The Mexicanization of the United States

As many as 3 million Mexican farmers and their families were driven into bankruptcy after American agro-businesses, because of NAFTA, began to flood the market with cheap corn. This contributed to the creation of an economic vacuum filled by financial speculators and drug cartels. The drug cartels in Mexico conduct a $30-billion-a-year business. They not only sell drugs, most destined for the United States, but trade in migrant workers, human organs, kidnapping for ransom and the trafficking of women in sexual slavery. Continue reading

The Global Fight Against Corporate Rule

The diverse set of groups that fought NAFTA two decades ago have remained united through the Citizens Trade Campaign, which is trying to stop the fast-track legislation for the TPP and the TTIP. Opponents have gained significant traction by raising questions about the corporate interests behind the proposed agreements. Continue reading