[mgj-discuss] FW: Trading Wilderness Roadshow
liz at forestethics.org
Fri Jun 7 19:34:49 EDT 2002
Globalization's assault on the world's forests
Sunday, June 16th, 3:00 pm
Join us for a national roadshow focused on the impact that international
trade agreements--like those governed by the World Trade Organization
and the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)--are having on
forests and global biodiversity.
These trade institutions are rapidly advancing from their basic origins
regulating tariffs and quotas to setting broad guidelines for human
worker safety, and environmental protection. Sadly, under the influence
multinational corporations, these new international standards constitute
ceilings for social and environmental concerns, where safeguards must be
minimized, not enhanced.
The preservation of the planet's remaining forests is one critical area
where these trade deals pose a serious threat. An exploration of these
issues will be accompanied by powerful and compassionate folk music, and
opportunity for community sharing about related issues.
The program features:
--Jason Tockman, International Trade Director for American Lands
--Folk singer/songwriter Danny Dolinger from Eugene, Oregon
--Forum for the sharing of local issues and fair trade campaigns
Location: St. Steven and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton
(at 16th), Washington, DC
For more information, call Jason at 740-594-5441.
The event is free of charge. All are welcome.
Co-sponsor groups: Alliance for Responsible Trade, American Lands
Citizens Trade Campaign, Network in Solidarity with the People of
Nicaragua Network, Northwest Ecosystem Alliance, Pacific Environment,
Jason Tockman, Director
International Trade Program
American Lands Alliance
PO Box 555
Athens, OH 45701
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