FTAA & Forestry

Karl Davies karl at daviesand.com
Sat Jan 6 17:18:14 EST 2001


Here are some links.  Looks like FTAA is just a bigger NAFTA re
forestry, plus whatever elements of the MAI they decide to throw in.
Please let me know of any related info.  Thanks.  KD


FTAA & FORESTRY
[plus other related links re WTO and NAFTA re forestry]

The Free Trade Area of the Americas: Hemispheric Forest Threat
October 17, 2000
What is the Free Trade Area of the Americas? The Free Trade Area of the
Americas (FTAA) is a free trade and investment agreement being
negotiated between the governments of North, Central and South America
and the Caribbean. It is modeled after the North American Free Agreement
(NAFTA) between North America, Canada and Mexico.
http://www.americanlands.org/IMF/free_trade.htm

Eucalyptus, Neoliberalism and NAFTA in Southeastern Mexico.
(ACERCA) June 1999 - An investigation of eucalyptus plantations in
southeastern Mexico necessitates a critique of globalization (including
World Bank and IMF policies), NAFTA and the planned Free Trade Area of
the Americas (FTAA).
http://acerca.org/eucalyptus_mexico1.html

FREE TRADE, FREE LOGGING*
Author: Victor Menotti, Director of the Environment Program of the
International Forum on Globalization (IFG)
http://www.ifg.org/forestreport.html
[See also http://www.ifg.org/pubs.htm for a list of IFG publications.]

GLOBALIZATION AND THE ACCELERATION OF FOREST DESTRUCTION SINCE RIO
by Victor Menotti
Director of the Environment Program at the International Forum on
Globalization
http://www.ifg.org/forest.html

Trading the Earth: Community and Ecology Under Corporate Control
GARRICK MARTIN
Index:
Introduction
An overview of economic globalisation
What does "free trade" mean for communities and conservation?
Local forests - Global trade
Conclusions
Strategy conference & contact details
References
http://www.nfn.org.au/tte.html#lf

A Brief History of the Zapatistas
The Zapatistas have given us the opportunity to follow their struggle
through extensive communiques that have been distributed through the
Mexican press and internationally via the Internet. Through such
documents as The Declaration of War and Revolutionary Laws, the
Zapatistas articulate a critique of neoliberalism that guides their
demands for Liberty! Justice! Democracy!
http://www.utexas.edu/students/nave/zaps.html

Zapatista Report
First presented as a speech at the Indigenous Struggles panel at the
Second National Conference on Mexico-U.S. Relations, Mexico Solidarity
Network
by Mercedes Osun, translated by Irlandesa
Z magazine, December 1999
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Latin_America/Zapatista_Report_Z.html

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Multilateral Agreement on
Investment (MAI)... but Didn't Know to Ask
Public Citizen
Imagine an international commercial treaty empowering corporations and
investors to sue governments directly for cash compensation in
retaliation for almost any government policy or action that undermines
profits. This is not the plot of a science fiction novel of future
corporate totalitarian rule. Rather, it is just one provision of a
profound but largely unknown international commercial treaty called the
Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI.) The director general of the
World Trade Organization, Renato Ruggerio, has described the MAI rather
honestly: "We are writing the constitution for a single global economy."
Others have described the powerful treaty as a slow motion coup d' etat
against democratic governance.
http://www.citizen.org/pctrade/MAI/What%20is/maievery.htm







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