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    Join the San Diego Stop the FTAA! Coalition for a STOP THE FTAA!  TEACH-IN  Tuesday, March 6th 5-7 pm UCSD Cross Cultural Center Lecture Hall Panel of
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      Join the San Diego Stop the FTAA! Coalition for a STOP THE FTAA!  TEACH-IN 
      Tuesday, March 6th 5-7 pm
      UCSD Cross Cultural Center
      Lecture Hall

      Panel of Speakers to Include:

      *   Paula Chakravartty, Assistant Professor, Department of Communications, on
      the Free Trade Area of the Americas Agreement

      *   Jaime Cota, maquiladora organizer from Tijuana (Centro Informacion
      Trabajador)

      *  Guillermo Rodriguez, Student Activist with the Zapatista Awareness Group
      on the struggle for Indigenous Rights

      *  Slideshow and presentation about results of neoliberalism/NAFTA in Mexico
      border  region

      *  Other speakers to address labor issues, cross-border solidarity and the
      environment.

      The FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) will extend NAFTA (North American
      Free Trade Agreement) to the entire Western Hemisphere. Like NAFTA, the FTAA
      is an expansion of neoliberal policy, with privatization, deregulation of
      industry and required cuts and social spending, subsidies and welfare
      programs. In other words, it is an expansion of the corporate agenda
      throughout the Americas creating the biggest free trade zone in the world,
      all at the expense of workers, indigenous peoples, small farmers, immigrants
      and the environment. What makes this plan even more threatening, is that it
      is being drawn up by the corporations themselves, in collaboration with the
      heads of state, in an secretive manner. There has been no involvement of
      human rights groups, unions, indigenous groups or others representing the
      millions of people that will be affected by its implementation. That is why
      there is a continent wide opposition mobilizing against the FTAA. From trade
      unions to immigrants rights groups, many are organizing to oppose
      the FTAA and say no to neoliberalism and corporate greed! Join us for an
      informative teach-in about the FTAA and its impact as well as the struggle
      for workers rights, indigenous and immigrant rights, the fight to defend the
      environment and the new international solidarity movements emerging from
      these struggles.

      Learn about the FTAA and why it has to be stopped.

      Sponsored by: Globalphobic Network of San Diego/Tijuana UCSD Greens The Che
      Collective Committee for World Democracy Zapatista Awareness Group
      International Socialist Organization Coalition to Stop the FTAA  UCSD MECHA

      For info call the UCSD Coalition to Stop the FTAA
      (858) 874-3426  http://libertad.ucsd.edu/ftaa/
      stopftaa@...   

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