December 31, 2007
Montreal, 31 October 2007: A night and day of terror in a psychiatric emergency bed at LaSalle General Hospital culminate in a transfer by ambulance to a high-security ICU* of the Quebec-government and McGill-run Douglas Hospital where a Montreal woman underwent illegal forced injection with several antipsychotic drugs. And all because Police had targetted this Canadian unity activist on learning of her web site, Habeas Corpus Canada: www.habeascorpuscanada.com/.
The woman is 54-year-old author, poet and photographer, Kathleen Moore, who plans to sue Queen Elizabeth II in person to prevent the annexation of Canada to the US and Mexico by 2010 under a new form of government.
Moore believes the process of annexation in fact began in the 1960's with the founding by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro of the FLQ, the Quebec Liberation Front. And yes, it is a little known fact that Canada's "home-grown" terrorist group was not home-grown, but was founded by Communist dictator, Fidel Castro himself. It would therefore appear that the FLQ were merely tools in a Communist attack on the sovereignty of Canada.
Three short months after his overthrow of the Cuban Batista regime in 1959, Castro met Belgian immigrant to Montreal Georges Schoeters at the Montreal Airport, and took him back to Cuba to teach him how to set up Canada's first, and hopefully last, terrorist group.
December 27, 2007
Video footage of Ron Paul discussing the North American Union, this footage is from a Ron Paul Brushfire DVD, and is available here: http://www.archive.org/details/RonPaul2008.comDVD.ISO
December 26, 2007
But Robert Pastor, a former official of the Carter Administration and director of the Center for North American Studies at American University (CNAS), made the remarks at an all-day February 16 conference devoted to the development of a North American legal system. The holding of the conference was itself evidence that a comprehensive process is underway to merge the economies, and perhaps the social and political systems, of the three countries.
Pastor said that he favors a “North American Community,” not a formal union of the three countries, and several speakers at the conference ridiculed the idea of protecting America’s borders and suggested that American citizenship was an outmoded concept.
Wearing a lapel pin featuring the flags of the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Pastor told AIM that he favors a $200-billion North American Investment Fund to pull Mexico out of poverty and a national biometric identity card for the purpose of controlling the movement of people in and out of the U.S. Read more...
December 12, 2007
Mexico, under secondary provisions of the "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America" (SPP). It is notable that neither "separatists" nor "federalists" in the current Quebec provincial elections have sought to debate the imminent destruction of the Quebec social and cultural fabric under an Anglo-American agenda.
December 08, 2007
Quebec police admit they infiltrated and posed as protesters at the Montebello Anti North American Union protest, to incite violence or a riot perhaps? Nah, that couldn't be the reason, surely they were there to 'protect' and committed 'no crime'...
December 06, 2007
"If Congress succeeds in blocking the program, Mexico could retaliate, as they are entitled to do," the Arizona Republican told members of the Southern Arizona Logistics Education Organization in Tucson on Thursday.
Kolbe, who retired at the beginning of the year after 11 terms in Congress, is the new chairman of the Canamex Corridor Task Force and part of a three-member committee appointed to monitor the cross-border truck program, which has faced strong opposition from some trucking union members and politicians.
He warned that if our southern neighbors "lose patience," U.S. companies could face higher tariffs on trade entering Mexico. Entitled to retaliate? Nothing like a little extortion amongst friends...
December 02, 2007
November 25, 2007
The new Yangshan deep-water port development near Shanghai required the construction of the 31.3 km Donghai bridge. The five berths currently operational (Phase 1) have an estimated annual capacity of 2.5 million containers (twenty-foot equivalent units). By 2020, the Port will have 30 berths and an estimated capacity of 25 million containers.
Canada is developing Pacific ports to compete with the U.S. ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, as well as with the Mexican ports of Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas, in an attempt to draw a substantial market share of the millions of containers expected to flow into North America in the coming decades from China and the Far East.
To attract Chinese container traffic, the Canadian government has launched a major ports-rail-truck-airport transportation infrastructure designed to build its version of the emerging NAFTA Superhighway.
In October 2006, the Canadian minority government under the direction of Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper launched the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, or APGCI, as a key component of Canada's national transportation policy.
The idea is to prepare deep-water Pacific Ocean ports on Canada's West Coast to facilitate the import of millions of multi-modal containers from China as a "free trade gateway" between Asia and North America.
Mexico plans to extend the Trans-Texas Corridor south in what government officials in Mexico are calling a "Trans North America Corridor."
According to Transport Canada, Canada's equivalent to the U.S. DOT, rail and road connections through Prince Rupert and Vancouver B.C. will carry the Asian containers into Canada through Edmonton and Calgary in Alberta.
From there, the planned rail-truck-passenger superhighways will head toward Winnipeg, where cross-border connections south will direct the containers from China and the Far East onto the Interstate 35 corridor in the U.S., establishing a major link in the emerging continental NAFTA Superhighway.
The Canadian government has committed $1 billion to develop transportation infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, identified as "a network of transportation infrastructure including British Columbia's Lower Mainland and Prince Rupert ports, their principal road and rail connections stretching across Western Canada and south to the U.S., key border crossings and major Canadian airports."
Canada Transport states clearly a major purpose of the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative is to increase Canada's share of North America-bound container imports from Asia.
"Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor offers world class marine, rail, road and air infrastructure closer to Asia than all its North American competitors," the Transport Canada website announces.
In Jan '07, David Emerson, minister of international trade and minister for the Pacific Gateway, led a trade delegation of Canadian transportation and logistics senior execs on a mission to Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, where Emerson and the Chinese minister of communications signed an updated agreement "to foster cooperation on intermodal transportation gateways to support international trade."
Transport Canada articulates how the vision of a North American economy has driven the development of Canadian national transportation policy.
"The integrated North American economy provides the 'platform' for Canada's successful global engagement," a brochure on the Transport Canada website proclaims in the process of explaining Canada's National Policy for Strategic Gateways and Trade Corridors.
According to Transport Canada, between 1995 and 2005, Canada's exports more than doubled, from $3.5 billion to $7.1 billion, in Canadian dollars.
Between 1995 and 2005, Canada's imports from China grew almost 550 percent, jumping from $3.6 billion to $29.6 billion, with these dramatic growths expected to continue.
"Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway is a burgeoning national strategy that is responding to the rise of Asian economies and the challenges and opportunities Asia now poses for Canada," the official website of the Asia-Pacific Gateway states.
The province of British Columbia has devoted $12 billion for new transportation infrastructure and has established the Asia Pacific Trade Council to build marketing links with China and the Far East.
Canada's Prince Rupert and Vancouver are both deep-water ports suited to accommodate the post-Panamax class of container Megaships China is building.
November 15, 2007
The nation wide protest march is in opposition to the Security & Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) and establishment of a North American Union between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
The website dubbed ‘March for America’ states:
“The SPP is a “hostile takeover of democracy” by the leaders of the United States, Canada & Mexico in collaboration with un-elected and unaccountable corporate elite “working groups” who are integrating and “harmonizing” policies and regulations between the three nations without any public forum or congressional oversight.”
Critics have charged that the Bush administration has been attempting through Executive Initiative to replace U.S. representative government with a North American Union. The SPP was not authorized by Congress.
They see moves that have increased the power of the Executive Branch of government as a tool to be used at the behest of an international oligarchy.
The proposed plan for a North American Union on the Council on Foreign Relations wevsite, calls for a 15 member council that includes five members from each nation, which will set the agenda for the president instead of Congress.
The plan also calls for replacing Congress with a North American Parliament and a North American Court to replace the U.S. Supreme Court as well as a new continental perimeter and a continental tariff. It also calls for integrated Homeland Security and Customs.
Former Mexican President Vincente Fox has said recently that he supported massive immigration into the U.S. in order to integrate the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, to further the long term goal of a North American Union.
November 11, 2007
- Is building a US Embassy in Baghdad the size of eighty football fields and at a cost of well more than half a BILLION dollars evidence of short- or long-term thinking?
- These walls would crumble if the next legitimate president independently ends the war. How about defending and expanding the basis for FISA violations at this late stage -- after all, these folks will be gone in a year?
- How about the decision to fight so hard for a US attorney who will defend the view that the President is above the law?
- Why would that matter so much in an administration folding its tents?
- Why the rush to establish Guantanamo as a permanent part of the landscape and even seek money at one point to double its size -- if the next President, a truly independent Republican or Democrat, might just close it down?
- Why the push to expand a war that makes no military or popular sense, rush through military tribunals that the next President might just disband, and, by the way, drum up a fresh new World War III?
- Do the neo-cons advising Giuliani look like a fresh page for an independent, transparent election or an ideological continuity of government in themselves?
- Do these look like the short-term tactics of a fading administration -- or the institutional strategic bases for some kind of new long-term beginning?
- Why work so hard to make sure that the man who defended the infamous "enemy combatant" concept will be the new Attorney General?
Increasingly, reputable figures are starting to talk about `a coup.' Jim Hightower notes in an important essay, "Is a Presidential Coup Under Way?," that a coup is defined in the dictionary as a sudden forced change in the form of government. (He also spells out the basis for a rigorously modeled impeachment and criminal prosecution.)
Daniel Ellsberg's much-emailed speech on recent events notes that, in his view, a `coup' has already taken place. Ron Rosenbaum speculates in an essay on Slate about the reasons the Bush administration is withholding even from members of Congress its plans for Continuity of Government in an emergency -- noting that those worrying about a coup are no longer so marginal.
Frank Rich notes the parallels between ourselves and the Good Germans. And Congress belatedly realizes as if waking from a drugged sleep that it might not be okay for the Attorney General to say the President need not obey the law. Congress may realize why Mukasey CAN'T say that `waterboarding is torture' -- the minute he does so he has laid the grounds for Bush, Cheney and any number of CIA and Blackwater interrogators to be tried and convicted for war crimes.
They are so keenly aware that what they have been doing is criminal that laws such as the Military Commissions Act of 2006 have been drafted specifically to protect them and the torturers and murderers they have directed from criminal prosecution. That is why insisting that Mukasey say that waterboarding is torture is, in spite of the alarming apparent defection of Feinstein and Schumer, an important tactic and even the perfect opening for the impeachment bid that Kucinich is bringing on November 6th to be followed by Congressional investigations into possible criminality.
November 09, 2007
Watch as the evil bastards of the CFR unite to destroy America. Interesting to see Cheney's Master, David Rockefeller directing the questions...
November 06, 2007
By 2010 North America will be a single community with one “common perimeter” and no internal borders. There is also talk of redistribution of wealth — meaning, no doubt, that rich Americans should be taxed to aid Mexico in eliminating its perennial corruption and squalid living conditions.
To date, the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico have followed the CFR’s blueprint in establishment of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. Our government portrays the partnership as being in the best interests of Americans. Who wouldn’t want security and prosperity? However, the connection between security and open borders doesn’t seem to exist. The majority of Americans are already prosperous by global standards.
I should point out that the final product of the partnership will not be another NAFTA. There will be free trade, not to mention free movement of people and potential terrorists between the three nations of North America. But the major problem is that the concept undermines the United States more so than any attack or war in our history. The last time that inhabitants of this land were dealt such a blow to their freedom, they founded a new nation.
The government’s attempt to sneak into a North American Union, one small step at a time, violates the nation’s core principles. The SPP is subject to neither authorization nor oversight of Congress. It is controlled by the executive branch, and enforced through regulations, rather than laws created through the proper legislative process. Basically, the United States is beginning to give up its sovereignty without the average citizen or elected representatives having a say. It’s the worst foreign policy decision since Woodrow Wilson’s laughable League of Nations.
In light of this conspiracy, the federal government’s refusal to enforce immigration laws doesn’t seem so strange. It’s the first step in opening the borders. As if the situation wasn’t bad enough, we can look forward to even greater erosion of our culture and traditions.
Habla espanol? If not, you’d better learn.
November 04, 2007
If that happens it can only mean an eventual end to the U.S. Constitution as our ruling document, replaced instead with a new North American Government. That is what is happening in Europe today. We believe it can and will eventually lead to the surrender of U.S. sovereignty, independence, and national borders. It will result in the establishment of a North American currency called the “Amero,” as the dollar is junked.
The U.S. will provide the army for defense. Gone will be U.S. citizenship. Gone will be any kind of border control between the three nations of North America. Plans are well underway to establish a NAFTA Super Highway, to be the width of eight football fields. It will run from Mexico to Canada, running through the middle of the United States.
October 17, 2007
The commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM General Victor E. Renaurt recently made public a 10 page document called Vision 2020 which outlines strategic goals for both NORAD and USNORTHCOM leading up to the year 2020. The document advocates strengthening relations with Canada Command, developing a closer relationship with Mexico’s armed forces and establishing an effective continental defense against assorted threats. The focus of the Vision 2020 document is on protecting the continental perimeter of North America and not the United States. Even more disturbing is that the document also outlines goals to provide timely and effective support for civil authorities in the wake of catastrophic events through the integration of USNORTHCOM’s resources. Essentially, they are envisioning the role of USNORTHCOM by 2020 to serve as a North American martial law apparatus that will have operational integration with current civil and military authorities in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Military support of civilian authorities, integrating with civilian authorities and standardizing operational concepts in regards to joint operations working with civilian authorities is a description for a martial law apparatus. Clearly the goal of USNORTHCOM according to Vision 2020 is to have the capabilities of a militarized internal police force combined with civilian and military authorities in Canada, Mexico and the United States that will enable them to enforce martial law. We are essentially looking at USNORTHCOM outlining a goal to be the command and control foundation of a militarized police state within a regional North American Union government.
The stated goals of the Vision 2020 document, raises many questions on what USNORTHCOM’s true purpose is. The Posse Comitatus Act forbids the military from enforcing law within the U.S. and the stated goals of Vision 2020 appear not to take that law into consideration. In fact the very existence of USNORTHCOM should be questioned as it pertains to that law. In addition, the Constitutionality of our military working with government and non-government agencies in Mexico and Canada should also be questioned. This holds especially true since the last goal of USNORTHCOM according to the Vision 2020 document advocates developing closer relations with Mexico’s military. Considering how corrupt Mexico’s government is, why would one of USNORTHCOM’s stated goals includes working closer with this government’s armed forces unless there are secret deals being made behind closed doors?
Considering the secrecy behind the Security and Prosperity Partnership, the Council on Foreign Relations stated goal of a North American Community by 2010, the rampant illegal immigration coming into the U.S. from Mexico and the lack of U.S. border security between Canada and Mexico the possibility of North American integration into a North American Union cannot be considered a conspiracy theory. Vision 2020 outlines goals for a common martial law apparatus and a continental defense perimeter for all three countries. This document certainly raises many questions about the goal of NORAD and USNORTHCOM as well as the possibility of a North American Union ruled by an iron fist.
October 14, 2007
The Biggest Landgrab in North America, end of Property Rights, Biometric ID’s by 2010
By: No World System
What is the NAU and the NAFTA Superhighway? The NAFTA Superhighway (aka: Trans Texas Corridor - TTC) will be a large construction project, spanning 4-football-fields wide starting within the depths of Mexico, straight across the USA and into Canada. This inter-connected daisy-chain is linked to other Trade Corridors and existing interstate highways.
The existing interstate highways will be privatized and tolled, all vehicles and trucks will be scanned, Mexican Freight Trucks will not be searched and mainly will be carrying large containers full of cheap slave-goods made in Far-East and Communist countries.
The NAFTA Superhighway will use tracks for commuter rail and high-speed freight rail; depots for rail lines; pipelines for oil, water and natural gas; and electrical towers for cabling for communication and telephone lines.
The North American Union (NAU) and the NAFTA Superhighway has been going according to plan for years now and the mainstream media continues to keep the American public in the dark. The President has attended secret meetings, and has signed around 2 agreements under the Security and Prosperity Partnership program (a creation of the Council on Foreign Relations), along with former PM Paul Martin (now Stephen Harper), and Mexican President Vicente Fox (now Felipe Calderon).
All agreed to; Integrate Mexico, Canada and the United States, erase the southern and northern borders and manage to put in a tri-national ‘North American Union’ ID card containing sensitive biometric information via the ‘REAL ID Act of 2005′ which is to be set in place on December 31, 2009.
Like magic, no more illegal immigration problem.
All of this is supposed to take place by 2010, and then on the NAU will gradually progress into a American Union (AU), much like the European Union. With one government, one flag, one currency (Amero), one military, one Constitution (which will resemble the Soviet-Union’s Constitution) and all three countries will share one border. We see the erosion of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights via Orwellian Legislation being signed, the Continuity of Government only becomes clearer as the elite push on with the current agenda.
If you dread this concept as I do, I suggest you research the NAU. It is up to you to find out what is happening to the Sovereignty of this nation, do we want to live under one flag, one currency, one big brother government police state?
October 11, 2007
If you're not worried about The New World Order, you will be. Everything that's needed for the rich and powerful to run every aspect of your life is in place. Within a few years there will be a cashless one world government, run by the richest people in the world. You will be "chipped" and tracked by the government, and if you protest, speak out, or otherwise displease Big Brother, your chip will be turned off, preventing you from buying or selling anything. The plan has started and in 2008, the "North American Union" will effectively eliminate the borders between the US, Canada, and Mexico. Also in 2008, you will be required to have a national I.D., soon after to become an implanted chip.
These scenes are taken from a video available at http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com I suggest you go there and watch the whole thing. 2 hrs long.
October 10, 2007
Mexico's former president, Vicente Fox, made an astounding admission last night on CNN's Larry King Live when he acknowledged the plan for a NAFTA single currency, a "euro-dollar" as King labeled it.
Fox also vowed to help unite the Americas beyond a trade agreement, following what he described as "a new vision, like we are trying to do with NAFTA".
The comments follow Fox's appearance on The Daily Show in which he advocated the creation of a North American Union based on the model of the European Union.
October 03, 2007
19 States CAN'T be WRONG! 16 states have pending Anti-NAU legislation and 3 states have passed Anti-NAU or Anti-SPP legislation in both their House and Senate!!!
The fact that over 1/3 of the state legislatures introduced resolutions opposing the "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America" (SPP), the NAFTA Superhighway, and the developing North American Union (NAU), is a GREAT success!
September 29, 2007
September 24, 2007
At a Denver conference on intercontinental trade corridors, a Mexican mayor called for a swift move toward a European Union-style merger of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Mayor Evaristo Lenin Perez of Ciudad Acuna, Mexico
Referring to Europe, Evaristo Lenin Perez of Ciudad Acuna – a sister city of Del Rio, Texas – told the Great Plains International Conference, "It's a model we need to follow quickly."
Perez later told WND, "If only people know the benefits of opening the borders and working together, improving the quality of life for all, then no one would be opposed to the idea of a North American Union."
A spokesman for organizers of the conference – which began Wednesday and concludes today – rejected the Mexican mayor's view.
"This is not what the conference is about, it is not about a North American Union," said Joe Kiely, vice president of the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor Coalition. "It is about developing infrastructure and economic opportunities in the Great Plains. I am equally surprised the other items were brought up here."
Ports-to-Plains describes itself as "a planned, multimodal transportation corridor including a multi-lane divided highway that will facilitate the efficient transportation of goods and services from Mexico, through West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma, and ultimately on into Canada and the Pacific Northwest."
The conference, held at the Adams Mark Hotel, is promoted as an opportunity to "highlight the efforts of communities and citizens working together to bring the benefits of investment in transportation infrastructure and trade home to the Great Plains region."
Asked why he chose the conference to promote the idea of a North American Union, Perez told WND, "It's as good as any place and the right people are here."
"This is not a new idea," he said. "In fact when there are border meetings between border governors or border legislatures this is a topic that continually comes up." http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57762
Blackwater USA, George Bush's Private Forces are preparing to take control of the USA to usher in the North American Union..
These private troops, along with UN Forces and the Israeli Mossad will be the ones that disarm every American Citizen, take away US sovereignty and dissolve her borders..
September 18, 2007
Report originally located at
Special thanks to Connie Fogal of the Canadian Action Party, who wrote the summary below and to Wanda Benton of the PRC-Digest for calling it to our attention.
The North American continent is being transformed from three sovereign nations (Canada, USA, Mexico) into one regional corporate power base, the North American Union.
Unlike the creation of the European Union, there is no public political/ academic discourse on the merits, or pros and cons of a North American Union building up to a vote within each nation as to the wish of the people to join such a union. Instead the union is being created by stealth, is already well on its way to fruition, and is being imposed on us by our own "elected" representatives and government with no opposition.
The ultimate enforcement mechanism for the North American Union is a police state. The tools for the police state are "anti-terrorist" laws. Anti Terrorist laws are a ruse to strip the people of their liberties in order to prevent dissent. The Orwellian justification is "security", "safety".
The plan of this Canada-U.S.-Mexico task force is to establish a continent-wide customs union with a common approach to trade, energy, immigration, law enforcement and security that would virtually eliminate existing national borders. The task force released its recommendations for a common North American in May 17/18, 2005.There was minor reference to it in mainstream media - no headline presentation.
The recommendations include:
- a common security perimeter by 2010
- a North American Border Pass with biometric identifiers.
- a unified border and expanded customs facilities
- a single economic space
- a common external tariff.
- seamless movement of goods within North America.
- A North American energy strategy -as a regional alternative to Kyoto.
- Review those sectors of NAFTA that were excluded.
- A North American regulatory plan that would include "open skies and open roads" and a unified approach on food, health, and the environment.
- Expand temporary worker programs and create a "North American preference" for immigration for citizens of North America.
- A North American Investment Fund to build infrastructure to connect Mexico's poorer regions in the south to the market to the north.
- Restructure and reform Mexico's public finances.
- Fully develop Mexican energy resources (Mexico wisely kept their energy out of NAFTA)
- A permanent tribunal for trade and investment disputes.( Here is where any vestige of democratic government disappears)
- An annual North American summit meeting.
- A Tri-national Competition Commission with a common approach to trade remedies.
- Scholarships for a network of Centers for North American Studies. (To serve the corporations)
- Below is the list of the Members of the Independent Task Force on North America- Many are members of the Trilateral Commission - a similar corporate interest group from the USA, Japan and Western Europe )
September 10, 2007
Dynamite-laden truck explodes after collision in northern Mexico; 34 killed
9 hours ago
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) — A dynamite-laden truck exploded after colliding with another vehicle on a busy highway in northern Mexico, killing at least 34 people, including three reporters at the scene, state and federal officials said Monday.
Authorities said the two vehicles crashed into each other Sunday evening, drawing a crowd of curious onlookers as well as a small army of police, soldiers, emergency officials and journalists.
Shortly after the crowd arrived, the wreckage caught fire, and the dynamite exploded, sending a ball of fire into the sky, said Maximo Alberto Neri Lopez, a federal police official.
He said the explosion and fire consumed nearby cars and left a three-by-12-metre crater in the concrete.
More than 150 people were injured, although details on their conditions were not immediately available.
The force of the explosion blew out the windows of a passenger bus 400 metres away.
The dead included three newspaper reporters from the nearby city of Monclova, said Luis Horacio de Hoyos of the Coahuila state Attorney General's Office.
It was unclear if the explosive truck's driver was among the dead. Early reports said he may have fled.
Coahuila state has a large mining industry, most of it in coal.
The explosion raised further questions about the safety of Mexican trucks.
This weekend, Mexico began sending its first tractor-trailers across U.S. territory under a long-delayed, NAFTA-mandated program. Previously, Mexican trucks had been limited to 40-kilometre zone along the border.
Many in the U.S. fought the change, arguing that Mexican trucks are unsafe.
The truck that exploded in Coahuila did not appear to be headed for the United States. It had recently left an Orica explosives plant and was headed west to Coquimatlan, Colima, a federal police officer told The Associated Press by telephone.
A woman who answered the phone at Orica's offices in Monclova said all company officials were at a meeting, and she could not comment.
The company is based in Australia and has operations in 50 countries across six continents.
UPDATE: 4 Hours ago
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- A truck loaded with 25 tons of dynamite crashed late Sunday against a pick-up and blew up at northern Mexican state of Coahuila highway killing some 40 people and injuring 100, police reported on Monday.
The dynamite-loaded truck turned over due to the crash and started burning and immediately exploded causing a two-meter deep and 10-meter wide crater.
The tragedy occurred near the Celemonia locality at the Monclova-Cuatro Cienegas highway, Coahuila's Attorney General Juctice department stated.
The high death toll was triggered by onlookers' curiosity that came too close to the accident site, others died on-the-job duty, including reporters and drivers.
The expansive explosion wave damaged many nearby vehicles and house windows.
Local officials mobilized firemen, rescue teams and military troops to the site of the accident.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon sent a condolence message from New Delhi, India, where he is on official visit.
Earlier media versions stated that 37 people had died and 150 were injured due to the tragic accident.
September 04, 2007
Arizona State University teaches how continent to be integrated
Arizona State University is teaching that the U.S., Mexico and Canada need to be integrated into a unified superstate, where U.S. citizens of the future will be known as "North Americanists," according to the taxpayer-funded "Building North America" program.
The program openly advocates for the integration of economic issues across the continent, and in many places goes further – such as the call for a common North American currency.
One teaching module made available online for professors to integrate into their teachings was written by George Haynal, senior fellow at the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and implied a joint military is required. Since the security of the continent "is a joint need; it should be supplied as a common enterprise."
"Given the nature of the threats against our security in the current environment, the first task is to reinvent 'borders.' We must exercise the responsibility for protecting our society against external threats where we can do so most effectively, not where infrastructures happens to be in place," he added. "Multilateral cooperation is going to be essential among governments." "It is clear, to me at least, that we must … move beyond NAFTA and do so with a purposeful determination," he wrote. Another teaching paper advocates the adoption of a unified North American currency, the "amero," modeled after the euro currency of the European Union. The programming the university is providing for help in teaching the new North American focus is just the latest evidence of the mounting campaign for a de facto North American Union. Although most in the establishment press are not covering the controversy, it has earned the opposition of a number of high-level voices including congressmen like Tom Tancredo, Virgil Goode and Ron Paul, and newsmen like CNN's Lou Dobbs who has described the U.S. government's actions in this effort as "Orwellian." Paul, a maverick Republican from Texas, has denounced such integration plans and warns that most members of Congress aren't aware of the situation, and that he is opposing any transnational "superhighway" projects such as the "Trans-Texas Corridor" project in his home state. Why? The ultimate goal, he said, is not simply a superhighway, "but an integrated North American Union – complete with a currency, a cross-national bureaucracy and virtually borderless travel within the union. Like the European Union, a North American Union would represent another step toward the abolition of national sovereignty altogether." Rep. Goode, R-Va., already has introduced a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the U.S. should not engage in further NAFTA advances. But progress already is significant down the road to a joint government, evidenced by confirmation that the U.S. government is planning to provide full Social Security benefits to Mexicans as well as a report by the powerful Council on Foreign Relations, considered by many to be something of a "shadow government," that calls for the transfer of massive amounts of wealth from the U.S. to Mexico and the setup of a "security perimeter" around North America. A Canadian website set up by those who fear the loss of their Canadian national sovereignty already has established a timeline for the program. The Arizona State contribution to the move towards a one-government continent was launched because of "the notion that economic integration in the NAFTA Triad (Canada-U.S.-Mexico) was advancing despite the lack of press and public attention it received …" and a new website would allow "those of us in the Triad" to link up with the growing body of research about "how businesses, governments, and organizations were shaping, and adapting to, the evolution of a shared economic space." "We are now bringing together the fruits of this research endeavor in a new, updated and redesigned 'Building North America' website…" the group said. "We are betting on the continued existence of scholars and policy practitioners who would benefit from a site which would consolidate the research and data we are all generating, and thereby build community among us." A telephone number for the managers of the site was unavailable, and a WND e-mail to the site did not generate a response. But the goal is clear: "The links, documents, and other materials on this site have been selected, organized, and in some cases designed to advance teaching and research on North American regional integration. … At the same time the site also aims to benefit the broader community of North Americanists, within the academy and beyond, by putting at our collective fingertips – or mouse-reach – the kinds of current and historical material that will benefit research into, and understanding of, North American integration – past, present and future." The site cross-references and links to organizations and university centers such as the Center for North American Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., institutional home for Robert Pastor. Pastor has been described as a leading intellectual force in the move to create an EU-style North American Community, and recently told WND he believes a new 9/11 crisis could be the catalyst to merge the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Pastor said that in such a case the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, or SPP – launched in 2005 by the heads of the three countries at a summit in Waco, Texas – could be developed into a continental union, complete with a new currency, the amero, that would replace the U.S. dollar. In May 2005, Pastor was co-chairman the Council on Foreign Relations task force that produced a report entitled "Toward a North American Community," which he has claimed is the blueprint behind the SSP declared by President Bush, Mexico's then-President Vicente Fox, and Canada's then-Prime Minister Paul Martin. At American University, Pastor directs the Center for North American Studies where he teaches a course entitled "North America: A Union, A Community, or Just Three Nations?" As WND previously has reported, Pastor is on the board of the North American Forum on Integration, the NAFI, a non-profit organization that annually holds a mock trilateral parliament for 100 selected students drawn from 10 universities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Arizona State also lists government agencies in support of the merging of various functions that historically have been handled by each government, such as the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, "the U.S. Department of Commerce, and others. The website's archive contains "influential papers and articles which have shaped the debate on 'North America,'" including the 2005 document from the Council on Foreign Relations called "Building a North American Community: Report of the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America." Also available is a series of "Teaching Modules," where Haynal's instructions are available. "The section leads off with an introductory guide to Building North America Into Your Course, as well as a more structured 'Matrix' offering sample units by theme and subfield … Each of these TMs either has, or will have in the near future, an accompanying Teaching Note with more detailed suggestions for incorporation into a variety of courses." Among the organizations being promoted are the Council of The Americas, the free market thinktank Fraser Institute, North America Works, North American Integration and Development Center, North America's Super Corridor Coalition, North American Integration and Development Center at UCLA, the Mexican Embassy, NORAD, North American Development Bank, NAFTA Secretariat, North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation and North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation, One of the teaching notes lists Earl Fry's work titled: "The Role of Subnational Governments in the governance of North America." Subtitled "Mapping the New North American Reality," that paper argues that provinces in Canada and states in the United States and Mexico are quite efficiently setting up their own integrated North America with or without their "federal" governments' participation. It even warns against renegade states like South Dakota, which has undermined "treaties and agreements signed by national governments" with its requirements for inspections of Canadian cattle, hogs and wheat. The North American Union plans were cited by WorldNetDaily editors as the Number One story on the news site's list of 10 most underreported stories for 2006. The January 2007 edition of WND's monthly Whistleblower magazine, which explores this topic in-depth, is titled "PREMEDITATED MERGER: How our leaders are stealthily transforming the U.S.A. into the North American Union."
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas
American University Professor Robert Pastor
"Given the nature of the threats against our security in the current environment, the first task is to reinvent 'borders.' We must exercise the responsibility for protecting our society against external threats where we can do so most effectively, not where infrastructures happens to be in place," he added. "Multilateral cooperation is going to be essential among governments."
"It is clear, to me at least, that we must … move beyond NAFTA and do so with a purposeful determination," he wrote.
Another teaching paper advocates the adoption of a unified North American currency, the "amero," modeled after the euro currency of the European Union.
The programming the university is providing for help in teaching the new North American focus is just the latest evidence of the mounting campaign for a de facto North American Union. Although most in the establishment press are not covering the controversy, it has earned the opposition of a number of high-level voices including congressmen like Tom Tancredo, Virgil Goode and Ron Paul, and newsmen like CNN's Lou Dobbs who has described the U.S. government's actions in this effort as "Orwellian."
Paul, a maverick Republican from Texas, has denounced such integration plans and warns that most members of Congress aren't aware of the situation, and that he is opposing any transnational "superhighway" projects such as the "Trans-Texas Corridor" project in his home state.
Why? The ultimate goal, he said, is not simply a superhighway, "but an integrated North American Union – complete with a currency, a cross-national bureaucracy and virtually borderless travel within the union. Like the European Union, a North American Union would represent another step toward the abolition of national sovereignty altogether."
Rep. Goode, R-Va., already has introduced a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the U.S. should not engage in further NAFTA advances.
But progress already is significant down the road to a joint government, evidenced by confirmation that the U.S. government is planning to provide full Social Security benefits to Mexicans as well as a report by the powerful Council on Foreign Relations, considered by many to be something of a "shadow government," that calls for the transfer of massive amounts of wealth from the U.S. to Mexico and the setup of a "security perimeter" around North America.
A Canadian website set up by those who fear the loss of their Canadian national sovereignty already has established a timeline for the program.
The Arizona State contribution to the move towards a one-government continent was launched because of "the notion that economic integration in the NAFTA Triad (Canada-U.S.-Mexico) was advancing despite the lack of press and public attention it received …" and a new website would allow "those of us in the Triad" to link up with the growing body of research about "how businesses, governments, and organizations were shaping, and adapting to, the evolution of a shared economic space."
"We are now bringing together the fruits of this research endeavor in a new, updated and redesigned 'Building North America' website…" the group said. "We are betting on the continued existence of scholars and policy practitioners who would benefit from a site which would consolidate the research and data we are all generating, and thereby build community among us."
A telephone number for the managers of the site was unavailable, and a WND e-mail to the site did not generate a response.
But the goal is clear: "The links, documents, and other materials on this site have been selected, organized, and in some cases designed to advance teaching and research on North American regional integration. … At the same time the site also aims to benefit the broader community of North Americanists, within the academy and beyond, by putting at our collective fingertips – or mouse-reach – the kinds of current and historical material that will benefit research into, and understanding of, North American integration – past, present and future."
The site cross-references and links to organizations and university centers such as the Center for North American Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., institutional home for Robert Pastor.
Pastor has been described as a leading intellectual force in the move to create an EU-style North American Community, and recently told WND he believes a new 9/11 crisis could be the catalyst to merge the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Pastor said that in such a case the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, or SPP – launched in 2005 by the heads of the three countries at a summit in Waco, Texas – could be developed into a continental union, complete with a new currency, the amero, that would replace the U.S. dollar.
In May 2005, Pastor was co-chairman the Council on Foreign Relations task force that produced a report entitled "Toward a North American Community," which he has claimed is the blueprint behind the SSP declared by President Bush, Mexico's then-President Vicente Fox, and Canada's then-Prime Minister Paul Martin.
At American University, Pastor directs the Center for North American Studies where he teaches a course entitled "North America: A Union, A Community, or Just Three Nations?" As WND previously has reported, Pastor is on the board of the North American Forum on Integration, the NAFI, a non-profit organization that annually holds a mock trilateral parliament for 100 selected students drawn from 10 universities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Arizona State also lists government agencies in support of the merging of various functions that historically have been handled by each government, such as the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, "the U.S. Department of Commerce, and others.
The website's archive contains "influential papers and articles which have shaped the debate on 'North America,'" including the 2005 document from the Council on Foreign Relations called "Building a North American Community: Report of the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America."
Also available is a series of "Teaching Modules," where Haynal's instructions are available. "The section leads off with an introductory guide to Building North America Into Your Course, as well as a more structured 'Matrix' offering sample units by theme and subfield … Each of these TMs either has, or will have in the near future, an accompanying Teaching Note with more detailed suggestions for incorporation into a variety of courses."
Among the organizations being promoted are the Council of The Americas, the free market thinktank Fraser Institute, North America Works, North American Integration and Development Center, North America's Super Corridor Coalition, North American Integration and Development Center at UCLA, the Mexican Embassy, NORAD, North American Development Bank, NAFTA Secretariat, North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation and North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation,
One of the teaching notes lists Earl Fry's work titled: "The Role of Subnational Governments in the governance of North America."
Subtitled "Mapping the New North American Reality," that paper argues that provinces in Canada and states in the United States and Mexico are quite efficiently setting up their own integrated North America with or without their "federal" governments' participation.
It even warns against renegade states like South Dakota, which has undermined "treaties and agreements signed by national governments" with its requirements for inspections of Canadian cattle, hogs and wheat.
The North American Union plans were cited by WorldNetDaily editors as the Number One story on the news site's list of 10 most underreported stories for 2006.
The January 2007 edition of WND's monthly Whistleblower magazine, which explores this topic in-depth, is titled "PREMEDITATED MERGER: How our leaders are stealthily transforming the U.S.A. into the North American Union."http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53633
August 29, 2007
The union said it has been told by officials in the Transportation Department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that the first Mexican trucks will be coming across the border on Saturday.
Teamsters leaders said they planned to seek an emergency injunction Wednesday from the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
"What a slap in the face to American workers, opening the highways to dangerous trucks on Labor Day weekend, one of the busiest driving weekends of the year," said Teamsters President Jim Hoffa.
Joining the Teamsters in seeking the emergency stay were the Sierra Club and Public Citizen. "Before providing unconditional access throughout the country to tens of thousands of big rigs we know little to nothing about, we must insure they meet safety and environmental standards," Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope said.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in a statement, said it was working closely with the department's inspector general "as his office completes an additional assessment of the program and we prepare a detailed response to that report."
The Bush administration said last week it would start the cross-border program once the Transportation Department's inspector general certifies safety and inspection plans.
Leslie Miller, a Teamsters spokeswoman, said attorneys for the federal truck safety agency advised the union's lawyers that they expect to get that certification on Friday. She said the Teamsters also were told by the agency attorneys that limited authority for trucks to begin crossing the border will be approved Saturday.
Supporters of the plan say letting more Mexican trucks on U.S. highways will save American consumers hundreds of millions of dollars.
Labor and driver-owner groups have been fighting the measure _ part of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement _ since it was first proposed, saying the program will erode highway safety and eliminate U.S. jobs.
A one-year demonstration project would allow 100 Mexican motor carriers full access to U.S. roads. It can begin as soon as the inspector general certifies that safety and inspection plans and facilities are sufficient to ensure the Mexican trucks are as safe as U.S. trucks.
Since 1982, Mexican trucks have had to stop within a buffer border zone and transfer their loads to U.S. trucks.
One the Net:
August 21, 2007
Hundreds of anti-globalization protestors, environmentalists, peaceniks, and civil rights groups joined to taunt Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, US President George W. Bush, and Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon.
The three North American leaders are expected to discuss trade and security at a two-day Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) summit in Montebello, Quebec.
The SPP was launched at the first “Three Amigos” summit in Waco, Texas, in March 2005. A second meeting followed in Cancun, Mexico, in 2006.
With placards reading “Reclaim democracy,” “Basta Bush” and “No to Fortress America,” the demonstrators marched from the Canadian parliament to the US and Mexican embassies, railing against the framework for greater security and economic integration of the three nations.
“This summit has certainly attracted an eclectic group of protestors,” said Peggy Land of the Raging Grannies, taking time away from her grandchildren to wave a sign politely decrying: “The SPP sucks, dear.”
“It’s our only chance to be heard and to present our grievances to Mr. Harper, Mr. Bush and Mr. Calderon,” she explained.
Indeed, during the summit, protestors will be kept out by a fence, three meters (10 feet) high and running 2.5-kilometers (1.5 miles) around the meeting place.
They will be “seen and heard,” but only virtually — via an audio-video feed set up by organizers.
The arrangement is “in compliance with (a Canadian) court’s decision that protesters have a right to be ’seen and heard,’” said Sandra Buckler, a spokeswoman for host Stephen Harper.
But it has riled protestors.
“They’ve made it very difficult to protest at this summit,” lamented Elizabeth May, Canada’s Green Party chief.
In defiance, several protestors said they planned to try to get as close to the meeting site as possible, refusing to be “caged” in a forest clearing set up for them by summit organizers.
Even 9/11 conspiracy theorists were on hand to tout an alternative version of the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed some 3,000 in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, saying the White House was surely behind it.
“I’m here to try to get support from anti-Bush and anti-war activists. We’re trying to expose 9/11 as the biggest lie ever told,” said Ian Woods.
“The SPP is an opportunity for big business to ruin democracy,” he added, more in tune with his fellow demonstrators. “It’s about corporate control.”
According to officials, Harper, Bush and Calderon are expected to discuss current market turmoil, trade and security, and strategies to stem pandemics.
They may also confer on product safety, following recent recalls of toys, dog food and toothpaste, and growing worries about defective “made in China” goods imported into North America.
But demonstrators say they fear the result will have a severe and negative impact on civil liberties, environmental and energy policies, as well as Canadian, US and Mexican sovereignty.
“We’re not having any say in the SPP. It’s undemocratic,” said raging granny Peggy Land, accusing Harper, Bush and Calderon of making decisions behind closed doors without consulting with voters.
“So, we’ve come to try to stop it.”
August 04, 2007
The NAU, coming to a town near you... 8-20-07..
A 25 km *No Free Speech Zone* has been implemented around the perimeter of the meeting place in Montebello, Quebec... Of course with US Troops securing the area, wonder why boy-george doesn't bring along his Blackwater USA thugs?..
Fight NOW, while we still have a chance..
July 28, 2007
Secret memo: One-world agenda dominates SPP summit
Document reveals plan for meeting of U.S., Mexico, Canada leaders
Posted: July 24, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern
By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with her counterparts, Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay and Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa at February meeting
The memo shows a secondary focus of the leaders' meeting in Montebello, Quebec, Aug. 20-21, will be to prepare for a continental avian flu or human pandemic and establish a permanent continental emergency management coordinating body to deal not only with health emergencies but other unspecified emergencies as well.
As WND has reported, President Bush, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon will attend the third SPP summit.
The Security and Prosperity Partnership is unveiled in Jerome Corsi's book, 'The Late, Great USA'
The document, obtained by Canadian private citizen Chris Harder, is a two-page heavily redacted summary of the ministerial meeting in Ottawa, held Feb. 23 between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her counterparts, Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay and Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa.
The purpose of the Feb. 23 meeting in Ottawa was to set the agenda for the August summit.
The Access to Information Act-obtained memo noted the nation's leaders intend next month to pursue the five priorities set at their second summit meeting in Cancun in March 2005:
- Strengthening Competitiveness
- Avian and Pandemic Influenza
- Emergency Management
- Energy Security
- Secure Borders
Of the five issues, the memo clearly states recommendations by the North American Competitiveness Council, or NACC, regarding competitiveness "took centerpiece" at the Feb. 23 meeting. Almost immediately, the memo says, governments "will need to begin assessing the potential impact of adopting recommendations made by the NACC and coordinating their response to the authors of the report."
The memo states "the most dynamic element on the plenary agenda was a meeting with the NACC, the body created by the Leaders in 2006 to give the private sector a formal role in providing advice on how to enhance competitiveness in North America."
The NACC consists of 30 multinational business corporations that advise SPP and set the action agenda for its 20 trilateral bureaucratic working groups.
The memo notes the NACC was created by the leaders in 2006 "to give the private sector a formal role in providing advice on how to enhance competitiveness in North America."
According to the memo, the NACC made recommendations in three areas: border-crossing facilitation, standards and regulatory cooperation, and energy integration.
The memo suggested NACC members were getting impatient, charging the speed of SPP regulatory change was too slow. The members complained of "the private sector's seeming inability to influence the pace of regulatory change 'from the bottom up.'"
"Some NACC representatives," the memo comments, "felt that direct signals from ministers were required if work was to advance at a pace rapid enough to address challenges from more dynamic international competitors – particularly China. The subtext was clear: In the absence of ministerial endorsement, bureaucracies are unlikely to act on the more challenging recommendations."
The memo noted the ministers agreed at their Feb. 23 meeting to finalize by June a plan to create a coordinating body to prepare for the "North American response to an outbreak of avian or pandemic influenza." The leaders are expected to finalize the plan at the August summit.
The memo also reported ministers agreed to create a coordinating body on emergency management similar to that set up for avian or pandemic flu. The governance structure of coordinating body was also scheduled for completion in June, so it could be presented to the leaders for final approval at the August summit.
A comment at the end of the memo said the ministers at their Feb. 23 meeting "acknowledged that the SPP was largely unknown or misunderstood and needed to be better communicated beyond the officials and the business groups involved."
WND has reported that as many as 10,000 protesters plan to assemble in Quebec to show opposition to the summit.
The Corbett Report, a Canadian blog that first reported on the memo obtained by Harder, noted the term "Security and Prosperity" was first used by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, or CCOCE, in a Jan. 23, 2003, report entitled, "Security and Prosperity: Toward a New Canada-United States Partnership in North America."
CCOCE's membership consists of 150 of Canada's leading businesses. In the U.S., the Chamber of Commerce would be considered a counterpart.
WND previously reported on National Security Presidential Directive No. 51 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive No. 20, which allocate to the office of the president the authority to direct all levels of government in the event he declares a national emergency.
WND also has previously reported that under SPP, the military of the U.S. and Canada are turning USNORTHCOM into a domestic military command structure, with authority extending to Mexico, even though Mexico has not formally joined with the current U.S.-Canadian USNORTHCOM command structure.
July 27, 2007
In an historic, first vote in Congress to restrict funding for the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America, yesterday the House approved by a vote of 362 to 63 an amendment to H.R. 3074 (Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008) “prohibiting the use of funds to participate in a working group pursuant to the Security and Prosperity Partnership.”
There’s been a growing buzz this year over the SPP and how it’s being used as a steppingstone to a North American Union (NAU). Eighteen state legislatures have introduced resolutions asking Congress to block the NAU; three states passed their anti-NAU resolution in one house; and three states passed their anti-NAU resolution in both houses.
Although there is a resolution (H. Con. Res. 40) in the House of Representatives “Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should not … enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada,” there has been virtually no congressional oversight over SPP activities, such as the numerous “working groups” with representatives from the United States, Mexico, and Canada. That is to say, virtually no congressional oversight until yesterday, when the House voted overwhelmingly to approve Rep. Duncan Hunter’s (R-Calif.) amendment to prohibit any funds appropriated by the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2008 from being used for U.S. participation in SPP working groups.
In a related development, on July 23, Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) introduced an amendment to H.R. 3093 (Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008), stating “None of the funds in this Act shall be made available for the Security and Prosperity Partnership.” Thus, this amendment would permit no funding for the SPP from the funds appropriated for the Commerce Department in 2008. This is highly significant because the Commerce Department coordinates the “Prosperity” component of the SPP, including maintaining the official www.spp.gov website. A vote is possible on this amendment as early as today or tomorrow.
July 23, 2007
In just over a month’s time, on August 20, the most powerful president in the world will be arriving in Montebello, Quebec for a two-day conference. President George W. Bush will be meeting with Stephen Harper and their Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon. So far, the silence from the Canadian and American media has been deafening.
Talk to 90% of people on the street and they won’t know about this upcoming conference, and if by a slim chance they do, they won’t know the purpose of the meeting or why the leaders of Canada, United States and Mexico are meeting in the dog days of summer under what amounts to a veil of secrecy.
So, what’s this upcoming conference all about, and why are the newspapers, radio and television keeping silent about it?
The purpose of the upcoming conference is to ratify the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, which was initiated by Bush, Martin and Fox in 2005 in Waco, Texas. Essentially, this so-called ‘partnership’ will result in what the politicians refer to as ‘continental integration’-newspeak for a North American Union- and basically a harmonization of 100’s of regulations, policies and laws.
In layman’s terms, it means that once this ‘partnership’ has been ratified which is a fait accompli; we will be following in the footsteps of the European Union. It will mean that Canada will become part of the North American Union by 2010, and that our resources, agricultural, health and environment issues, to name a few, will be controlled not by Canada, but by the government of the North American Union.
A huge ‘NAFTA’ highway, one quarter of a mile wide, is already being built in Texas, where private land is being expropriated, and will eventually reach the Manitoba border.
Water will be the ‘issue’ of this century, as more than 25 states in the U.S. are currently in desperate need. Where do you think they will get the water they need?
The United States is already guaranteed 60% of our natural gas resources from NAFTA, which mean that even during emergencies when we need energy, we will have to import it, while we are forced to export gas to the U.S. This is just one example of how Canada is being shortchanged, and it’s only going to get worse.
Why has there been absolutely NO public consultation on the biggest issue (North American Union) facing Canadians since Confederation? Why isn’t Guy Lauzon, our local MP for Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry, holding town hall meetings, bringing in cabinet ministers and explaining how the emerging North American Union will affect our Canadian way of life? Ask the citizens of Canada for their feedback. Isn’t that how democracy is supposed to work?
Folks, I suggest that Mr. Lauzon isn’t even aware of the SPP or the North American Union, which explains why the Conservative government has denied all Canadians information to which they are entitled. If he does have something to say about it, then let him raise the issue in our riding.
Furthermore, the example of the North American Union illustrates that our government claims to be democratic, but in fact, does it act like one, or does it prefer to make the big decisions at committee level behind closed doors, while masking its real intentions?
The ratification of the SPP, and the emergence of the North American Union have been organized entirely by government committees and private enterprise. I refer readers to my website at www.realitycheck.typepad.com
for further information on the North American Union.
If our citizenry allows the North American Union to come into existence, then our way of life will change drastically, for the years to come. With privatization of our resources, increased foreign ownership, and a Canadian government with less and less authority, our children and grandchildren will be come ‘North Americans’ and our quality of life will drastically decline.
The founding fathers of Canada must be rolling over in their graves.
Global Research Articles by Kevin Parkinson
July 18, 2007
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July 17, 2007
The Ottawa Citizen
Thu 12 Jul 2007
Page: A1 / FRONT
Byline: Don Butler, With files from Roger Collier
Police have derailed plans for a public forum on the Security and Prosperity Partnership that was to take place six kilometers from where the leaders of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will gather next month for a summit. Several weeks ago, the Council of Canadians put a $100 deposit to rent the community centre in Papineauville, not far from the summit site in Montebello, for the public forum.
The forum was scheduled for Aug.19, the day before Prime Minister Stephen Harper, U.S. President George W. Bush and Mexican President Felipe Calderon are due to start two days of meetings on the security partnership, a controversial initiative aimed at more closely aligning the three countries in a variety of areas, and to usher in the North American Union.
But Brent Patterson, the council’s director of organizing, said a Papineauville official called late Tuesday to say the RCMP, the Surete du Quebec and the U.S. army would not allow the municipality to rent the facility to the council for the planned forum. Mr. Patterson said Frederic Castonguay, the town’s general manager, reported that Guy Cote, of the Quebec police force in Montreal, had told him the council “is an activist organization opposed to the summit and that it would not be wise to have us set up in the community centre.” Mr. Castonguay yesterday confirmed he had been called by Mr. Cote, who told him that the police and U.S. army need the community centre as a base of operations for summit security.
“They didn’t want us to rent it to anyone because they need the room there to put equipment and special vehicles,” he said, adding the police position was not open to debate. “There was no choice.” Sgt. Marc Butz, a spokesman for the Surete du Quebec in Montreal, said police reserved the community centre “because it’s strategic and it’s for the security of everybody.” He denied that police reserved the site to keep activists at bay. “We didn’t take the place because it’s an activist group. We need it for the operation.”
Mr. Patterson reacted angrily to the police move. “It’s deplorable that we are being prevented from bringing together a panel of writers, academics and parliamentarians to share their concerns about the Security and Prosperity Partnership with Canadians,” he said. The Council of Canadians, a citizens’ organization dedicated to promoting Canadian sovereignty, was formed in 1985 in response to policies initiated by the Brian Mulroneyled government.
Members have protested against everything from free trade with the U.S. to the introduction of Bovine Growth Hormone into the Canadian milk supply. Since 2004, the council has concentrated on discouraging economic integration with the U.S. It views the Papineauville community centre as an ideal location for the public forum because of its size – it can hold 1,000 people – and proximity to Chateau Montebello, where the leaders will meet Aug. 20-21.
It has already begun lining up speakers for the forum. Along with council chair Maude Barlow, it had tentative acceptance from University of British Columbia professor Michael Byers and was also approaching parliamentarians. The loss of the centre throws those plans into disarray. “We will have to scramble a bit and see what options we can figure out,” Mr. Patterson said. Moving the forum to Ottawa is the likeliest fallback position, he added. So far, police have said little about security arrangements for the partnership summit, which is being held in Canada for the first time.
Last month, a town official in Montebello told Mr. Patterson police were planning to erect a 25-kilometre security perimeter around the town, with checkpoints as far away as Thurso and Hawkesbury. The Montebello official said police were going to turn back any vehicle carrying more than five people. At the time, the RCMP said security planning was still in progress and no decisions had yet been made on its effect on people living and working in the area.
Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, increased threats have resulted in increased security at meetings between international leaders. A 25-kilometre security perimeter is a reasonable precaution, said Barry Cooper, a political science professor at the University of Calgary. “The easiest way to ensure safety is distance,” he said. A 6.5-kilometre security zone surrounded Kananaskis, Alta., during the G8 Summit held there in 2002. Many other security measures were in place at the summit, including ground forces armed with automatic rifles, an air-defence anti-tank system, a 150-kilometre no-fly zone and a 24-hour patrol of the skies by a fleet of fighter jets. Mr. Cooper says the Montebello summit will have a similar degree of security.
“You can be sure it will be pretty strong. I wouldn’t advise anyone to try to get through the 25 kilometres.”
Material reprinted with the express permission of :
“Ottawa Citizen Group Inc.”, a CanWest Partnership.
July 10, 2007
Hutchinson Ports, a wholly owned subsidiary of China's giant Hutchinson Whampoa Limited (HWL) is investing millions to expand the deep water ports the company manages at Lazaro Cardenas and Manzanillo on Mexico's Pacific coast. Now Hutchinson Ports is pledging millions more to develop Punta Colonet, today a desolate Mexican bay in Baja California. Mexico plans over the next seven years to dredge and convert Punta Colonet into a 10 to 20 berth deep-water port facility capable of processing some 6 million standard 20-foot-long TEUs (industry terminology for the "Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit" that describes a single standard container).
According to Judicial Watch, "Hutchinson, Whampoa, Ltd. is the holding company of billionaire Li Ka-shing, a well-known businessman, whose companies make up 15 percent of the market capitalization of the Hong Kong Stock Market." A Judicial Watch complaint filed in 2002, at the time HWL was purchasing the then-bankrupt Global Crossing, notes that Li Ka-Shing's holdings includes ports, telecom, and energy assets around the world.
According to a declassified U.S. government intelligence report that Judicial Watch obtained in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, "Li is directly connected to Beijing and is willing to use his business influence to further the aims of the Chinese Government." Judicial Watch had objected that "Li Ka-shing's agency relationship to the Communist Chinese should disqualify him from owning Global Crossing's network, which controls a significant percent of all the fiber optics currently leaving the United States."
Global Crossing was a Clinton Administration darling, noted for turning former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe's $100,000 investment into an $18 million personal fortune. Global Crossing's bold move to control the U.S. international fiber-optics network over-reached, ending in a corrupt corporate melt-down that was an unfortunate prelude to the Enron debacle. Hutchinson Ports was forced to drop the bid to purchase Global Crossing when the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS) refused to approve the transaction on national security grounds.
Li Ka-shing's Hutchinson Ports also operates both ends of the Panama Canal, which we have previously documented was returned to Panama under the Carter administration by National Security Council advisor, Robert Pastor, whom we have called the "Father of the North American Union." HWL also has business dealings with the China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), China's largest shipping line, which is owned by the Chinese People's Liberation Army. In 1998, Congress blocked on national security grounds an attempt by the Clinton administration to allow COSCO to lease the abandoned Long Beach Naval Station.
Still, HWL has established a North American beachhead, despite the continuing security concerns. The Standard in China reports that today COSCO has established a little-known presence in U.S. ports, co-managing a terminal with Seattle-based SSA Marine at the mouth of Long Beach's port. Remarkably, in the aftermath of the Dubai Ports World blow-up in Congress, the Bush administration hired HWL to operate in the Bahamas sophisticated equipment designed to detect nuclear material inside TEUs headed for the U.S., without requiring U.S. customs agents to be present. Now, investing millions to deepen Mexico's ports in a plan to access the developing NAFTA corridors, HWL has found perhaps the most effective backdoor of all for gaining access to the continental U.S. market.
A set of China-promoting business projections are driving the frenzy to open Mexican ports to NAFTA corridors. Container traffic from China and the Far East has exploded, with industry experts expecting the cargo traffic from China to double by 2020. Today jumbo cargo ships containing 8,000 TEUs routinely cruise Pacific Trade routes. Unloading 8,000 containers from a single ship can take up to 3 days, even with experienced dock workers and state-of-the-art cranes.
West coast ports such as Los Angeles and Long Beach are regularly described as overwhelmed with containers arriving from China and the Far East, resulting in a virtual gridlock that causes expensive delays. As a result, "inland ports" such as the Free Trade Alliance of San Antonio and Kansas City Smartport, both members of the North America's SuperCorridor Coalition Inc. (NASCO), are exploring with enthusiasm opening NAFTA corridors to facilitate the movement from Mexican ports 50% to 60% of all containers entering the U.S. from China that are destined for delivery in the heart of the U.S.
Why the sudden enthusiasm for cheap goods from China? The Bush Administration continues to give the green light to mass-marketing retailers such as Wal-Mart, Kmart, and Home Depot, to name just a few, to import Chinese and Far Eastern goods without restraint, despite their under-market nature. Evidently the Bush Administration has decided to follow the path set by the Clinton Administration in the decision to turn a blind eye to the repeated accusations that many of the goods from China and the Far East are produced in slave labor prison camps where abuses of human rights are everyday occurrences.
Opponents of Bush Administration free-trade policies, such as Global Policy Forum, have argued for enforcing "anti-dumping" provisions commonly designed in traditional international trade agreements to prevent the import of under-market goods produced by countries exploiting near-zero labor costs. The argument is that in opening the U.S. to cheap Chinese goods, we are leading a worldwide "race to the bottom," in which "the only priority is cost effective production, at the expense of workers, resources and sustainability." The result is that the international capitalists owning companies such as Wal-Mart earn additional billions, while U.S. manufacturing continues to out-source an increasing number of jobs and poor countries such as Mexico are only pulled deeper into poverty.
Strong conservatives are concerned today that China is the only clear winning in NAFTA. William Hawkins of the U.S. Business and Industry Council, a strong critic of our open borders with Mexico and Canada, has recently written that Mexico itself has filed 90 complaints against China at the World Trade Organization. Hawkins has argued that "the new energy being put into expanding the transportation network from Mexico into the United States heralds the collapse of NAFTA, and further discredits the trade strategy followed by the administrations of George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush."
Upon closer examination, something other than the "success" of the NAFTA model, as sold to the American voter, is propelling all this transportation and Smart Port activity-and that is the massive wave of imports from the previously unrecognized export superstar, China. U.S. west coast ports are swamped with container ships filled with Chinese goods, and a scramble is on to find new Pacific ports to bring even more Chinese products into the United States.
Hawkins views the plans to develop NAFTA Super-Highways as a disaster:
"What is being built is truly a 'Highway of Death' for both NAFTA and CAFTA. The resulting turmoil in the region will be felt in the United States, and will be an additional benefit to Beijing as the rising geopolitical challenger to American power."
Yet, as sound as Hawkins' arguments are, their subtly is likely to be lost on the Wal-Mart capitalists who see rising quarterly profits and handsome executive bonuses from importing an ever-increasing volume of cheap Chinese goods into the U.S. market. So too, the Robert Pastor enthusiasts can be counted upon to welcome any reason to knit together the U.S., Canada, and Mexico into a North American Union, even if the driving force turns out to be a super-highway and inland port transportation scheme designed to benefit the Communist Chinese. Cheap Mexican remarkably undercut by the Chinese in manufacturing and assembly can still be used in transport, to land the Chinese goods on Mexican docks and then carry the Chinese containers by truck and train into the heart of North American.
Increasingly gone is the dream that NAFTA would stimulate the development of a Mexican middle class as a means of economically developing Mexico itself. At the dawning of NAFTA, few expected that Chinese slave labor would be allowed to undercut the sweat-shop maquiladoras that developed south of the border in the 1990s. Even fewer expected that the only Mexican labor that would remain competitive under NAFTA would be Mexican dock workers, truck drivers, and railroad workers -- and these only because these Mexican "government union" workers undercut U.S. Longshoremen, Teamsters, and United Transportation Union labor.
As for Mexico's underclass masses, Vicente Fox and his successor can be relied upon to maintain their mantra, "Go North," at least as long as President Bush and Congress remain unwilling to secure the border. In the end, the American middle class will pay the tab of increased social costs for millions of more uneducated, unskilled Spanish-speaking immigrants from Mexico and the other Hispanic countries south of the border. At the same time, the squeeze on middle class employment opportunities will intensify as NAFTA super-highways and U.S. "inland port" cities replete with Mexican custom facilities encourage yet more outsourcing to China.
All this sounds like a good deal for China. But are cheap sneakers at Wal-Mart really worth the damage being done to the most successful middle class ever built in world history? Aristotle's Politics give reason to ask whether the U.S. constitutional republic we have enjoyed for 230 years will long endure a middle class squeezed by an original NAFTA market that evolves into a European-style North American Union dominated by the Chinese.