URGENT: Stay GE-Free: Reject the US-Australia FTA

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URGENT ACTION ALERT

Reject the so-called US/AUSTRALIA Free Trade Agreement


SAVE OUR GE-FREE FUTURE!

VOTE NO AT: http://smh.com.au/polls/business/fo... NOW!!

SAY NO TO THE FTA (WE WANT TO STAY GE-FREE!!)

If Howard and Bush’s so-called ’free trade’ deal is confirmed by the
Australian parliament and senate (WHICH CAN ONLY HAPPEN IF THE ALP VOTES
WITH THE GOVERNMENT), genetically engineered crops and foods will be forced
down our throats and onto our farms, and our hopes for GE-free Australia
will end!!

The FTA would open the way for the USA to insist on:

- ending our labelling of GE foods (weak as our laws are);
- watering down our quarantine rules that help protect Australia’s
clean, green, GE-free farms;
- even weaker risk assessments of GE crops and foods coming into
Australia than those provided under WTO rules;
- ending state bans on the commercial planting of GE canola;
- permanently refusing to sign and ratify the Biosafety Protocol, to
help protect against international contamination from GE organisms;
- free access for GE and other foods from the USA, even though these
are subsidised by US$33 billion annually under the US Farm Bill.

We want fair trade and the right to choose local, fresh GE-free foods!!

Tell the ALP to join the Greens, Democrats and independents in saying no to
the FTA.

Please sign the petition at: http://www.NoFTA.org to stop the US-Australia
Free Trade Agreement.

EMAIL ALL ALP MEMBERS AND SENATORS (IT’S EASY!!)

The federal ALP caucus will vote to decide their stance on the FTA next
Monday morning, August 2, 2004. All ALP members and senators have a vote in
caucus. The ALP can block the enabling laws for the FTA in the Senate but
appear set to vote with the Government, fearing an imagined public
backlash. The ALP (the so-called Opposition) is set to betray us all!!

Please email your "NO!!" vote (including the points above if you wish) to
all ALP members and senators by cutting and pasting the following addresses
into the Bcc field of your text message:

M.Latham.MP@aph.gov.au
Jenny.Macklin.MP@aph.gov.au
A.Albanese.MP@aph.gov.au
David.Cox.MP@aph.gov.au
S.Crean.MP@aph.gov.au
Graham.Edwards.MP@aph.gov.au
Annette.Ellis.MP@aph.gov.au
Craig.Emerson.MP@aph.gov.au
Laurie.Ferguson.MP@aph.gov.au
M.Ferguson.MP@aph.gov.au
J.Fitzgibbon.MP@aph.gov.au
Julia.Gillard.MP@aph.gov.au
Alan.Griffin.MP@aph.gov.au
Kirsten.Livermore.MP@aph.gov.au
R.McClelland.MP@aph.gov.au
Bob.McMullan.MP@aph.gov.au
D.Melham.MP@aph.gov.au
John.Murphy.MP@aph.gov.au
Michelle.Obyrne.MP@aph.gov.au
Gavan.Oconnor.MP@aph.gov.au
Nicola.Roxon.MP@aph.gov.au
Kevin.Rudd.MP@aph.gov.au
Sid.Sidebottom.MP@aph.gov.au
Stephen.Smith.MP@aph.gov.au
Warren.Snowdon.MP@aph.gov.au
Wayne.Swan.MP@aph.gov.au
Lindsay.Tanner.MP@aph.gov.au
Kelvin.Thomson.MP@aph.gov.au
Christian.Zahra.MP@aph.gov.au
senator.bishop@aph.gov.au
senator.george.campbell@aph.gov.au
senator.carr@aph.gov.au
senator.jacinta.collins@aph.gov.au
senator.conroy@aph.gov.au
senator.cook@aph.gov.au
senator.evans@aph.gov.au
senator.faulkner@aph.gov.au
senator.forshaw@aph.gov.au
senator.ludwig@aph.gov.au
senator.lundy@aph.gov.au
senator.obrien@aph.gov.au
senator.sherry@aph.gov.au
Kim.Wilkie.MP@aph.gov.au
D.Adams.MP@aph.gov.au
Martyn.Evans.MP@aph.gov.au
senator.kirk@aph.gov.au
senator.marshall@aph.gov.au
senator.stephens@aph.gov.au
Kim.Beazley.MP@aph.gov.au
Arch.Bevis.MP@aph.gov.au
lauriebreretonmp@aph.gov.au
Anna.Burke.MP@aph.gov.au
Anthony.Byrne.MP@aph.gov.au
Ann.Corcoran.MP@aph.gov.au
J.Crosio.MP@aph.gov.au
Michael.Danby.MP@aph.gov.au
Jennie.George.MP@aph.gov.au
Steve.Gibbons.MP@aph.gov.au
Sharon.Grierson.MP@aph.gov.au
Jill.Hall.MP@aph.gov.au
Michael.Hatton.MP@aph.gov.au
Kelly.Hoare.MP@aph.gov.au
Julia.Irwin.MP@aph.gov.au
Sharryn.Jackson.MP@aph.gov.au
Harry.Jenkins.MP@aph.gov.au
Duncan.Kerr.MP@aph.gov.au
Catherine.King.MP@aph.gov.au
Carmen.Lawrence.MP@aph.gov.au
Jann.McFarlane.MP@aph.gov.au
L.McLeay.MP@aph.gov.au
F.Mossfield.MP@aph.gov.au
Brendan.O’Connor.MP@aph.gov.au
Tanya.Plibersek.MP@aph.gov.au
Rogerpricemp@aph.gov.au
Harry.Quick.MP@aph.gov.au
Bernie.Ripoll.MP@aph.gov.au
R.Sawford.MP@aph.gov.au
Con.Sciacca.MP@aph.gov.au
Bob.Sercombe.MP@aph.gov.au
Maria.Vamvakinou.MP@aph.gov.au
senator.bolkus@aph.gov.au
senator.buckland@aph.gov.au
senator.crossin@aph.gov.au
senator.denman@aph.gov.au
senator.hogg@aph.gov.au
senator.hutchins@aph.gov.au
senator.mackay@aph.gov.au
senator.mclucas@aph.gov.au
senator.moore@aph.gov.au
senator.ray@aph.gov.au
senator.webber@aph.gov.au
senator.wong@aph.gov.au

You can also email your own ALP member at
http://www.free2baustralian.org.au (see side bar an the left) if you also
want to comment on the impact on Australia’s cultural industries which will
be critical and irreversible - by restricting Oz government control over
the future of Australian voices on our screens. Our stories won’t be
heard. Our accent won’t be heard. And our country won’t be seen.

Our Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, providing affordable drugs, will also
be dismantled.

The impacts on Australia’s autonomy and our right to decide our own future
will be irreversibly damaged, permanently. This is absolutely crunchtime.
Even if you’ve already protested, please do it again!

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