Monday, May 2, 2011

The case against the Colombian free trade pact

Courageous activists and leaders have struggled, suffered and remained steadfast in a country where grassroots organizers have been systematically and brutally eliminated for years. If they can continue to speak out, we should too. If they can remain vocally united in their opposition to the FTA, Americans should educate themselves and unite in opposition as well. The United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement should be stopped in its tracks now, before it's too late.

- Baltimore poet and activist Kim Jensen, author of last week's Poem of the Week, on the reality of life in Colombia and the importance of opposing the Colombia Free Trade Act, in the Baltimore Sun. Read the whole piece here.

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