website, www.cmaq.net. True to their goal, organizers tried not to turn anyone away, offering impromptu presentations in the stairwell for those who couldn’t get in.
“We’ve been waiting to hold the official launch until we reached a critical mass,” said CMAQ’s Chad Lubelsky. “This is a smack in the face that there’s something happening at the street level.”
CMAQ bills itself as an alternative resource for information about the April 2001 Quebec Summit, and, in particular, the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
With editorial teams in Montreal and Quebec City, the group presents an opportunity for diverse sectors of society to tell their own stories, rather than have them told, or ignored, in the mainstream press. As such, it aims not only at independent media outlets, but also grassroots movements, students, activists, and just about anyone with a different take on the FTAA and globalization.
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