PANNA: Resource Pointer #303 (Free Trade in Central America)


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Resource Pointer #303 (Free Trade in Central America)
January 1, 2003

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible, 2002* International Forum on Globalization. Written by consensus by a group of 19 experts from around the world. Details alternatives to the current rules and institutions of economic globalization. Proposes 10 core principles to sustainable societies, trade rules that would promote democracy and responsible resource management, promotion of alternative agriculture, energy, transportation and manufacturing, strategies to end corporate dominance, and a three-year action plan. 380 pages. US$15.95. Contact Berrett-Koehler 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 650, San Francisco, CA 94104; phone (800) 929-2929; fax (802) 864-7627; email bkpub@bkpub.com; Web site http://www.bkconnection.com/.

*The Free Trade Area of the Americas: The Threat to Social Programs, Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice, 2002* Maude Barlow. Examines the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), a trade agreement currently being negotiated by 34 countries of the Americas and the Caribbean and largely crafted under the advisement of corporations. Discusses how the current FTAA draft threatens hemispheric standards for public health, food safety, worker and environmental protections, energy, and water and other natural resources. Argues that civil society must be represented in hemispheric trade negotiations.38 pages. US$2. Contact International Forum on Globalization, 1009 General Kennedy Avenue #2, San Francisco, CA 94129; phone (415) 561-7650; fax (415) 561-7651; email ifg@ifg.org; Web site http://www.ifg.org/.

*Plan Puebla Panama, 2002* Action for Community & Ecology in the Regions of Central America, Examines social and ecological issues surrounding Plan Puebla Panama (PPP), a $10 billion, 25-year-long series of industrialization projects in Mesoamerica. Discusses how PPP threatens to displace hundreds of indigenous communities and destroy rainforest and wetland ecosystems. Provides stories of local resistance and resources for action against PPP. Available in Spanish and English. 48 pages. US$5 each copy, discounts for bulk orders. Contact Action for Community & Ecology in the Regions of Central America, PO Box 57, Burlington, VT 05402; phone (802) 863-0571; fax (802) 864-8203; email acerca@sover.net; Web site http://www.acerca.org/.

*Greening the Americas: NAFTA’s Lessons for Hemispheric Trade, 2002* Carolyn Deere and Daniel Esty, eds. Critiques the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)’s environmental policies and suggests revised policies for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Argues that in order for FTAA to reliably assess potential economic benefits, it must address environmental issues such as sustainable agriculture, transboundary pollution, and resource management. 382 pages. US$27.95. Contact MIT Press, Five Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142; phone (617) 253-5646; fax (617) 258-6779; email mitpress-orders@mit.edu; Web site http://mitpress.mit.edu/.

*Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) Web site* http://www.cispes.org/. Information and resources portal for the campaign against the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), an expansion of NAFTA. Provides articles and action materials, including flyers, sample letters, citizen tribunal organizing guide, grassroots congressional pressure guide, more. Contact Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), PO Box 1801, New York, NY 10159; phone (212) 465-8115; fax (212) 465-8998; email cispesnatl@people-link.net; Web site http://www.cispes.org/.

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