NAFTA Does Not Promote “Free Trade”

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Brooke N., after she shared artwork from here

Brooke N.: There’s a lot that is wrong in the world just now. This may not look like it competes in terms of horror with the slaughter of innocents or the invasion of Crimea and confusion and plane downing in The Ukraine. But High Fructose Corn Syrup kills too. It causes diabetes and heart disease. While there’s not the kind of violence involved that we see on the news, quietly ceding national sovereignty to corporations that in no way have the best interests of ordinary citizens at heart will cause as many unnecessary deaths as violent uprising does.

"When Mexico put restrictions on high fructose corn syrup, three different U.S. Corporations sued the Mexican government under NAFTA's investor-state system. Mexico lost and had to pay $169.18 million."

“When Mexico put restrictions on high fructose corn syrup, three different U.S. Corporations sued the Mexican government under NAFTA’s investor-state system. Mexico lost and had to pay $169.18 million.”

Rayn: The idea that NAFTA was created to promote “free trade” is an Orwellian-languaged joke! Corporate cartels are formed for the exact opposite reason!

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