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MIAMI FLORIDA November 19-21st Nonviolent Direct Action
Join the Eco Bloc In Miami and Beyond! Derail FTAA! Stop the War on the Earth and Mobilize for Ecology & Democracy in 2004!
For folks who are interested in going to Miami, we are organizing a meeting this Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6pm at the CBLOC office--616 E Burnside.
I nice summary of the rising Global Justice Movement...
Just passing along info about this action happening up north.
This is a link to the ride board for the Miami Anti-FTAA demonstrations.
There are rides leaving from PDX so I thought it was appropriate that people knew about it.
follow the link
to watch a great IMC feature
Many people associated with Indymedia are preparing to cover the FTAA/ALCA Ministerial meeting in Miami this coming November. Several work groups have been formed to coordinate different aspects of our effort. Since Indymedia is an all volunteer collective, to cover this historic moment in history, we are in need of funds to pay for the costs of computer, video and web radio hardware, Internet access and a public convergence space.
Activists are converging in Oakland, California on October 18th for the West Coast FTAA Consulta. Full details below.
sunday 12 october, 6pm, 616 e burnside (iww hall)
VoteNoWar.com's site for transportation info for the Oct. 25 march on San Francisco against Bush and the Iraq invasion.
Sunday, Oct. 12th @ 6:00pm
616 E. Burnside (IWW Hall)
Come hear first hand accounts of people who were down in Cancun protesting the WTO. This will also be a send-off for people going to the FTAA meetings in Miami.
For those planning on going to Miami for the FTAA meetings Nov. 17-21, there will be a meeting on Thurs., Oct. 23 @ 6:00pm at 616 E. Burnside (IWW Hall).
Mike Moore of "pets or meat" once again asks' gwb the seven nasty questions
New book ... Dude, where's my country
Work is being done on setting up an IMC house in Miami area for the FTAA/ALCA November convergence, a dedicated web site is planned, etc.
Miami is trying to pass an unconstitutional ordinance for the upcoming FTAA protests, read about the ordinance and what you can do to help!
Looks like they want to wait until the last minute to put the kabosh on free speech in Miami. Sounds like something Bush once said about "these people hate our freedom".
look below for the actual text of the proposed miami city ordinance!
this action alert is adapted from public citizen's alert.
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.
Latin Bishops Launch Broadside against Free Trade Area
Raul Pierri, Inter Press Service (IPS)
Sept. 5, 2003
QUE SE VAYAN will put some savvy desperados hundreds of feet high near the Miami FTAA Convention Center ( maybe thousands of feet, si tu quieres ) with giant banners to do cell phone interviews for days before and during the hemispheric Fat Cats (pinche Gatos-Gorditos) meeting. The joke is on the millionaires and corporate criminals when we tell them what the world thinks about their trade-economics-for-the rich. Help us think up good banner titles (SHORT!) Sponsor a Banner
a consulta to facilitate the sharing of resources and to help plug people in to already existing resources from the CO caravan as well as discuss anti-capitalist strategy--specifically noted: the padded bloc
FAQ on the proposed Padded Bloc for Miami. Nov. 20th-21st stop the FTAA
Join thousands at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia from November 21-23, 2003 to commemorate all victims of terror and demand an end to impunity. Stand up for justice and against the double standard in the "War on Terrorism" - organize to close the SOA (renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation).
It's important that concerned citizens immediately contact Miami city officials to voice their opposition to this draconian, unconstitutional measure.Tell them you're contacting them to express your opposition to this ordinance which strips away free speech rights - refer to it the parades and demonstrations ordinance; if they ask what you mean, tell them it's item J-O3-772 on the Sept. 25 City Commission agenda, which would add section 6.1 to Chapter 54 of the City of Miami municipal code
hey yo from houston!! join us as we say NO to the CENTRAL AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT!!! oct. 20th - 24th, 2003
On November 20 and 21 the FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) will meet at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Miami to unilaterally finalize their vision of an economic policy that threatens the freedom and well being of every living being in this hemisphere. Although ordinary people will not be allowed into the meetings to offer their input, we will be in the streets to welcome them.
In good self-organizing tradition, folks are preparing to cover FTAA/ALCA meeting in Miami this coming November.
Running and Walking in prayer carrying the message All Life Is Sacred. To show our support for the SOA 86. And the protest in November at Fort Benning held by the SOAW
"3% are bad people who will come here as anarchists to disrupt... to get on the news by getting someone to club them."
Information on a pivotal consulta to plan for the protests in Miami. The Miami summit will take place Nov. 20-21st assuming the tens of thousands of protesters from across the hemisphere dont shut it down.
updated information on organizing for a padded contingent for the Nov. 20-21st FTAA meetings in Miami (with endorsers, logistics, and more) This contingent will take action with a determination to disrupt the meetings.
GUESS WHAT: You Already Do! Each year, millions of your tax dollars are being used for the training of Latin American soldiers at the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, GA. The training provided at the SOA contributes to attrocities and human rights abuses.
Call to action for the FTAA meetings this November in miami! As a part of what is sure to be a multitude of tactics, POG is sending out this call specifically for a padded contingent. We envision a total shutdown of the meetings through the combination of diverse tactics.
Resist the Free Trade Area of the Americas
Anti-capitalist consulta: JUNE 7-8
This is a call for an anti-capitalist coordinating/planning meeting to begin preparations for actions against the FTAA ministerial meeting being held in Miami, Florida on November 20-22, 2003. We hope that this consulta will be an opportunity to build a broad based, diverse anti-capitalist response to the ministerial.
resist the ftaa!!!