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New NAFTA Must Put People and Planet First


New NAFTA Must Put People and Planet First

Tobita Chow

The White House has sent formal notice to Congress that it is initiating the process to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). All evidence suggests that despite Trump’s claims to the contrary, this puts us on track to yet another corporate trade deal that will protect the profits of multinational corporations at the expense of workers and the environment around the world.


Yet again a progressive pundit tells us what is wrong and that we should do something about it but never gets around to just how we go about doing something about it! He just says that we should.

Progressives need the practical how tos and the what to dos even more than the lists of what is wrong and what needs to be fixed. How to fix it? Don't just say 'you people should fix it' - show us how to fix it.


It does indeed put "us" on that track, I put "us" in quotes because "we" have no say. This society has determinedly put effort into making "trade" and the moneyed financialist souls who live by "bucks" (in whatever currency or denomination) alone is the way thing should and must be.

The word "values" gives the game away, if somehow people with different "values" can get in there and be the deciders in NAFTA and everything else the financialists hold dear, nothing has any chance of ever changing into that badly needed "new day.'