Thursday, October 31, 2013

Free Trade Panel Announced For FTAA+10 Weekend

FTAA+10 Working Group is rounding out the 3 day weekend of resistance with a panel on the free trade agenda.

"Speaking About Free Trade, Organizing Resistance" is now scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3 pm at FIU North.

Please join us for a panel presentation and discussion on the misnamed phenomenon of "free trade", the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its roots in an imperialist/neo-liberal agenda. This event and others already scheduled coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) summit which both promoted an oppressive economic model and brought notoriety to Miami for its police state implementation of what came to be known as "the Miami Model".

Five speakers, each bringing unique experience and perspective, will share on topics ranging from the legal to the political, followed by discussion on what it means for us, and how we might fight back.

* The rise of the police/surveillance state and militarization of urban police forces: Ray Taseff, ACLU attorney who represented numerous FTAA protesters
* Pro-immigration, anti-"free trade", and how they relate: Kathy Bird, Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) statewide organizer
* The Colombia-US "free trade" agreement (FTA), and how Colombian workers are resisting: Jairo Marcos Restrepo, anti-imperialist who recently visited Colombia to speak with those in the struggle; also how mainstream media represents our enemy
*"Free trade" and neo-liberalism, a big picture view: Abdy Javadzadeh, FIU Professor of Sociology and author focusing on Middle East politics and economy

"Free Trade" is merely a FREE PASS for capitalism and global corporate domination. Don't miss this important discussion.

Location on campus: Academic Center 1 (AC1) Rm. 194

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1 comment:

  1. As of now our 5th panelist is still TBA. Should be able to post soon.