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IWW Movie Night: This is What Free Trade Looks Like 4/21

April 19, 2011

The Grand Rapids branch of the IWW is hosting its monthly film screening this Thursday, April 21 with a showing of the documentary film This is what Free Trade looks like: The NAFTA fraud in Mexico, the failure of the WTO and the case for global revolt.

“Filmed in Cancun, Mexico on the occasion of the 5th WTO ministerial in September 2003. An hour of footage from the protests, streets, and halls of a troubled place in troubled times. Designed for use as a companion film to This is What Democracy Looks Like, this is one of the first activist films to carefully explain how free trade operates. It does so from the perspective of the Mexican experience with ten years of NAFTA.”

While the film is several years old it presents a powerful case for how global organized resistance can be affective. It’s also a timely film in that the Obama administration has not only gone back on its word of reforming NAFTA, but the US administration is pushing forth NAFTA style trade policies with Colombia, Korea and Panama.

People are invited to stay after the film for a discussion on global trade policies and organized resistance.

Thursday, April 21


IATSE Labor Hall

911 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids

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