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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:59 AM

13. Trade is OK. But trade disputes should be settled in courts under national control

not the kangaroo courts set up by the trade agreements.

The trade agreements should be bilateral and not multilateral.

The trade agreements do not and cannot protect workers' rights, and therefore should be bilateral, not multilateral. We should retain the right to exit any trade agreement if the labor rights in a country with which we trade are weak or not respected.

There should be no agreements about privatizing sectors of the economy. It seems that the trade agreements now being negotiated concern requiring privatization rather than actually trade. I oppose them for that reason.

Real trade agreements could be good.

But the agreements we have now and that are under negotiation are not about trade. They are about circumventing our Constitution and establishing corporate rule. They are about empowering the oligarchy, not about empowering the citizens of nations.

That's why I oppose them.

The trade agreements beginning with the WTO and NAFTA through those now being signed and negotiated will harm our country and destroy our democracy.

It's not about trade. The rejection of these agreements is about the other agreements masquerading as trade hidden in these so-called trade agreements.

I haven't even scratched the surface of the objectionable provisions in the TPP, World Trade Agreement, NAFTA, etc.

These agreements are completely and utterly unacceptable.

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