Bove, Jose

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Born: Jun 11, 1953 AD
Currently alive, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Activists


1953 - Born in Talence, near Bordeaux on the 11th of June.

1976 - Bové was sentenced and served three weeks of imprisonment for having destroyed documents belonging to the military, as a way to oppose the extension of Larzac military camp.

1987 - He formed the Confédération Paysanne, an agricultural union that places its highest political values on humans and the environment, promoting organic farming.

1995 - He joined Greenpeace on their ship, the Rainbow Warrior, in opposition to nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific Ocean.

1999 - He was present at the protests of the World Trade Organization in Seattle.

2001 - He took part in a large action destroying genetically modified crops in Brazil.

2002 - Bové was sentenced to three months imprisonment for his role in the incident and he was imprisoned for 44 days; he was finally released on the 1st of August.

2003 - On the 22nd of June, Bové began serving a sentence of ten months for the destruction of transgenic crops.

2005 - He does mention openly though that he is not against the existence of WTO and global rules.

2006 - In February, Bové was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at New York's JFK Airport as he arrived enroute to Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations for events sponsored by Cornell's Global Labor Institute.

2007 - Bové announced he would run in the French presidential election.

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