fix articles 19966, free trade
Trade War and Zero Deficit Myth (tags)
State debts are often necessary and are not automatically bad economically. Investments are prerequisites of future prosperity. When private parties spend too little, the state must step into the breach.
12/2-3 LA Binational Conference To Cancel NAFTA and Unite Workers Of Mexico and the US (tags)
A binational conference of US and Mexican workers will be held on Dec 2&3 on the fight to cancel NAFTA and for unity between US and Mexican workers
TTIP and CETA Must Be Prevented (tags)
Under TTIP, TPP and TiSA, corporations can sue states for lost profits. The German Judges Union calls additional protection of foreign investors "nonsense" that undermines democracy and the constitutional state.
Coup from Above (tags)
Free trade agreements serve geo-political goals. They are the "weapons," so to speak, in the global economic war. Critical persons see through this and rebel against "corporate rule" and against the dissolution of the primacy of politics by the primacy of the economy.
The Crisis of Economists (tags)
The mainstream economy doesn't know what an argument is any more. Claims or assertions are made. This neoclassicism is not a science but resembles a religion that proclaims dogmas. The economy is a social science that offers interpretations.
Economist: "TTIP is Doomed" (tags)
Resistance rages across the two parties. Two hegemons negotiate who are not accustomed to making compromises. The US and the EU are like two proud gorillas. The lawyer branch will put up a fierce resistance to losing that niche.
Cochabamba: Water as a Human Right (tags)
The economy should be part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity. The TTIP, TPP and TISA trade agreements create a parallel private arbitration system that gives corporations special rights to sue states. Labor and environmental arein danger.
TTIP: Attack on Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)
A mass demonstration is planned for Saturday October 10 in Berlin against the TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership. A parallel private ad hoc arbitration system is created where corporations can sue states for lost profitsLabor and environmental rules undermined
TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracy and the Public Interest (tags)
TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO describes the TTIP as “secret tribunals” where only “foreign investors” can sue. Frank Bsirske of the German Verdi service union said the TTIP is a “black box” transferring sovereignty.
Broken Prmises, 12 pp (tags)
The TPP is being hailed as the strongest free trade agreement yet. But this is not the first time this claim has been made. Proponents of previous trade agreements have made similar claims about every free trade agreement signed in the last 20 years,
Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology (tags)
The TTIP agreement between the EU and the US creates a parallel private arbitration system where corporations can sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriation.”
Myths of Free Trade: Attac Refutes TTIP Arguments (tags)
TTIP and CETA are far more than trade agreements. They help strengthen the power of transnational corporations and weaken democratic institutions. Attac promotes just trade instead of free trade. Labor rights, environmental standards and democracy must have priority...
Politics Faded Out the Constitutional Offensiveness of Trade Agreements (tags)
The arbitration jurisdiction with the ISDS mechanism is the most controversial point of the two trade agreements. US corporations could file lawsuits against the German prohibition of gas production through fracking. Public interest laws could be stylized as "indirect expropriation."
Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped! (tags)
How scandalous that communities and states should lose sovereignty to corporations! In the TTIP, corporations can sue states for lost profits. Public interest legislation can be called a trade barrier or indirect expropriation.
Democracy for Sale: Stop Fast Track and TTIP! (tags)
The investment protection clause of the TTIP grants investors special protection regarding their so-called :"legitimate expectation." Businesses can sue when they feel restricted in their business activity by new laws in the public interest. Financial services are an important sector for US investors.
TISA: Everything Will Be Marketed (tags)
A new agreement (TISA, Trade in Services Agreement) could privatize drinking water and health care through the back door. The resistance by many non-governmental organizations to the free trade agreement TTIP seems to pick up speed
The Free Trade Trap (tags)
Political economies are calibrated to a form of economics oriented exclusively in competitiveness and high profits...The selling off of public services through the agreement on trade with services and the new edition of MAI were prevented because of social protest.
$5.3 Trillion Daily (tags)
Eliminating currency speculation would be simple. The big central banks, the American Fed, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Japanese Central Bank...$5.3 trillion whirl through the world daily seeking lucrative currency bets.
Memorandum 2014 (tags)
Both Germany and the US follow an economic policy without enlightenment. Slight economic stimulation will not solve problems of mass unemployment and corporate welfare. Tax evasion of corporations and tax cuts for the super-rich lead to suffering and a revenue crisis.
TTIP Undermines the Constitutional State (tags)
TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is a deregulation agreement, a great redistribution project benefiting mammoth corporations at the expense of women and the 99%. Loud protest caused the EU commission to suspend negotiation on the investor right to sue.
Free Trade Agreement: Special Rights for Corporations (tags)
The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) gives corporations the right to sue sovereign states for lost profits and endangers public sector jobs and social and environmental protections
TTIP: Emperor's New Clothes (tags)
Welfare state achievements, quality and environmental standards as well as consumer interests are up for negotiation..For Austria, an annual jobs gain of 0.06% is forecast...93% of the consultations were with lobbyists.
TTIP Attacks on Wages, the Social and the Environment (tags)
The belief that growth and prosperity for all people are promoted by free trade is as old as capitalism. This is often wonderfully represented in the model worlds of economists. But reality looks different. Specific particular interests are sold as the general interest.
The Free Trade Agreement TTIP - New Version of the "Golden Age" (tags)
Lobbyists and think tanks of transnational corporations dreamt of a global market without limits. With enticing slogans like more economic growth or creation of new jobs, the population should accept the trade-and investment agreement.
Governments give themselves a ‘free trade’ offer they can’t refuse (tags)
The secret agreement Obama doesn’t want you to know about will have secret tribunals as well.
Stop the TTIP - Elephants-Marriage! (tags)
TTIP Is old wine in new wineskins. Free trade- and investor-protection prescriptions from the 20th century according to the style of the WTO are not solutions for current challenges. A transatlantic partnership for social-ecological transformation would look very different.
The Shortwave Report 07/19/13 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan
The Shortwave Report 07/12/13 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio.
US-Style Free Trade in Good Hands with Michael Froman (tags)
End the WTO and the Stop the new wave of Free Trade Agreements (tags)
Call to action of the Indonesian People's Movement Against Neocolonialism-Imperialism toward Bali WTO Ministerial meeting on 3-6 of December 2013
Community Activist Join Labor Against Phony "Trade" Deal (tags)
Progressive San Diego's official opposition to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a NAFTA-like agreement seeking to subject the U.S. and a wide range of other countries to corporate dictatorship — began July 2 with a rally outside the Bayfront Hilton Hotel, where the TPP's negotiators are meeting. Speakers from labor, environmental, women's and Queer organizations explained what the TPP means to them and why it should be stopped.
Can We All Agree Occupy Was A Tactic? (tags)
Occupy was a public relations tactic in the purest sense
Repeal NAFTA to Restore Mexico's Economic Stability (tags)
The economic crisis in Mexico was worsened by the passage of NAFTA free trade agreement. Currently the neoliberal and neoconservative status quo politicians have appeared unable to try to repeal NAFTA, as if the document were written in stone and handed to William "Moses" Clinton by none other than God. Reality is that NAFTA was crafted by some very deceptive human beings who placed the interest of profits for corporations above the well being of the people of the U.S. and Mexico.
Trans Pacific Free Trade Agreement Action Wed! (tags)
SOFITEL hotel in Beverly Hills, Wednesday. NOON to 2:30
Obama's `Free Trade' Follies (tags)
The three pending "free trade" agreements portend more unemployment and corporate enrichment. Countries like Argentina have broken with the Washington Consensus (deregulation, privatization and liberalized markets). Argentina is free from the bondage of structural adjustment.
BTL:Despite Almost Certain U.S. Job Losses, Obama Pushes for Bush-Era Free Trade Agreement (tags)
Interview with Arthur Stamoulis, executive director of the Citizens Trade Campaign, conducted by Scott Harris
Is "Free Trade" Obama's Jobs Plan? (tags)
Mark Engler writes about President Obama's increasing detachment from the Democratic base (and from the American public at large) on the issue of "free trade."
Through The War on Islam in Libya The Party of Satan will Hijack Your Tax $ again (tags)
You have all undoubtedly heard Obushma The George W Bush Carbon Copy calling for an Expansion of The War on Islam into Libya (called The Cause to Free Libya, Pardon me while I Gag). Through this continuation of The War on Islam in Libya, The Global Satanic Government (The CIA) and The Rich Satanist and The Party of Satan (called The Republicans and The Democrats) will continue to Hijack Your Tax Dollars to Fund Gory Satanic Ritual Serial Murders Abroad.
El Salvador's Sweatshop Economy (tags)
Obama's Decision to Push Bush's NAFTA-Style Korea Trade Deal Without Real Fixes Is Mistake (tags)
Press release by Public Citizen about the Korean trade agreement that's being pushed.
Venezuela: Coup and Countercoup, Revolution (tags)
"But the coup resistance grew to millions of people, flooding the areas surrounding the presidential palace, and the presidential guard, still loyal to Chavez, moved to retake the palace. Word of the resistance reached military barracks throughout the country, and one in Maracay, outside of Caracas, acted quickly to locate and rescue Chavez and return him to the presidential palace.??By the early morning hours of April 14, Chavez had returned, brought back by the will and power of the Venezuelan people and the loyal armed forces.??These events changed Venezuela forever and awoke the consciousness of many who had underestimated the importance and vulnerability of their Revolution."
What is at Stake with Free Trade (tags)
In the ten years since the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle, global opposition to free trade and “globalization” has exploded. The general public now has a basic understanding of how the world economy works … against them: companies scour the globe searching for slave wages, which help push down wages in “developed” countries; any regulation that reduces profits — environmental, financial, labor, etc. — is destroyed or ignored. The two focal points of the anti-globalization movement have been dismantling of the WTO and free trade agreements; both legitimate targets. However, what happens if both goals are accomplished? Mission Accomplished?
Daniel Estulin's "True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and What They May Be Plann (tags)
Their goal is a world with rulers and serfs, no middle class
Everyone Must See the Film Che! (tags)
After watching Che, my love for this great hero of the revolution has been completely renewed.
Wall St. and the Fed Get Fatter, While Main St. Suffers (tags)
The greed of some of the Wall St. banksters, and the Fed’s inept policies, like condoning deregulation, are the real causes of the current financial meltdown. Nevertheless, the U.S. Congress has given them a green light to rake in trillions of dollars in taxpayers’ bailout money, with little or no public disclosure. The Fed’s functions should be taken over by the Treasury Dept. Main St. needs to be Congress’ prime concern, not Wall Street.
Thinking the Unthinkable (tags)
'Everything was possible because the banks had to be rescued. So will someone now call free trade into question, free trade which is the very heart of tyhe system? Utopian? But everything is possible when it comes to banks..."
Why We Challenged Barack Obama (tags)
On Friday, August 1st I led a contingent of the Uhuru Movement into Barack Obama’s town hall meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida to raise the question, “what about the black community, Obama?” Without the benefit of a big media budget, our organization attempted to bring the serious issues experienced by African working class people across this country into the national political debate.
Alternatives to Free Trade: Fair Trade and Beyond (tags)
The global debate around free-trade and its consequences has evolved tremendously in recent years, from tiny circles of leftist critics into a broad international protest movement. Although the movement began to bloom in response to the policies of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the biggest demonstrations have been in response to the now-popular "bi-lateral" free-trade agreements that economically powerful countries sign with poorer nations. Once one has become conscious of the problems created by free-trade agreements, whether they are international or regional, an immediate task presents itself: finding a feasible alternative. Yes, the trade policy advocated by most big business politicians is "free-trade," and yes, this policy has had devastating consequences for working and poor people worldwide, while filling the already-full bank accounts of the rich. But the issue of "free-trade" alone isn't sufficient to fully explain the vast social problems that plague so many countries.
Minutemen Welcome Your Articles on NAFTA/WTO (tags)
Here's an email to and response from the Minutemen concerning the impacts of NAFTA & WTO on increasing the rates of undocumented immigration to U.S. An open invitation from the Minutemen to publish articles explaining the links between NAFTA/WTO free trade policies and the resulting economic instability in Mexico and beyond, pushing the drive for undocumented immigration, and the exploitation of undocumented immigrants by U.S. corporations, especially slaughterhouses.
AFL-CIO’s John J. Sweeney Fears “an American Nightmare!” (tags)
On April 8, 2008, John J. Sweeney said in Baltimore, MD, that the country is going down the tubes and dragging working class people with it. He’s the head of the national AFL-CIO. He added that in November: “We have an opportunity to reverse these awful trends.” On May 1, 2008, West coast dockworkers are calling a work stoppage to protest the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps, Mr. Sweeney will join them on the picket line. Stay tuned.
Alan Greenspan at the Feds: A Disaster for America (tags)
The supposed financial guru, Alan Greenspan, was nominated to head the Federal Reserve, in 1987, by that union-bashing dunce, President Ronald Reagan. At his confirmation hearing, the late Sen. William Proxmire (D-WI), exposed the fact that Greenspan’s economic forecasting record was “dismal” and “wrong” most of the time. In his book: “Greenspan’s Bubbles,” William A. Fleckenstein proves Sen. Proxmire’s instincts were prophetic.
Democracy and the WTO: Alternatives to Free Trade (tags)
Trade policies that benefit multinational corporations are undemocratic and promote exploding inequality. "The negotiations are carried out on a supra-national plane where democracy or civil society interests fall by the wayside."
Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 of 2) (tags)
To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")
The Bank of the South: An Alternative to IMF and World Bank Dominance (tags)
Latin America's alternative to the IMF and World Bank
Global Justice Forum (tags)
Invitation to watch a documentary on the effects of Free Trade in the world and to discuss issues related to it. Sept. 15, 2007 at El Centro 6:30 pm.
A backroom deal on trade? (tags)
Four bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs)--with Colombia, Peru, Panama and South Korea--are on the agenda this month for congressional approval, along with a June 30 deadline to reauthorize “trade promotion authority” (TPA) for George Bush. TPA, also known as “fast track” authority, allows the president to negotiate trade deals that Congress must either accept or reject, without amendment.
The Record of the Newspaper of Record (tags)
Exposing the New York Times' shameless reporting on Venezuela.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/8/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Cuba, and Russia.
Photos / Seoul - Stop FTA. 10,000 South Korean protesters stage an anti-FTA (tags)
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 (Seoul): Thousands of farmers and factory workers took to the streets of Seoul on Wednesday to protest against a free trade agreement (FTA) between South Korea and the US. Holding anti-FTA banners and chanting slogans, the protesters gathered as a fifth round of talks continued at the Big Sky Resort in the US state of Montana to discuss removing tariffs and other trade barriers.
ALTERNATIVES TO THE COLLAPSED WTO DOHA ROUND TALKS (tags)
ALTERNATIVES TO THE FAILED WTO WORLD TRADE MODEL.
Bilateral Free Trade and Investment Agreements and the US Corporate Biotech Agenda (tags)
This Special Release on “Bilateral Free Trade and Investment Agreements and the US Corporate Biotech Agenda” is researched and written by Aziz Choudry, a New Zealand activist who has been following the negotiations of bilateral free trade and investment agreements between the US and the countries in the South.
Message from Ramsey Clark - Impeach NOW! (tags)
"(Bush's) Impeachment is essential to the integrity of constitutional government" What's at Stake? A message from Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the United States
Massive May Day march in El Salvador (tags)
Tens of Thousands of Salvadorans take to the streets in annual march. This year the focus is immigrants in the US and Neoliberalism here.
Full Citizenship Rights for All Immigrants! (tags)
Down With Racist U.S. Imperialism! For Socialist Revolution on Both Sides of the Border!
Free Trade Endangers Jobs Worldwide (tags)
Free strade in agriculture means export orientation and mass production instead of giving priority to food security and qualitatively high-grade regional food production.
BTL:Anti-Bush Protests and Free Trade Deadlock Mark Summit of the Americas (tags)
Interview with Tom Barry, policy director of the International Relations Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Opportunity Knocks for the Green Party (tags)
President George W. Bush’s approval numbers are falling faster than the values of Ken Lay’s Enron stock. Nationwide, Bush is at 39 percent, while in Maryland, he has dipped further to 33 percent. As Bush’s goes, so goes the GOP. It’s time for the Green Party to make its move. The Democrats are part of the corrupt Two-Party duopoly. The country needs an alternative. In MD, Kevin Zeese is running as a Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate.
Argentina: "Fascist Bush! You are the terrorist!" (tags)
Bu$hCo leaves the good 'ol USA to avoid controversy - and ends up in a heap 'o trouble down south. George - you can run but you can't hide... time to RESIGN!!!!
America's Middle Class: In the Tank! (tags)
Just about everyday, the news is bad! The economy is going to hell, the Iraqi War continues unabated and the energy crisis is shifting into high gear. One direct result: The Middle Class is disappearing. No Middle Class, no democracy! And yet, our people seem to be sleepwalking through it all. Maybe, Carl Jung was right when he said, “The people can’t stand too much reality.”
Dictatorship as Economic Advantage: China's Rise (tags)
"Paul Samuelson questions the theory that existed for 200 years: the theory of free world trade..Wolfgang Hirn shows how China's rise to omnipotent production nation leads to de-industrialization..The 150 year old western dominance is obviously coming to its end.."
To Starve Or To Smother: US Bad-Neighbor Trade Policies (tags)
For those who are following the latest news on the topic of revolutions in motion and rotten u.s. policies, this an excellent op ed piece, feel free to send it onto other media sites.
Without a Human Face (tags)
Hundreds of thousands of families are at risk with CAFTA, The import duties will be dompletely removed. Guatemala's small farmers will not be able to compete with the heavily subsidized products of the US agricultural industry.
ALERTA! CALL FOR ACTION AGAINST ARMED KKK MEMBERS HUNTING MEXICANS AT BORDER! (tags)
MINUTEMEN are patrolling AZ border, armed with various weapons, and have already "captured" as much as 141 people. WE MUST NOT BE SILENT DURING THIS! ORGANIZE NOW!
This Is What Free Trade Looks Like (tags)
On March 4, Flor y Canto brings you "This is What Free trade Looks Like" a new film by the Activist Media Project Los Angeles. It takes a Global South perspective on Free Trade in order to contextualize the increasingly fierce resistance movements emerging around the world today.
BTL:Opponents of US Ratification of Central American Free Trade Agreement Say.. (tags)
...Victory is Within Reach~ Interview with Shane Stevens, of CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Chavez: Capitalism must be transcended (tags)
Hands Off VenezuelaCampaign
Ralph Nader Speech Full Text (tags)
The speech Ralph Nader gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)
Required Reading for Non-Swing-State Voters (tags)
The speech Ralph Nader gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)
Ralph Nader Speech Full Text (tags)
The speech he gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)
Criticism of the Social State is Irrational (tags)
"Paul A Samuelson, an important economist of the 20th century, worries about the state of the US economy. He fears falling wages..`We in the US are on the way to a plutocratic democracy. Neither Bush nor Kerry can stop outsourcing'."
"Wars are Good for the Economy": The Global Free Trade System (tags)
"The international free market was created artificially in the 18th and 19th centuries with the force of the English colonial state and did not develop naturally from the free exchange of goods as neoliberals constantly claim.."
Continental Social Alliance decides its own re foundation (tags)
Gathered in Quito, at the Americas Social Forum, the Hemispheric Council of the Continental Social Alliance has decided to remove the opposition to the FTAA from its foundational declaration, as one of its main goals. After analyzing the international scenario as well as evaluating the impact of its actions, delegates from all the American countries and the most important social organizations of the continent, decided the “fight against the FTAA” would become a “fight against free trade”.
Politicians need to know... (tags)
What every politician ought to know before taking office
Who Will Stop CAFTA Contest (tags)
Quest for Peace of the Quixote Center will run a full-page, New York Times signature ad in opposition to CAFTA- the Central American Free Trade Agreement. The 44,000 dollars and 2,500 signatures it takes is being raised from engaged citizens like you, who wish to proudly and publicly say "No" to CAFTA. The state with the highest number of signers (as a percentage of the state's total population) will be specifically acknowledged in the New York Times Ad. Show the country and Mr. Bush that your state will not tolerate CAFTA! See ad text below.
CAFTA The Trojan CALF (tags)
Because it is such a broad issue, free trade is a difficult topic to convey to the public. In it's struggle to oppose CAFTA- the Central American Free Trade Agreement, Quest for Peace has created a short flash film which it hopes will highlight some of those problems found in free trade agreements.
Offshoring of jobs a hot issue (tags)
Typically high paid middle class Information Technology workers are learning what blue collar workers have known for decades-- the offshoring of working people's jobs sucks.
Callout to International Mobilization Against the FTAA/bFTA's for April 17 (tags)
This is a callout from the anti-FTAA campaign based in Quito, Ecuador. Recognising that bilateral free trade agreements with the United States have replaced the FTAA as the new and immediate threat for the Andean and Central American nations, we call out for an international network of solidarity to fight neoliberalist politics and mobilize on April 17 international day of peasant struggles.
Venezuelan Revolution must advance towards socialism in order to defeat reaction (tags)
STOP THE TRIPLE FENCE - Coastal Commission Hearing Wed. Feb 18th (tags)
The California Coastal Commission is meeting on Wedensday, February 18th at 12 noon at the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla to decide whether or not to allow the construction of the Triple Border Fence on the US/Mexico Border. You can attend the hearing and show your opposition!
Peasants and workers demonstrate against the FTAA in Puebla. (tags)
Mainly Mexican peasants and unions organizations have demonstrated in Puebla, against the FTAA negotiations, that are having place in that Mexican city.
Exporting jobs is not free trade (bilingual) (tags)
Draft Proposal for a Continental Anti-Authoritarian Anti-Capitalist Network (tags)
On this tenth anniversary of the emergence of the Zapatistas from the Lacandon jungle, we call for the formation of a continental anti-authoritarian anti-capitalist network for North America. Our movements for liberation and freedom have met many challenges and our resistance continues to grow. It is now time to organize ourselves better through a de-centralized continental network of anti-capitalists
BTL:Costa Rica Walks Out of Talks for Central American Free Trade Agreement... (tags)
...Signaling Growing Opposition to Pact. Interview with Karen Hansen-Kuhn, coordinator of the Alliance for Responsible Trade, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Amazing FTAA Article on Salon.com (tags)
This article is now on the front page of Salon.com. It accurately descrbes the massive illegal police operation in Miami during the protests against the FTAA and the continued loss of our civil liberties and first amendment rights.
FTAA – No way! (tags)
In Miami last month, trade ministers from around the Americas gathered for talks on the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
America's Future: Endless Enemies, Endless Debt (tags)
America is going to hell! After WWII, it began to be slowly taken over by wily intriguers, wearing pin stripe suits. These grasping men (some were women, too) have been using primarily our federal government, the U.S. Congress, the CIA, NSA, the IMF, the mass media, corporations, banking facilities and our foreign policy, to make us more foes around the globe, while serving their own greedy ends. In the process, these schemers have grown extremely powerful at the expense of the Republic. They rarely choose to hold any office and prefer to operate from behind the scenes. I call them, “The Wire Pullers” (See Jonathan Kwitny’s “Endless Enemies” for some examples of how this exploitation works.)
BTL:Police Attack Protesters at Miami's FTAA Summit While Negotiators... (tags)
...Scale Back Scope of Free Trade Treaty. Interview with Karen Hansen-Kuhn, international coordinator with the Alliance for Responsible Trade, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
British Protest Bush and Blair’s Iraq War (tags)
An article about the London protests, the Turkish bombing, and the Miami protests.
Infoshop News to provide expanded coverage of the FTAA protests (tags)
Infoshop News will be providing special coverage of this week's protests in Miami, Florida, against the FTAA.
‘Free trade’ scam:‘It’s bad for workers everywhere’ (tags)
“We’ll be marching with truck drivers and electrical workers, nurses and teachers, health care workers and Teamsters, all kinds of working people,” Fred Frost, president of the South Florida AFL-CIO, told the Miami Herald.
"We'd rather wear nothing than wear Gap!": Gapatista Road Show to Miami FTAA (tags)
Gapatistas will strip for the redwoods and workers' rights at the Hollwyood/Highland Gap store, Nov. 11, at noon, the first stop on a 3,000 mile road show to the FTAA protests in Miami. The protest occurs atop a 5.5 foot wide redwood stump. Join us!
America's Free Trade Despotism is in the Wings (tags)
"Every decent-paying job in the area is going, going or already gone and I'm faced with taking a job for $6, $7, $8 an hour".
Stop CAFTA (tags)
The Central American Free Trade Agreement will do to Central America what NAFTA did to Mexico. The ministers are meeting in Houston from October 20 through the 24.
O20:Mass Rally and March to Stop CAFTA,Houston TX (tags)
Going to Miami? Or Ft. Benning? Then swing out to TX 1st and help us stop the CAFTA talks. The Masters of Free Trade are coming to Houston from Oct 20-24 and we are going to be there to stop them. Come join thousands in the grassroots effort to retake our democracy and tell Bush, Zoellick and their corporate pals that our Planet is not for sale.
Interview with Key Leader of Venezuelan Workers Movement Pedro Eusse (tags)
Pedro Eusse is the Secretary General of the Food and Beverage Union, and the Secretary General of the United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers (CUTV). The United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers is currently the country’s main trade union federation and plays an important role in defending the patriotic, national democratic government headed by Hugo Chavez.
Bush's Big Tent is torn on the Right (tags)
Young white men--the conservative Republican base since Nixon--are embracing Schwarzenegger's moderate politics in California. This can only strain the GOP coallition of the Christian Right, Libertarian Economics, Free Trade, and Conservative Main Street greed.
Protesters Should Love WTO (tags)
Why the anti-globalization movement should try to disrupt the work of the World Trade Organization is a mystery to me. Instead, they should learn to love corporations like McDonald's.
WTO/Cancun issues.... Agricultural Subsidies? (tags)
Collateral Damage (tags)
Let's talk about "Collateral Damage". Where did this term come from? How did collateral damage become the description for civilian deaths in what have been illegal wars perpetrated by America?
WTO CANCUN - latest updates (tags)
The next ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization will take place in Cancun, Mexico on September 10-15. From the 8th on, a huge mobilization will greet the meeting with creative protest and visions of alternatives. Below is our report on some of the preliminary organizing we did last week in Cancun and Mexico City.
Can't make to cancun,protest at the sd/TJ border! (tags)
Cross border protest against free trade! Call to action!
STOP CAFTA IN HOUSTON OCT 20-24 (tags)
YO BASTA!!!! STOP CAFTA Free Trade Talks are coming to Houston and the resistance needs to begin
A Day Hopeful and Radiant: The Miami Call to Action (final draft) (tags)
This day is called the feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named, And rouse him at the name of Crispian. She that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast her neighbours, And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:' Then will she strip her sleeve and show her scars. And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'
Mobilize Against US Agri-Imperialism (tags)
HUNGRY FOR JUSTICE? Want to resist the WTO, US Empire and Corporate Globalization? Fed up with genetically engineered trees, food, fish, future? Believe that access to healthy food and clean water is a fundamental human right?
RW: Lost Treasures of Humanity (tags)
Mad Libs for the New World Order (tags)
When we were kids, we played a fun game called Mad Libs where you'd answer some questions, and the answers would be put into an essay. The combinations were often funny, and sometimes profound. I made up a Mad Lib about the American Empire. Let's go!
Richard Perle is a Director of the Jerusalem Post (tags)
Corporate directors are nearly always called on to make important and sometimes difficult decisions regarding the personnel and policy of the business that they are directing. What standards apply to this seeming "conflict of interest," where Perle, who heads an important federal advisory panel, is also a director of a company which owns a media outlet in a foreign country ??
Video: The Fellowship of the Ring of Free Trade (tags)
Watch now at: http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2002/12/1553281.php
Ten Disgusting Things about Corporations (tags)
Fast fact sheet about how corporations ruin our lives
FTAA and Government Repression in Ecuador: an eyewitness account (tags)
Globalization is supposed to make communication easier. But when the leaders of Ecuador`s social movements tried to deliver a letter critiquing neoliberal globalization to Summit of the Presidents of S. America, they were arrested, roughed up, and their giant letter was destroyed. This highlights the need for international support for the massive protest planned at the 7th summit of the Free Trade Area of the Americas in Ecuador in October.
Deaths in the desert: the sad price of U.S. border policy (tags)
Three months pregnant, Norma Rodriguez Amado had watched her husband, Paez Martinez, as he left his home in Morales, Mexico, for the United States. He would support his family from afar, working in the states of Tennessee and Florida. After almost two-and-a-half years of living and working in these faraway places, Paez returned to Morales to see his son, Alexander, for the first time.
Salvadorans Dispatch Leader To Los Angeles (tags)
PRESIDENT BUSH PUSHES FREE TRADE IN EL SALVADOR; WORKER DEFENSE MOVEMENT OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY DISPATCHES LEADER TO LOS ANGELES TO RESPOND
Huge Demonstration confronts Bush in El Salvador (tags)
Up to 15,000 Salvadorans protest against Bush's visit to El Salvador
NAFTA's Chapter 11 Provision Protects Corporate Profits, Undermines... (tags)
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Dan Seligman, director of the Sierra Club's Trade Program.
Enough is Never Enough When It Comes to Profits (tags)
Next up slavery...
World Economic Forum or Simply, Brutal Conquerors? (tags)
It is important not to be pulled into the language that the corporate conquerors are using to hoodwink the masses
Mexican farmers protest in capital (tags)
Farmers say free trade is destroying their livelihoods
Nail Fast Track Now! (tags)
NOW'S THE TIME to bring pressure to bear directly on Congress to stop fast track legislation. They know that lots of people have been out in the street against the FTAA. They need to hear the same message from us as "ordinary constiuents." Background information and actions/instructions provided.
Urgent Alert: To Activists Opposed To "Free Trade" (tags)
Stop Fast Track in its tracks. Send a message to Congress today! Call them toll-free at 1-800-393-1082.
The imaginary effects of a Trans-American free trade zone: (tags)
In Quebec City, Canada, on April 20, the heads of 34 governments of North, South, Central America, and the Caribbean met in secret with hundreds of corporations to negotiate the terms for the creation of a Free Trade Agreement of the Americas(FTAA). Performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena,speculates about its possible repercussions
Stop the FTAA (tags)
Stop the FTAA
Breaking the Barricades: The Battle Against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (tags)
While the heads of state met with their corporate allies to move toward implementation of the FTAA by 2005, activists outside this 400-year-old walled city staged militant protests condemning the secrecy of the negotiations and the erosion of democracy they claim is the result of surrendering government power to transnational corp.
Breaking the Barricades: The Battle Against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (tags)
Behind a 2.4 mile long concrete and wire fence, leaders from every nation in the hemisphere, except for Cuba gathered in Quebec City for the Summit of the Americas April 20-22 to negotiate the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Political Messages on Placards (CLAC March) (tags)
Free Trade... (tags)
Sign hung on fence in Quebec as dumpster burns in background.
Leone Hankey's Statement on April 21 FTAA Protests at the border (tags)
Leone Hankey's Statement on the April 21 Protests at the San Diego/Tijuana border -- from an April 17 press conference outside the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles.
FTAA? NLC? Not in Arizona! (tags)
People in Arizona are searching for information on the relationship of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) to the National Law Center (NLC) located in Tucson AZ (USA).