Street Theater & Protest to Push Hillary Clinton
to Oppose the Peru Free Trade Agreement
Join us for a street theater Tug-of-War between corporate interests and
sellout Democrats and trade justice advocates and John Edwards -- with
both sides pulling Hillary Clinton! (We're not endorsing John Edwards (or
anyone) for president-- we just think it's cool that he's challenging
Hillary on her Peru vote.)
WHEN: Tuesday, November 13th, Noon.
WHERE: 780 Third Ave at 48th Street, Manhattan
If you'd like to volunteer to make signs, copy flyers, or make outreach
calls to get people to come out for the protest, email
[address removed] or call (347) 905-7334.
Sponsored by the NYC People's Referendum on Free Trade, a coalition of
Latin American solidarity, AIDS, animal rights, environmental, and labor
rights organization and activists united in opposition to pro-corporate,
anti-public interest free trade agreements.
Hillary Clinton: Don't Sell out on the Peru Free Trade
Sellout, Bush-lovin' Democrats in the House today betrayed workers, the
environment, people with AIDS, wildlife, farmed animals, Peru's social
security beneficiaries, indigenous people, family farmers,
Afro-Peruvians, advocates of free software, small businesses-- really
everyone but big corporations like Wal-mart, Citigroup, Occidental
Petroleum, and corporate agribusiness groups like the National Pork
Despite the disgraceful "leadership" of corporate hacks like
Charlie Rangel, Nancy Pelosi, Sander Levin, Steny Hoyer, Joseph Crowley,
and Rahm Emmanuel, a majority of Democrats stood strong for trade justice
and voted against the agreement, including New York Reps Nydia Velazquez,
Jose Serrano, and Jerrold Nadler. Sadly, New Yorkers Gary Ackerman,
Gregory Meeks, Edolphus Towns, Yvette Clarke, Carolyn Maloney, Anthony
Weiner, Elliot Engel, Vito Fosella, and of course, Rangel and Crowley
lacked the conviction and integrity their colleagues displayed and voted
for the agreement.
Now the battle shifts to the Senate...
Hillary has stated her intention to vote for the Peru FTA-- we need
to convince her to reconsider! John Edwards and trade justice
advocates are pushing Hillary Clinton to vote "NO!", but
corporate interests and the House Democratic leadership are pulling in
the other direction. Join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 1PM
for a Tug-o-Hillary-- a fun and educational street theater event street
theater event that we'll use to dramatize Hillary's current fence-sitter
position-- and hopefully pull her over to the side of trade
With Edwards bringing Hillary's failure to oppose the Peru FTA to the
public spotlight, we're faced with a unique opportunity to bring public
attention to an agreement that has largely flown below the radar of the
If Hillary can be convinced to vote "no" on the Peru FTA, this
will be a huge embarrassment for Losercrats Rangel and Pelosi, and will
make it politically difficult for them to bring any more free trade
agreements to a vote before the 2008 presidential-election. If she
votes yes, we must force to to do so in the face of open, public
opposition. We can't let her get away with repeating the Democrats
Big Lie on the Peru FTA-- that it's not controversial!
Hillary knows that US voters OPPOSE NAFTA-style free trade deals, so
she's been talking the trade justice talk lately; now let's make her walk
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