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Friends of the Earth Trade Collective
Protest Gats: It's washing away democracy

Street Theatre - Wear cheesy old suits, as if we are the faceless
bureaucrats from the WTO, and come and wash, scrub and clean away 
democracy on the steps of State Parliament and in front of the Melbourne 
Town Hall. The action will have a product launch theme, with stickers, 
information sheets and postcards to give away, banners, plus a couple of 
very special dancing GATS boxes!

What to Wear:
In addition to the old suits and wide ties, wear your gumboots, kitchen
gloves, and bring buckets, mops, and scrubbery things.
When: Sunday 22 September
Time: 12 Midday Sharp
Where: Meet at the corner of Spring St and Treasury Place, alongside the 
old Treasury Building.

Additional Information: Creative workshop on Sunday 15 September from 1 
pm to 5 pm to make banners and costumes. Place of workshop to be confirmed.

It's a global movement. Get Involved.

The Friends of the Earth Trade Collective organises campaigns to fight 
the exploitation of the environmental and social commons, targeting 
governments, corporate rule and organisations like the World Trade 
Organisation, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The 
Trade Collective is currently campaigning over the WTO's General 
Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). GATS is an agreement currently 
being negotiated by governments around the globe. It aims to increase
multinationals' ability to buy into services and remove 'barriers to 
trade' such as environmental regulations and workers' rights. GATS could 
see the privatisation of public services like health, education and 
water provision.

Friends of the Earth is a grassroots activist based organisation. The 
Trade Collective meets fortnightly on Mondays at 6:30 pm at FoE, 312 
Smith St Collingwood. Ring FoE to find out when the next meeting will be 
on 9419 8700 and visit www.foe.org.au for more information on the Trade 

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Friends of the Earth Melbourne (Australia)
PO Box 222 Fitzroy 3065
312 Smith St Collingwood
Phone: (03) 9419 8700
Fax: (03) 9416 2081
(International: tel. +61 (3) 9419 8700; fax +61 (3) 9416 2081)



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