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Home Calendar Past Events 2011-02-27 Is KORUS Another NAFTA?, San Francisco

2011-02-27 Is KORUS Another NAFTA?, San Francisco

On February 27 anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan will join several other speakers at an all-day educational event on new KORUS trade agreement with Korea.

When: Sunday, February 27 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
Where: McClaren Hall, University of San Francisco, Fulton & Clayton Streets, San Francisco (MAP)
What: Educational conference: "KORUS Another NAFTA? U.S. KORUS Free Trade Agreement & The Korean Peninsula"
Sponsors: San Francisco Labor Council, California Fair Trade Coalition, United Public Workers For Action, San Francisco Peace and Freedom Party
Contact: email lvpsf -at - igc.org or call 415-867-0628 or 415-987-4870
Cost: free

The Korea-US KORUS will be the largest free trade agreement in the US since NAFTA. This conference will look at the affect of NAFTA in the US and Mexico and the proposed KORUS trade agreement between the United States and Korea. How will the economic rules of this new agreement affect the conditions for farmers and workers are in Korea and what they will be under this free trade agreement will be outlined. It will also look at the movement for democratic communication rights and media in Korea under the present administration. Education, healthcare, food and many other areas will be radically changed under this agreement and this will be outlined at this educational conference. Finally the conference will also look at the growing militarization of the Korean peninsula, why this is taking place and what this means for the people of Korea and the United States. This will be the first educational conference in the United States on this important proposed agreement.

Speakers
Christine Ahn, Korea Policy Center
Catherine Houston, USW District 12 Rapid Response Coordinator Tim Robertson, California Fair Trade Coalition
Dorothy Kidd, Professor USF Media Studies
Ian Fletcher, Economist
Clarence Thomas, ILWU Local 10 former Secretary Treasurer
Paul Liem, Korea Policy Expert
Cindy Sheehan, Anti-War and Human Rights Activist
George Wright, AFT 1492 Professor Skyline College UPWA
Pablo Rodriquez, AFT 2121 Professor
Korea Mediact, Representative streamed live from Korea

Videos and Music
Will be streamed on the web live at www.labortech.net

 

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