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FTAA Protests

by Archives November 6, 2002

I’m writing regarding the protests that occurred on October 31. While it was great to see so many students and others come out to voice their opposition to the FTAA, I was dismayed later that day to find anti-FTAA posters and signs piled up in downtown garbage cans, when they could have been recycled. Environmental accountability (or lack of it) has been a central concern of the anti-FTAA movement. But how can people demand corporate environmental responsibility when they do not even display personal responsibility? What does say about the integrity of the movement? Furthermore, there are a number of recycling bins downtown, so there is virtually no excuse for this sort of neglect. Think about what you are doing people – and make the connection between your actions and the values you claim to stand for!

Varina Crisfield

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