Al Gore said, in selling NAFTA, "We can create hundreds of thousands more [jobs]. We know this [free trade] works. If it doesnâ€™t work, you know, we give six monthsâ€™ notice and weâ€™re out of it." ...more
By Greg Palast
Monday, April 21, 2008
Psst! George Bush has a secret
While you Democrats are pounding each other to a pulp in Pennsylvania, the President has snuck back down to New Orleans for a meeting of the NAFTA Three: the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of Mexico.
Youâ€™re not supposed to know that â€“ for two reasons:
The second reason Bush has kept this major summit a virtual secret is its real agenda – and the real agenda-makers. The names and faces of the guys who called the meeting must remain as far out of camera range as possible: The North American Competitiveness Council.
Never heard of The Council? Well, maybe youâ€™ve heard of the counsellors: the chief executives of Wal-Mart, Chevron Oil, Lockheed-Martin and 27 other multinational masters of the corporate universe.
And why did the landlords of our continent order our presidents to a three-nation …more