Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dollars and Sense article on SPP

Katherine Sciacchitano, a former labor lawyer and organizing currently teaching at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, has an excellent article on the Security and Prosperity Partnership Act of North America in the current issue of Dollars and Sense magazine. She writes,

While left activists and researchers in Canada and Mexico have been spreading the word about the Security and Prosperity Partnership for several years, so far in the U.S. the SPP has mainly caught the attention of the right wing, which sees it as a stealth plan to impose a European Union-style government on the continent. The SPP is not a North American version of the EU. But it is a stealth plan—one aimed at bypassing the kind of international solidarity that halted the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment.
The article is an excellent overview of the history of SPP, and the corporate rationale behind it, and outlines the harms the agreement will do to the rights of labor and communities, the environment, local economies, and civil liberties.

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