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Oraganizing meeting to oppose the OECD's "global agenda"
Please distribute widely.
There will be a meeting at 151 Slater Suite 502, 6pm on
Wednesday, August 2 for those interested in discussing options for
effectively opposing the OECD's policies of economic imperialism
during a conference they are holding in Ottawa, October 7-9. Those
who are fighting for human rights and against the racist, anti-
woman, anti-autonomy economic policies of big business are
encouraged to attend. This issue affects ALL people.
for more information on the conference:
for other information, contact ron collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 236-4103.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
(OECD) is a group of 'representatives' from the 29 richest countries
in the world, including Canada. The OECD has taken the lead in
such projects as the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), a
trade deal that analists say will give corporations powers beyond
those of the nations (and their citizens) who agree to sign it.
The OECD is organising a conference at the Chateau Laurier on
electronic commerce where Donald Johnston (Canada's chief
negotiator on the MAI) will be speaking along with Jean Chretien,
and a host of major international Trade, Commerce and Corporate
players. One of the sessions being held is entitled "The contribution
of the OECD to the global agenda". Somehow, the OECD has
assumed that the interests of the Corporate Elite are the same as
the interests of the majority of people on this planet who are
oppressed by these same economic structures. They seem to
think that it is perfectly legitimate for 29 men sitting in a room
(whether it be in Ottawa or Paris) to decide the fate of the entire
planet and then impose their views without any input from entire
continents such as Africa and and South America. We need to
take this opportunity to stand up to the OECD and let them know
that we oppose such undemocratic processes.
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