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News and Events November 9th

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Between people there are no borders. ¡Que viva la solidaridad!

 

News and Events for Tues, Nov 9th


UPCOMING EVENTS:

WED NOV 10th:
1st meeting of PCASC exploratory working group on Climate Change. Meet up at 4:30pm at 2249 E. Burnside.

THURS NOV 11th:
HOLA  DISCUSSION SERIES PRESENTS
Left in Crisis: Strategic Ideas for Class Warfare
 
And learn about the Organization for a Free Society with:
John Cronan Jr., Labor Organizer, Writer & Radical Theorist
Casey Asprooth-Jackson, Student, Labor, & Human Rights Activist in Film Studies
 
When: Thursday, Nov 11th 2010
Talk at 5pm, Discussion at 6-7pm
Where: Laughing Horse Books

Visit website for more info


WED NOV 17th
Teach-in on Climate Justice: Lessons learned from Copenhagen and what's at stake in Cancun

Come at 6pm for the teach-in and then join us at 7pm for the regular PCASC meeting.  Find us at 2249 E. Burnside.
Contact annemarieengtoft_at_gmail.com for more details

 

CRIMINALES TODOS

A Community Art Exhibit
December 10th – 17th, 2010
Opening Reception: Dec 10th, 2010
Bohemia Gallery:
511 N. Tillamook, Portland, OR 97227
(N Tillamook & N Interstate)

Open call for artists!
Submission Deadline: Dec.1, 2010

More info at criminalestodos.tumblr.com

More events at pcasc.net/events-calendar


take action

Action alert from our friends at the
Alliance for Global Justice

We Must Act Now to Stop the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement
Write Obama Today!

With the G20 Summit getting under way this week in Seoul, South Korea, President Obama is expected to announce a new effort to pass the pending KORUS (South Korea-US) Free Trade Agreement. This would be the largest FTA passed since NAFTA and would represent a similar blow to family farmers and manufacturing workers in both countries, with the same assaults as NAFTA on environmental and labor standards and the very concept of national sovereignty. The only ones who would benefit would be big, transnational corporations that want to run rough-shod over the interests and democratic rights of communities and nations. The KORUS-FTA would serve to open the gates for passage of pending FTAs with Colombia and Panama.

The White House can be reached by telephone at:
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461

To send an email to the White House, click on the following link and paste in the sample message provided here, or write your own message:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/
contact

Action Alert from our friends at the 
Citizens Trade Campaign:


Oppose the KORUS FTA
, call your Senator.

Call 202-224-3121, give your zip code, and request the capitol operator connect you to your Senator or Representative. When you get the office, confidently ask to speak to the “Trade Staff Person.” [For talking points, see here and scroll down] and request the official come out publicly against the trade deal. Be sure to leave your address, and ask for a written reply.


NEWS AND ANALYSIS

Free Trade:
ORFTC's toolkit for fighting the KORUS FTA
AFL-CIO blog- Colombian Workers: Keep Fighting Against Free Trade Agreement

Climate change:
Learning and Doing in Copenhangen
Toolkit from Grassroots Global Justice

Labor solidarity:
"..we have to organize harder, and make sure that our fights and our campaigns are public and international in nature.”
FLOC organizer in Mexico. Read more here
Teachers strike again in Honduras


Mining:
Two stories on mining in Central America from the Weekly News Update on the Americas
News as we get it at www.pcasc.net

How to plug-in to PCASC

“If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time…But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”- lila watson

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Check out our website for our 
Current Volunteer Opportunities and internships

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