A reminder that so-called Free Trade agreements are not about freedom nor trade, but corporate control

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Australia has "refused to accept trade rules that allow foreign investors to sue governments in international tribunals. Known as “investor-state” dispute settlement, these rules are in every U.S. trade agreement negotiated in the past 20 years – except the 2005 U.S.-Australia pact."

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/03/02-0

by Sarah Anderson