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No NAFTA -2 from Popular Resistance.

An Historic Opportunity To Transform Trade When We Stop NAFTA II

December 12, 2018

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance Donald Trump was right when he said that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a disaster for the United States and promised to renegotiate it when he became president. However, the renegotiated NAFTA-2 is worse than the original NAFTA and should be rejected. On…

Blue Wave or Red Wave? No Way to Tell

November 6, 2018

By Barbara Koeppel / Truthdig. Based on a 1,500-mile interviewing trek that I took outside the Beltway for 12 days two weeks ago—to Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Rock Island, Ill., Toledo and Akron, Ohio, and several points in between—one thing seems certain: Don’t hold your breath on election eve for crossovers. On a single issue, Democrat and…

NAFTA 2.0 Enshrines Deregulation for all of North America

NAFTA 2.0 Enshrines Deregulation for all of North America

October 5, 2018

Trump’s re-negotiated NAFTA, now called the USMCA, pushes food safety and other forms of deregulation to new extremes, making it more difficult to undo the damage even after Trump leaves office, says Patrick Woodall of Food and Water Watch

Ten Reasons Why Canada Should Get out of NAFTA

June 23, 2018

By David Orchard For months Canadians have been inundated with claims from the Trudeau government, industry and the punditry that NAFTA is good for our country, even necessary, and that “renegotiated” it will be even better. Here is another point of view: ten reasons why Canada should free itself from NAFTA, not enter more deeply…

NAFTA Talks on Verge of Collapse: 'Good' Say US, Canadian, and Mexican Activists

NAFTA Talks on Verge of Collapse: ‘Good’ Say US, Canadian, and Mexican Activists

May 17, 2018

NAFTA is in urgent need of revision, to make it a treaty for greater equity between the countries, but the current secrecy and speed of the negotiations will not lead to a better treaty, say three NAFTA activists and analysts from Canada, Mexico, and the US

The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us

The Ghosts of ‘New Democrats’ Are Haunting Us

May 1, 2018

Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Twenty-five years ago, the so-called New Democrats were triumphant. Today, their political heirs are eager to prevent the Democratic Party from living up to its name. At stake is whether democracy will have a chance to function. A fundamental battle for democracy is in progress—a conflict over whether to reduce the…

Will The New NAFTA Benefit Ordinary Citizens or Corporations?

August 19, 2017

Angelo DiCaro of Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, Melinda St. Louis, of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, and Prof. John Ackerman of the National Autonomous University of Mexico analyze the negotiations that began this week.

Trump’s Tough Talk on Trade Deals is Absent from New Executive Orders

April 4, 2017

Commerce department given 90 days to report reasons for trade deficits, but the rest of the order is vague, says Justin Akers Chacon, professor at San Diego City College.

Green Party VP Candidate: We Must Shift Power Back to the People Throughout the Western Hemisphere

October 4, 2016

Ajamu Baraka discusses Green Party policy towards Latin America and explains why the TPP is a bad deal for workers and the environment

TRNN on Trump

October 2, 2016
Tim Wise and Paul Jay discuss how Trump’s call for import taxes would lead to trade wars and that his commitment to high profits is at odds with his plans to keep jobs in the US