[act-ma] Sunday, 3/9: Forum on SPP and Colombian Trade Promotion Agreement at MIT

Barbara Clancy bclancy122 at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 28 17:26:53 PST 2008


Hi! Can I get this on the act-ma list? Thanks! Barbara Clancy, 978-562-1378


Text of Announcement:


NAFTA Failure and Alternatives for the Future: Stop SPP and the US Colombian
Trade Promotion Agreement

Sunday, March 9
2 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
MIT Building 34, Room 101

Learn about the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, a
"super-NAFTA" package of trade and security initiatives being organized
behind closed doors between corporate leadership and the Mexican, Canadian,
and US governments, and the Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (Colombia
FTA), a ³free-trade² agreement built on a history of neoliberal repression
of workers rights. How can we stop these pro-corporate giveaways, and
support democratic, fair-trade alternatives? Local groups are working to
stop these measures and promote democratic alternatives‹find out how you can
help!

This two-part event is free and open to everyone. NAFTA/SPP speakers include
Carleen Picard of the Council of Canadians, Hector Sanchez, policy education
coordinator for Global Exchange's Mexico Program, and Manuel Perez Rocha,
Institute for Policy Studies, Washington. At 4:10 p.m., author Maria
Clemencia Ramirez and Luis Fernando Castro of Colombia Vive will discuss
Plan Colombia and the Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

Directions: MIT's Building 34 is located at 50 Vassar St., off Mass. Ave.
(see www.whereis/mit/edu)

Co-sponsored by the Greater Boston Latin American and Caribbean Coalition,
Boston/Cambridge Alliance for Democracy, North Bridge Alliance for
Democracy, AFSC Project Voice, MIT Western Hemisphere Project, Colombia
Vive, Jobs with Justice, Massachusetts Global Action, Global Exchange, and
Grassroots International. For more information, please call Barbara at
781-894-1179, or email afd at thealliancefordemocracy.org.



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