To my card-carrying Foodies in the Hoodies,
Hurray for Egypt! If you would like to see the faces of some of the brave men and even women who gave their lives for Egypt's rebirth, go to http://1000memories.com/egypt
"The Facebook Revolution," however, can be two-faced. Facebook gives repressive regimes all the information they need to trace and crack down on activists. This petition tells Facebook to Unfriend the Dictators.
This week we'll be benefiting the Korea Policy Institute to help oppose the KORUS Free Trade Agreement. Christine Ahn of KPI wrote an excellent article, which appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus this week. It tells how it will displace 880,000 good-paying US jobs over seven years while undermining South Korea's agriculture, their near-universal healthcare, and their food safety standards. In addition to summarizing the dangers of the KORUS FTA, it's a good primer on how FTAs work.
Congress is home for the week. Sam Farr and Diane Feinstein voted for the last FTA with Peru, while Barbara Boxer voted against it. If you read my FPIF article you know that President Garcia hasn't implemented the labor, environmental, and human rights protections that Congress voted for, and yet the FTA stands.
We're urging Congress to finish one FTA before they start another. If you'd like to call Sam Farr's office this week, the number is 429-1976.
This Food in the Hood will be indoors since rain is predicted. You can pick-up food to go or stay and eat here starting at 5:00 until 7:00 or whenever we run out.