Tuesday, April 17, 2007

This Thursday in London: Trade Justice Action

From Pressure Works.

The European Union is trying to get former colonies to sign up to the new unfair trade agreements and we've only got to the end of the year to put a stop to it.

Come out on Thursday 19 April in the biggest trade justice event of 2007 and send a loud and clear message to EU leaders that you:

- Say no to unacceptable pressure on developing countries to accept the new unfair trade agreements.
- Say no to locking African, Caribbean and Pacific nations into poverty so European companies can carve out bigger profits.
- Say no to Europe undermining jobs, healthcare, education and the environment in developing countries.

March in London and in cities across the UK and Ireland to demand the EU stops trying to impose these new agreements.

The governments of the EU are pushing unfair trade deals on 75 former colonies in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). These countries - some of the poorest in the world - are under extreme pressure from Europe as it rushes to complete these deals by the end of the year. But there is still time to stop Europe's unfair trade deals. The deals - Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) - are set to put jobs and economies at risk in developing countries, undermine healthcare provision and education for poor people, as well as damage their environment.

Come to London!
Come to this event and take action with campaigners from across Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Demand that the EU stops negotiating unfair trade deals with developing countries.
What? Trade justice action
Where? Belgrave Square, London SW1
When? Thursday 19 April
What time?11-11:30am
Check in at Belgrave Square - this is essential so that you can be assigned to a team to deliver the trade justice message after the rally. 12 noon: Rally outside the Germany Embassy in Belgrave Square, with a hand over of our demands to Germany, as holder of the EU presidency. 1pm onwards: Depart in teams to deliver our demands to the London embassies of the other EU countries, the UK's Department of Trade and Industry and the European Commission.
Nearest tube stations: Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line), Victoria (Victoria, Circle and District lines, mainline rail).

Please register so we know you are coming - register online now! Tick Christian Aid.

If you can't get to London, go to another city. Details here.

If you can’t get to any event then you can email Angela Merkel from here.


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