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Thread #33649 Message #449823
Posted By: Big Mick
26-Apr-01 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: Quebec City Protest - Part 2
Subject: RE: Quebec City Protest - Part 2
PaulS, you are a smart ass. I like that in a person......LOL. I found your post very interesting. I agree that change to a free trade agreement will cost some jobs, and that it can be, in the long view, a good thing. The point is that if these countries are meeting to discuss how to do it, then the opportunity exists to do in a way that truly benefits the peoples affected. Not just the Corporations. Just opening the borders will get us there, but at a huge price to the workers affected. But if we can force the negotiators to do real journeyman's work on the details and cause them to work on the environmental and labor issues, it will cause a truly beneficial affect on the workers and environment and still have the plus for the corporations of creating a much larger marketplace. But these corporate interests are willing to sacrifice the workers and environment to the short term quick gain in the bottom line.