US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
GLOBAL JUSTICE: One Thousand Rally Against the FTAA in Boston as Trade Talks Stall in Miami
<img src="http://images.indymedia.org/imc/boston/dcp_0027mod-thumb.jpg" alt="rally at Boylston St." border="0" align="right">At 4:00 on November 21, 2003, 500 people joined a march against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), starting at Boylston St. T-station in Boston and wending our way through Boston?s shopping district to arrive in Copley Square at 5:00 to join another 500 people for a final rally. Our protests were in solidarity with the protests and direct actions in Miami, where the trade representatives of all the countries of the Americas (except Cuba) were meeting to negotiate the FTAA. This so-called free trade agreement would result in devastating job losses for all countries, allow corporations to sue governments to overturn environmental protection and labor laws, and force governments to privatize basic public services. While the activists in Miami faced strong police repression, the talks nonetheless stalled--they were called to a close a day early, with all the difficult issues being sent back to committee unresolved.<br> [ <a href=http://boston.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=18548&group=>full story</a> | <a href=http://ftaaimc.org/en/2003/11/1768.shtml>photos</a> | <a href=http://boston.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=18551&group=>more photos</a> ]<br> Local organizing efforts:<br> [ <a href=http://www.bostonglobalaction.net/ftaa.html>Boston Fair Trade Action</a> | <a href=http://www.massjwj.net/>Massachusetts Jobs with Justice</a> ]<br> Additional resources:<br> [ <a href=http://ftaaimc.org>Miami FTAA IMC</a> | <a href=http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/ftaa/>Global Exchange</a> | <a href=http://www.citizen.org/trade/>Public Citizen</a> | <a href=http://boston.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=18614&group=>prisoner support</a> ]<br> FTAA Diary--Reports from a Boston IMC reporter in Miami:<br> [ <a href=http://boston.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=18319&group=webcast>Nov. 15</a> | <a href=http://boston.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=18398&group=webcast>Nov. 16</a> | <a href=http://boston.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=18433&group=>Nov. 17</a> | <a href=http://boston.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=18579&group=>Nov. 18</a> ]
22 Nov 2003 | Filed under: News / Globalization : International
OPEN NEWSWIRE
Local Interest
text 06/21/18
Performance: 'Her Story' US and Iraqi Women - Friday 15 June 2018 7-8:30pm Atlantic Wharf - Boston ("0")
text 06/18/18
Defend the Palestinians - Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh speaks at Palestinian House of New England - Tues 19 June 7-9pm Community Church - Copley Square Boston ("0")
text image 06/14/18
No to War on Korea: A Post-Summit Assessment with Joseph Gerson - Friends Meeting Cambridge - 14 June 2018 7pm-9pm ("0")
text image 06/11/18
Park Street Peace Vigil - Sign a Peace Treaty With North Korea - 5:30-7pm Monday 11 June 2018 ("0")
text image 06/05/18
Social Justice, Solidarity and Women in the Workplace - Tues 5 June 6:15pm-8:15pm St Pauls Park Street ("0")
text 06/03/18
Queer Coming of Age Stories: Pride Month Author Panel Thursday, June 7, 2018, 6 pm – 7:30 pm - Boston Public Library Copley ("0")
text image 06/01/18
Peace and Outdoor Yoga - Cambridge Common - 2 June 2018 11am ("0")
text image 05/25/18
Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Award - Community Church - Sunday 27 May 11am - 1:30pm - Copley Square Boston ("0")
text image 05/23/18
Protest US Drone Warfare - Saturday 26 May 12-1pm Central Squ Cambridge ("0")
text 05/23/18
Protest at Harvard Graduation for Palestinian Rights - Thursday 24 May - 3-4:30pm - Harvard Square by Holyoke Square ("0")
All newswire listings...
Elsewhere
text image 06/22/18
A Partial List Black Ops by the CIA ("5")
text 06/22/18
European Finance Ministers Applaud Greece Debt Deal that Provides Aid and Continues Austerity ("0")
text 06/22/18
Progressives wrestle with dilemma on migration ("0")
text image 06/22/18
Google Censorship Accelerated By Trump & Ajit Pai ("0")
text 06/22/18
More Public Investments are Sensible and Necessary ("0")
text image 06/22/18
47 Of Many Causes Of Alzheimer's ("1")
text 06/21/18
The Shortwave Report 06/22/18 Listen Globally! ("0")
text 06/19/18
The Beam in the White House ("0")
text 06/16/18
Le capital ou l'épouvante permanente ("0")
text 06/15/18
Authoritarian Capitalism and Digital Demagogue ("1")
text 06/14/18
The Shortwave Report 06/15/18 Listen Globally! ("0")
text 06/14/18
Iowa Law: Frontal Assault on Roe v. Wade - Fight for Free Abortion on Demand! ("0")
All newswire listings...
 
Hidden articles...
View comments...