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Trade Justice

No Trade Justice Without Economic Justice

As trade issues become increasingly prominent in the national political agenda we must maintain that there can be no trade justice without economic justice. As loud as Trump can be about his announcements on global trade, his policies have still resulted in no tangible benefit for workers or the environment. To the contrary, his tax bill, immigration policies, and the attack on labor, financial, and environmental regulations have represented constant attacks against working class communities across the country. But Trump must know that the social movements of the United States will not tolerate blaming all of the US's problems on other countries or on people of color when it is major corporations and corrupt politicians who are responsible for the incredible inequality, the constant attack on workers' rights, and the environmental destruction that this country and much of the world faces. We want real change both on domestic and international policy that puts people and the planet before profits and war-mongering.

Politically Inspired Tariffs Will Not Solve US Economic Problems

In the context of the tariffs on steel and aluminum that the Trump administration announced in the past weeks, a lot has happened. Exemptions were given to Canada and Mexico, the former which is the top importer of steel to the United States. Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic advisor and one of Wall Street’s favorite free trade advocates, resigned. Paul Ryan and the most ardent free trade advocates in both the corporate and political worlds freaked out at the new measures. Here are some of the main takeaways we have gathered from the slew of coverage and analysis that has come out since the tariffs were announced.

This Saturday: #NoNAFTA2 Twitter Storm

Trade For People and Planet and Popular Resistance are launching Twitter Storms during every round of NAFTA negotiations! To see all the tweets, check this article out. Join us to say #NoNAFTA2, because we have no confidence in a racist Trump administration to care for all working people and the environment! Because no trade deal should pass that divides and disempowers our communities! Round 3 is starting in Ottawa this September 23rd, join us in letting negotiators know that we will NOT accept any trade deals that put profits and corporate sovereignty over people, the environment, and democracy.

#NoNAFTA2 Twitter Storm on Wed. Aug 16th at 8pm EDT !

By Trade for People and Planet - Join us for a Twitter Storm against the beginning of the corporate NAFTA re-negotiations on Wednesday, August 16th from 8-9pm EDT! As the corporate representatives in government begin to divide up the continent for their friends, the people will be here to make sure they know we won’t take another deal that harms people and the environment. We are ready to build a new trade model, a model of Trade for People and the Planet.

Letter to the Editor Campaign: NAFTA IS NOT FOR US

The Trump administration's NAFTA negotiation objectives show more clearly than ever that this agreement will not be made for us or by us. The thousands of comments submitted by the trade justice movement have been ignored as the objectives resemble the language and sentiment of the original NAFTA and defeated TPP goals. We cannot let corporations and their political representatives decide our fate. Our communities need to know that this NAFTA IS NOT FOR US. Join our letter to the editor campaign, our resistance to NAFTA must go viral!
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