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Film: "Trading Democracy"

Date:
Monday, February 21, 2005
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center - Paul or Julia
Location Details:
Unitarian Universalist Church - Main Hall
505 East Charleston Rd., Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)

In this documentary, Bill Moyers reports on Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which multinational corporations are using to challenge democracy. Chapter 11 is only one provision in the 555-page NAFTA – negotiated to promote business among the U.S., Canada and Mexico and supposedly written to protect investors if foreign governments tried to seize their property. But corporations have stretched NAFTA’s Chapter 11 to undermine environmental decisions, sue local governments, and overturn decisions of local communities in cases that are heard before international trade tribunals who make rulings in secret.

The film will be followed by an open discussion led by Jesse Swanhuyser, Director of the California Coalition for Fair Trade and Human Rights.

$5 - $10 suggested donation; sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, World Centric, and Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Feb 8, 2005 3:55PM
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