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Challenging the FTAA, NAFTA & the WTO:
A Community Research Toolkit

September 2003

Community Networks and Other Resources

COMPA - Convergence of Movements of the Peoples of the Americas
http://www.compasite.org/English/indexing.htm
COMPA is a broad-based, autonomous, diverse, and democratic movement that spans the Americas. Through COMPA, women and men from different organized sectors struggle together to construct alternatives to neo-liberal globalization, towards a new society. The North American region includes community-based organizations such as Southwest Public Worker's Union and Kensington Welfare Rights Union.

ACERCA - Action for Community & Ecology in the Regions of Central America
FTAA Action Packet

http://www.asej.org/ACERCA/actionpack/index.shtml
Includes information on the FTAA, sample press releases, sound bites, public service announcements & more to aid in your organizing efforts.

Public Citizen - Global Trade Watch
http://www.citizen.org/trade/
Contains information links to draft texts of FTAA, articles on the environmental and investment effects of FTAA

Alliance for Responsible Trade
http://www.art-us.org/
The Alliance for Responsible Trade (ART) is a national network of labor, family-farm, religious, women's, environmental, development and research organizations that promotes equitable and sustainable trade and development.

A project of the DataCenter's Economic Justice Program.

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CONTENTS

Introduction
What Is the FTAA, NAFTA & WTO?
State & National Economic Picture
Trade Legislation & Disputes
NAFTA Job Losses In Your Community
Environmental Injustice & Health Impacts
Privatization of Public Services
Region-Specific Industry Information
Militarism & Migration
Privatization of Education
Popular Education Tools
Calendar of Actions
Community Networks & Other Resources

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