October 1, 2007

Fair Trade vs. Free Trade

Things to do Monday morning:
  1. Drive kids to school.
  2. Remind husband to take out trash.
  3. Get coffee for the boss.
  4. Rally against neo-liberal trade policies that will harm people, animals and the environment in Peru.
Bill Moyer’s Journal will be covering the Free Trade protests this Monday, October 1 at 9:00 AM outside the Upper West Side office of New York Congressman Charles Rangel, Congress' strongest and most influential supporter of the Peru Free Trade Agreement.

The proposed Free Trade agreement will destroy Amazon rainforests; expand inhumane, polluting factory farm agriculture; limit access to AIDS drugs; displace family farmers, leading to increased cocaine production and forced migration; undermine labor organizing; and set the precedent for pending trade deals with Panama, Colombia, and South Korea.

Ironically, today also kicks off National Fair Trade Month.

A Congressional vote is planned for early October, so we must voice our opinions NOW. Charlie Rangel's Office is located at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street at 7th Avenue (A ,C, B or D trains to 125 and walk 2 blocks east) Additional info: (347) 905-7334 or info@tradejustice.net.

Sponsored by the NYC People's Referendum on Free Trade. http://www.tradejustice.net/

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