============================================================================ Delivered-To: •••@••.••• From: "jeff genauer" <•••@••.•••> To: •••@••.••• Subject: New Jersey Activism Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 22:27:45 -0500 Mime-Version: 1.0 X-OriginalArrivalTime: 04 Jan 2001 03:27:45.0275 (UTC) FILETIME=[4DBD04B0:01C075FE] Hi! In New Jersey, activists recently formed the New Jersey Alliance for Direct Democracy (NJ-ADD). We're trying to get in contact with pro-democracy activists from around the state. Are you in touch with any? Sincerely, Jeff Genauer ============================================================================ Delivered-To: •••@••.••• Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 17:12:06 -0500 From: info <•••@••.•••> Organization: Rights Action Canada MIME-Version: 1.0 To: •••@••.••• Subject: Speaking Tour: "Free" Trade, Repression & Poverty [2nd Announcement] *** 2nd Announcement *** Speaking Tour in Canada and the US March-April, 2001 FTAA ["Free" Trade Area of the Americas], Poverty & Repression === An opportunity to learn about "free" trade, impoverishment and repression in Honduras, Guatemala and Chiapas, and about community economic development alternatives. === In late March & April 2001, Rights Action [formerly Guatemala Partners] will organize 2 speaking tours, for community human rights and development activists from Honduras, Guatemala and/or Chiapas, who will travel through the US and Canada, speaking in public educational forums. Their tours will culminate in Quebec City April 15-21, 2001, during the "Summit of the Americas" when leaders from across the Americas will meet to discuss the "Free" Trade Area of the Americas - FTAA. Along with accompanying Rights Action staff persons, our southern activist partners will talk about: . The nature of the "free" economic development models, well entrenched in their countries, that systematically violate the economic and social rights of millions of people, and that contribute directly to violations of political and civil rights. . The FTAA, as an extension of NAFTA [North American "Free" Trade Agreement], and why thousands of citizens from across the Americas will gather in Quebec City, April 2001, to participate in educational, advocacy and protest activities concerning the FTAA and the "Summit of the Americas". . What NGOs and CBOs (community-based organizations) are doing in Honduras, Guatemala and Chiapas, to build economic development models that guarantee respect for the basic economic and social rights of the majority poor, as well as their cultural, civil and political rights, and the environment. . How individuals and organizations in Canada and the US can work with partner groups in the south to enable them to build just societies and development models. === Is your university, school, church, institution or community organization interested in organizing an educational and fund-raising event(s) for one of our speakers - accompanied by a Rights Action person -- in late March and April 2001? If so, let us know as soon as possible. Contact: Grahame Russell, Tel: 416-654-2074. E: •••@••.••• Rights Action [formerly Guatemala Partners]. With offices in Washington DC, Toronto and Guatemala City, Rights Action is a tax-exempt organization that funds and provides technical support to development, humanitarian relief and human rights organizations in Guatemala, Chiapas (Mexico), Honduras and Haiti; and educates in the US and Canada about international rights, humanitarian and development issues. For more information, see www.rightsaction.org. -- Please Post & Distribute -- ============================================================================ Delivered-To: •••@••.••• Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2001 09:29:44 -0500 From: info <•••@••.•••> Organization: Rights Action Canada MIME-Version: 1.0 To: •••@••.••• Subject: Delegation to Guatemala -- 2nd Announcement *** PLEASE JOIN US *** Rights Action [formerly Guatemala Partners] invites you to join an Educational Delegation to Guatemala "Free" Trade & Human Rights in "post"-Conflict Guatemala IN GUATEMALA, delegation members will: . study the nature of Guatemala's unjust "free market" economic development model, . learn of how NGOs and CBOs (community-based organizations) are working to build an economic development model that guarantees respect for the economic and social rights of the majority poor, as well as their cultural, civil and political rights, and the environment, . learn of on-going repression (violations of political and civil rights), in the "post-conflict" era, and . learn of how individuals and organizations in Canada and the US can work with partner groups in Guatemala (indeed, throughout the region) to enable us all to build just societies and development models. "SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS", Quebec City, April 2001 This delegation is planned as lead-up to the FTAA "Summit of the Americas" to be held in Quebec City, Canada, April 20-22, 2001. The Summit will bring together 34 government leaders from the western hemisphere. The purpose of the Summit will be to put final touches on the FTAA ("Free" Trade Area of the Americas) agreement that purports to extend NAFTA (North American "Free" Trade Agreement) across the hemisphere. Leaders, government officials, commercial and financial elites, and international "aid" and "development" banks and agencies will participate in private meetings, gala dinners and public relations events. The FTAA will fortify and broaden the reach of the present international commercial and financial economic model (the "free trade" model) that is damaging to the environment and that systematically violates the human rights of a large percentage of Latin America's population. The FTAA will take further steps towards submitting health, education, community development, the environment and labor issues to the logic of the "free market" and to the control of corporate 'rights', while marginalizing and rendering ineffective environmental and human rights laws and standards. WHEN: February 10 - 18, 2001 WHERE: Guatemala City, and selected rural areas. COST: $640 per person [$80day] that includes: room and board, travel in the region, translation, program activities, trip leaders and guides. You are responsible for your own airfare. CONTACT INFORMATION Grahame Russell, T: 416-654-2074. 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