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The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) is the formal name given to an expansion of NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) that would include nearly all of the countries in the western hemisphere. This massive NAFTA expansion is currently being negotiated in secret by trade ministers from a total of 34 nations in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The goal of the FTAA is to impose the failed NAFTA model of increased privatization and deregulation hemisphere-wide. Imposition of these rules would empower corporations to constrain governments from setting standards for public health and safety, to safeguard their workers, and to ensure corporations do not pollute the communities in which they operate. Effectively, these rules would handcuff governments' public interest policymaking and enhance corporate control at the expense of citizens throughout the Americas. FTAA would deepen the negative effects of NAFTA we've seen in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. over the past seven years and expand NAFTA's damage to the other 31 countries involved.

from the MO RAd MOnaKAS in kansas city

I said the F-T-A-A -- AH-ah-ah-ah-ah(gagging sounds)
Your corporate greed is not okay
not today
or we'll blow you away!
Okay? okay. okayokayokay(reeel ditzy like)

Hey nafta! Hey nafta!
We know what you're afta!
Your greedy treaties won't get ya no sweeties
Better eat your wheaties and beat your weanies!

*****Starting at the hey nafta part, you do it 3 times: the first time in
slow motion, 2nd time normal speed, and 3rd time super fast chipmunk style!

We don't want to privitize, FTAA don't rule our lives!
We don't want to privitaze, FTAA we don't buy you lies!
Hands off our education! Our schools aren't corporations!
You can't have our water supply! Its a right - not a buy!
We wont sacrifice our health just to contribute to your corporate wealth!
Break it on down now!!
FTAA and its corporatiions make us think ooooooof:
Constipation! Deforestation! Militarization! Privitaization! Dehumanization
and Flatulation!
You don't have an invitation to take over all our nation!
Privitize this (point to your booty) UH!

FTAA you cheat and lie
you ugly, uh-huh, uh-huh, you ugly
your fast track methods don't fool me
you greedy, uh-huh, uh-huh you greedy
money can't save your sould from hell
you evil, uh-huh, uh-huh you evil
FTAA this is your end
you ruined, uh-huh, uh-huh you ruined
you are ugly backwards too
you ugly, uh-huh, uh-huh you ugly
this is what we need to see
our freedom, uh-huh, uh-huh our freedom!