Featuring Lori Wallach, Director of the Global Trade Watch Division at the national advocacy group Public Citizen.
Co-sponsored by AFL-CIO of North Carolina, Witness for Peace and Balance & Advocacy in Journalism.
Few American states have experienced the devastating impact of global “free” trade more directly and painfully than North Carolina. Our shuttered manufacturing plants and record unemployment rates both serve as powerful daily reminders of the lasting impact of NAFTA, CAFTA and other alphabet soup trade deals negotiated by far-off politicians and corporate giants.
Now, amazingly enough, yet another such trade agreement is being negotiated in secret, and it could be the worst one yet. As you read this, trade officials from the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations are negotiating something called the Trans-Pacific Partnership in hopes of reaching agreement this fall.
Lori Wallach thinks this is a big mistake. Read More…