Dole, but so glad that the filmmaker prevailed and this story was told.
I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER DOLE PRODUCT
& will encourage others to boycott.

So sorry for the all injustice suffered by all at the hands of Dole, but so glad that the filmmaker prevailed and this story was told.
I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER DOLE PRODUCT
and will encourage others to boycott.

So sorry for the all injustice suffered by all at the hands of Dole, but so glad that the filmmaker prevailed and this story was told.
I will never buy Dole ever again
and will encourage others to follow.

MOLINE IL. USA

For The U.S. Constitution’s Right to Freedom of Speech.ie: Bananas the movie. I am a consumer that wants to KNOW if food has been tainted. Support too, to Dole’s Right to freedom of speech to voice their opinion or view on same subject matter.

For The U.S. Constitution’s Right to Freedom of Speech.ie: Bananas the movie. I am a consumer that wants to KNOW if food has been tainted. Support too, to Dole’s Right to freedom of speech to voice their opinion or view on same subject matter.

I support and sheme on Dole! I never use Dole products anymore. Why not American newspapers write this document and search to truth???

I support and sheme on Dole! I never use Dole products anymore. Why not American newspapers write this document and search to truth??? I am from Finland.

Keep up the good fight. We hear you! Thanks!

Long live “Bananas!” Thank you for your perseverance and stabding up for your rights.

I will boycott all Dole products from now on.

Canada

Thank you to the film makers of “Bananas” for there hard work and courage it the face of powerful and ruthless corporate interests. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. This film is a sterling example of this vigilance in the modern world.

barry

Your courage is admirable. Thank you for fighting for universal rights that impact of all of us

I am going to “BOYCOT DOLE!” & spread the word about this film along with the injustice these large corporations think they are capable of getting away with. Buy Local Live Alooohhhaaa!!

- Oahu

I am going to “BOYCOT DOLE!” & spread the word about this film along with the injustice these large corporations think they are capable of getting away with. Buy Local Live Alooohhhaaa!!

Oahu

Very impressive, both courage, stamina and the movies. I will support and promote you all the way.

“every death is a victory for dole”. may they rot from the inside out and die a slow death.

I support free speech and i don’t but DOLE Banannas anymore!

I support free speech and I don’t buy DOLE Bananas anymore

In support of free speech and for the defense of human rights! from Canada

No company should behave like that!

No company should behave like that! Boycot..

maybe im bit to late to see this doc but better now than never.

For free speech and human rights!

We as citizens of the world need to open our eyes what is happening in this world ruled by money before its to late.

Keep up the good work!!
You guys have my support!!

maybe im bit to late to see this doc but better now than never.

For free speech and human rights!

We as citizens of the world need to open our eyes what is happening in this world ruled by money before its to late.

Keep up the good work!
You guys have my support!

Congratulations Mr Gertten!

#BoycottDole

Congratulations Mr Gertten!

Solidarity from Athens, Greece

#BoycottDole

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