(en) Peoples' Movements vs. "Free" Trade and the WTO - Worldwide

Dave Cull (dcull@mail.island.net)
Fri, 05 Dec 97 16:39:21

A AA AAAA The A-Infos News Service AA AA AA AA INFOSINFOSINFOS http://www.tao.ca/ainfos/ AAAA AAAA AAAAA AAAAA

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Mon, 1 Dec 97 10:11:07 CST
>From: Play Fair Europe! Aachen <playfair@asta.rwth-aachen.de>
> **Please help us to distribute this message**
>)From the 23 to the 25 of February 1998, 600 representatives of peoples
>movements will meet in Geneva to establish a platform for worldwide action
>against trade liberalisation: the Peoples' Global Action against "Free"
>Trade and the WTO (PGA).
>The PGA will work as a tool for coordination, exchange of information and
>mutual support for the struggles of all those hit by neoliberal
>globalisation. It calls for non-violent civil disobedience and the
>construction of local alternatives by local people, as answers to the
>action of multilateral institutions, governments and corporations.
>The first big-scale action in the calendar of the PGA will be a wave of
>decentralised mobilisations and protests all over the world parallel to the
>Second Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which
>shall take place on 18-20 May 1998.
>The meeting in February will be the founding conference of the PGA, since
>it will lay down the basis of the alliance in the form of a manifesto. It
>is being convened by a committee formed by some of the most representative
>peoples' movements of all continents, including peasant movements (like the
>Brazilian Movimento Sem Terra, the Indian KRRS and the Peasant Movement of
>the Philippines), indigenous peoples (like the Mexican Zapatistas, the
>Nigerian Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, the Indigenous
>Women's Network of North America and the Pacific and FIA, a Maori
>organisation from Aotearoa), unions (like the Central Sandinista de
>Trabajadores from Nicaragua) and women's organisations (like Mama 86, an
>organisation of Ukranian women affected by the Chernobyl disaster, and the
>above mentioned Indigenous Women's Network).
>Other events will take place around the first PGA conference. From the 18
>to the 21 of February, there will be several information and discussion
>roundtables on topics such as gender, food production, culture, economics,
>etc., prepared by organisations participating in the conference. On
>February 22 there will be a one-day intensive seminar on the WTO, the MAI
>and trade liberalisation. On February 26 there will be a number of
>coordination and planning sessions in small groups, divided according to
>the topics treated in the roundtables. Finally, on February 27 there will
>be a European meeting to launch a Europe-wide movement of civil
>disobedience against "free" trade.
>If you want more information about the PGA and its first conference, please
>visit the web page http://www.agp.org or send a message to
>IMPORTANT: If you are interested in this conference and come from Africa,
>Asia, Latin America or Central and Eastern Europe, please get in touch with
>the conference secretariat RIGHT NOW, even if you are not sure about your
>participation. The Swiss visa procedure is probably the most difficult one
>in the whole world. There will be limited funds to support the travel
>expenses of some delegates; you will receive more information about this at
>the beginning of 1998, but you should anyhow send your application now.
>Play Fair Europe! e.V. Tel: +49-241-80 37 92
>Turmstr. 3 Fax: +49-241-88 88 394
>52072 Aachen, Germany email: playfair@asta.rwth-aachen.de

===================END FORWARDED MESSAGE===================

****** A-Infos News Service ***** News about and of interest to anarchists

Subscribe -> email MAJORDOMO@TAO.CA with the message SUBSCRIBE A-INFOS Info -> http://www.tao.ca/ainfos/ Reproduce -> please include this section