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How do U.S. trade agreements threaten human rights and the environment?

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They don't. If you mean human rights abuses in China and other Asian countries, you need to protest that countries policies, not the U.S. As an aside, the only countries that actually protect the environment are the Western economies. Not China, not Russia, not India. If you have a problem, protest their countries, not the U.S.

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Thank you. This was taken as an issue in 5 different magazines. Just wondering what the feelings were here.
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Incredibella
Great point GC, we do need to support our government in the streamlining of trade with countries which ignore human rights and the environment.
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From what I've been seeing the U.S. is not doing to good on there trade agreements

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Thank you
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Incredibella
Always the same too, good is a direct opponent of greed.
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Free trade agreements (FTA) threaten the rights to food, health, work and development, especially of vulnerable groups. FTAs create legal obligations on the government, affecting livelihoods in agriculture, fisheries and manufacturing. for instance, they would cut tariffs to zero for key sectors that support many producers, workers thus exposing them to highly competitive international markets. This results in a mentality similar to the U.S. of "cut the food with poison, we need to make more product to sell." An avalanche of economic plagues is sure to come for those trading with the U.S. We are an economic plague. We monopoly everything then cut poison into to make a profit. These countries we are seducing into FTAs, such a unsuspecting name, have no idea the implications and some have not even cut tariffs among their own community let alone to a corporate money mind. If not handled with the utmost care, and it rarely is, FTAs stand to ruin.

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Thank you
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uw :)
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By having trade agreements with countries which violate their citizens and residents rights. However, we have been able to open the eyes of our biggest trading partner & I believe good will follow.

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Oh and the environmental impact is our trading with quick setup of factories in third world nations where safe disposal of hazardous waste is non existant. There is also the impact to wildlife... Our purchasing of cheap lumber feeding the rapid deforestation of the Amazon should be much concern. It will affect global weather a rthousand times more than all volcanic activity or natural disasters combined. I hope you get a lot of feedback on this topic.... The survival of our planet should be everyones concern
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You are 100% correct
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