Why Mobilize to San Diego?
First, if you can, mobilize to Cancun. We must shut down the WTO.
From September 10 to 14, the World Trade Organization (WTO) will hold its Fifth Ministerial meeting in Cancun, Mexico. Pushed by multinational corporations, the United States, the European Union, and other developed countries are seeking to launch a new round of "free trade" negotiations and expand corporate globalization - further eroding human rights, workers' rights, environmental protections, and democracy - in the interest of corporate control.
If you can't make it to Cancun...
Activists at the US/Mexico border will join with popular movements in Mexico and their international allies to demand a world that puts democracy and human dignity ahead of corporate profits. Solidarity actions around the world will focus on September 13 as a Worldwide Day of Action Against Corporate Globalization and War.
We call on people in San Diego, California and throughout the United States to join together at the San Diego/Tijuana border on September 13th to resist the WTO and the failed model of corporate globalization, and highlight the links between militarism and "free trade," through a wide variety of creative means: teach-ins, protests, direct action, street theater, cultural events and public forums.
Friday, September 12
1:00-4:00pm, Workshops on WTO - Location: to be determined. Workshop presenters include Paulina Novo of Food First, John Iversen of Health Gap, Tracy Lerman of Public Citizen, and presenters from Earth First.
5:00-6:00pm, Demonstration: Globalization, War and Occupation, outside of the Federal Building
7:00-10:00pm, Eatin'and more workshops. The workshops from the afternoon will be repeated so that people can attend more than one, or can choose the more convenient session.
10:15pm, spokescouncil meeting.
Saturday, September 13
11:00am SD/TJ-mobilization, Larsen Field/Cesar Chavez Community Center, border protest in San Ysidro including speeches, music, and festivities. There will be a march to the border. There will be a simultaneous protest in Tijuana.
The address for Larsen Field is:
455 Sycamore Road
San Ysidro, CA 92173
8:00pm - Spokescouncil meeting
Sunday, September 14 - Protest actions to be determined at Saturday's spokescouncil meeting.
For more information, visit: http://www.sdtjmobilization.org/