Action Alert - Free the WTO 14 - SF, Friday Dec 23, 9 am
Free the 14 people still Detained in Hong Kong !!!
What: Press Conference and RALLY!!!
When: Friday, December 23, 2005, 9:00am
Where: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
130 Montgomery St., San Francisco (off the Montgomery BART stop)
Why: Last week, over 1,300 people were detained and their human rights violated by the Hong Kong police. Over 900 were farmers from South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and Philippines .
Currently, fourteen persons are still locked up illegally without any specific charges from the Hong Kong police.
During the WTO's 6 th Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong, over 10,000 people from all over the world gathered to oppose international policies that would move families deeper into poverty. Specifically, the WTO's negotiations over controlling agricultural and service markets have created strong protest from workers, farmers, and women.
Who: Organizers and participants include Bay Area activists who joined the protests in Hong Kong .
Please come out to join folks all over the world in calling for the release of those who are unjustly detained! There are actions and protests all over the U.S. as well as Hong Kong , South Korea, and Philippines ! AA