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by Global Exchange

1. DOWNLOAD OUR FTAA & WTO ACTION PACK!

This exciting Action Pack has been updated with analyses & news coverage about the defeat of the FTAA, and how we can work to make sure our victory is consolidated to defeat CAFTA!

2. ORGANIZE A WEEK OF ACTION FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE:

A Global Week of Action is planned for April 10-17, 2005. Take advantage of this global uprising for economic justice by organizing events in your community. These April actions to defeat CAFTA and other free trade schemes can involve lobbying, demonstrations outside Congressional offices, vigils, teach-ins, call-in days, and other vibrant efforts for Fair Trade. Use the materials in our FTAA Action Pack to help you organize your community!

3. URGE YOUR CONGRESSPERSON TO VOTE NO ON CAFTA!

Fair trade forces are gearing up for a legislative battle to defeat the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) in Congress. Signed by the governments of the United States, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and El Salvador, the agreement would extend many of the most contested provisions of the proposed FTAA throughout Central America. This is a "divide-and-conquer" strategy of the Bush Administration to subject the poorest countries of the hemisphere to U.S. corporate domination and break up the unity of Latin America against the FTAA.

For more information on how to bring the fight against CAFTA to your town visit our new CAFTA resources page!

4. READ ABOUT LATIN AMERICAN RESISTANCE TO THE FTAA!

A succinct analysis by Global Exchange called Strategies from the South: The Alliances and Alternatives that Aim to Defeat Corporate-Driven Trade published in Race, Poverty, and the Environment.

5. FIND OUT HOW WE DEFEATED THE FTAA!

On November 19-21, 2003, thousands of activists from across the country met in Miami to protest the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas. Read Global Exchange's statement on the talks, check out media coverage of the protests and read an extensive analysis of the results of the negotiations.

6. SHAPE THE PUBLIC MEDIA DEBATE:

Write a Letter to the Editor or an article in your local newspaper, or pitch them on a local story related to the global economy. Make sure that others in your local community - who might be interested in participating - know about your local organizing efforts. Check out the Media Guide in our FTAA Action Pack for more ideas.

7. EDUCATE YOURSELF!

Global Exchange hosts an online store of incredibly interesting and informative books and videos available on a wide variety of global justice and human rights topics.

8. EDUCATE YOUR COMMUNITY

GX hosts a Speaker's Bureau of local and global speakers who regularly tour the US. We will be bringing speakers from Latin American countries who have faced corporate globalization and will inspire us to organize to resist the FTAA! Contact speakers@globalexchange.org.

9. SUPPORT GLOBAL EXCHANGE:

Become a member of Global Exchange or make a donation. Our campaign will not be possible without the generous support of concerned people like you!

10. TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA:

Global Exchange organizes Reality Tours to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela - where you can learn about the potential impacts of the FTAA, and what organizations are doing on the ground to prevent it. Meet with farmers, women's groups, churches, human rights advocates, unions, and environmental organizations - and come back inspired to WIN the fight against corporate globalization!

11. CONNECT WITH THE MOVEMENT!

Sign on to our moderated listserve on global justice - with approximately weekly postings - at our Email sign up center.

For more information on our global justice campaigns and how you can get involved, please call us at 415-255-7296 x.245 or email trade@globalexchange.org.

Global Exchange protest the FTAA on the US/Mexico border.

http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/ftaa/actnow.html