Jul 172016
 

 Sequence: Maude Barlow: Millions yearn to escape free-trade deals   (below) David Korten  de-constructs the term “free trade” David Barnhizer explains the relationship between linguistics and propaganda   http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/maude-barlow-millions-yearn-to-escape-free-trade-deals-1.2303535   Millions yearn to escape free-trade deals Maude Barlow / Times Colonist   U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Canada, against the backdrop of Brexit and […]

Jul 172016
 

Sequence: Maude Barlow: Millions yearn to escape free-trade deals David Korten  de-constructs the term “free trade”      (Below) David Barnhizer explains the relationship between linguistics and propaganda   [  http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/free-trade-fraud-alert-20160713?utm_source=YTW&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20160715  ]   by David Korten,     YES !  Magazine   So the next time you hear the term “free market” or “free trade,” treat that as a […]

Jul 092016
 

Maude Barlow explains things so well: http://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/the-next-ontario/maude-barlow-brexit-ceta-and-the-right-way-to-create-trade-agreements by  Daniel Kitts One would expect anti-free-trade activists to cheer the decision of British voters to leave the world’s largest trading bloc. But how do those activists, often on the progressive end of the political spectrum, feel about  how the victorious Leave campaign gained support by stoking anti-immigrant […]

Jun 252016
 

[  http://canadians.org/blog/ceta-appears-be-hold-council-canadians-calls-new-study-deal   ]   Will Harper’s free trade deal with the European Union survive Brexit?   With the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union, the Council of Canadians is calling on the Trudeau government to support our call for the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) to conduct an independent analysis of a Canada-EU Comprehensive […]

Apr 022016
 
2016-04-02   NAFTA Chapter 11:   Tribunal rules against Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens in lawsuit over Ontario wind farms

Follow-up on    2015-10-16 Texas Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens’ $700-Million NAFTA Lawsuit Against Ontario Nears End, NY Times & Huffington Post By John Miner, The London Free Press   (Postmedia Network file photo) A lawsuit by a Texas oil tycoon that alleged political interference at the highest levels in the awarding of Ontario wind farm […]

Jan 102016
 

Please help notify friends and family about the Government’s consultations on the Trade Deal.   Edmonton Jan 11th, Vancouver, Jan 12th.  … I would definitely have made the trip to Vancouver to attend, had I had sufficient advance notice. In lieu of, I Posted to Facebook page for Minister for International Trade, Chrystia Freeland: The “investor-state dispute resolution” […]

Nov 262015
 

It’s very easy to follow – – good English sub-titles.  Just give it a minute.   Europeans are seeing Canadian experience with Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDSs) through German Public TV. This is a very important and informative video.   Many thanks to people in Germany.  And to Janet Eaton – – her remarks below.   Also,  Osgoode Hall […]

Oct 182015
 
2015-10-10  Hundreds of thousands shut down Berlin to protest "Trojan Horse" - - Monsanto's dream trade deal.  The Guardian

The TTIP protest in Berlin this past weekend drew hundreds of thousands. PHOTO: EFE/EPA/KAY NIETFELD http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/10/berlin-anti-ttip-trade-deal-rally-hundreds-thousands-protesters#_=_ Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Berlin on Saturday to oppose a planned free trade deal between the European Union and the United States that is claimed to be anti-democratic and to threaten food safety and environmental standards. […]

Oct 162015
 
2015-10-16  Texas Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens' $700-Million NAFTA Lawsuit Against Ontario Nears End, NY Times & Huffington Post

UPDATE:   see  2016-04-02 NAFTA Chapter 11: Tribunal rules against Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens in lawsuit over Ontario wind farms – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – (Note:  Should you wish, New York Times, October 15 – a bit more detailed version […]

Jun 172015
 

Related: (2015-04-18)  Hundreds of Millions of Dollars already paid out to corporations because of trade deals. It’s about to multiply many times over (TPP, CETA, etc.). (2013-11-09)   Contrast: Transatlantic Trade Deals (CETA & TTIP), also TPP vs “We Are Living in the World Occupy Made” (2013-06-11)    CETA (also about GMO’s): Canada ready to raise threshold […]