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Emergency Teach-in on the Pending Korea Free Trade Agreement

Emergency Teach-in on the Pending Korea Free Trade Agreement

Mark Your Calendar & Spread the Word!
Emergency Teach-in on the Pending Korea Free Trade Agreement
The biggest free trade agreement since NAFTA in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression!!???
Thursday, October 7 * 7:00 pm
AFSCME Council 75 Building
6025 E. Burnside * Portland, OR
President Obama recently announced plans to push the Korea Free trade Agreement immediately after the November elections.  This Bush-negotiated pact is the biggest free trade agreement since NAFTA itself.  If passed, it will accelerate the offshoring of Oregon jobs, expose the state’s environmental laws to new forms of attack and prohibit the type of banking regulations needed to head of the next financial crisis.
The time to stop the Korea FTA is short. Attend our down-and-dirty, action-oriented teach-in to learn:
  • How many and what types of jobs Oregon should expect to lose if the Korea FTA passes
  • Why Oregon legislators are warning the Korea FTA poses a threat to state environmental laws
  • The message our Korean allies are sending regarding this agreement
  • The special role Oregon plays in the Korea debate & how you can make a difference
Panelists include long-time trade activists David Delk on democracy issues; Barbara Dudley on financial deregulation; Arthur Stamoulis on job loss; and more!
Don’t want to wait until October? Educate yourself and take action now using ORFTC’s online toolkit about the Korea FTA.  For more information, contact the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign at info@oregonfairtrade.org or (503) 736-9777.  We can still stop the Korea FTA from passing, but it’s going to take your help!