Monday, March 24, 2008

Fighting Free Trade Agreements

Reminder for those in NYC, come to the Judson Memorial Church on Wednesday at 7p for what is sure to be an incredible event with Movement for Justice in El Barrio and Gloria Muñoz Ramírez.

With their January 1st, 1994 uprising -on the same day that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect- the Zapatistas helped to kick-off the ongoing global cycle of struggle against free trade agreements (referred to as "FTAs") and supranational organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank.

With the WTO, IMF, World Bank and regional free trade agreements such as the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) greatly weakened or non-functional thanks to global resistance, neoliberal capitalists have shifted their focus to securing bi-lateral free trade agreements. These agreements are being strongly resisted in many places around the world and now there is a print and web-based project, Fighting FTAs, that is helping to gather, create, circulate, and organize the knowledge needed to defeat these destructive projects... check it out, use it, pass it on.

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