José Bové

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Jose Bove

French farmer and syndicalist, member of the alter-globalization movement, and spokesman for Via Campesina add

Category: Politics

Born in 1953.

Countries: France (38%), United States (19%), Europe (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: European Union, World Trade Organization, Cornell University

Linked to: Greenpeace, University of California, Berkeley, Air France, Cornell University




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José Bové was born in 1953 add something


In 1976 Bové joined the Fight for the Larzac, a movement protesting the proposed expansion of a military camp on the Larzac plateau, which would have displaced sheep farmers add something


In 1987, he formed the "Confédération Paysanne", an agricultural union that places its highest political values on humans and the environment, promoting organic farming add something


Greenpeace - In 1995, he joined Greenpeace on their ship, the "Rainbow Warrior", in opposition to nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific Ocean add something


He was present at the protests at the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle add something


The event which brought Bové and the "Confédération" to the foreground was the dismantling of a McDonald's franchise that was under construction in Millau in 1999 add something


In 2001, he took part in a major action destroying genetically modified crops in Brazil add something


In 2002, Bové was sentenced to three months' imprisonment for his role in the destruction of a McDonald's franchise in Millau, Aveyron, in 1999 add something


In April 2002, he was at the head of an activist group arriving in the West Bank to protest the massive Israeli Army operation conducted at that time that caused many civilian Palestinian casualties add something


Bové was sentenced to three months' imprisonment for his role in the incident; he was imprisoned for 44 days and released on August 1, 2002 add something


He was imprisoned for 44 days and released on August 1, 2002 add something


On June 22, 2003, Bové began serving a sentence of ten months for the destruction of transgenic crops add something


On April 23, 2004, Jose Bové announced that he would join the People's Congress of Kurdistan , a group which is on the European Union's and United States State Department's lists of terrorist groups add something


He campaigned for a "No" vote in the French referendum on the EU Constitution in 2005 add something


On November 15, 2005, the Toulouse court of appeals sentenced Bové to 4 months in jail for having destroyed genetically engineered corn from a field add something


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


He was one of the twelve official candidates in the 2007 French presidential election add something


Following an appeal from his supporters who got 40,000 signatures, in January 2007, Bové announced he would run in the 2007 French presidential election add something


Michel Onfray - In 2007, he endorsed José Bové, but eventually voted for Olivier Besancenot, and conducted an interview with the future French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whom he declared was an 'ideological enemy' for "Philosophie Magazine"


On 7 June 2009, he was elected to the European Parliament as a member of Europe Écologie, a coalition of French environmentalist political parties add something


Ska Keller - In January 2014 she won the Green Primary, a pan-European open primary, together with José Bové, making her one of the "leading candidates" for the European Green Party


On 11 October 2016, Bové was denied entry to Canada because of his past actions, notably against McDonald's, though he was subsequently allowed to stay in the country for 7 days add something