We will mark the twenty-year anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a pact that has had devastating consequencesfor people
and the environment in all three countries and beyond. The pendingTrans-
Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been described as “NAFTA on Steroids…” http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/tpp
“Any sincere desire to reform PPB can only begin with the replacement of Chief Michael Reese. This hierarchical organization must be led though transition by a ‘culture change agent’ whose pay incentives are tied to performance improvements. Hales has retained the role of Police Commissioner in his portfolio. This audience of learned, fortunate people represented serious political clout, organized and prepared to address the denial of civil liberties. The failure to close the loop, to press the Mayor to abandon his position as PC if he will not dismiss the Chief who ran the bureau during tragic civil rights violations, missed the ‘teachable moment.’
This is a call to action for communities throughout Mexico, Canada and the United States to join together and say “ENOUGH!” to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other corporate “trade” deals. Actions elsewhere throughout the globe are also welcome.
The pipeline would endanger the Ogallala Aquifer, the Sand Hills of Nebraska, and the Great Plains from oil spills.
“But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’” “I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream to make room at the table of brother- and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people,” she said. – Reuters, March 31, 1998.