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Don’t forget next week’s lunch with global trade expert Lori Wallach

Lori WallachSeats still remain for next Thursday’s Crucial Conversation luncheon:

Worse than NAFTA? Why North Carolinians should be very, very worried about the so-called “Trans-Pacific Partnership.”

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Featuring Lori Wallach, Director of the Global Trade Watch Division at the national advocacy group Public Citizen.

Co-sponsored by AFL-CIO of North CarolinaWitness for Peace and Balance & Advocacy in Journalism.

Few American states have experienced the devastating impact of global “free” trade more directly and painfully than North Carolina. Our shuttered manufacturing plants and record unemployment rates both serve as powerful daily reminders of the lasting impact of NAFTA, CAFTA and other alphabet soup trade deals negotiated by far-off politicians and corporate giants.

Now, amazingly enough, yet another such trade agreement is being negotiated in secret, and it could be the worst one yet. As you read this, trade officials from the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations are negotiating something called the Trans-Pacific Partnership in hopes of reaching agreement this fall.

Lori Wallach thinks this is a big mistake. Wallach is the Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch division. A Harvard-trained lawyer, Wallach has promoted the public interest regarding globalization and international commercial agreements in every forum: Congress and foreign parliaments, the courts, government agencies and the media.

She’s also been described as “Ralph Nader with a sense of humor” by the Wall Street Journal, “the trade debate’s guerrilla warrior” in the National Journal and “Madame Defarge of Seattle” by the Institute for International Economics.

Don’t miss this important opportunity to hear from this passionate national leader on this dangerously under-reported subject.

When: Thursday, September 26, at 12:00 p.m. — Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.

Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. (At the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s streets)

Cost: $10—includes a box lunch.

Space is limited – pre-registration required.

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Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com

 

3 Comments

  1. Alex

    September 16, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Many people tried to tell the Clinton’s that NAFTA would kill American manufacturing , but they did not want to listen and shoved it through anyway. North Carolina has never been the same since then.

  2. david esmay

    September 16, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Still regurgitating that righty nut b.s. Alex? Corporations pushed for NAFTA because they wanted access to foreign slave labor. NAFTA was signed by George H.W. Bush in 1992, and approved by the House and the Senate, which were controlled by the Democrats in 1993. However, had Clinton vetoed Bush’s agreement, the Repubes, who gained controll of both houses during the 94 midterms would have overidden his veto.

  3. Alex

    September 17, 2013 at 8:38 am

    “The House of Representatives approved NAFTA, by a vote of 234 to 200 on November 17, 1993, and the Senate voted 60 to 38 for approval on November 20. It was signed into law by President Clinton on December 8, 1993, and took effect on January 1, 1994.”

    Read more: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0104566.html#ixzz2f9XX7auX

    Sorry david , but you have your facts wrong again.