Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

Reclaiming Their Stolen Birthright — Mexicans in the American Southwest

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

History is being rewritten in the American Southwest — the growing Mexican population is reclaiming their birthright denied by the US conquest and partition of Mexico 165 years ago.  When it finds its voice, this community will be a power to be reckoned with.

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http://combatingglobalization.com/articles/Reclaiming_Their_Stolen_Birthright.html

The North American Free Movement of Citizens (FMC) Agreement — Comment

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Prevailing neoliberal economic policies allow transnational corporations to use international borders to capture labor markets and control the migration of labor, enabling big capital to pit the workers of one nation against those of another — a zero-sum game for all working people.  This fundamental predicament of labor in the modern world, which is creating historic levels of inequality, can only be contested by linking the demand for the free movement of labor to the established practices of free trade. The North American Free Movement of Citizens (FMC) Agreement voices the demand for recognizing the free movement of labor in the territories of the NAFTA signatory nations.

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American Union: An Alternative to Neoliberal Globalization? — Comment

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Neoliberal globalization, which began after World War II and has expanded exponentially since the 1980s, has produced dramatic inequality between and within nations, fostered continuing militarism, and contributed the lion’s share to the looming crisis of climate change.  The very idea of somehow combating what appeared to be an irresistible force has been a daunting enterprise, to say the least.  Until now…
It is now clear that neoliberal globalization does not serve the needs of a majority of the world’s population, and, as economic metapolicy, is simply not sustainable.   The question of combating globalization is rapidly becoming the question of what will follow the meltdown of the neoliberal global economic system.
From the Left is committed to looking at possible alternatives to the present world economic order and ways out of the ongoing economic crisis.  In that vein, Ruben Botello has submitted the following article about the possibility of an American Union based on the model of the European Union (EU) — it deserves careful consideration.
His concept of an American Union is not to be confused with the neoliberal scheme of a North American Union that lurked behind the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP).  The SPP, negotiated behind closed doors, appears to be nothing more than an expansion of NAFTA for those who benefited from NAFTA — SPPM if you will — a Security and Prosperity Partnership for the Multinationals.  The American Union, on the other hand, attempts to resolve national contradictions rather than just profit the executives and stockholders of the multinationals and their government brokers.
Read Ruben’s article closely — the debate about the future of the Americas after the meltdown of neoliberal globalization must begin now.

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Stolen Birthright — Comment

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

The U.S. Conquest and Exploitation of the Mexican People

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