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Food First Book Release of "Shafted: Free Trade and Amercia's Working Poor"
Date Tuesday September 02
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
New College Theater, 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorChristine Ahn
Come to the Food First book release of: SHAFTED: FREE TRADE AND AMERICA'S WORKING POOR Tuesday, September 2nd, 7 - 9 p.m. New College Theater, 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco Join Activists in a Discussion on How 'Free Trade' Hits Home: Lucas Benitez, Coalition of Immokalee Workers Feiyi Chen, Chinese Progressive Association Anuradha Mittal, Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First Pietro Paravanno, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Association And others... A moving testimony to the damage free trade wreaks on ordinary Americans. The people have spoken. Will the powerful deign to listen? -- Barbara Ehrenreich, author, Nickel and Dimed Before our politicians sign one more disastrous deal, they should all be tied down and forced to read this extraordinary and important book. -- Naomi Klein, author, No Logo Free Trade Is Not Free. NAFTA. The WTO. Trade agreements are supposed to benefit us all. Instead, in the decade since they've been in effect, life has become much worse for millions of working Americans. In Shafted -- working people, family farmers and farmworkers, fishermen and seamstresses - - describe the ruin free trade has brought to them, their families, and their towns. These aren't theorists; these are the voices of experience. And they're telling us, clearly and eloquently, that it's time to stop the madness that enriches a few corporations at the cost of justice, human rights, community, family, and the dignity of work and of workers. On June 12, 2003, a powerful delegation of resisters to this model of globalization courageously testified to members of Congress and the American public how they've fared under 'free trade.' Now they're coming to the bay area. Contact Information: Christine Ahn,(510) 654 - 4400, http://www.foodfirst.org/wto/shafted/ . Organized by the Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First Sponsored by New College.
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