Arizona is organizing . . .
resistance to the Free-Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), which plans to extend free-trade agreements from the Southern tip of Chile to Northern-most Canada. The National Law Center (NLC), located in Tucson Arizona (USA), is currently instrumental to facilitating free trade for NAFTA (North-American Free Trade Agreement). It plans on major expansion. The goal of the NLC is to "develop the legal infrastructure necessary to facilitate the movement of goods, services and investment capital in the Western Hemisphere" by "eliminating the structural legal obstacles to free trade through the harmonization of commercial laws and practice and the standardization of legal documentation" (http://www.natlaw.com
). We are currently in a research and informational phase, as well as trying to develop a network of information and resistance. If anyone has information about the NLC and its relation to FTAA, or is organizing locally or nationally/internationally against the FTAA, please contact HarmonizeThis@cranefist.com
. Visit http://www.arizona.indymedia.org
in the future for developments to this effort.