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The most important thing you‘ve never heard of | openDemocracy

by Mary Fitzgerald

… time and again, when global corporations gain rights through free trade deals, citizens lose out–in large part through a negative boomerang effect of job losses and wage stagnation that cheaper goods just don’t compensate for.

We also know that it’s farcical of the European Commission to try and claim that Europe’s citizens cannot have a say in this process because the treaty will have “no legal effect” on citizens. Grist to the mill of UKIP and others, as if they needed it.

Exposing and challenging this unaccountable “Nafta on steroids” is just what openDemocracy was made for. And here is where we’re doing it. See what Frances O’Grady, head of the TUC; Saskia Sassen at Columbia University and John Hilary of War on Want have to say about it, along with many others, and join the debate.

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