If you’re concerned with U.S. international trade policy and its effect on both workers in this country and in Korea and South America, you should come to the Teach-in on Trade at NYU on March 3 for more detailed information on these agreements and a tool kit to help you work for their defeat.
The teach-in is in preparation for a lobbying trip to D.C. on Wednesday, March 7, when we will tell our representatives: No to Fast Track. No to the Colombia, Korea, and Peru Free Trade Agreements.
U.S. “free” trade agreements seek to lock up economies for the benefit of transnational corporations, mostly owned by interests of the Global North, and leave the rest of the world in peonage. (SOA graduates have traditionally been the muscle enforcing such trade agreements.)
We are now at a junction point. The overwhelming incompetence of the Bush administration, as evidenced by the war in Iraq and by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, brought about major changes in the 2006 election. People felt the effects of the corporate agenda, and their votes reflected this. Popular outrage, both in this country and in the Global South, is sending a message to our representatives in Washington that enough is enough: No more of these corporate-flavored agreements! It’s time to roll them back in favor of the rights of workers and the rights of the environment!
Teach-in on Trade
Saturday, March 3, 1-3:30pm
NYU, Kimmel Center, Room 910
60 Washington Square South
Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F,Q to W. 4th St; 1, 9 to Christopher St.; N, R to 8th St.; 6 to Astor Pl.
For more info, contact: Leonard Morin: firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-505-9762