Friday, August 05, 2005

AFSC/Politics and Economics

Arnie Alpert: CAFTA’s passage not an exercise in democracy

The Union Leader/Concord/NH/USA/2-Aug-05

…The ability of fair trade advocates to defeat the next round of agreements and undo the damage of the ones already passed will depend on their ability to continue to broaden their coalitions, sharpen their arguments about the impact in their own communities of trade rules designed primarily to benefit large commercial interests, and build better connections to civil society fair-trade movements in other countries. Having the facts on their side is clearly not enough.

Arnie Alpert is New Hampshire Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization. ...


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