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November 16 2000
N16 - Cincinnati Direct Action Collective

Focusing attention on the meeting of the Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD home page), OMNI Netherlands Hotel, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hi! I'm writing to you from Cincinnati, site of the upcoming Protests in Cincinnati, Ohio against the Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD). Cincinnati was picked because it is in the middle of the midwest, a conservative city, and is also a corporate town. Cincinnati houses the world headquarters for Proctor & Gamble and Chiquita Banana, which are all very close to where the TABD summit will be held. There is also a GAP and Starbucks in the same building as the Omni Netherlands.

There are several themes with which to protest corporate globalization while in Cincinnati. Gap (sweatshops/old growth forest issues); Starbucks (a living wage for coffee growers around the world!); Chiquita (worker's rights); Proctor and Gamble (Animal Rights). But, these aren't the only themes.

US Corporate Globalization affects so many issues: economic justice, indigenous rights (U'wa/Zapatistas - NAFTA/FTAA/more), as a matter of fact, so many issues we individually work on are related to globalization.

Please check for more information on CDAC's plans in November (includes housing, medical, carpool message board, TABD info, Art and Rev. and more). We hope you can make it to Cincinnati for N16.

If your organization would like to endorse CDAC's (Cincinnati Direct Action Collective - N16) Call to Action please let us know by emailing your endorsement to Please help us advertise N16 by forwarding this to your activist friends, list servs, or by posting a link or the Call to Action (below) on your website. If you would like to join the list serv send a blank message to We hope to see you in November! There is also another group organizing around the TABD called CHE 2000 ( Please feel free to email CDAC at


November 16-18, the Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD) will be having their annual CEO conference in Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio at the Omni Netherlands Hotel. European Union Parliament, U.S. congress, and more than 200 American and European CEOs and business leaders will meet to talk about issues that impact transatlantic trade and develop recommendations on how to best boost global trade and investment.

The T.A.B.D. makes recommendations that will set the tone for World Trade Organization policy. Over 50% of T.A.B.D. recommendations have been adopted for the WTO. One such corporation in attendance at the conference, BASF, who?s plant in Cincinnati blew up in the early 1990?s killing two workers, injuring many more and also caused millions of dollars in damage will help with these negotiations!

The TABD claims to "offer an effective framework for enhanced Cooperation between the transatlantic business community and the governments of the EU and US. An informal process whereby European and American companies and business associations develop joint EU-US trade policy recommendations, working together with the European Commission and U.S. administration."

It's plain to see that the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue means more money and control in the pockets of top CEO and government officials so just like the WTO in Seattle and the IMF/World Bank in Washington DC demonstrations it is time to voice our opposition. Join together and publicize the disastrous effects of corporate globalization to people both outside and inside the United States. We need to converse to world economic and business leaders that we will not calmly tolerate labor and agricultural annihilation before our eyes. What is left before us, our only hope for a just and equal society, YOU!

Start talking to within communities about organizing affinity groups to come and converge in Cincinnati Ohio November 15, 16, 17, 18 to make aware the growing nature of these undemocratic institutions. Join in workshops and educational demonstrations of real democracy where we organize from the bottom up. Our convergence upon Cincinnati will be a symbol that we want to totally eradicate and abolish the injustice of global economic control by a few. No longer shall human life, animals and the environment be substituted for personal gain!

Come be apart of mass demonstrations, direct action and civil disobedience to show the TABD that we will not tolerate their current policies of global takeover by institutions that cater profit before people.

Without a peoples response to this matter we waive our right to practice the democratic process and put it into the T.A.B.D's hands. LETS! ORGANIZE! NOW!

To subscribe to the Cincinnati Direct Action email list For current and up to date info please email:

If you would like to get involved please contact :

For more on the transatlantic business dialogue see

Website for direct action protest with updates, housing, and current information on N16 protests and teach-ins at

For other actions being organized around the TABD (marches, rallies, teach-ins, trainings) you can also visit


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