Fighting for Global Justice: Opposing Obama's Free Trade Agreements! A Panel Discussion at the Brooklyn Food Conference
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Eva Lewis, International Peace Observatory
Beatriz Lopez, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
Adam Weissman,Global Justice for Animals and the Environment
Date: Saturday, April 28th.
Time: 1:45PM-2:45PM (Peace Fair overall runs from 11AM-5PM)
Price: Free! The entire Peace Fair is free and open to the public .
Location: Brooklyn College Student Union Building, International Room (5th floor)
Directions: Subway: 2 to Flatbush Ave/ Brooklyn College. From there, locate Hillel Place, direction Brooklyn College; turn right at Campus Road Student Center is on the right, at Campus Rd & 27th Street (You can also get there by the B6, B103, B41, Q35, B44, B11, BM2 buses).
About the Panel
Betraying his promise to oppose "unconscionable" NAFTA-style free deals, President Obama in October sent free trade agreements (FTAs) with Panama, Colombia, and South Korea to Congress to be voted on, despite on-going human rights abuses and opposition to the agreements from popular movements in all three countries. Now his administration is engaged in secret negotiations to develop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),a nine-country free trade agreement that will outsource jobs, endanger rainforests, limit access to affordable medications, undermine internet freedom, and replace family farms with corporate agribusiness. 600 corporations have been granted consultative status to the negotiations, but social justice movements have been completely locked out. Learn why we must oppose FTAs, find out what you can do to hold Obama and the Congressmembers who voted for the Colombia, Panama, and South Korea FTAs accountable, and discuss what we can do to derail the Trans-Pacific Partnership before it's sent to Congress.