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Opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership

Why would anyone expect anything but another race to the bottom in terms of farm prices, worker wages, environmental standards, and human rights with passage of the TPP? We need only look at what happened in the years following NAFTA: Over two million Mexican farmers driven off their land by subsidized US corn dumping. Risking their lives, farmers migrated across the border in search of work — families torn apart as fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters disappeared. Some died in the desert, others were murdered by traffickers (coyotes) and rightwing vigilantes. So devalued as human beings, their lives were not even worth counting. Similarly, in the US and Canada thousands of family farmers and small business owners have seen their livelihoods sacrificed on the altar of greater corporate profit….

Via Why We Should Oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership @ PR Watch.

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