The UnFree Trade Tour
Building Worldwide Resistance to Unfree Trade, Corporate Greed and the New Global Austerity Program North American Tour to End Corporate Domination October and November 1997
 
 

Four activists from Association BALADRE, based in Basqueland and Spain, will tour North America along with several Food Not Bombs activists during October and November of 1997. Sara Nieto, Salva Ronda, Monolo Saez, and Andoni Estrella are members of BALADRE. Association BALADRE is an Iberian Peninsula-wide association which coordinates actions against unemployment, poverty and social exclusion. Food Not Bombs is a group of volunteers that share free food in protest of war and poverty in North America, Europe and Australia.

Food Not Bombs and BALADRE have been working together for several years. Together, they've organized two Food Not Bombs tours of Spain and the Basqueland. BALADRE translated, published and distributed the Spanish edition of the book, "Food Not Bombs, How to Feed the Hungry and Build Community." This translation, "Comidas, no bombas," as well as "Contra la Europa del capital," by professor Ramon Fernandez Duran were suggested reading for a conference on the social and economic effects of the Maastricht Treaty and European economic unity.

This conference was organized by a coalition of groups from all over Europe that included Zambra and BALADRE. They met in Murcia, Spain from October 28 through November 1, 1996 to consider an organized response to globalization. This summer BALADRE attended the European-wide conference and resistance to the Maastricht Treaty, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Thousands of people protested outside the Commission on European Economic Unity, clashing with the Amsterdam police. One group of Italian activists arrived in Amsterdam on a train they had taken over in Italy. They refused to pay the train fare or show their passports claiming Free Trade should be everyone right. BALADRE will share these and other stories about resistance to corporate exploitation.

BALADRE will show their powerful video, "50 Years is Enough," and will report on the European activists' responses to economic and social globalization. There will also be free vegetarian food and a low-watt Free FM Radio station that will broadcast the program and other radio documentaries on globalization. Punk performance artist SETH will blast out his powerful anti-corporate music that will inspire the audience to take direct action against the system of exploitation.

The corporations do not recognize national borders, so people organizing against corporate exploitation must also work to erase national boundaries. The Menu, a newsletter published by Food Not Bombs, is sponsoring the October/November 1997 North American tour. For more information call Keith McHenry at the Food Not Bombs Menu 1-800-884-1136
 


UnFree Trade TOUR SCHEDULE - July 27, 1997
 
 

Please call 1-800 -884-1136 if you can host this tour in your community on the date below. We are also looking for unions, schools or other community groups to support this tour with speakers, literature, showers, food and financial contributions.

Date 

City 

Phone # 

E-mail 

Sunday, October 5, 1997 Berkeley, CA 510-763-7781 foodnotbombs@earthlink.net
Monday, October 6, 1997 San Francisco, CA 415-386-9209 foodnotbombs@earthlink.net
Tuesday, October 7, 1997 San Francisco, CA 415-386-9209 foodnotbombs@earthlink.net
Wednesday, October 8, 1997 San Francisco, CA 415-386-9209 foodnotbombs@earthlink.net
Thursday, October 9, 1997 Arcata, CA 707-822-2242
Friday, October 10, 1997 Portland, OR 503-230-9990 praxis@emma.unn.edu
Saturday, October 11, 1997 Seatlle, WA 206-789-9800
Sunday, October 12, 1997 Vancouver, Canada 604-215-9039
Monday, October 13, 1997 travel
Tuesday, October 14, 1997 Calgary, Canada 403-254-9088
Wednesday, October 15, 1997 travel
Thursday, October 16, 1997 travel
Friday, October 17, 1997 Denver, CO 303-861-1583
Saturday, October 18, 1997 Denver, CO 303-861-1583
Sunday, October 19, 1997 travel
Monday, October 20, 1997 travel
Tuesday, October 21, 1997 Winnipeg, Canada 204-774-7183
Wednesday, October 22, 1997 Minneapolis, MN 612-623-0842
Thursday, October 23, 1997 Minneapolis, MN 612-362-5964
Friday, October 24, 1997 Chicago, IL 312-864-0956
Saturday, October 25, 1997 Chicago, IL
Sunday, October 26, 1997 travel
Monday, October 27, 1997 Lawrence, KN
Tuesday, October 28, 1997 St. Louis, MO 314-776-7496
Wednesday, October 29, 1997 travel
Thursday, October 30, 1997 Indianapolis, IN 317-381-0062
Friday, October 31, 1997 travel
Saturday, November 1, 1997 Cleveland, OH 216-621-3515
Sunday, November 2, 1997 Detroit, MI 313-832-0114
Monday, November 3, 1997 Buffalo, NY
* Tuesday, November 4, 1997 Toronto, Canada 613-233-2773
* Wednesday, November 5, 1997 Toronto, Canada 613-233-2773
* Thursday, November 6, 1997 Toronto, Canada 613-233-2773
Friday, November 7, 1997 Waterloo, Canada
Saturday, November 8, 1997 Montreal, Canada 514-844-3207
Sunday, November 9, 1997 Burlington, VT 800-569-4054 ctbutler@biddeford.com
Monday, November 10, 1997 Boston, MA 617-864-8786 fnbboscamb@juno.com
Tuesday, November 11, 1997 Worchester, MA 508-752-1952
Wednesday, November 12, 1997 New York, NY 212-254-3697
Thursday, November 13, 1997 New York, NY 212-254-3697
Friday, November 14, 1997 New York, NY 212-254-3697
Saturday, November 15, 1997 Philadelphia, PA 215-662-0397
Sunday, November 16, 1997 Baltimore, MD
Monday, November 17, 1997 Richmond, VA 804-355-6914
Tuesday, November 18, 1997 Atlanta, GA 404-524-2147
Wednesday, November 19, 1997 Pensacola, FL 850-476-6345
Thursday, November 20, 1997 New Orleans, LA 504-897-0431
Friday, November 21, 1997 travel
Saturday, November 22, 1997 Austin, TX 512-478-7666
Sunday, November 23, 1997 Corpus Christi, TX 512-814-2001
Monday, November 24, 1997 travel
Tuesday, November 25, 1997 El Paso, TX 915-833-2442
Wednesday, November 26, 1997 Tucson, AZ 520-629-0855
Thursday, November 27, 1997 travel
Friday, November 28, 1997 Los Angeles, CA 562-943-4427
Saturday, November 29, 1997 Los Angeles, CA 562-943-4427
Sunday, November 30, 1997 Los Angeles, CA 562-943-4427

* 1st International Conference on the Emergence Corporate Rule


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