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All tariffs on garments and textiles lifted in prep for FTAA

War is not the only thing we should be talking about-- it is a huge media smoke screen in front of all the other really important issues we should be talking about in the context of U.S. imperialism. Today in the Oregonian business page there was the announcement of Robert Zoelick and company having proposed the elimination of all trade tariffs on garments and textiles in preparation for the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
This article referred to the FTAA as something "nearly all nations in the hemisphere had agreed to a blueprint for..." It then went on to talk about how the U.S. has not moved on subsidies of agriculture, and in fact increased such subsidies by 80% last year-- a major issue for countries like Brazil that could stop and agreement from being reached.

So, The question is, if over half the stuff in the independent media is related to speculation and analysis about the unjust war that could happen in Iraq, and all of the deception related to this war, what about the permanent war?

What about the thousands who will die or starve, or go deeper into poverty because of privatization, union busting, and neoliberal trade policies that are moving ahead full force, with the perfect diversion in place?

We should all show up as many times as possible to protest this war on Iraq, but we should not allow it to consume our independent media, and make sure we keep eachother informed about the real Bush agenda that killing some Iraqi civilians is only a stepping stone to-- global economic rule for the elites of this country at the expense of the global south and the workers of the world.

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