People’s Referendum on Free Trade
Photo / Story Opportunity
ACTIVST POSED AS REP. RANGEL DANCES WITH
DEVIL (BUSH) OUTSIDE SWANKY FUNDRAISER
AS PROTESTORS DENOUNCE HIS SUPPORT FOR PERU FREE TRADE
For Immediate Release Contact:
People's Referendum on Free Trade, a
coalition of Latino and Korean community organizations, labor unions, Latin
American solidarity groups, and animal rights, environmental, peace, human
rights, and AIDS activist organizations., as well as the Colombian Polo
Democratico USA and Koreans Against War
Rep.Charlie Rangel's fundraiser for the National
Leadership PAC at Tavern on the Green, activists dressed as Rangel will dance
with the Devil (with the face of George W. Bush), while singing songs including
Aretha Franklin hits with new lyrics praising free trade agreements (Franklin
will be performing at the fundraiser). .
Protestors wielding anti-free trade placards will shout down the
diabolical duo with chants condemning the free trade agreements currently being pushed by Rangel and Bush.
When: TODAY, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 5:45PM
Street at Central Park West, southeast corner.
Rangel is chair of the House Ways
and Means committee. In this role he struck a deal with the Bush administration to pass
of Bush administration free trade agreements with Peru
and Panama over the
objections of labor unions, small farmers in the US and abroad and activists
addressing environmental protection, AIDS, animal rights, human rights, hunger
relief, and other issues. Earlier this
week he led a delegation to Peru
as part of his push to pass the Peru
agreement, which he intends to push towards a Congressional vote in September.