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"During his campaign for president, Donald Trump demonized the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA),...
20 pages on the advantages and disadvantages of Mexico in the North American free trade agreement (NAFTA)
NAFTA 2.0 is a big deal for Texas: Talks over updating the North American Free Trade Agreement have finally begun,……
When parties to the North American Free Trade Agreement disagree...
It's time to bring the North American Free Trade Agreement into the age. via
Ronald,. The re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has begun. Right now, high-level...
The North American Free Trade Agreement created the world's largest free trade area. It links 450 million people.
US, Canada, Mexico officials meet in Washington for North American Free Trade Agreement (talks
TRUMP unveiled its list for renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico likely to begin later this year.
"The Trump administration has released their plans for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Hearing on Modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Ways and Means
Tomorrow: chairman and CEO, Tom Linebarger, will address in support of expansion.
The United States on Monday outlined a tough negotiating strategy for revising the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement and for the fir…
The North American Free Trade Agreement (does need to be revised. Some trade issues are inadequately dealt with (e.g
NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. North America are the two ke…
Statement by the Foreign Affairs Minister on the North American Free Trade Agreement
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Today: USTR Lighthizer is expected to release the Trump Administration's North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiating objectives
Canada is working to cut a deal with the U.S. to end trade row over lumber before talks to revamp the North America
Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on high-fructose corn syrup supply in Canada…
Negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement are on track to be finished by early 2018
Germany is in Europe & not a part of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
What impact will Trump trade talks have on the North American Free Trade Agreement? "wannacry"
Trudeau: "Modernization" of the North American Free Trade Agreement is "important and necessary."
Missing some Clintons in this picture .
the North American Free Trade Agreement signed 17 Dec 1992 & write new one with Canada only!! Implode our 1/2 of Mex.Border Crossings and
U.S. President Donald Trump announces that he intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, soft…
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) People hate the yet need the USA.
"When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was first signed in 1994, proponents said it would...
Investing term of the day from North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA
President Trump says he won’t immediately try to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, but some sectors would be vulnerable in…
story on Despite his long-standing criticism of the North American Free Trade Agreement, President …
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President Donald Trump has decided that the U.S. will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement but is s…
Trump announces he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but definitely pull out of that awful…
Why Is important...from our own US Trade Rep website. Not sure what the "bad deal" is DJT is going on about.
Add this:Dairy and softwood aren't part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, even if Trump is sign…
MONEYWATCH- Hena Daniels 11a PKG THU0137- Pres. Trump is not pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement…
.What is up with the spelling of Nafta? It is the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA.
. US president Donald Trump loves to bash Nafta, or the North American Free Trade Agreement. He’s cal…
US President Donald Trump has told Mexico and Canada he wants to renegotiate - not scrap - the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The North American Free Trade Agreement is one of the United States’ most critical trade deals for the car business…
How will President Trump renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement? Here is what you need to know.
Another promise runs into reality: Trump says US won't - for now - pull out of North American Free Trade Agreement.…
Term of the Day - North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA
Oh that's great news!!! NAFTA was horrible for us. But I was always fond of the N. American Free Trade Agreement
Trump says Mexico, Canada opposed NAFTA pull-out . backpedalling because his "tough" stance backfired at home.
1. Trump moves on NAFTA: President Trump has announced plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
is a pact b/w CAN, the US & MEX. has threatened to cancel the deal, so maybe it's time to learn more: ht…
He probly thought it was the Native American Free Trade Agreement and he was against it. When he learn…
President Donald Trump pledged Wednesday night to keep the U.S. in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
UPDATE: abandons plan for U.S. to withdraw from North American Free Trade Agreement
The US government has expressed their intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
"Okay, I suck at dance, but can you explain the North American Free Trade Agreement?"
Mexicans are the winners of the North American Free Trade Agreement? It’s news to them.
that's incorrect. NAFTA stands for North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mexico should have tell Trump about NAFTA, North American Free Trade Agreement!
1993 – The North American Free Trade Agreement is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton
NAFTA the North American Free Trade Agreement was created originally by President George H.W. Bush and not by...
44 years wasted in the GOP: His chant against the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, ... They want t...
Hillary Clinton - first female pres candidate who loudly supported disastrous free trade agreement that cost millions of American jobs
Look at the services sector: films, songs,media, Starbucks, McDonalds-many American. USA has no free trade agreement with
to when voted against the North American Free Trade Agreement. Reason 2805
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The Illuminati want Trump out for his opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement! Gangsters!!!
Unfair trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement evisce...
Your Middle class job killer began by his holiness RONALD REAGAN .
Executive Memorandum on Trade, Economic Freedom. November 23, 1993 (from their own site)
anything short of "free trade" is most definitely in violation of the "North American Free Trade Agreement"
That is a lie. The same thing was said about NAFTA and the Korean Free Trade Agreement, and both failed American workers.
The North American Free Trade Agreement marked a fundamental change in the ...
And why do manufacturing based econ. States have the blues? North American Free Trade Agreement. Thanks for that.
Heidi Cruz sat on a Council on Foreign Relations task force for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - until Ted ran for Senate.
Among his special projects was helping to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
“The TPP, along with the WTO [World Trade Organization] and NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement], is the...
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) forced formation of the European Union in order to compete.
NEW WORLD DISORDER: Every so-called free-trade agreement since the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAF...
the debate was on Nov. 10, 1993 w/ 16 million viewers bet/ vs Perot on the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement.
TPP would erode the preferential position enjoyed by auto-parts makers under the North American free-trade agreement.
Can NAFTA be considered a net gain or loss of jobs? Think about that when considering the implications of the TPPP.
Bill Clinton's remarks on the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, December 8, 1993.
Donald Trump won't be imposing 35% tax on Mexican imports. (1) Only Congress can imposes taxes and (2) North American Free …
“is a 21st century free trade agreement that will boost American exports and create high paying jobs”
Chuck Barrett: Mexican immigration rooted in U.S. law: Second, there's the North American Free Trade Agreement...
As a direct result of CAFTA (Central American “Free Trade” Agreement), the Monsanto Law was passed in Guatemala.
1992 - The U.S., Canada, and Mexico announced that the North American Free Trade Agreement had been created after 14 months of negotiations.
Thinking draws on existing good practice in the North American free trade agreement with the private sector slow and long.
TPP trade deal is bad news for most Americans: This agreement makes the North American Free Trade Agreement lo...
"when the United States became official participants in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA),"
"Since the passage of NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement] US trade deficit has grown by almost $10 trillion."
On Jan 1, 1994, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect; a potential tariff free zone in Canada, the US and Mexico
Important Abbreviations Write about the following by expanding and explaining the objectives: IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. BIMSTEC: Bay of Bengal Initiative for MultiSectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation is an international organisation involving a group of countries namely Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. ISRO: Indian Space Research Organisation is an independent Indian government agency, established in 1969 for esearch and development of vehicles and activities for the exploration of space within and outside of Earth’s atmosphere. WTO: World Trade Organization deals with regulation of trade between participating countries. It was commenced on January 1, 1995 under the Marrakech Agreement, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). NASA: National Aeronautics and Space A ...
COMMENTARY / WORLD Unlocking ASEAN’s true economic potential By: KISHORE MAHBUBANI AND FRASER THOMPSON DEC 26, 2014 ARTICLE HISTORY Can 10 countries with different cultures, traditions, languages, political systems and levels of economic development act in concert to expand their collective potential? That’s the question with which the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has wrestled for decades. Judging by their leaders’ ambitious vision for cooperation, the answer may be yes. What began as a straightforward push to reduce trade tariffs has evolved into a blueprint for a dynamic open market of 600 million consumers and a production base that can compete directly with the world’s largest economies. Once in place, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will transform Southeast Asia — and its role in the global economy. ASEAN’s economic potential is undoubtedly impressive. Taken together, the group’s members — Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, . ...
TPP - MORNING MESSAGE - Dave Johnson Trade Deal Promises vs. Realities Next year the giant multinationals are going to try to sell us another trade deal by promising jobs and prosperity. And they’re going to push fast track to grease the skids to get it passed. It’s a good idea to be informed about what has actually happened. ... Did NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement), bringing China into the World Trade Organization, CAFTA (the Central America Free Trade Agreement), the recent trade deal with South Korea and other agreements create jobs in the U.S. and generally bring prosperity?
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Despite a so called 'Free Trade Agreement' with the US Aust consumers can't buy music or video from American retailers
The answer is NAFTA (North American free trade agreement)
18 Nov 1993 – In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is approved by the House of Representatives.
Mexico is the new Detroit, thanks to NAFTA and GATT! In a burst of unwarranted enthusiasm, Forbes magazine’s international automotive analyst, Joann Muller, announced gleefully that the rise of the auto-making business in Mexico represented not only more bad news for Detroit, but was the result of “wise trade policies south of the border.” In the promotion for her article, Muller asked rhetorically: “Washington, are you listening?” She concluded that, if those trade policies, better known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), work so well for Mexico, Washington should do more of it for the United States. Not a single word in her lengthy article was devoted to the real purpose behind NAFTA: a stepping stone to the North American Union (NAU), which would then be a step closer to the de facto creation of the New World Order that NAFTA’s proponents have for years been working behind the scenes to achieve. Mueller noted that in the last five years, new car and truck production in Mexi ...
Between NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) the American economy will not see an upturn for the foreseeable future... What is happening NOW, was known it was going to happen before Congress passed any of them.. Ross Perot told us in 1992... Nobody listened.
An overview of how the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has harmed the economy, environment, democracy and more.
What are the ties between the Central American Free Trade Agreement and mass migration to the U.S.? Watch:
Look Who's Arriving on the NAFTA Train by Phyllis Schlafly Founder & President of Eagle Forum Do you remember when President George W. Bush, in 2005, held a summit meeting with the "three amigos" to promote the free movement of people and goods across our borders with Canada and Mexico? The Council on Foreign Relations then spoke of "building a North American community" with a common "security perimeter" and "labor mobility" among our three countries. Texas planned to build a massive North American Free Trade Agreement superhighway that would begin at its southern border with Mexico and eventually reach northern U.S. cities. The Kansas City Southern Railway bought a Mexican railroad and began branding it as the NAFTA railroad, with the goal of carrying Chinese products from Mexico's Pacific Port of Lazaro Cardenas all the way to Kansas City, Missouri. The prospect of an economic union with Mexico, which could eventually become a North American Union modeled on the European Union, rightly alarmed many Amer ...
Good morning everyone! Today in 1993, on the strength of the Mulroney Tory majority, the Commons passed legislation bringing Canada into the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement. The bill was not proclaimed until after the Chretien Liberals won the October 1993 election. Also today in 1938, the federal government nationalized the Bank of Canada only three years after it opened for business and in 1968, Montreal was awarded a National League baseball franchise at a cost of $10 million. The Expos began play the following April. The franchise moved to Washington for the start of the 2005 season. Enjoy the day.
Our Politicos Have sold us Out Selling Public Space The Chickens Will Come Home to Roost By Rodolfo F. Acuña On the one side is neoliberalism, with all its repressive power and its machinery of death; on the other side is the human being. There are those who resign themselves to being one more number in the huge exchange of power ... But there are those who do not resign themselves ... In any place in the world, anytime, any man or woman rebels to the point of tearing off the clothes resignation has woven for them and cynicism has died grey. Any man or woman, of whatever colour, in whatever tongue, speaks and says to himself or to herself: Enough is enough! Ya basta! -- Subcomandante Marcos The lambs have a problem hearing the sounds of the clarion because of a lack of long term memory. Because of this memory lapse, the Zapatistas January 1, 1994 revolt protesting the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) never sunk in. Perhaps the word neoliberal was too foreign to the lambs that had a difficult . ...
The approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement got a big push from the “NAFTA coalition
July 18, 1993 – CFR member and Trilateralist Henry Kissinger writes in the “Los Angeles Times” concerning NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement): “What Congress will have before it is not a conventional trade agreement but the architecture of a new international system...a first step toward a New World Order.”
POLITICO Critics give five Pinocchios to U.S. trade agenda 4/3/14 10:27 AM EDT Five “concerned citizens” donning Pinocchio noses and t-shirts criticizing the North American Free Trade Agreement silently protested at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing where U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testified. Wearing t-shirts that said “There’s No NAFTA Surplus, Froman!” the five people stood during Froman’s testimony. Within seconds, Capitol police told them to sit down, and they remained in the hearing room. The comment on their shirts was a reference to the argument made by advocates of trade deals with Asia-Pacific countries and the European Union that previous deals have led to a U.S. trade surplus. Asked how they know each other and whether they’re affiliated with any organization, the five said they’re just “concerned citizens” who live in central Virginia. — Eric Bradner
Be there for the Friday Night Flight in Mexico tonight at 9 EDT! ~Mulder Flight Details: Summary [From Wikipedia..] Mexico has one of the world's largest economies, it is the tenth largest oil producer in the world, the largest silver producer in the world and is considered both a regional power and middle power. In addition, Mexico was the first Latin American member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD (since 1994), and considered an upper-middle income country by the World Bank. Mexico is considered a newly industrialized country and an emerging power. It has the fourteenth largest nominal GDP and the tenth largest GDP by purchasing power parity. The economy is strongly linked to those of its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, especially the United States of America. Mexico ranks sixth in the world and first in the Americas by number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with 32, and in 2010 was the tenth most visited country in the world with 22.5 million inte ...
Even the mere threat of an investor-state loss can pressure governments to weaken environmental and health policies. In the 1990s, a U.S. chemical company called Ethyl Corporation challenged a Canadian environmental ban of the gasoline additive MMT, considered a dangerous toxin, under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) investor-state provisions. Although many U.S. states ban the substance and the investor-state tribunal made no final ruling, an intermediate loss was enough to push the Canadian government to revoke the ban, settle with the foreign corporation for $13 million in taxpayer compensation and issue a public statement that the chemical was safe.
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What account has the government taken of the future plans of such organizations as OECD to close tax loopholes, in its estimation of the increase in revenue for government and increase in GDP? United Kingdom: The OECD Base Erosion And Profit Shifting Action Plan Last Updated: 14 March 2014 Article by Rajesh Sharma Smith & Williamson There has been considerable publicity in recent months on the alleged tax avoidance perpetrated by multinationals that has resulted in the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) publishing its action plan on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). The action plan, consisting of 15 proposals to counter the perceived tax avoidance, has been endorsed by the G20 countries as well as China and India (who are not members of the OECD) and seeks to provide countries with domestic and international instruments that better align rights to tax with economic activity within the next two years. The principal objective is to counter tax rules that lead to the avoidance ...
After taking a break, it's time to catch up: AFSCME FYI - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 National/Politics White House reveals dinner guest list Lucy McCalmont, Politico, February 11, 2014 06:32 PM The White House has released the expected list of attendees for tonight’s State Dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande, which will be hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and held on the South Lawn of the White House. Here’s the list of scheduled attendees the White House provided: . Mr. Lee Saunders, Washington, DC Mrs. Lynne Saunders Up in arms over union ‘persuader’ rule Kevin Bogardus and Ben Goad, The Hill, February 12, 2014 Business groups are fighting to stop an Obama administration regulation that would force companies to disclose when they employ legal consultants behind the scenes during union organizing campaigns. The groups are up in arms about a forthcoming “persuader” rule from the Labor Department that they say could have a chilling effect on th .. ...
'Stephen Harper says Canada would be willing to reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement for the right price.'
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By 2015 BCG expects Mexico to have a labour cost advantage of almost 30% over China.
By 2015, will have a cost advantage of almost 30% over
The Korea Free Trade agreement just turned 2... and, once again, "free trade" has failed - the American worker.
Walls That Divide - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), established in 1994, was supposed to...
New Report by reveals environmental costs of North American Free Trade Agreement
"NAFTA led to an expansion of deforestation & unsustainable water use" Sierra Club statement
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"NAFTA led to an expansion of deforestation and unsustainable water use." Read entire Sierra Club statement:
When corporate profits are favored over the environment, the earth begins to die & us with it. Thanks
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New report reveals the environmental devastation after 20yrs of NOT trade!
the asian free trade agreement is doing a nice job of that as well.The Corp's are American by name only.
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On 2nd anniv of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, US auto still denied equal access to Korea’s market.
Few are aware that (North American Free Trade Agreement) has rendered us uncompetitive in the world economy. ht…
Obama’s Latest Underreported Fiasco Invites More Lambs to the Slaughter Obama’s using "fast track" authority to change free trade, a win for multinational corporations but a loss for small business._ FLOYD BROWN — MARCH 10, 2014 Though it didn’t generate much news, I want to discuss an important summit meeting that was held in Toluca, Mexico a few weeks ago.The meeting – to figure out how to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, aka NAFTA – included the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper; the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto; and our own Barack Obama. You see, while NAFTA is credited with producing over $1 trillion in trade each year, it counts trade that would’ve likely taken place anyway. And now that NAFTA is 20 years old, it’s easy to see that it was a job killer. In fact, NAFTA was a stepping stone on the path that sent record numbers of American jobs abroad. So NAFTA is currently slated to be replaced by a secretive, 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). ...
Ellin Jimmerson holds an MA in Southern History from Samford University, a Ph. D. in U. S. History from the University of Houston, and a Masters of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School with a concentration in Latin American liberation theology. She is Minister to the Community at Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville. She writes, speaks, and preaches on the intersection of history and faith and is a prominent advocate for illegal migrants, guest workers, and domestic laborers. The Second Cooler asks, 'Who benefits?' from illegal immigration while bringing major systemic issues into focus. These issues include US complicity in creating Latin America's extreme inequality, the Federally anticipated, devastating impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on millions of Mexican peasants, the militarization of the US / MEX border in anticipation of those displacements, the US's socially-encoded dual legal entry system which discriminates against poor and/or indigenous people, the ...
Obama Heads to Mexico Amigos Meeting Strained by Keystone By Eric Martin and Angela Greiling Keane Feb 18, 2014 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s frustration with U.S. President Barack Obama’s failure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline may make this installment of the North America summit, known as the “Three Amigos,” the frostiest since the annual meetings began almost a decade ago. At the one-day meeting tomorrow in Toluca, Mexico, with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Harper, Obama is bringing an agenda focused on trade, education, border security and stopping drug trafficking. Yet 20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect, the U.S. and Canada are at loggerheads over a $5.4 billion collaboration that would carry oil south from the thick sands of Alberta to American refineries along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana. “People always call these things the ‘Three Amigos,’ but I would say at this point in time it’s difficult to use that term,” s ...
I still stand by my vote for Ross Perot all those years ago and US celebrate poultry trade success The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which has provided a significant economic boost to the poultry and egg industries in the US and Mexico, is celebrating 20 years of existence. In the two decades of NAFTA, Mexico has risen to become the number one export market for US chicken, turkey, duck and eggs in 2013, with annual sales exceeding $1.3 billion, according to US government trade data.
The "constitution" of the CPUSA says - "Among the points in the party's "Immediate Program" are a $12/hour minimum wage for all workers, national universal health care, and opposition to privatization of Social Security. Economic measures such as increased taxes on "the rich and corporations", "strong regulation" of the financial industry, "regulation and public ownership of utilities", and increased federal aid to cities and states; opposition to the Iraq War and other military interventions; opposition to free trade treaties such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); nuclear disarmament and a reduced military budget; various civil rights provisions; campaign finance reform including public financing of campaigns; and election law reform, including Instant Runoff Voting."
BBC NEWS Costa Rica PROFILE, some key chronoligcal events Corruption 2004 October - Mounting concern over corruption as three former presidents - Jose Maria Figueres, Miguel Angel Rodriguez and Rafael Angel Calderon - are investigated over contractor payments. 2006 February-March - Presidential election ends in a neck-and-neck race between Oscar Arias and Otton Solis. Mr Solis concedes defeat after a manual count and legal challenges. 2007 June - Costa Rica switches diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China in a bid to attract Chinese investment. 2007 October - National referendum narrowly decides in favour of ratifying the Central American Free Trade Agreement (Cafta). 2008 November - Chinese President Hu Jintao makes highest-level visit by a Chinese official since Costa Rica ended diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 2007. 2009 March - President Arias says Costa Rica to re-establish ties with Cuba, 48 years after they broken off in 1961. 2009 October - Former president Rafael Angel Calderon is sentenced ...
A note from our Treasurer, Jill Kowka Shipping Our Jobs Offshore The Communications Workers of America’s winter newsletter had an interesting article on TPP: The Largest Corporate Power Grab You Never Heard Of. A brief summary of the article follows: American workers know that free trade means lost jobs. The North American Free Trade Agreement negotiated 20 years ago promised 200,000 jobs but we lost 682,900. Last year promoters of the Korean Trade agreement promised 70,000 new US jobs would be created but US workers have already lost 40,000 jobs. It is not just manufacturing jobs at risk. US corporations already are projected to shift 3.4 million service sector jobs offshore in their pursuit of the lowest possible labor costs, non-existent worker’s rights and little or no workplace regulations. Now the TPP or Trans-Pacific Partnership is a massive secret trade deal being negotiated among 12 countries on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Participants in talks are the United States, Australia, Ca ...
The Immigration Reform Act of 1965 enabled the plutocracy to import cheap labor. The North American Free Trade Agreement enabled the plutocracy to export good jobs. Both were signed by Democratic Presidents. Both had overwhelming Republican support in both houses of Congress.
On This Date By The Associated Press 1808 A law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the United States went into effect. 1892 The Ellis Island Immigrant Station in New York opened. 1898 New York City was consolidated into five buroughs. 1901 The Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed. 1919 J.D. Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye," was born in New York City. 1953 Country singer Hank Williams Sr., 29, died of a drug and alcohol overdose. 1958 Treaties establishing the European Economic Community went into effect. 1959 Fidel Castro led Cuban revolutionaries to victory over Fulgencio Batista. 1979 The United States and China established diplomatic relations. 1984 AT&T was divested of its 22 Bell System companies under terms of an antitrust agreement. 1990 David Dinkins was sworn in as New York City's first African-American mayor. 1993 Czechoslovakia peacefully split into two new countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 1994 The North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect. 1999 The ...
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Everything Can Change On A New Year's Day. Twenty years ago today the EZLN attacked the Mexican Federal Parliament in opposition to the adopting by Mexico of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Through relatively peaceful civil resistance they have achieved a level of autonomy for the Indigenous communities of Chiapas unparalleled by any other liberation movement. If the US,British and other 'developed' nations want to really do something about global poverty, we should stop trying to destroy people's livelihoods through ' liberalization' by which we really mean 'robotization' turning workers into simply defined organic extensions of the industrial revolution. If you ask most people to choose between higher pay and greater likelihood of redundancy or relatively low pay but secure employment, most people would probably choose the latter. The Swahili word for Life, Myesha, also translates as Livelihood, in the same way that in English 'living' [ being] mutates into 'work' [doing]. Marx was one of the . ...
signed into law - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into...
"Free and fair trade brings growth and opportunity and creates jobs." - Ronald Reagan | August 2, 1986 "I am for the North American Free Trade Agreement. I think free trade is going to expand our job opportunity. I think it is exports that have saved us when we're in a recession. We need more free trade agreements." - George H.W. Bush (Sr.) | October 19, 1992 "I believe we have made a decision now that will permit us to create an economic order in the world that will promote more growth, more equality, better preservation of the environment, and a greater possibility of world peace."  - William Clinton | December 8, 1993 "Keeping America competitive requires us to open more markets for all that Americans make and grow. One out of every five factory jobs in America is related to global trade, and we want people everywhere to buy American. With open markets and a level playing field, no one can outproduce or outcompete the American worker."  - George W. Bush (Jr.) |  January 31, 2006 "Trade has been a co ...
I was channel surfing and came across MSNBC and saw a chart about the effects of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). Since its passage in 1994 America has lost 5,000,000 jobs and 60,000 factories have shut down. Looks like old Ross Perot was correct when he warned us that that sound we'd hear was the sound of jobs being sucked out of America.
I sometimes wonder if Bill Clinton ever regrets ever helping to enact NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), or, maybe not.
I'm just saying I'm not a big fan of the North American Free Trade Agreement
Nobody leaves their house and abandons their family just for pleasure; it is  the neediness that has driven millions of Mexicans to become immigrants, not  necessarily to live or reach a dream, but to  wake up from a nightmare. A  nightmare that has lasted 30 years. The neoliberal dictatorship has day by day stressed the inequality conditions in  which we live, it has converted Mexico into a factory of poor people, exporter of  Mexicans that can not be named “illegal”, but must be named Mexicans living in  exile, due to economic and insecurity reasons. Since the implementation of the  North American Free Trade Agreement,  the  low wages in urban zones and the low profitability of the Mexican fields have  provoked the displacement of the rural Mexican people, mostly to the US. The  global economic model, dominant since 1990,  has not been the answer to the  need of creating high paying jobs. The insecurity caused by the war against drug trafficking during the administration  of Felipe Ca ...
The United States Presidency of Bill Clinton, also known as the Clinton administration, was the executive branch of the federal government of the United States from January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001. Clinton was the first Democratic president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win a second full term. Clinton was also the first president since FDR and the last until current President Barack Obama to have not served in the military in any capacity. The administration faced political opposition in 1994 when Republicans took control of both houses of Congress but Clinton was reelected in 1996, after a failed attempt at health care reform. The administration had a mixed record on taxes but produced the first federal budget surpluses since 1969, for fiscal years 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001,[1] leading to a decrease in the public debt (though the gross federal debt continued to increase).[2][3][4] Clinton supported the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he signed into law in 1994. His presidency saw the pa ...
BELIZE ~ CAFTA vs CSME? & GUATEMALA? I take the time to add my thoughts.in response to a question raised by one of my friends a few days ago. He was musing his concerns regarding which trading block Belize should give priority to participate in.given the context of Guatemala's claim over Belize. CAFTA means Central American Free Trade Agreement.its original members included Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica. This has now been expanded to CAFTA-DR.as Dominican Republic has joined the agreement. Current 12 full members of both CARICOM and the CSME: Antigua and Barbuda Barbados Belize Dominica Grenada Guyana Jamaica Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Suriname Trinidad and Tobago Of the 12 members expected to join the CSME, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago were the first six to implement the CARICOM Single Market on January 1, 2006.[6] Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the ...
Remember what H. Ross Perot said about NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement for those of you with short memories) and that great sucking sound? Well, the Minnesota IBMers heard that sucking sound turn into a tornado with Minnesota news outlets headlining the news. "IBM moving hundreds of computer manufacturing jobs to Mexico," local TV blasted. "IBM to move most manufacturing out of Rochester," warned the local newspaper.
The North American Free Trade Agreement was supposed to raise living standards for both American and Mexican workers. Instead America has lost jobs by the th...
CURRENT POLITICAL ISSUES OF THE PHILIPPINES Political Issues Political issues plague our society from maintaining peace. Boundaries have been in place by means of social networks and cultural identities that come from the borders of countries. The most serious political problem the world faces is immigration due to the disregard of international boundaries and we should resolve it by creating serious border control bills in order to gain control of national borders. Globalization is a new theme which has led to recent political problems among nations. Globalization would make national boundaries something of the past. The current confusion in the middle-east is partly due to confusion of nation states. President Bush made the decision to invade another nation state in order to defeat al-Qaeda. International treaties such as the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement open the national boundaries to flows of capital, finance, manufactured goods, and services. The ...
   This is part one of a eight part    Preserve Our American Heritage of Freedom! BLOCK THE North American Union BY GETTING U.S. OUT OF NAFTA   By: John F. McManus   Amid guarantees that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would stimulate commerce, and have no impact on U.S. independence, Congress approved it in November 1993 President Clinton immediately signed the 1,700- page pact into law. That many pages has more to do with regulations than anything truly "free" NAFTA'S major accomplishments include:   + The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 1.8 million American workers have applied for trade adjustment assistance after losing their jobs because of NAFTA.   + Countless U.S. factories have been closed and rebuilt in Mexico.   + The U.S. manufacturing base has shrunk dramatically and our nation is becoming a mere service provider.   +  The southern border of the U.S. remains wide open and federal government promises to close it are not being fulfilled.   + Rulings from NAFTA' ...
November 8, 1993 Dear Senator: I write on behalf of the U.S. Catholic Conference, the social action agency of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops, with respect to the North American Free Trade Agreement. In particular, I would like to reiterate the criteria which we believe a just and lasting intern...
January 10 In what is described as the worst industrial disaster in state history, the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Mass., collapses, trapping 900 workers, mostly Irish women. More than 100 die, scores more injured in the collapse and ensuing fire. Too much machinery had been crammed into the building - 1860 Wobbly organizer and singer Joe Hill allegedly kills two men during a grocery store hold-up in Utah. He ultimately is executed by firing squad (his last word was “Fire!”) for the crime despite much speculation that he was framed - 1914 Former AFL-CIO President George Meany dies at age 85. The one-time plumber led the labor federation from the time of the AFL and CIO merger in 1955 until shortly before his death - 1980 The Supreme Court lets stand implementation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) despite the lack of an Environmental Impact Statement - 2004
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REVOLT OF THE RICH... Our financial elites are the new secessionists. By Mike Lofgren • 27 August 2012 illustration: Miguel Davilla illustration: Miguel Davilla It was 1993, during congressional debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement. I was having lunch with a staffer for one of the rare Republican congressmen who opposed the policy of so-called free trade. To this day, I remember something my colleague said: “The rich elites, of this country, have far more in common with their counterparts in London, Paris, and Tokyo than with their fellow American citizens.” It was only the beginning of the period when the realities of outsourced manufacturing, financialization of the economy, and growing income disparity started to seep into the public consciousness, so, at the time, it seemed like a striking and novel statement. At the end of the Cold War, many writers predicted the decline of the traditional nation-state. Some looked at the demise of the Soviet Union and foresaw the territorial sta ...
As Candidate Barack Obama in 2008, he took shifting positions on the North American Free Trade Agreement, as he became the presumptive nominee of the Demcratic Party.  As Canada approves Nexen sale to CNOOC, causing ripple effects in NAFTA.  Back then, Obama was criticized as protectionist by Republicans, for his stand on NAFTA and his view that he would unilaterally opt out of NAFTA.     The hour of opting out may be at hand, as this major trade agreement undergoes a major stress test.  Wiill the First Nation's stalemate with the Canadian government bring NAFTA to a breaking point?  Canada, with its own unilateral action in approving the Nexen sale to China, and coupling the bundled legislation under the Omnibus Bill C-45 along with these actions, is in direct violation of NAFTA.   This point is lost in the NAFTA rhetoric, when the intended beneficiaries of this trade violation are the conservative scrum in both nations.  Obama mentioned the need to protect the environment and workers.  The US s ...
The North American Free Trade Agreement was the first of a New World Order of trade agreements designed, to borrow the words of the Trilateral Commission in 1975, to repeal "an excess of democracy in the western world."
OTTAWA -- Remember 1994? OJ? Karlheinz? Elvis Stojko? A lot has changed since we negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement but what remains is the hysteria surrounding foreign investment protection agreements, or FIPAs.
[On this day, 1993] U.S. President Clinton signed into law the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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