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Community of Sahelo-Saharan States
CEN-SAD was established in February 1998 by six countries, but since then its membership has grown to 28. One of its main goals is to achieve economic unity through the implementation of the free movement of people and goods in or...
Inter-American Development Bank
The IDB provides solutions to development challenges in 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, partnering with governments, companies and civil society organizations. The IDB lends money and provides grants. It also off...
International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
International Labour Organization
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote ri...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...
Union of South American Nations
The Union of South American Nations (Dutch: Unie van Zuid-Amerikaanse Naties - UZAN, Portuguese: Uniao de Na‡oes Sul-Americanas - UNASUL, Spanish: Uni¢n de Naciones Suramericanas - UNASUR) is an intergovernmental union integrating...

News Releases

Free Trade is a Christmas Grinch!
2010-12-16
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
The IAM says NAFTA is a joke after Electrolux annoucies it will move its Montreal plant to Tennessee because of $632 million in incentives plus free land for a new plant!
Science for Peace objects to Free Trade Agreement with Colombia
2010-05-26
Science for Peace
Science for Peace is appalled that the Liberals dropped their objections on human rights grounds to the Canada-Colombia FTA. The USA, Norway, and Belgium have delayed approval of trade agreements beca...
Sources welcomes Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
2008-12-13
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to strengthening Canadian relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sources Select Resources

Free Trade and Economic Imperialism
Economic Progress Toward Ecological Suicide
Urie, Rob
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Looming global environmental catastrophe renders the last several hundred years of Western economic theory dubious, if not outright suicidal. Economic ‘progress’ that increases dependence on unsustain...
Free trade is fine in a world of equals
Developing countries should be wary of liberalisation
Elliot, Larry
Article
2003
Guardian Weekly
A discussion of how the theory behind free trade is not real-world viable and in fact penalizes the developing countries.
The FTAA and the WTO: the meta-program for global corporate rule
McMurtry, John
Article
2001
The deepest and most systemic threat to civil and planetary life the world has ever faced is underway. Behind the disasters of regional economies and planetary ecosystems melting down, the threat is d...
How the Colombia Trade Agreement Accelerates Human Rights Abuses
U.S.-Colombia Mass Displacement Policy Succeeding
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
CounterPunch
The Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would lead, indeed by design, to the immiseration and mass displacement of rural peoples, especially Indigenous and Afro-Colombian. The article explores the dis...
A Marxist History of the World part 102: What is neoliberalism?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The ‘free-market’ theory provides a pseudo-scientific justification for the greed and poverty endemic to the system, and the main beneficiaries are the global mega-corporations of neoliberal capitalis...
Poisoning the Democratic Well
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2015
Counter Punch
Opponents of so-called free trade deals have always struggled with the question of why these international treaties don't generate more alarm and vocal opposition from Canadians. These treaties, after...
TISA 'free trade' deal to force draconian social, environmental, financial deregulation
Dolack, Pete
Article
2016
The Ecologist
A leaked text from the 'Trade In Services Agreement' negotiations shows that TISA is set to unleash a massive wave of deregulation affecting social, environmental and financial standards, and force th...
TTIP: the Corporate Empowerment Act
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. "Free trade" is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to u...
What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
Connexions Information Sharing Services / Ulli Diemer
We have the potential to create a social movement in this country that goes beyond single-issue organizing to work toward an integrated vision of a more just and caring society.

Sources Bookshelf

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
The Experience of Modernity
Berman, Marshall
Book
1982
Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical ide...
The Silent Revolution
Media, Democracy, and the Free Trade Debate
Winter, James P.
Book
1990

Media

Canadian Perspectives
Articles on the Council's vision for Canada and Canadians: safeguarding social programs, promoting economic justice, renewing democracy, asserting Canadian sovereignty, promoting alternatives to corpo...
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Foreign Affairs And International Trade Canada
Media Relations Office The Media Relations Office maintains an ongoing working relationship with Canadian and foreign journalists in Canada. It is the departmental contact point for requests coming f...
NAFTA Secretariat (Canadian Section)
Responsible for the administration of the dispute settlement provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


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