University of Vermont

The FTAA and the Fight Against Corporate Globalization Conference

A day of education, dialogue, and workshops on free trade and the potential impacts of the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

April 14, 10am - 9pm
Angell Building, UVM, Burlington, Vermont [map]

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Panels and workshops will include:

  • What is the Free Trade Area of the Americas?
  • The effects of free trade on labor
  • Agriculture, biotech and free trade
  • Free trade and racism, immigration, and AIDS
  • The World Bank, IMF, WTO, and neoliberal economics
  • Student Organizing
  • The impacts of free trade on women around the world
  • Imperialism, militarization, and free trade
  • Free trade's impacts on the environment
  • Independent media and corporate media
  • Kicking capitalism out of our food systems
  • Democracy and political movements
  • History of Trade Agreements
  • Where does the anti-globalization movement go from here?
  • And more...

Speakers Include:

Heather Albert-Knopp (ISE Biotechnology Project)
Jason Capell (Johnson State College)
Dan Chodorkoff (Institute for Social Ecology)
Jerry Colby (Writers Union)
James Cockcroft (SUNY-Empire)
Ellen Davis Friedman (Progressive Party)
Síra DeSantis (ACERCA)
Jason Ford (Native Forest Network)
Joseph Gainza (AFSC)
Ben Gore (Middlebury College)
Chaia Heller (Institute For Social Ecology)
Arthur Hynes (ACERCA)
Wil Miller (Green Mountain Veterans For Peace)
Orin Langelle (ACERCA)
Mai Nguyen (International Socialist Organization)
Anne Petermann (Native Forest Network & ACERCA)
Erin Royster (Institute for Social Ecology)
Hector Saez (UVM)
Ashley Smith (International Socialist Organization)
Helen Scott (International Socialist Organization)
Kate Treverse (Vermont Abortion Rights Coalition)

And More..

The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) is the expansion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the entire Western hemisphere with the exception of Cuba. The FTAA is the most extensive trade and investment agreement to date, surpassing the WTO and NAFTA. Come find out why thousands of activists are coming through Vermont to head to the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City on April 20 and get involved with the Vermont Mobilization for Global Justice!

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