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Educational Conference "KORUS Another NAFTA?" US KORUS Free Trade Agreement & The Korean
Date Sunday February 27
Time 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
McClaren Hall
University Of San Francisco
Fulton & Clayton St. San Francisco
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorLabor Video Project
Educational Conference "KORUS Another NAFTA?" US KORUS Free Trade Agreement & The Korean Peninsula
Sunday February 27, 2011 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
University Of San Francisco McClaren Hall
Fulton St & Clayton St. San Francisco
Free

The Korea-US KORUS will be the largest free trade agreement in the US since NAFTA. This conference will look at the affect of NAFTA in the US and Mexico and the proposed KORUS trade agreement between the United States and Korea. How will the economic rules of this new agreement affect the conditions for farmers and workers are in Korea and for US workers and the environment. It will also look at the movement for democratic communication rights and media in Korea under the present administration. Education, healthcare, food and many other areas will be radically changed under this agreement and this will be outlined at this educational conference. Finally the conference will also look at the growing militarization of the Korean peninsula, why this is taking place and what this means for the people of Korea and the United States. This will be the first educational conference in the United States on this important proposed agreement.

Speakers-
Christine Ahn, Korea Policy Center
Tim Robertson, California Fair Trade Coalition
Dorothy Kidd, Professor USF Media Studies
Ian Fletcher, Economist
Clarence Thomas, ILWU Local 10 former Secretary Treasurer
Paul Liem, Korea Policy Expert
Cindy Sheehan, Anti-War and Human Rights Activist
George Wright, AFT 1492 Professor Skyline College UPWA
Pablo Rodriquez, AFT 2121 Professor
Korea Mediact, Representative streamed live from Korea

Videos and Music
Will be streamed on the web live at http://www.labortech.net

Sponsored by San Francisco Labor Council, California Fair Trade Coalition, United Public Workers For Action, Peace and Freedom Party San Francisco
For information lvpsf(at)igc.org (415)867-0628 or (415)987-4870
For more information
http://citizenstrade.org/cal-korea.php
http://sflaborcouncil.org/sites/labor/uploads/01-24-11ResOpposingKORUS.pdf
http://blip.tv/file/4640296
korea_mediact_demo_in_seoul.jpg
Added to the calendar on Sunday Feb 13th, 2011 11:06 AM
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