Friday, November 27, 2009

Why we Must Continue to Fight For Our Sovereignty

I have been posting videos and corroborating stories from the documentary series, The Nation's Deathbed. Above is the final one.

The introduction or trailer outlined the SPP and the danger it imposed on Canadians.

Part one dealt with the 'harmonization' of safety standards between the US, Mexico and Canada; with a policy of 'Risk Management' rather than one of prevention.

Part two delved a little further into the fact that the SPP agreement now mentions our water as a 'good' and all 'goods' are part of the NAFTA deal.

Part three discussed the plans for a global government with the world being divided into trading blocks, and the increasing police presence in Canada.

Part four was a continuation of the concerns of a different style of policing and the fact that our Internet use may be monitored.

Part five revealed the stepping up of police intimidation, and the determination of protesters to have their voices heard.

In part six we witnessed the stormtroopers trying to box in a crowd of protesters, and using pepper spray and tear gas without provocation.

Part seven reveals how provocateurs were used to incite the crowd, which in turn would justify the use of physical force to break up a peaceful demonstration.

In part eight the discussion turns to the militarization of our police, as part of the new "Law and Order" Canada, where human rights are a thing of the past.

Part nine discussed the use of pepper spray and tear gas as becoming more common, and the attempts of Mrs. Peacock's Kindergarten class to normalize it. They no longer care what the protesters have to say, and some have even reverted to calling them 'anarchists', despite the fact that many protests are quite peaceful.

Part ten summed up the protest against the SPP and interviews with Bush and Harper.

The final video reiterates that it is an ongoing struggle, with Harper being so secretive about everything he does. We have to leader from American websites what's happening at home.

And of course Mrs. Peacock's Kindergarten class are useless.

For now it would appear that the SPP is dormant, though skeptics believe it has just been added to NAFTA. They are probably right. We have to be vigilant. The website of the Council of Canadians is a great place to get information:

Integrate This

When the Council of Canadians set up its Integrate This! website in October 2007 to challenge the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), few had heard of the secretive executive agreement aimed at integrating North American policy in more than 300 areas. Few, that is, beyond a blue chip advisory panel made up of North America’s largest corporations intent on perpetuating and intensifying an unsustainable trade model that sidelines serious environmental, labour, health and security concerns. The SPP was about fortifying NAFTA and defending it against alternative economic models that put people and the environment first.

According to business and media commentators who had access to the SPP talks, momentum for the “deep integration” of North America’s various security, regulatory, citizenship and immigration, environmental and labour regimes died off when former U.S. President George W. Bush left office. Obviously the SPP was not as robust as its proponents had thought if it could not survive a transition in the U.S. government. More importantly, commentators now acknowledge that public opposition to “deep integration” talks have made the SPP politically poisonous. Transparency has been promised, as shown by U. S. President Obama’s statement that he would re-start the North American dialogue with “the active and open involvement of citizens, labour, the private sector and non-governmental organizations.”

The fifth North American Leaders' Summit took place in Guadalajara, Mexico from August 9 to 10, 2009. As in previous years, The Council of Canadians was there to push for this promised transparency and accountability, and to oppose any attempts to restart the failed SPP dialogue that puts corporate interests ahead of the people of North America.

On August 9, 2009, over 1,000 people marched through downtown Guadalajara during the North American Leaders' Summit to protest the expansion of NAFTA through the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, and to demand an immediate renegotiation with full public participation in Mexico, Canada and the United States.

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