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The caravan will move very slowly, creating a clogged artery in a major Canada-US trade route

Community activists in Kingston, ON. would like to invite all FTAA opponents to take part in a border action caravan the day before demonstrations at the Summit of the Americas conference in Quebec City.
‘Ensure Safe Border Crossing for All People’ Organisers, and activists from Peterborough, Belleville, Toronto and all points west will leave Kingston at 7am Thursday 19 in caravan and travel towards Quebec City, along the "NAFTA Free Trade Corridor" Hwy 401. The caravan will move very slowly, creating a clogged artery in a major Canada-US trade route, stopping at the 1000 Islands International Bridge, to wait for allies from Syracuse, Utica, Binghamton, the rest of New York State and beyond. A cell-phone number will be available for activists from the US. If they are not allowed free passage, the border will be closed down. "If they can't pass, nothing will."

From the 1000 Islands bridge the caravan will continue east (provided there is no border blockade), picking up activists from Ottawa. The caravan will stop in Cornwall, again to ensure safe crossing at the border for anyone who wants to enter Canada. Near Cornwall are a series of locks for the St.Lawrence Seaway. The caravan will lock down these locks, stopping the vast commercial shipping volume in or out of the Seaway. And then onto Quebec
Visit the Smash FTAA website at Error! Bookmark not defined. When up and running the site will include 1. Cellphone numbers for the caravan. 2. Contact numbers for local activists from towns and cities in Ontario and New York who will join the caravan. 3. A detailed timeline of the caravan. 4. Maps. 5. Links to more anti-FTAA direct actions



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