Thursday, 13 December 2007

Your Civil Rights Are a Trade Barrier

There's a very interesting article posted over on "" entitled: Your Civil Rights are a Trade Barrier.

The article discusses how trade agreements trump governments ability to bring in policy and legislation intended to proactively impact our society in ways that result in significant social benefit to the citizens of a country or a province. It reports on "A group of mining companies (who) are suing South Africa over rules requiring they hire some blacks."

In other words - It sheds light on Trade Agreements that prohibit governments from doing what they have been elected to do - which is legislate and regulate in the best interests of the citizens of the jurisdiction from they have been elected - not solely to carry out the wishes of the rich and powerful who occupy seats in the privileged boardrooms of global corporations.

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