These trade institutions are rapidly advancing from their basic origins of regulating tariffs and quotas to setting broad guidelines for human health, worker safety, and environmental protection.
Sadly, under the influence of multinational corporations, these new
international standards constitute ceilings for social and environmental concerns, where safeguards must be minimized, not enhanced.
The preservation of the planet's remaining forests is one critical area
where these trade deals pose a serious threat. An exploration of these
issues will be accompanied by powerful and compassionate folk music, and
an opportunity for community sharing about related issues.
The program features:
--Jason Tockman, International Trade Director for
American Lands Alliance
--Folk singer/songwriter Danny Dolinger from Eugene, Oregon
--Forum for the sharing of local issues and fair trade campaigns
Location: Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy Street (1 block south of Fremont),
For more information, call Ivan / Cascadia Forest Alliance: (503)
Donations of $3-$20 requested. No one will be
turned away for lack of funds.
Co-sponsors: Alliance for Responsible Trade,
American Lands Alliance,
Cascadia Forest Alliance, Citizens Trade
Campaign, Mexico Solidarity
Network, Northwest Ecosystem Alliance,
Pacific Environment, and
R A I N F O R E S T R E L I E F
Dedicated to Preservation of the World's Rainforests Rainforest Relief strives to protect the world's remaining tropical and temperate rainforests by reducing
the demand for the products and materials of rainforest destruction.
P.O. Box 14131,