[mgj-announce] Actions to protest the signing of the Central
American Free Trade Agreement!
phipco at riseup.net
Mon May 24 12:53:37 EDT 2004
Central American Free Trade Agreement to be signed here in Washington DC May
Banner intersection action: Noon Thursday May 27th, meet up at the USTR
building 600 17th St. NW (old executive office building). This will be a
non-permitted direct action. For more information please e-mail
mgj at riseup.net.
Sign making and street theatre planning party Thursday May 27th 7:00pm at
St. Stephens Church. 16th and Newton NW. Columbia Heights Metro on the green
Moving picket of noise and resistance!
Bring: Flags, banners, drums, whistles, your voices and your friends
Assemble 10am, picket until Noon (delegates will be leaving at 11am)
Organization of American States, 17th and Constitution, Washington DC
On May 28th at the Organization of American States here in Washington DC, US
trade representative Robert Zoellick will be joined by the trade
representatives from five Central American countries for the signing of the
Central American Free Trade Agreement. Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras and the US are embarking on a free trade agreement that
will continue to pit workers in the US against workers in Central America in
a race to the bottom. A race characterized by low wages, human rights
violations, environmental destruction, union busting, corporate interests,
and the marginalization of women. A free trade agreement viewed as a step
towards the larger, much more ominous Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Mobilization for Global Justice has joined the chorus of voices rising up
against CAFTA. With the Stop CAFTA coalition and activists from all
backgrounds MGJ is calling for people to come to the OAS, at 17th and
Constitution on May, 28th beginning at 10am and continuing through the lunch
hour for a moving picket of noise and resistance. Bring you noise makers
and flags and banners, bring your voices and friends for a festive show of
dissent. There will be street theatre planning meetings and sign making
party on Thursday. The location will be announced soon. Everyone is
For more information: www.stopcafta.org
"We have fed you all for a thousand years! If blood be the price of your
lawful wealth then my god we have paid in full!"
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