Thursday, March 31, 2016

A stake through the heart of the corporate controlled Democratic Party

GUEST: Adam Weissman, organizer with Global Justice for Animals and the Environment (GJAE), talks about the threat posed by free trade agreements to animals the environment, to safe, ethical, and sustainable food, and to the human rights of environmental defender.

Adam gave us a little history of how both Democratic presidents have said one thing on trade, and then done what they were paid to do by Wall Street. Clinton worked very hard in passing NAFTA, allowing major corporations to make more profit by shipping jobs overseas. Obama is in the same position of betraying labor and environmental interests to close the deal on the TPP. In both cases the presidents made secret, back room deals with the Republicans to push through these disastrous agreements.

The fight is not over, of course. But to stop these trade deals, the working people of America have to put a stake through the heart of the corporate controlled Democratic Party. And that means stopping the neoliberal queen of them all, Hillary, who plans to take over where Obama leaves off.

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