We probably don't need to tell you why another job-killing trade deal is a horrible idea, but we will note that Colombia is the most dangerous country in the world to be a trade unionist.
Here's what's been going on at the White House, thanks to the twittersphere:
@foe_us: Noon today: join us in Lafayette Park to demand fair trade, not free trade!We learn a Colombian trade unionist spoke against the deal:
@royhouseman: Columbia #FTA protest. Bad trade deal in country that has most trade unionist killed
@toe_us: Fair trade not free trade! Down down down with #FTA!
@royhouseman: Columbian trade unionist president opposing #FTA
@lazarus0530 agreed! Currently hearing about priest who witnessed murder of trade unionist in Columbia. No #FTAAnd that mock coffins are being carried and lined up outside the White House:
@Karlwitak: Procession beginning for civil disobedience at White House opposing Colombia Free Trade Agreement.#dc #fta
@royhouseman: Single file line with coffins leading in opposing the Columbia #FTA listing of union members killed from 2010
@matthewstoller: Outside the White House people are holding mock coffins in protest of the pending Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
@Karlwitak: Laying of 51 coffins in front of white House to symbolize the 51 murders last year of unionists in Colombia. most in world #dc #ftaThe Washington Peace Center is there:
@WashPeaceCtr: Colombia FTA protest happening now!Ruh-roh: Now the arrest
You can call your representatives in Congress (to tell them to vote against this heinous deal) by going here.