Come to Tucson and help us stop the Andean Free Trade Agreement
Sunday, November 30 to December 4, 2004
Tuesday, November 30thCommunity Rally at opening ceremony outside the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church (west side) at 11 amAn official AFTA luncheon starts at 12pm at the TCC. Be there at 11am if possible to greet the free-traders as they arrive!
7pm: AFTA TEACH-IN. Univ. of AZ College of Law. Room 146 (in back of main building). NW corner of Speedway/Mountain (parking in back). Panelists from South America and U.S.
Wednesday, December 1 12-1pm: Vigil at the Marriott Hotel Park near the UA campus. 880 E. 2nd St.
6:30pm: Dynamic Free Trade Skit (involves audience participation). Scrappy's. 201 E.
Broadway. Downtown near Bus station.
Thursday, December 2nd
4:30pm: Global Unemployment Line. Gather at the Marriott Hotel.
7pm: Concert by Nicaraguan Duo "Guardabarranco." Unitarian Church. 4831 E. 22nd St.
Friday, December 3rd, 3pm: Anti-AFTA March. Meet at Old Main at Univ. of AZ (near Park Ave.
entrance). After a rally march will proceed to the Marriott Hotel Park where the AFTA
negotiations are held. Late arrival come directly to the Marriot 4-5pm.
5pm: Borderlinks Open House/Dinner. $12 per person. 620 S. 6th Ave. Speakers on
Borderlinks projects and Migrants crossing the desert. Music. Call 628-8263 to reserve and pay at door. Buffet dinner begins at 5pm.
Saturday, December 4th
11am-5pm: Shop Your Conscience (Fair Trade and Local Products). Fundraiser for Guatemala
Medical Acupuncture Project. 1991 W. Calle Campana de Plata (between Grant and Speedway.
west of Silverbell--follow signs). More info call 623-6620.
6pm: Jobs with Justice Annual Grinch Party with Caliche con Carne. $10 donation requested.
Carpenters' Hall. 606 S. Plumer ( east
of Campbell and south of Broadway).
Tucson is hosting Free Trade
negotiations for the Andean region, between the US and
Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador. These negotiations could
possibly break down around issues involving
agriculture and intellectual property rights. The US
is pressuring to come up with an agreement before
inauguration day (January 20th). This could be a
chance for us to add some much needed pressure to
derail another neo-liberal, anti-environment, and
Several fair trade groups are suggesting we take on
organizing around this--and are sending people out
here for the negotiations. If anyone is interested in
doing something about this vital issue and these
negotiations coming to our city, please, please,
please drop me a line or give me a call.
For full coverage of AFTA and updates on events, visit www.arizona.indymedia.org
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STOP THE AFTA
P.O. Box 2814
Tucson, AZ 85702-0744