"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

North American Security and Prosperity Partnership

The North American Security and Prosperity Partnership is taking place August 20 and 21, 2007 in Montebello, Quebec with 30 of the top North American CEOs who represent the interests of the North American Competitiveness Council, ****George Bush, Felipe Calderon and Stephen Harper, surrounded by a 25 Km "security zone" . Few Americans, Canadians and Mexicans even know of this meeting and its significance.

Joint Party Statement of the Communist Party of Canada, Comminist Party of USA and the Partido de los Comunistas de México, Partido Popular Socialista de México

on the August 20-21, 2007 Summit and the SPP

The August 20-21 Summit of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Presidents George W. Bush and Felipe Calderón, and the “Security and Prosperity Partnership” (SPP) deal which will be the centerpiece of their meeting, constitutes a grave threat to the democratic and social rights of the peoples of Canada, the United States and Mexico, to the national sovereignty of our respective countries, and to the cause of peace.

We, the undersigned parties, join with trade union, anti-war, environmental and other social and people’s movements in denouncing the corporate-driven agenda which the SPP agreement seeks to foist on the peoples of our countries, and in urging the widest possible mobilization of labour and other popular forces to stop and defeat this dangerous and reactionary ‘initiative’.

The real class forces driving the SPP are the biggest corporations and banks, acting through various ‘think tanks’ such as the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), the Conference Board of Canada, and the (US) Council on Foreign Relations, among many others. A newly-formed “North American Competitiveness Council” composed of 10 leading corporate CEOs from each country, has been directing the SPP process to ensure that “governments look to the private sector to tell them what needs to be done.” Among the firms represented are Lockheed Martin, Wal-Mart, Exxon, General Motors, Home Depot, GE, Ford, Wal-Mart, Merck and Chevron.

According to its corporate sponsors, the SPP aims to “deepen North American integration… transforming all three nations and establishing the dynamics of a new continental economy.”

It would create a common

1. “North American security architecture”,
2. “secure the energy resources and strategic networks needed to remain competitive”
3. Impose a single “regional regulatory harmonization” over virtually all aspects of economic and social life – “agriculture, water, health and emergency services, energy (electrical, nuclear, hydro, and gas and oil), transportation systems (air, roads, rail, ports, and waterways), information and telecommunications networks, and banking and financial systems.”

In other words, the SPP is a ‘fast track’ to a “North American Union” – one firmly under the domination of U.S. imperialism and its transnationals and banks. It would consolidate corporate control over the energy, water, and other natural resources of the continent, further erode labor and democratic rights, accelerate the privatization of public services such as health care and education, and strengthen the drive to militarization under the Bush Administration’s so-called “War on Terror”.

Workers, women, Aboriginal peoples, immigrants and people of color, and all those striving to defend democratic rights, oppose war and aggression, and preserve our environment – that is, the vast majority of the people in all our three countries – have a common interest in derailing this dangerous, pro-corporate plan. As neighboring peoples, we stand for close cooperation and friendship across our borders. We categorically reject any attempt to dictate our future and trash the sovereign rights of our peoples by the likes of Exxon, Wal-Mart and Lockheed Martin, and their right-wing governments.

Unite to stop and defeat the “Security and Prosperity Partnership”

See the SPP Website for their FAQ's and their anodyne answers here eg;

Myth: U.S. Government officials sponsored a secret SPP planning meeting in Banff, Alberta in September 2006.

Fact: The U.S. Government did not sponsor the meeting in Banff. The North American Forum, (Chairman the ever present neo-con George Schultz. Ed.) a private initiative that is separate from the U.S. Government, hosted the September 12-14, 2006 conference “Continental Prosperity in the New Security Environment.” Academics, businesspersons, private citizens, and government officials from the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments attended the conference. The North American Forum is not a product of the SPP.

Ho.Ho.Ho. (see this)

Read Linda McQuaig Guradian Comment is Free August 7th 2007 "SPP-eak no evil"... "What is the North American Security and Prosperity Partnership? That's for them to know and you to find out. Good luck."

Here she shows is how it works ..." .... Canada recently raised the limit on the amount of pesticide residue allowed on fruits and vegetables, in order to bring Canadian standards in line with weaker US standards.

This suits the interest of agribusiness, which considered the tougher Canadian standard a "trade barrier" to the easy export of American fruits and vegetables to the Canadian market. But one person's trade barrier is another person's dinner
. "

The North American Competitiveness Council (NACC) was convened for the first time June 15, 2006, by Carlos M. Gutierrez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, with "virtually no mention in the the Press / TV Jerome Corsi reported July 11, 2006, in Human Events Online.

The Council is an "apparently extra-constitutional advisory group organized by the Department of Commerce (DOC) under the auspices" of the SPP (see Sourcewatch)

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