Trade Justice Network

Inter-Continental Day of Action, 31 January 2014

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Place: Across North America

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No more NAFTA — 20 Years is Enough!

On January 31, 2014, Communities throughout Mexico, Canada and the United States will join together to say “ENOUGH!” to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other corporate “trade” deals. They will do this in solidarity with with an important conference in Mexico City on the catastrophic impacts of NAFTA on Mexico and the need for a radically new trade model for the continent and beyond.NAFTAat20

January 2014 marks the twenty-year anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a pact that has had devastating consequences for working families, small farmers, indigenous peoples, small business and the environment in all three countries and beyond. The pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been described as “NAFTA on Steroids.” Four years into the TPP negotiations, this new corporate power grab threatens to:

  • Destroy livelihoods and accelerate the global race to the bottom in wages and working conditions
  • Further commodify agriculture, trample food sovereignty, hurt small farmers and contribute to forced migration
  • Enable new corporate attacks on democratically-enacted environmental and consumer protections
  • Undermine global economic stability by prohibiting effective regulation of financial markets
  • Reduce access to life-saving generic medications, increase the costs of prescriptions, and restrict freedom on the Internet

The harm that NAFTA has already cost our communities, and the new threats that the TPP poses, must be both acknowledged and resisted. We also need to spread the word that since NAFTA, when people have come together across issue areas and across geographic borders, we have defeated similar corporate power grabs like the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), the Millennial Round of the World Trade Organization, and the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). We will do so again with the TPP.

We are calling on you to attend and/or help organize a demonstration against NAFTA and the TPP in your community. Before January 27, use these links to register an event or sponsor the day of action:

For those planning events and actions, see the following template media advisory and release, and sample brochures for handing out:

– TEMPLATE MEDIA ADVISORY
– TEMPLATE MEDIA RELEASE

1. SAMPLE PAMPHLET (Canada 1).rtfd
2. TPP JAN 31 montreal ENG colour
3. No more NAFTAs (The Council of Canadians pamphlet)
3. SAMPLE PAMPHLET (US 1)

PHOTOS OF THE DAY OF ACTION CAN BE MAILED TOsferios@gmail.com. They will be posted here:

http://www.flushthetpp.org/jan31continentalactionphotos

For more info, email January31@citizenstrade.org.

This call to action is endorsed by:

  • The Action Hub
  • Alliance for Democracy
  • Backbone Campaign
  • Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
  • Citizens Trade Campaign
  • Clowns Against Poverty
  • Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline
  • Colectivo Guatemalteco
  • Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER)
  • Common Frontiers
  • Community Alliance for Global Justice
  • Community to Community Development
  • The Council of Canadians
  • The Council of Canadians – Edmonton Chapter
  • The Council of Canadians – Hamilton Chapter
  • The Council of Canadians – Kamloops Chapter
  • The Council of Canadians – Montreal Chapter
  • The Council of Canadians – Peel Region Chapter
  • The Council of Canadians – Quill Plains Chapter
  • The Council of Canadians – Toronto Chapter
  • The Democracy Center
  • ECAWAR
  • Expose the TPP – USA
  • Flush the TPP
  • Food First, Institute for Food and Development Policy
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Friends of the Earth US
  • Global Exchange
  • Global Justice for Animals and the Environment
  • GMO Free Las Vegas
  • Grandmothers Advocacy Network
  • Green Party of Delaware
  • Illinois Fair Trade Coalition
  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  • Institute for Policy Studies, Global Economy Project
  • International Society for Ecology and Culture
  • January 1st Collective
  • Maine Fair Trade Campaign
  • Manhattan Green Party
  • March Against Monsanto
  • Massachusetts Pirate Party
  • Mexican Action Network on Free Trade (RMALC)
  • Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN
  • Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition
  • MoveOn Dallas Council
  • MoveOn Desert Council
  • MoveOn Fort Worth Council
  • MoveOn Metro Denver Council
  • MoveOn Tampa Council
  • National Farmers Union (Canada)
  • NY Faith and Justice
  • NYC Friends of Clearwater
  • Occupy Canada
  • Occupy Bellingham
  • Occupy Edmonton
  • Occupy Red Deer
  • Occupy San Diego
  • Oregon Fair Trade Campaign
  • Organic Consumers Association
  • Orlando Light Brigade
  • PDA Desert Chapter
  • Pennsylvania Fair Trade Coalition
  • Planting Justice
  • Polaris Institute
  • Popular Resistance
  • Progressive Democrats of America
  • Quebec Network on Continental Integration (RQIC)
  • Raging Grannies Action League
  • Reclaim Our Democracy Canada
  • School of the Americas Watch – L.A. Chapter
  • Trade Justice Network (Canada)
  • TradeJustice New York Metro
  • United for Action
  • United Students for Fair Trade
  • Washington Fair Trade Coalition
  • Witness for Peace Northwest
  • Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, Corporations vs Democracy Issue Committee
  • Writers on Societal Issues & Futurism