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(en) U.S. Free Trade Boss Pied by Confeiteiros Sem Fronteiras (Bakers without Borders)--Texas Cell

From Biotic Baking Brigade <bbb@bioticbakingbrigade.org>
Date Sat, 25 Oct 2003 10:15:02 +0200 (CEST)

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"the pie flies when you are having fun" - Communique from Confeiteiros
Sem Fronteiras (Bakers without Borders)* --Texas Cell
Wednesday- October 22, Regina Vargo, the Chief US Trade Negotiator for the
Central American Free Trade Area, got her just desserts in the form of a
banana cream pie delivered to her from an anti-cafta activist in Houston.
Bananas were specially chosen to signify the agricultural products of
Latin America which at this point represent the most contentious issue at
the talks. Ms. Vargo was in Houston for the eighth round of negotiations
on CAFTA which is due to be passed by the end of this year. The pieing
took place at the Westin Galleria Hotel where the talks were happening
during the reception following the opening ceremonies. When the activist
pied her they declared "No More NAFTAs!" CAFTA will be the first trade
agreement passed by the United States since the passage of NAFTA almost a
decade ago. A lot of pressure is being placed on Central American
countries to wrap up the CAFTA negotiation quickly after the successful
walkout of the "G-22" countries at the WTO meeting last month in Cancun.
This action came in the midst of a busy week of direct action against the
CAFTA talks in Houston, including several large banner drops (one was
dropped from the 23rd story of the hotel where the meetings are taking
place), meeting disruptions, white overall blocks, marches and culture
jamming (for full coverage see houston.indymedia.org). The neoliberal
farce has got to end, "free trade is slave trade!" "free trade no,
democracy yes!"

This action was done in solidarity with our comrades in Brasil. Thanks for
your inspiration.

much love and solidarity,
agent banana cream
Confeiteiros Sem Fronteiras (Bakers without Borders)--Texas Cell


"O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchersŠ.
Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the pies of war."

-William Shakespeare

The Biotic Baking Brigade.....coming soon to a pie-o-region near you.

Look for "Let Slip the Pies of War: The BBB Cookbook," to be published by
AK Press <akpress.org > in early 2004.

PLEASE NOTE: the BBB has a new email address and website...


Friends of the BBB: c/o POB 40130, San Francisco, CA 94140, Amerika


*[Ed. note: The Biotic Baking Brigade is an anti
authoritarian direct action group]

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