FTAA/Gap Actions in Tucson & El Paso -- Please Join Us!!!
- Dear Donna and Border Activists,
Per the announcement below, we are having FTAA/Gap actions in Tucson on Nov
12 and El Paso on the Nov 13 as part of our cross-country roadshow to stop
the FTAA in Miami. We will be covering local related issues at these
actions, such as the prison privatization issue at the University of Arizona
and the Juarez murders. The El Paso announcement will follow in Spanish.
Please distribute far and wide! Many Thanks! --Mary, The Gapatista Road Show
The Gapatistas Ride Again!
Join Us on Our Cross-country Road Show
to Stop the FTAA in Miami, Nov 10--17!
***We'd Rather Wear Nothing Than Wear Gap!!!***
The GAPATISTAS will be staging actions in seven cities-L.A., Tucson, El
Paso, Austin, New Orleans, Tallahassee, & Miami Beach (see below for dates,
times, locations)-en route to the mass protests against the FREE TRADE AREA
OF THE AMERICAS (FTAA) in Miami, Nov 17--21, where up to 100,000 protestors
are expected to converge!!! Our FTAA/Gap action in each city will start with
a march including a 200-year-old giant redwood stump-logged by the Fishers
of the Gap-to the entrance of the Gap store or mall. A mini FTAA & LOCAL
ISSUES TEACH-IN will ensue using the stump as a stage. Speakers will
alternate with GREAT SONGS and RADICAL CHEERS, all building to the CLIMACTIC
MOMENT when we STRIP for JUSTICE IN FOREST, FIELD, & FACTORY!!! We will
round off the action with leafleting and one-on-one. Come strip with us for
Redwoods & Workers Rights, for Global Justice and Global Ecology!!! Bring
drums, noise-makers, and outlandish underwear!!!
WHY THE GAP? Gap Inc is a poster-corporation of transnational exploitation
and the debacle of corporate economic globalization. From the Devastation of
the Aral Sea to the Ruination of the Redwoods! From the exploitation of
cotton-workers in Uzbekistan to needle-workers in sweatshops throughout the
global south! From union-busting in maquiladoras to union-busting on US
docks. Whether it's advising the President on lethal global trade policies,
coercing the City of San Francisco to slash business taxes by 5/6ths, or
engaging in sweetheart deals to the tune of $18 million in public subsidies!
Whether blocking a living wage for city workers or privatizing national
parks, public schools, and public television-THE GAP IS THERE!!!
To speak at any of these events or for more information, please contact
415-731-7924 (office) or 415-509-1188 (cell Nov 10-26) or email
chalicenew@... or pirohuck@... . Latest road show info:
Gapatista Road Show Whistle-Stops:
Tues, Nov 11, 12 noon - Los Angeles, California
The Gap, 6830 Hollywood Blvd. (near Highland); assemble at Las Palmas &
Weds, Nov 12, 12 noon - Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Mall (parking lot main entrance), 4500 N. Oracle Rd.
Thurs, Nov 13, 12 noon - El Paso, Texas
Cielo Vista Mall (parking lot main entrance), 8401 Gateway West Blvd.
Fri, Nov 14, 12 noon - Austin, Texas
South Central S/C (parking lot main entrance), 4001 N. Lamar
Sat, Nov 15, 12 noon - New Orleans, Louisiana
1 Poydras St., Riverwalk Marketplace
Sun, Nov 16, 12 noon - Tallahassee, Florida
Old Navy, in the strip mall across from Governors Square Mall, 1565
Governors Square Blvd.
Mon, Nov 17, 2 pm - Miami Beach, Florida
The Gap, 673 Collins Ave. (at 7th Street.); assemble around the corner at
Ocean Ct. near 7th
Notes: All actions are at 12 noon, except Miami Beach at 2 pm. At the malls,
we'll assemble on the public sidewalk at the perimeter of the main entrance
to the parking lot. At Gap stores that front on public streets, we'll
assemble around a near by corner for our march to the entrance of the
store-either meet us at the assembly point or at the action site. Info will
be updated and posted at http://www.gapsucks.org as we refine it! Try to
check the web site before the action for any last minute changes! You can
also download our "Sing Along with the Gapatistas" song and radical cheer
sheet and leaflet masters from the site!
For more info on the Miami mobilization to stop the FTAA:
http://www.ftaaimc.org http://stopftaa.org http://www.therootcause.org
For Global Peace, Democracy, Ecology, & Justice: End Corporate Rule!!!
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