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>>Subject: GLOBALIZATION: GUNBOATS TO WTO
>>Date: Thu, July 29, 2004 12:34 pm
>>* PLEASE POST WIDELY *
>>GLOBALIZATION: GUNBOATS TO WTO
>>"The corporate caterpillars come into our backyards and turn the world to
>>pocket change. They preach from the pulpit of the bottom line. Their minds
>>rustle with million dollar bills"
>>- Cree songwriter Buffy Sainte Marie
>>WEDNESDAY AUG 4 @ 7:30 PM
>>VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
>>350 WEST GEORGIA
>>We will be asking for donations (5-20$) to support the Anti-Sun Peaks
>>convergence on Secwepemc territories on Aug 29 (details below)
>>* Naomi Klein: well-known journalist and author of No Logo
>>* Arthur Manuel: long-time indigneous rights activist, spokesperson of
>>Skwekwekwelk'welt Protection Center and Indigneous network on economies
>>Throughout the global South and North there is a growing resistance to
>>privatization, market reform programs, free trade, and imperialist
>>aggression: from anti-privatization demonstrations in El Salvador, to the
>>Zapatista uprising, from the movements of taken factories in Argentina, to
>>thousands marching against Monsanto and Coca Cola in India.
>>Here in Canada, indigenous peoples are experiencing neoliberalism and
>>corporate globalization as another wave of colonization. With the Olympic
>>bid and the onslaught of global capital onto unceded territories,
>>indigenous struggles for land claims and Aboriginal Title will escalate
>>and is inextricably linked to all our futures and the future of all
>>movements that agitate for the Earth and for peace, justice and dignity.
>>As Margaret Thatcher coined "We have no Alternative to Capitalism", so
>>social and political movements have no alternative but to resist and to
>>build and support genuine alternatives based on self-determination and
>>... Some choose to push back
>>Organized by Land, Freedom, Decolonization Coalition.
>>For more information contact email@example.com or call 778-552-2099
>>Sponsored by Vancouver Public Libraries.
>>RESISTANCE WITHOUT RESERVATION!
CONVERGENCE AGAINST SUN PEAKS
Sun Peaks is built on Secwepemc land, which the Secwepemc refer to as
Skwelkwek'welt, located in BC's interior, 30 km NE of Kamloops. Secwepemc
have never ceded, surrendered or released their land in any way.
In 1997, the BC government approved a $70 million development plan,
allowing Sun Peaks to continue to expand their resort to 20,000 beds and
put ski runs on the previously undisturbed Mt. Morrisey. The Secwepemc
attended stakeholder meetings and clearly said no to the development. Land
and Water BC however, clearly disregarded their voices and granted new
leases to Sun Peaks to facilitate their expansion, and in June 2001, Land
and Water BC obtained a court injunction to forcibly remove Secwepemc from
their lands. To date, 54 arrests with charges from criminal contempt and
intimidation by blocking a road to resisting arrest have been made.
SUNDAY AUG 29, 2004
Buses leave Vancouver at Broadway/ Commerical Skytrain Station (Safeway
parking lot) on Saturday Aug 28, 2004 @ 10:30 AM sharp. Will return by
Tickets for buses are 5-30$ (no one turned away)
We encouarge organizations sending delegates to keep in mind that the
actual cost per person is 45$ per person.
Tickets can be picked up at Co-op Bookstore at 1391 Commercial Drive,
Phone: 604-253-6442. Speak with Ray (available Tuesday-Saturday) or you
can call 778-552-2099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange other
pick-up. Tickets will also be sold at Under the Volcano..