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Meet the New NAFTA, Same as the Old NAFTA?
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump called for protection of jobs. Did he mean tariffs or other measures to keep employment in the United States? Or was he talking about stronger labor protection, such as the right to organize? The renegotiations of the North American Free Trade...
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Saudis Are Killing Their Own People, With Help from the US and Canada
Government forces have been terrorizing the people of Awamiyah in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province of al-Qatif for months. On May 10th , the Saudis launched a military campaign to tear down Al-Mosawarah, a 400-year-old neighborhood that is an important cultural and heritage center for the roughly 30...
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Canada Builds Border Camp for Asylum Seekers Fleeing US
Canada's military has troops assembling heated tents that will be capable of temporarily housing up to 500 asylum seekers who continue crossing into the country where it borders New York State. "Around 250 asylum seekers are arriving each day in Montreal, the largest city in Canada's mainly French-...
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By Any Other Name: Resisting "Weather Extremes" and Other Trumpian Crapola
Here and front: Some of the stunning underwater art installations around the world by Jason deCaires Taylor. About that deranged move by Dumpster and his oil-rich goons to create a pretend-it's-not-there-and-hope-it'll-go away-even-though-we're-all-gonna-die reality: Nope. Thanks to leaks published...
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Justin Trudeau, who styles himself a champion of struggling middle-class workers, seems content to do nothing about NAFTA’s headlock on working Canadians. (image/cc/DonkeyHotey) Views
NAFTA Needs an Overhaul to Improve Workers’ Rights
With the chaos of the Trump administration as a backdrop, Canadian diplomats will arrive in Washington later this month for NAFTA talks that they hope will be no more than a skinny renegotiation. According to Canadian lore, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a great boon to Canada, so...
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Asylum Seekers, Fleeing Trump's Hostility, Overwhelm Quebec's Refugee Resources
So many asylum seekers are pouring over the Canadian border from the United States that authorities opened Montreal's Olympic stadium—a 56,000-seat arena and one of the city's most famous landmarks—as a temporary welcome center on Wednesday. Between January and June 2017, more than 4,000 people...
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U.S. President Donald Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Canada: Flexing Military Might is Capitulation to Trump, Despite Liberal Spin
Even after The Economist magazine ran an article headlined “Tony Blair is not a poodle,” the British prime minister was unable to shake the slur of being George W. Bush’s loyal lapdog for supporting his invasion of Iraq. So there must be a huge sigh of relief inside our own Prime Minister’s Office...
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Trump's NAFTA Plan Looks a Lot Like Corporate-Friendly Deals He Campaigned Against
The Trump administration this week released its objectives for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—the trade deal Donald Trump referred to as "the worse deal ever"—and while observers say the document includes " a lot of boilerplate language " and is " fairly vague ,"...
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Will Mexico sign on to the energy proportionality provision in NAFTA?
This past April U.S. President Donald Trump made comments about Canadian energy exports in relation to the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) set to begin next month. On April 20, Trump said, "We can't let Canada or anybody else take advantage and do what they...
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Viral Facebook Post Rips Right-Wing Arguments Against Omar Khadr Settlement
A Canadian entrepreneur has some striking words for right-wing politicians, pundits, and citizens who have argued that the Canadian government's decision to settle with and apologize to Omar Khadr —a Canadian citizen who was detained by the United States at age 15 and subsequently spent 10 years at...
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