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Posted by Phred42 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu May 07th 2009, 09:01 AM
North Carolina Autoworkers Protesting NAFTA
http://www.economyincrisis.org/articles/sh...


"NAFTA has done more damage to the United States of America than any terrorist group ever could."

A group of North Carolina autoworkers are the latest victims of the North American Free Trade Agreement and are taking to the streets to express their displeasure.

According to The Gaston Gazette, two Anti-NAFTA protests have taken place in the past two months after hundreds of autoworkers have had their jobs outsourced to plants in Mexico where labor is cheap and environmental standards are nonexistent.

"We're losing manufacturing jobs. We've lost textile jobs - now that's all gone to China," Troy Friday, a representative of the United Auto Workers Local 5286 in Gastonia told The Gaston Gazette. "We feel like NAFTA and other trade treaties are hurting the American workers."
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I consider myself and Independent but have not voted for a republican since Bob Packwood. When someone asks me if I'm Liberal or Conservative I have to ask: What's the subject? I voted for Carter, Bill Clinton Twice, Edwards. I think Bill Clinton was the best republican president since Eisenhower but didn't realize it at the time I voted for him. I think the Democratic party will not regain it's soul until it purges itself of DLC and Blue Dogs. Further, I think that if the Dems do not execute this purge very soon - They will become what 40 years ago WAS the Republican Party and their will be nothing on the LEFT.
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