[mgj-discuss] FTAA protest planning TONIGHT (Mon.) 7 pm
dglevy at cepr.net
Mon Oct 28 12:00:49 EST 2002
>From: Matthew Smucker <msmucker at soaw.org>
>To: <mgj-announce at lists.mutualaid.org>
>Subject: [mgj-announce] Halloween Party to Protest FTAA!!
>Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 20:48:44 -0400
>FTAA is a TRICK, not a TREAT
>CORPORATE ZOMBIES PLAGUE PLANET EARTH!!
>Concerned D.C. Residents Determine to Send FTAA to Its Grave
>Halloween Party at U.S. Trade Rep¹s Office to Protest FTAA Meetings in
>Thursday, October 31st, 5-6PM
>USTR, 600 17th St., NW (between F & G)
>Planning meeting - Mon. Oct. 28, 7:00pm at Sparkey's Cafe (back room) - on
>14th near R St. NW
>The Mobilization for Global Justice (MGJ) and Anti-Capitalist Convergence
>(ACC) are planning a Halloween bashing of the Free Trade Area of the
>Americas (FTAA) in front of the US Trade Representative¹s office. This
>event will coincide with massive protests in Quito, Ecuador, where FTAA
>negotiations are scheduled for October 31st November 2nd. The FTAA is a
>proposed expansion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to
>every country in the Western Hemisphere, excluding Cuba. NAFTA has
>benefited unaccountable transnational corporations, at great expense to
>workers and the environment.
>But the spell is being broken. From Enron to Argentina this so-called free
>market system is displaying symptoms of a dying ideology, but like an undead
>zombie it continues lurching blindly forward wreaking havoc. Together we
>can unmask this monster free trade agreement, shine a light on the
>bloodsucking vampires, and send corporate greed to its grave!
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