Monday, September 15, 2008

They're gonna try it one more time

Supporters of so-called "free trade" in Congress, together with their allies in the Colombian government, are putting on a full court press in Washington DC to try to get the Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) passed in the US Congress this year. The Colombian government has sent more than 70 representatives to put maximum pressure on the US Congress to approve the FTA, and this weekend Colombian President Uribe will be in Washington to continue the lobbying. These proponents of the Colombia FTA fear that if the agreement doesn't pass this year while Bush is still in office it will never pass, so they are pushing to have it come to a vote during a possible "lame duck" congressional session at the end of this year.

Act now to stop the Colombia FTA: