"Briefly, the dems base this conspiracy on those feddies working for Reagan influencing the Reagan Whitehouse when the investor protection languge that would become NAFTA Chap 11 was composed. After these investor protections have spread thru-out the western hemisphere via all the FTAs, there will exist duel set of conflicting regulatory laws. Once that happens, the dems say, a Supreme Ct dominated by the Federalist Society would find a case in which they would rule that 90% of the regulatory law that the dems created in the 20th century to be un-constitutional."
An interesting conspiracy. However, this isn't what their activists use as rhetoric. They seem very concerned about "globalisation" and corporatism. Why wouldn't they rather be frank and express their fears that the New Deal era regulations would be ruled unconstitutional, and ride with that?
As for their "concern with 'globiliation' and corporatism", you need to understand that the dems and their activists/constituents are not neccessarily opposed globalization and world trade, they just want it done in such a way that it protects the worker(AFL-CIO), the environment(Earth Justice), and social justice(Public Citizen). As written, the investor protections in NAFTA Chap 11 and other FTAs benefit the investor/businessmsn/transnational at the expense of the labor, environment, and social welfare. The dems have tried to prevent this from expanding. This can be seen in the actions that the dems took before Bush was granted. fast-track authority and the Public Citizen lawsuit against Bush on transparency. They are toothless to prevent it.
The dems knew something was going on as far back as the 80s, but they didn't know what it was. When the NAFTA arbitration panel made its first few decisions, the dems knew then that Chapter 11 was being used as a sword against US and Canadian regulatory law. And when SCOTUS ruled in Bush vs Gore, the dems knew the full implications.
In 2001, Grieder wrote the article that describes, in great detail, this situation. It was piblished in The Nation and entitled: The Right and US Trade Law: Invalidating the 20th Century.
It is a long article that includes all that I have written here in much further detail. I could give you a link to the article, but, for a good reason, I won't. If you would do an exact phrase advanced google search on the article title, you will find links to the article published at many, many democratic-liberal-leftest-marxist websites. Being published and so many websites demonstrates that the left puts great credibility in this VRWC/Federalist conspiracy.
The dems last best chance to stop this is to stop FTAA, and to that end, Hugo Chavez' attempts to stop FTAA is the dems last best chance to stop the conspiracy. That is why Cindy Sheehan went to Venzuela.