14 Arrested on Sea Island Georgia at G8 At 2:30 pm today at the gate to enter the closed summit zone between San Simon and Sea Island Georgia. Following a 9 mile march in solidarity with the people of Palestine in resistance to globalization and occupation, 14 protesters were arrested in a sit-in in front of the gates while demanding to speak with George Bush.
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The anti-FTAA movement considers that this agreement will mean subdue mechanisms for our nations. The governments will be subdued to this mechanisms or game rules that respond to the interests of the big corporations and which will negatively affect the social and sensitive sectors of the national economy.
They state that the FTAA is supposed to be a stage of negotiation with low operative costs for corporations, but at the same time it impose concepts and laws that won’t allow the governments to make public policies encouraging the strength of the little and middle companies and national industries.