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Meet the New NAFTA, Same as the Old NAFTA?


Meet the New NAFTA, Same as the Old NAFTA?

Ethan Goffman

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump called for protection of jobs. Did he mean tariffs or other measures to keep employment in the United States? Or was he talking about stronger labor protection, such as the right to organize? The renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, which began August 16, mean the cards will soon be on the table.


Seeing how much effort the “alt right” puts into their events that somehow always exclude issues that affect them like NAFTA 2.0 investor state dispute scam confirms beyond the shadow of doubt that their real agenda IS bigotry and racism.


Dismantle the Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism.

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” - Frederic Bastiat, 1848


Bout the only thing I can imagine this exercise in futility to do is to shift the ownership of these sucky trade agreements entirely to the right. Clinton is still the tool of the 1% he always was but now the Trump is the villain. Welcome to the Neo Liberal legacy.


Quote: " but some method of dealing with disputes between corporations and governments is needed". We already have one. It’s called the courts. There is absolutely no reason to create new courts to hear disputes that could be heard in the courts that already exist in the U.S. and Canada.


I agree 100%.

The Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism is why there is no longer a mandatory country of origin label for meat products made in Mexico, Canada or the United States. Now we can be sure consumers would want to know if they are eating Mexican meat products. So this Investor-State Dispute Settlement went against the interests and wishes of American consumers.