Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers

Gathering and Public Hearing on Atlantica
Sept 15 & 16, Bar Harbor


Don’t want to lose local communities to multinational corporations?
Then you don’t want to live in Atlantica.

Get involved, Learn more, and Let the Governors know what you think at
the:
Conference of New England Governors and
Eastern Canadian Premiers.
Hosted by Governor Baldacci.

Everyone is invited to meet at the Village Green in Bar Harbor at 11
AM on Monday Sept 15 and Tuesday Sept 16. Folks will be heading down
to the Bar Harbor Club for a Public Hearing after noon.
The Village Green is on the corner of Main and Mt Desert Streets.
The Bar Harbor Club is at 111 West Street.

What is Atlantica?

Atlantica is a NAFTA-style “free trade” zone that includes: Maine, New
Hampshire, Vermont, Upstate New York, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova
Scotia, Prince Edward Island, & Newfoundland.

Atlantica’s motto is “Business Without Borders.”

Atlantica would take power from local communities and give it to big
money corporations.

Locally-made decisions like bans on spreading toxic sludge, bans on
burning toxic waste, protections from liquid natural gas operations,
and limits on commercial water extraction could all be eliminated by
Atlantica, if local decisions are considered a barrierto profit for
big business.

Funding for Atlantica could come from:
– Increased taxes
– Reduction or elimination of minimum wage
– Cuts in funding for things like Public Transportation and Health Care
– Privatization of Public Places and Public Services

Atlantica has a goal of Increasing Infrastructure.

Increased infrastructure could mean new highways bulldozed through
people’s land, like the proposed private East-West Highway, new
Super-Ports that could harm local fisheries, new oil pipelines, new
prisons, new nuclear power plants, and new dumps and incinerators.

The increased infrastructure could allow corporations to:
– Export massive amounts of “Natural Resources” like Water, Trees,
Fish, and Gravel overseas to Asia
– Sue towns, cities, and states for lost profits resulting from local
laws and ordinances considered to be a “barrier” to big business
operations
– Eliminate more Jobs by Mechanization and Outsourcing
– Import more Stuff that other places don’t want, like Toxic Trash.

Atlantica benefits big business at the expense of small business,
small farms, the environment, health, democracy, and local communities.

Bring signs, costumes, lunch, your voices, questions, and your friends!
For More Info:
Maine Independent Media Center, PO Box 1444, Waterville, Maine 04903 |
207-649-5980
hillary@maineindymedia.org
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Learn more:
http://www.aims.ca
maineindymedia.org/media/all/display/2287/index.php
http://www.mainefairtrade.org/atlantica.php
resist.stopatlantica.org
http://www.narconews.com/Issue46/article2691.html
profile.myspace.com/maineagainstatlantica
http://www.negc.org
http://www.scics.gc.ca

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