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Press Conference to Protest Calderon's Visit to Sacramento
Date Wednesday February 13
Time 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location Details
SHERATON GRAND HOTEL, 1230 "J' STREET
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
Event Type Press Conference
Organizer/Author
A coalition of human rights and labor groups will hold a press conference to protest the visit of right wing Mexican president Felipe Calderon on Wednesday, February 13 at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, in Sacramento.

PRESS CONFERENCE
PROTEST CALDERON'S
(THE ILLEGITIMATE MEXICAN PRESIDENT )
VISIT TO SACRAMENTO

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2008 AT 11:30 AM
SHERATON GRAND HOTEL , 1230 "J' STREET
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

PROTEST THE DEATHS OF
- 5,000 MIGRANTS AT THE BORDER
- OAXACA- 23 TEACHERS AND SUPPORTERS
- 70 MINE WORKERS
- ACTEAL 47 MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN
- 500 WOMEN IN JUAREZ

SAY NO TO THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (NAFTA)


CALDERON WILL BE HAVING LUNCH WITH THE GOVERNOR"

We would encourage you to pass this protest notice to all your lists and take some time off to say to the POLITICOS HEAR AND IN MEXICO THAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THEIR LIES AND THE DEATHS OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED ATTEMPTING TO CROSS THE BORDER


"POR EL DERECHO DE NOIMIGRAR !
FOR " THE RIGHT NO TO MIGRATE !

"VIVA LOS OBREROS ! " - Long Live the Workers!
"NO AL TLC ! " - No to NAFTA!


Brothers and Sisters.

We have been informed that Felipe Calderon (the Illegitimate Mexican President) is coming to Sacramento and Los Angeles and other cities in his campaign to "Defend the Immigrants," when he and his "Right-wing Conservative"party, the PAN, have supported the NAFTA trade agreements that have devastated both jobs on both sides of the border and are the root cause of the massive migration of close to 12 million workers seeking employment in the U.S. in order to support their families.

The U.S. agribusiness corporations are responsible for dumping U. S corn (billions of dollars) into the Mexican economy, leaving Mexican farmers unable to compete with the U. S subsidized (billions of tax dollars) corporate agricultural sector and unable to sell their corn. The "Monsanto" Corporation is pushing the use of their product line, the genetically modified corn seed in Mexico, meaning that the Monsanto Corporation will have full control of the seed and the elimination of the natural corn seed will eventually be controlled by the Monsanto Corporation, represented by the Rose Law Firm, Hillary's law firm.

This is all made possible by the North American Free Trade Agreements, agreements that the Bush/Clinton administration supported to the tune of millions of dollars in campaign contributions. Now we have Mrs. Bill Clinton also on the same path. When the Federal Mexican minimum wage is $4.88 per day and the Walmarts, Costcos, Home Depots, Priceclubs, Officemarts, (in Mexico) pay the minimum wage, we can see very clearly why people are forced to leave their families and country.

The other more important issue is that in Mexico there is rallying cry, "El derecho de no migrar !" "The right not to migrate!" In last year's teachers strike in Oaxaca, 22 Union teachers and APPO (Peoples support committee) members and an Indymedia news reporter Brad Will were murdered. The State and Federal Government violated peoples rights by arresting thousands of strikers and supporters and to this day not one person has been prosecuted by the police authorities. The workers chose to fight their government for jobs, decent wages, and health benefits and against the privatization of the educational system and the demand for school funding, books, nutritional programs for the children, and computers. This situation has occurred in other parts of Mexico with workers killed when they have protested the governments' economic policies.

So Calderon (El Espurio) comes to California on a media campaign "To look good". He will stand with the Democrats, Republicans and the Terminator, but he will stand with workers' blood on his hands, responsible for the further devastation with the expansion of the NAFTA agreements in the export of US corporate greed -- all in the name of "defending" Immigrant workers.

Appeal issued by:

FRENTE DE MEXICANOS EN EL EXTERIOR (FME)
LULAC WEST-SACRAMENTO
UNION CIVICA PRIMERO DE MAYO
LABOR COUNCIL FOR LATIN AMERICAN ADVANCEMENT (LCLAA)

For more information

Al Rojas.
TEL (916) 712-4251 CEL
EMAIL: nadm916 [at] aol.com
PAGINA WEB : http://www.eltrabajo.org.mx
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