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Oct 10

Corporate Assaults on Our Rights and the Environment

We discuss two of the many assaults on our communities by corporations that put their profits above the health and safety of people. The first is the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by the Trump administration. Bill Waren of Friends of the Earth explains how this process is more secretive than the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. The corporations and Wall Street financiers are using the NAFTA negotiations to slip in the worst of the TPP and TTIP. Then Peggy Chase of the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation describes how Nestle is taking public water in Michigan and other states and other efforts at water privatization.

 

Listen here:

 

Relevant articles and websites:

Ten Ways that Trumps New NAFTA Threatens People and the Planet by Bill Waren

Friends of the Earth

Trade for People and Planet

How Michigan Water becomes a Product inside Nestle’s Ice Mountain Plant by Garrett Ellison

Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation

 

Guests:

Bill Waren is a senior analyst at Friends of the Earth.

Peggy Case is the President of Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation.