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Inter-Continental Day of Action: Stop Fast Track, TPP & Unfair Trade
Friday, January 31, 2014: https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/stop-tpp-fast-tract-and-unfair-trade/ 12:00pm in Park Blocks in front of Smith Memorial Union
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…”
Click here for details on a Fairness Hearing scheduled for 18 February.
Please note: those who submit a Testimony Form by Friday, 31 January, will be given priority. All others will be heard ‘as time permits.’ This version can be completed online. This simpler version must be printed and then scanned before being returned to Mary_Austad@ord.uscourts.gov. We believe a simple email might be sufficient.
Judge Simon will allow individuals to testify for five minutes (a large improvement from the 120 seconds Mayor Adams permitted, over a document we had not seen, in 2012). What should interest our coalitional friends is that groups can have up to three members fill a half hour.
Consult Hardesty if you would like to submit video testimony. There will be two public forums before the hearing. For details, see this flyer. We’ll have videographers available.
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Statistically speaking, Americans should be more fearful of the local cops than “terrorists.”
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November 10, 2013 “Information Clearing House – “MintPress News” — Though Americans commonly believe law enforcement’s role in society is to protect them and ensure peace and stability within the community, the sad reality is that police departments are often more focused on enforcing laws, making arrests and issuing citations. As a result of this as well as an increase in militarized policing techniques, Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist, estimates aWashington’s Blog report based on official statistical data.
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