Bob Cash of Texas Fair Trade Watch is organizing protest activities against the Trans Pacific Partnership "free trade agreement" that is being negotiated in Dallas May 8-18. See http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/texas and RSVP please.
About 130 government representatives and over 600 corporate lobbyists will gather at the Intercontinental Hotel, 15201 Dallas Parkway, 75001, in Addison to negotiate what Bob Cash calls the "biggest, worst, and most secretive of the 'free trade agreements'" so far. This one will be much, much worse than NAFTA, Cash says.
A press conference on May 8th, a teach-in on May 11, and other activities are in various stages of planning. In the past, these "free trade" negotiators and local authorities have conspired in every possible way to prevent Americans from protesting; consequently it is absolutely essential to sign up for the event so that organizers can keep you up to date on flexible planning. See http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/texas and RSVP please.
The growing list of endorsers includes:
Texas Building Trades
Teamsters Union International
Teamsters Union Local 745 in Dallas
Machinists Union International
National Sierra Club
Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club
Texas Apollo/Blue Green Alliance
North Texas Jobs with Justice
Global Trade Watch
Picket 11 AM - 1 PM Monday, April 23 at DFW Airport, Terminal D, upper level. Association of Professional Flight Attendants would like to stop American Air Lines from destroying thousands of workers and their families with layoffs and cutbacks
Apr 30: Early voting begins for the May 12th municipal and school board elections
May 1 (tentative): Expect the Pan-African Connection to hold some kind of MayDay celebration for the 8 hour day
Parade 10 AM Saturday, May 5 at 14th & Main in Grand Prairie. Labor Council for Latin American Advancement wants us to help celebrate the Mexican holiday "Cinco de Mayo."
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