[mgj-announce] April 21: GLOBALIZATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
langelle at sover.net
Sun Apr 18 19:52:20 EDT 2004
April 21: ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION, WAR AND THE ENVIRONMENT
6:00 to 7:00 pm
On Earth Day eve, see how "free trade" & war accelerate depletion of
resources and poison communities.
Discussion with Anne Petermann and Orin Langelle from the Global
Justice Ecology Project http://www.globaljusticeecology.org
St. Stephen's Church
1525 Newton Street NW
COME EARLY- EVENTS START ON TIME!--FREE
Sponsored by the Mobilization for Global Justice http://www.globalizethis.org
The success of economic globalization requires "unlimited growth"-a
never-ending increase in the transformation of "resources" into
capital. This has pushed the Earth's life support systems to the
brink of collapse, showing that an economic system based on the
accumulation of wealth and unlimited growth is simply not sustainable.
The result of this unsustainable economic model is skyrocketing
violence in those regions of the world where coveted resources are
concentrated. As these resources continue to diminish, conflicts
over these dwindling reserves will escalate. Where military violence
is not used, economic coercion is used in the form of the World
Bank's Structural Adjustment Programs, the World Trade Organization
and trade agreements like the North American Free Trade Agreement.
All of these provide legal frameworks to empower corporations and
disenfranchise local communities- overturning human rights,
environmental and workers' rights laws.
Economic globalization, war, environmental devastation and human
rights abuses are inextricably linked. The social movements that
address these issues must also link together to create a powerful
movement for change that can begin to address the economic and social
crises that form the roots of all of our issues.
Come and discuss the implications of this unsustainable economic
model and what we can do about it.
contact: Orin Langelle mobile (802) 578-6980
Global Justice Ecology Project
P.O. Box 412
Hinesburg, VT 05461
(802) 482-2689 ph/fax
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
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