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Miami FLA

Towards the end of November, in Miami FLA, trade ministers from the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) will be meeting. Many protests worldwide have had Portland influence. Most recently the USDA/WTO Ministerial in Sacramento that was largely effective due to the people of Portland; and the WTO Cancun Ministerial that had much more international orchestration but was also helped along by people of Portland. The FTAA meetings in Miami must not be allowed to be successful. I would like to have a Portland flair added to those actions across the country. I know we cant have as much influence as in Sacto (as it is much further away) but having a few people down there early to help shape the demonstrations, welcoming center, IMC center, etc would be great. I think that we should definately have at least soem kind of prescence. If anyone is planning on going down there early in the month of November perhaps we should try to get more people together to help out. Lets keep the pressure on our oppressors and ter it all down.
Towards the end of November, in Miami FLA, trade ministers from the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) will be meeting. Many protests worldwide have had Portland influence. Most recently the USDA/WTO Ministerial in Sacramento that was largely effective due to the people of Portland; and the WTO Cancun Ministerial that had much more international orchestration but was also helped along by people of Portland.

The FTAA meetings in Miami must not be allowed to be successful. I would like to have a Portland flair added to those actions across the country. I know we cant have as much influence as in Sacto (as it is much further away) but having a few people down there early to help shape the demonstrations, welcoming center, IMC center, etc would be great.

I think that we should definately have at least soem kind of prescence. If anyone is planning on going down there early in the month of November perhaps we should try to get more people together to help out. Lets keep the pressure on our oppressors and ter it all down.

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general meeting call? 24.Sep.2003 20:02

SPB tony@newurbanartist.com

I have been wanting to get a meeting to talk about getting people down to florida from here. we could talk about things like; renting busses, cars fundraising and see if there is any intrest in joining one of the larger calls to action from various groups i.e. do we wan tobe a part of their particular idea of what to do in florida to stop the ftaa.
anyone interested? we could meet at the "cafe" (back ot back) perhaps.

CBLOC is trying to do some coordination for PDX folks going to Miami 24.Sep.2003 21:13

DJ Shadow info@pcasc.net

CBLOC is trying to do some coordination for PDX folks going to Miami. If folks want to hook up, that might be a place to start. CBLOC is the Cross Border Labor Organizing Coalition, and was the main group responsible for the recent anti-WTO protest in Portland, and have coordinated a lot of the organizing against corporate globalization for the last few years here.

Call them at 503-236-7916, or email at  info@pcasc.net

503-236-7916