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Educational Forum-Do We Need The US-Korea Free Trade Agreement After NAFTA?

Date:
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Labor Video Project
Location Details:
5 Berry St/ To left side of Pacbell Park

6/9 Educational Forum-Do We Need The US-Korea Free Trade Agreement After NAFTA?
by Labor Video Project
Thursday May 31st, 2007 6:59 AM
The proposed new FTA agreements will have serious impact on working people abroad and in
the US. This is especially the case with Korea. A leader of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions
will be coming to San Francsico and will speak along with others about the dangers of this
proposed agreement.
Do We Need The US-Korea Free Trade Agreement After NAFTA?

San Francisco Regional Educational Conference & Video Screening

Saturday June 9, 2007 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (free)
ILWU Local 34
5 Berry St. (on left side of Pacbell Park)
San Francisco

The Bush administration with the support of the senior Democratic party
leaders in Congress is now supporting new fast track agreements with Panama,
Peru, Columbia and South Korea. The agreement with South Korea will be the
largest FTA since NAFTA. This agreement will have a major affect on jobs,
outsourcing and also internet rights allowing the government to shut down
web blogs and internet providers. It will also further expand the
de-regulation and privatization in both economies. Many trade unionists,
farmers and other activists are presently jailed in Korea for organizing
opposition to these devastating economic policies. Join union leaders from
South Korea, US trade unionists, educators, human rights activists and
others on June 9th at 1:00 PM at ILWU Local 34. This meeting will provide
the background on this agreement, who this FTA will benefit and who will it
harm.

Initial List of Speakers:
Young Koo Heo, VP of Korean Confederation Of Trade Unions KCTU
Chuck Mack, International Vice President Teamster Union, President IBT Local
70
Jeff Vogt, Global Economic Specialist AFL-CIO
Tim Paulson, Secretary /Treasurer San Francisco Labor Council

Endorsed by
San Francisco Labor Council
California Coalition for Fair Trade and Human Rights
AFL-CIO
Labor Video Project
Korean Americans United For Peace
Korean-Americans for Trade
Korean Americans Against War and Neoliberalism (KAWAN)* and the Korean
Alliance Against the Korus FTA (KoA

For more information please contact
(415)282-1908 lvpsf [at] labornet.org
Added to the calendar on Thu, May 31, 2007 1:14PM
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