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NAFTA Failed to Live Up to Promises

NAFTA Failed to Live Up to Promises

By Arnie Alpert and Gabriel Camacho In the twenty years since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect, millions of Mexicans have been pushed by NAFTA to make the dangerous journey across the border into the United States, many without legal authorization.  The U.S. government has responded by turning the border into a militarized zone, jailing hundreds of thousands of people, and deporting record numbers back across the border. Militarization of the border began in 1994 with Operation Gatekeeper, which erected fencing, walls, and other barriers between San Diego, CA and Tijuana, Mexico, forcing migrants into dangerous … Continue reading

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Hedrick Smith Speaks to the Community about Who Stole the American Dream.

Hedrick Smith Speaks to the Community about Who Stole the American Dream.

If you are like me, you have probably never heard of Hedrick Smith before.  Those people a little older than me know his work very well.  Hedrick was a journalist and the former head of the Washington D.C. bureau for the New York Times.  He covered at least four Presidents as a reporter and is an accomplished author.  Hedrick even won a Pulitzer Prize for his work in Russia and Eastern Europe in 1974. Hedrick’s newest book is called ‘Who Stole the American Dream?’ and it provides a very detailed description of what happened to the middle class in America. … Continue reading

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