[Linux-aus] [Fwd: Fwd: www.NoFTA.org]

Pia Smith pia at linux.org.au
Tue Jul 6 19:25:02 UTC 2004

Interesting read for anyone following the FTA issues.


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Subject: Fwd: www.NoFTA.org
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 15:55:37 +1000

I presume you are all getting this from Global Trade Watch. If not, it
is worth looking at this and their website. 

If you get it separately, pls email back to me and tell me to stop
spamming you otherwise you'll get John Howard to send me to Guantanamo

> Delivered-To: 11-greg at mfrankel.com.au
> Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 15:30:06 +1000
> Subject: Thanks for Speaking Out at www.NoFTA.org
> From: Global Trade Watch <info at tradewatchoz.org>
> To: info at tradewatchoz.org
> X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.553)
> Hello, 
> Thank you for taking a moment during June to send a message to ALP
> leader Mark Latham at http://www.nofta.org  You'll be happy to know
> that almost 4,000 Australians like you have similarly raised their
> voices in protest against the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
> since June 1. 
> While the government has now passed FTA legislation in the House of
> Representatives, thanks to public pressure from people like you, the
> ALP has so far refused to support the agreement in the Senate.  The
> ALP is waiting for the Senate committee on the FTA to report on August
> 12 before taking a public stand on the issue. 
> If we are to succeed in stopping this agreement, we need to keep up
> the pressure on the ALP to block FTA legislation in the Senate,
> particularly in the lead-up to the coming federal election.  With this
> in mind, we're asking all those who've already send a letter to Mark
> Latham to encourage others to do so too. 
> Please copy the message below into a new email and sending to
> workmates, family and friends.  We urgently need to double or even
> triple the number of people who have so far sent a message. 
> Thanks once again for your support on this important issue. 
> ----------------------------------- 
> Global Trade Watch 
> PO Box 6014, Collingwood North, VIC 3066 
> Ph: 03 9853 3228 
> Email: info at tradewatchoz.org 
> Website: www.tradewatchoz.org
> ABN: 64 661 487 287 
>          Worried about the Free Trade Agreement with the US? 
>                            You Should Be! 
>                Take action now at http://www.NoFTA.org
> The Australian Government has signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with
> the USA that undermines fundamental social, cultural, environmental
> and democratic protections which we all enjoy.  It gives US
> corporations new rights to challenge our laws, and unprecedented
> influence on everything from how much we pay for medicines to what we
> see and hear on TV and radio, to our quarantine regulations. 
> Find out more: 
> "Free trade deal will cost thousands of jobs: study" -
> http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/07/1086460218281.html
> "Study predicts trade agreement will cost PBS $1.5-billion" -
> http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1111730.htm
> "US trade deal raises prescriptions" -
> http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9612286%255E1702,00.html
> "Scientists fear FTA boosts disease risk" -
> http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1102699.htm
> " Australia's quarantine rules in US farmers' sights" -
> http://qcl.farmonline.com.au/news.asp?editorial_id=58526
> "Not happy John! PM has put our culture up for sale" -
> http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/24/1088046220394.html
> Fortunately, there's still a chance to stop this agreement coming into
> effect: legislation enabling the FTA must be passed by the Senate. But
> while minor parties have agreed to block the deal, the Labor Party
> (ALP) are sitting in the fence.  They will not block this deal unless
> the public outcry is serious enough. 
> So log on to http://www.nofta.org NOW and join thousands of doctors,
> actors, workers, farmers, students and others in asking ALP Leader
> Mark Latham to join the minor parties in opposing this legislation in
> the Senate. 
>           *** Do Something about the US-Australia FTA now at
>                      http://www.NoFTA.org ***  
> </blockquote></x-html> 
Greg Duffy
Michael Frankel & Company
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Pia Smith <pia at linux.org.au>
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