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  • TPP the European Union of North America

    06/11/2015 6:43:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/11/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Santa Claus is on his way to 12 TPP nations and packing grift for many more Overnight the long suspected nightmarish North American Union (NAU) has come true. Even though its creators have tagged it with a much more benign-sounding, all-encompassing name, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it’s the equivalent of taking North America—America in decline in particular—off life support. They’re pulling the plug on North American sovereignty and getting away with it by passing off the TPP under the sugar coating of ‘Free Trade For All’. Santa Claus is on his way to 12 TPP nations and packing grift for many...
  • Minor meltdown at education town hall

    04/08/2015 1:06:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | April 05, 2015 | MICHELLE McMANIMON Sun Staff Reporter
    Audience members were invited to ask the panel members questions during the second half of the meeting. The questions came from teachers, NAU students and faculty, high school students, parents and other Flagstaff residents. But many of those questions were actually thinly veiled criticisms of Thorpe and Allen’s well-documented opposition to raising corporate taxes. At times, audience members shouted “raise taxes” and snickered or groaned at Thorpe and Allen’s claims that lower taxes would fix Arizona’s economic woes by attracting businesses. So when an FUSD parent walked up to the microphone, decried how college tuition rates in Arizona have increased...
  • “After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts

    06/27/2014 4:11:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 84 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 27 June 2014 12:30 | Alex Newman
    Friday, 27 June 2014 12:30 “After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts Written by Alex Newman “After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts Former general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalist Council on Foreign Relations and the shadowy Bilderberg network, boasted at a recent conference that the United States of America is set to be merged into the continental regime being erected under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially...
  • Why the U.S. Should Merge With Canada

    04/12/2014 9:30:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | April 10, 2014 | Diane Francis
    The United States and Canada are far more integrated than most people think. In fact, a merger between the two countries isn't just desirable—it's inevitable. We share more than just the world's longest border. We share the same values, lifestyles and aspirations. Our societies and economies are becoming similar in significant ways.
  • Canada, Mexico become part of U.S. ‘homeland’ during NSA Senate briefing (NAU)

    08/02/2013 7:54:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 32 replies ^ | August 1, 2013 | Andy Radia
    American reporters appropriately had a 'wait, what? moment' on Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary committee meeting. Senator Diane Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was defending the National Security Agency's top secret spying when she brought out a prop identifying North America — the United States, Canada and Mexico — as the "Homeland". "You may also be surprised to learn that our homeland now includes both Mexico and Canada, two areas that we understood to be autonomous nations that are not part of the United States," noted the Atlantic Wire, the publication which first reported the unorthodox map.
  • Immigration: Apparent Effort to Fashion North American Union Continues

    House lawmakers reach tentative deal to revamp immigration ... Prospects for passage of a major immigration bill improved on Thursday when a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives declared they had reached a tentative deal, resolving disputes that had threatened to torpedo negotiations. The breakthrough came at the end of a two-hour private meeting of seven Republican and Democratic negotiators. The eighth negotiator in this so-called House Gang of Eight was unavailable after undergoing surgery on Wednesday. – ReutersDominant Social Theme: Welcome this rationalization of a difficult problem. Congress shall decide.Free-Market Analysis: In the US legislative system,...
  • NAU Redux: US Military and Civil Officials Set to Police in Canada

    04/26/2013 2:08:58 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 8 replies
    RCMP grapples with questions of FBI authority in Canada ... In the wake of a dramatic RCMP reveal of two people arrested in Canada in connection with a plot to derail a passenger train, Canadians may have questioned why the United States Department of Homeland Security and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation were involved in the operation. Those who have followed the quiet evolution of Canada-US cross-border policing, however, weren't surprised. Law enforcement agencies in Canada and the US are now working together in an unprecedented way, says the RCMP—and the two countries are hammering out a plan to...
  • New Obama Executive Order Pushes Us Closer To A North American Union And A One World Economic System

    05/02/2012 6:44:20 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 45 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 5.2.12 | Michael Snyder
    When it comes to Barack Obama, one of the most important things to understand is that he is a committed globalist. He firmly believes that more "global governance" (the elite don't like to use the term "global government") will make the world a much better place. Throughout his time in the White House, Obama has consistently sought to strengthen international institutions such as the UN, the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. At every turn, Obama has endeavored to more fully integrate America into the "global community". Since he was elected, Obama has signed a whole host of new...
  • Video: Paving The Way For A North American Union

    11/11/2011 1:01:20 PM PST · by csd · 10 replies ^ | Nov 9, 2011 | Jack Blood
    The agenda for a North American Union is underway and a new security perimeter deal will blur the lines at the border and further erode the sovereignty of Canadians and Americans. On November 13th Stephen Harper, Barack Obama and Felipe Calderon will meet for the North American Leaders Summit to discuss their plans for the NAU. Meanwhile CETA the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement presents itself as a major step towards a New World Order and the centralization of power.
  • Mexican Trucks Are on Our Roads

    11/08/2011 10:30:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies ^ | November 8, 2011 | Phyllis Schlafly
    After years of negative votes in Congress and the opposition of the American people, on Oct. 21 Barack Obama allowed the first Mexican truck to cross the border at Laredo, Texas, and head north to deliver door-to-door service of its industrial equipment. This was implemented by an agreement quietly signed by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in Mexico City on July 6 with Mexico's secretary of Communications and Transportation. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., calls this deal a major anti-jobs program saying, "We're literally taking good jobs here in America and passing them over the line to Mexico." Todd Spencer, executive vice...
  • US general: Mexico part of 'North American family'

    09/23/2011 7:07:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 23, 2011 | DAN ELLIOTT
    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) -- The U.S. shares responsibility with Mexico for confronting the danger posed by international crime rings that ship drugs across the border, a top American general said Friday. Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., head of the U.S. Northern Command, said Mexico isn't just a neighbor but "part of our North American family."
  • Northern Arizona University Halts Students Distributing Flags for 9/11

    09/14/2011 3:21:00 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/13/11 | Billy Hallowell
    What started out as a patriotic gesture intended to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2001, ended up becoming a major verbal scuffle that one North Arizona University student calls “a free speech violation.” The incident, which has likely evolved into something much larger than either side originally anticipated, occurred when students were passing out American flags on their public university campus last Friday. The Arizona Daily Sun shares more about the commemorative activity:
  • Gov Perry embraced President's Fox vision of a North American Union in 2001

    08/29/2011 10:53:20 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 84 replies
    08/30/2011 | unseen1
    In Aug of 2000 President Fox laid out his vision for the future of North America. ELIZABETH FARNSWORTH: Mexico’s president-elect, Vicente Fox, has spent the past week in Canada and the U.S. outlining his vision for a more integrated North America. Perhaps most provocative was his proposal to open the U.S.-Mexican border once the wage disparity between the two is narrowed. Fox spoke on the NewsHour last night. VICENTE FOX: I’m talking about a community of North America, an integrated agreement of Canada, the United States, and Mexico in the long term, 20, 30, 40 years from now. And this...
  • Wikileaks Exposes North American Integration Plot

    05/09/2011 3:22:05 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 41 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2, 2011 | Alex Newman
    snip Integration is a little-used term employed mainly by policy wonks. But while it may sound relatively harmless, it generally describes a very serious phenomenon when used in a geopolitical context — the gradual merging of separate countries under a regional authority. Similar processes are already well underway in Europe, Africa, and South America. And according to critics, the results — essentially abolishing national sovereignty in favor of supranational, unaccountable governance — have been an unmitigated disaster. But the U.S. government doesn’t think so. In North America, integration has been proceeding rapidly for years. The New American magazine was among...
  • Leaked U.S. cable lays out North American ‘integration’ strategy

    06/03/2011 10:35:26 PM PDT · by Palter · 18 replies · 1+ views
    National Post ^ | 02 June 2011 | Robert Hiltz
    OTTAWA — The integration of North America’s economies would best be achieved through an “incremental” approach, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable. The cable, released through the WikiLeaks website and apparently written Jan. 28, 2005, discusses some of the obstacles surrounding the merger of the economies of Canada, the United States and Mexico in a fashion similar to the European Union. “An incremental and pragmatic package of tasks for a new North American Initiative (NAI) will likely gain the most support among Canadian policymakers,” the document said. “The economic payoff of the prospective North American initiative … is available,...
  • WTO backs Mexico, Canada over U.S. meat labels: sources

    05/27/2011 9:41:30 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 26, 2011 | Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck
    GENEVA - The World Trade Organization has ruled against some U.S. labeling regulations for meat sold in supermarkets, saying they discriminate against foreign suppliers, people close to the case said on Thursday. The confidential interim ruling, if approved later this year, would deal a partial victory to Mexican and Canadian breeders frustrated in their attempts to export to the United States, and opens the way to scores of similar legal challenges, the sources said. A WTO spokesman said the interim report -- expected to be largely unchanged in its final version later this year -- was circulated to the United...
  • WikiLeaks: U.S. Ambassador Promotes North American Union

    05/26/2011 3:01:13 PM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 12 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 5/26/11 | Brian Koenig
    A top secret document released by WikiLeaks has unveiled a plan from a high level U.S. ambassador to pursue the creation of a North American Union, a merger of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. A North American Union is designed to rival the European Union, emphasizing a common currency, an integrated consumer and labor market, and "mutually beneficial" borders. Americans for Legal Immigration reported: The secret documents reveal a well developed plan that advocates secrecy, an incremental approach as not to alarm the public. The document clearly states, that the plan is to prevent US efforts to protect citizens...
  • Canada, U.S. agree to use each other’s troops in civil emergencies

    02/23/2011 5:19:41 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 130 replies
    By Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 22, 2008
    Canada and the U.S. signed an agreement that paves the way for either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency. Some question why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal. Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, signed Feb. 14 in Texas. The U.S. Northern Command publicized the agreement outlining how its top officer, Gen. Gene Renuart, and Canadian Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, head of Canada Command, signed the plan, which allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency....
  • Harper, Obama agree to integrate border, creating security and trade perimeter

    02/04/2011 8:53:49 PM PST · by La Lydia · 29 replies ^ | February 3, 2011
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama are seeking a sweeping deal to establish a North American security and trade perimeter, opening talks Friday that could lead to jointly operated Canada-U.S. border facilities, an integrated entry-exit system to track travellers and the deployment of "cross-designated" law enforcement officers to intercept terrorists and criminals. Harper touted the plan as vital to both the safety and prosperity of Canadians, even as critics expressed concerns a future agreement with the U.S. could compromise the nation's sovereignty... The declaration issued by Harper and Obama said the two countries "intend to pursue a...
  • Flagstaff soldier killed self after protest

    11/03/2006 12:34:35 PM PST · by absolootezer0 · 28 replies · 1,386+ views
    Az Daily Sun ^ | 11.03.06 | Larry Handricks
    The investigation into the shooting death of Spc. Alyssa Peterson found her suicide came soon after she was reassigned for objecting to prisoner interrogation techniques but did not specifically give a reason for her action. A Flagstaff soldier who died in Iraq committed suicide after she refused to participate in interrogation techniques being practiced by her U.S. Army intelligence unit, according to a report about an Army investigation aired by a Flagstaff radio station. U.S. Army Spc. Alyssa R. Peterson, 27, died Sept. 15, 2003, in Tel Afar, an Iraqi city of about 350,000 residents in the northern part of...
  • Hillary (Clinton) Attends "North American Union" Meeting

    12/21/2010 6:25:21 PM PST · by UCFRoadWarrior · 14 replies
    WND ^ | Jerome R. Corsi
    With little attention from mainstream media, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the foreign ministers of Canada and Mexico in a North American Foreign Ministers Meeting in Quebec, Canada. The Dec. 13 meeting is a prelude to the next North American Summit Leaders meeting in 2011, a yet unscheduled trilateral summit that is the continuation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. Under the low-key format, the continental meetings have been carried out with little fanfare and outside of congressional oversight.
  • Look Who's Now Getting Special Travel Privileges (Open Borders-North American Union)

    12/14/2010 3:06:22 PM PST · by UCFRoadWarrior · 8 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | December 14, 2010 | Jermone Corsi
    In a further indication that the "North American Union" agenda is quietly proceeding under what remains of the Security and Prosperity Partnership initiative in the Obama administration, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano signed, with little fanfare, an agreement in Mexico that would extend special "trusted traveler" access to the U.S. to an estimated 84 million Mexicans. "In Mexico City, Secretary Napolitano and Mexican Ministry of the Interior Secretary José Francisco Blake Mora signed an agreement expressing their intent to develop a Global Entry international trusted traveler pilot program between the United States and Mexico – leveraging the success of the United...
  • Unveiled: Constitution for New Socialist North America

    11/18/2010 7:55:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 18, 2010 | Fergus Hodgson
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Revolutionary Communist Party USA has announced a "Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America," and members say they are planning for a "revolution" against capitalism, with violence if necessary. The "present capitalist-imperialist system" should be replaced with a "radically new economic system," they say. Carl Dix, a founding member and spokesman, believes that the federal government bailouts, under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, are just one instance where they propped up what he calls the "capitalist class." His party is "building a revolution" and under the proposed constitution all "natural resources...
  • Bush: Ideology got in way of immigration reform

    11/12/2010 9:24:08 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 59 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 11/11/2010 | Gary Martin
    WASHINGTON — A failure to reform the nation's immigration laws is the result of an electoral process that forces the parties to seek ideologically pure candidates, former President George W. Bush said in his new memoir. Bush proposed comprehensive immigration reform, one that would have granted citizenship to illegal immigrants who paid fines and learned English, during his second term in office, but he was rebuffed by congressional leaders in his own Republican Party. “The failure of immigration reform points out larger concerns about the direction of our politics,” Bush said in “Decision Points,” a 477-page autobiography out this week....
  • The Cancun Summit Mandated The North American Union by 2007

    08/22/2010 7:21:04 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 5 replies
    Safe Haven-Preservation of Capital ^ | Mon, Jul 3, 2006 | Jan Allen
    2) Establishment of the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC) The NACC is to be the council, junta of business executives and government ministers, who make recommendations for executive action. 3) Provision for North American Emergency Management Develop a common disaster response, for events whether natural or man-made; and there will be coordinated training and exercises, with the participation of all levels of government in all countries. 4) Provision for Avian and Human Pandemic Influenza Management Develop a comprehensive, science-based and coordinated approach within North America to avian influenza and human pandemic influenza management.
  • [El Paso:]New Border Security Conference Set

    08/05/2010 11:15:55 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    KTSM ^ | August 5, 2010 | Bob Grotenhuis
    EL PASO - The 7th annual border security conference is set for El Paso on August 12th and 13th. It is titled "Re-envisioning the Border Community to Foster a U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Prosperity, Progress and Socio-Economic Development." High ranking leaders at the conference will include Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin, U.S. Ambassador Carlos Pascual and Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan. The even is free and open to everyone.
  • I-69/TTC

    06/17/2010 11:44:14 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 35 replies · 747+ views
    TexDOT ^ | 2010
    Interstate 69 is a planned 1,600-mile national highway serving the United States between the borders of Mexico and Canada. Eight states are involved in the project. In Texas, I-69 will be developed as part of the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) master plan. The proposed I-69/TTC study area extends from Texarkana/Shreveport to Mexico (possibly the Rio Grande Valley or Laredo).
  • Customs Chief Sees No Spillover Violence

    04/08/2010 5:43:02 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 15 replies · 471+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 8, 2010
    WASHINGTON - U.S. border cities are not experiencing spillover violence from Mexico, the new head of Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday. Violence in U.S. cities near Mexico cannot be compared with the level of lawlessness across the border, Commissioner Alan Bersin told reporters. Bersin also said that U.S. security measures on borders with Mexico and Canada should be carried out in a way that improves the efficiency of trade so that America can remain competitive globally.
  • Viewpoint: Limit highway damage by limiting weight loads trucks can carry

    04/06/2010 11:53:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 375+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | Dennis Weber
    The "American Heritage Invention and Technology" magazine has an article on interstate highway bridge construction. The article was prompted by the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis a few years ago. The legal weight limit for semi-trucks was quoted as 80,000 pounds. This weight limit is what interstate highway construction in America is designed to carry. The article also mentioned that Nevada has found one in 14 trucks exceed the 80,000-pound legal limit. It was not clear from the article if the legal limit of 80,000 pounds is a federal limit and applies anywhere in the United States or...
  • For America the Security and Prosperity Partnership is a “superhighway” to disaster

    02/21/2010 8:20:18 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies · 346+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | February 21, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The only byproduct of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) initiative is the U.S.'s role in providing security for the 4,000 miles planned toll road network of superhighway corridors creating a trans-continental land bridge to bring China, Mexico and Canada prosperity at our expense. Citizen outrage in Texas appears to have prompted TxDOT to issue its recent "No Build Alternative" to federal authorities. But Researcher Stephen Lendman who wrote a very definitive canon describing these proposed NAFTA river of trade routes through the heart of the U.S. remains skeptical. "It's only temporary," he said in a recent email. Poignant testimony...
  • Unrestricted migration to be proposed- Open Western Hemisphere borders proposed

    02/17/2010 4:01:10 PM PST · by AuntB · 31 replies · 952+ views
    NAFBPO/ El Universo ^ | Feb. 17, 2010 | NAFBPO/ El Universo
    El Universo (Guayaquil,Ecuador) 2/15/10 Open Western Hemisphere borders proposed The Ecuadorian government will ask the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote the free movement of people within the continent in order to curb the deportation of immigrants who are in an “irregular condition” [Read: illegal]. Hernan Holguin, sub-secretary of the Ecuadorian national department that oversees migrant issues, indicated that the matter will be presented before the OAS as “a matter of human rights” and to stop the deportation of “irregular immigrants.” Holguin expressed the opinion that humanity is advancing toward a “universal citizenship” and that world globalization is not...
  • Journalist Files Charges against WHO and UN for Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder

    06/28/2009 7:06:56 PM PDT · by Scythian · 50 replies · 1,555+ views
    (NaturalNews) As the anticipated July release date for Baxter's A/H1N1 flu pandemic vaccine approaches, an Austrian investigative journalist is warning the world that the greatest crime in the history of humanity is underway. Jane Burgermeister has recently filed criminal charges with the FBI against the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN), and several of the highest ranking government and corporate officials concerning bioterrorism and attempts to commit mass murder. She has also prepared an injunction against forced vaccination which is being filed in America. These actions follow her charges filed in April against Baxter AG and Avir Green...
  • [South Texas:]Mexican congressman sees one America on one continent

    10/28/2009 7:38:17 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 32 replies · 1,631+ views
    KGNS ^ | Oct 27, 2009 | Ray Gomez
    Laredo Community College got a visit from a Mexican congressman today who talked about Mexico’s stance on the United States immigration reform. Congressman Jose Medina says the immigration crisis is a human problem that begs a human solution and that the U.S., Mexico and other nations should work together to become one America on one continent. Medina also stated his own views on immigration reform. "I think legalization is the solution for people asking for permission to work legally in this country." Medina was elected as a member in Mexico’s lower house of congress in 2000.
  • U.S., Canada, Mexico making progress on trade problems

    10/20/2009 4:40:28 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 426+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | Oct. 19, 2009 | BARRY SHLACHTER
    DALLAS — Canada’s trade minister said Monday that some progress is being made on a nagging trade issue with the United States, while U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said a tangled dispute with Mexico over cross-border trucking and California Christmas trees might resolve itself next year. Welcoming Cabinet-level Mexican and Canadian trade officials to the city where he served as mayor, Kirk said language that removed funding for the Mexican truck program has been restored in next year’s budget bill. "We won’t be handcuffed by prohibitory language," he said. When the border was closed to 500 U.S.-certified trucks in a...
  • US-Mexico groups urges new US assault weapons ban

    10/14/2009 2:37:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,327+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 14, 2009 | CATHERINE E. SHOICHET
    MEXICO CITY — The United States should reinstate a Clinton-era ban on assault weapons to prevent such guns from reaching Mexican drug cartels, former officials from both countries said in a report released Tuesday. The group, which includes two former U.S. ambassadors to Mexico, also said the U.S. should do more to stop the smuggling of firearms and ammunition into Mexico by stepping up investigations of gun dealers and more strictly regulating gun shows. The Binational Task Force on the United States-Mexico Border listed the assault weapons ban as a step the U.S. should take immediately to improve security in...
  • [Mexico: First]Wastewater treatment plant inaugurated in Matamoros

    09/30/2009 8:52:16 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 451+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | September 29, 2009 | LAURA TILLMAN
    After nearly six years in the making, Matamoros’ first wastewater treatment plant was inaugurated Tuesday. The treatment facility, which will clean contaminated water and pump it into the Rio Grande, is the result of a $33 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) donated through the North American Development Bank (NADB), a $10 million loan from the NADB, and $33 million more in funding from the government of Mexico. Though the $76 million facility has been in operation for nearly a year, the inauguration ceremony had been put off several times. The lineup of speakers at the ceremony...
  • What Happened in Guadalajara

    08/18/2009 9:19:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,114+ views ^ | August 18, 2009 | Phyllis Schlafly
    President Obama went to Guadalajara, Mexico, in August as part of his promise to "rejoin the world community" and become a "citizen of the world." He participated in a conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. These cozy meetings of the so-called three amigos used to be labeled the Security and Prosperity Partnership. The three North American heads of state met in Waco in 2005, in Cancun in 2006, in Quebec in 2007 and in New Orleans in 2008. After conservatives exposed the mischievous goals, the amigos accepted the Hudson Institute's helpful suggestion to change...
  • A straight face on trade bars

    08/10/2009 3:09:23 AM PDT · by Clive · 15 replies · 628+ views
    Financial Post (Toronto) ^ | 2009-08-08 | Peter Foster
    The leaders of the NAFTA nations -- President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Felipe Calderon -- will hardly be meeting as "Three Amigos" at their summit in Guadalajara tomorrow and Monday. Canada and Mexico have been particularly rattled not merely by the U. S. financial crisis but by the policies hatched to deal with it. Their economies were already being damaged by the United States' obsessive, if understandable, concerns with border security. Now even further damage is threatened by perverse climate-change and energy policies. The range of NAFTA concerns was expressed in a statement yesterday from the...
  • In Mexico, Obama Says Immigration Reform Effort to Begin This Year

    08/10/2009 2:29:00 PM PDT · by traumer · 14 replies · 489+ views
    President Obama, attending a North American summit with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, vowed Monday to pursue comprehensive U.S. immigration reform later this year with a view to enacting legislation in 2010 that would provide a "pathway to citizenship" for millions of illegal immigrants in the United States. In a joint news conference in Guadalajara with Mexican President Felipe Calderón and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama also pledged continued support for Mexico's war on powerful drug cartels, saying he was confident the battle could be waged "in a way consistent with human rights." In their two-day summit, the...
  • Towards a North American Energy Corridor

    08/10/2009 2:03:18 PM PDT · by BGHater · 1 replies · 210+ views
    Borderfire Report ^ | 10 Aug 2009 | Dana Gabriel
    As a result of NAFTA, North America is already a well-integrated energy market with Canada and Mexico among the U.S.’s top energy trading partners.  Through the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), the North American Energy Working Group has further integrated a continental energy strategy.  Other initiatives are also pushing towards a single North American energy policy. The Western Governors’ Association annual conference was held in Park City, Utah on June 14-16, 2009. The meetings were attended by three Canadian western premiers.  Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall spearheaded plans to develop a cross-border Western Energy Corridor.  Both...
  • Obama presses for new tone in US ties with Mexico

    08/09/2009 8:04:20 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 28 replies · 697+ views
    AP ^ | 080909 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    GUADALAJARA, Mexico – President Barack Obama pressed for a new tone in the United States' relationship with Mexico but found no immediate progress Sunday on the divisions between him and Mexican President Felipe Calderon over the pace of U.S. drug-fighting aid and a ban on Mexican trucks north of the border. Obama kicked off his second trip to Mexico as president with a friendly 45-minute meeting with Calderon that touched on the vast trade relationship between their two countries, their cooperation on swine flu and the violent Mexican gangs dominating the drug trade on both sides of the border. Their...
  • Mexico and Canada Tussle Over Immigration Ahead of Summit (Obama in Mexico)

    08/09/2009 11:34:09 AM PDT · by AuntB · 10 replies · 1,174+ views
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 9, 2009 | MARC LACEY
    Ahead of President Obama’s arrival in Mexico, immigration was prompting significant behind-the-scenes debate. But it was Mexicans entering Canada, not the United States, that was the contentious issue. Too many Mexicans, the Canadian government complained, were fraudulently claiming political asylum in Canada, overwhelming the system. So Canada announced last month that it would begin requiring Mexican nationals to secure visas before entering the country, a decision that sparked outrage in Mexico. The Mexicans struck back with an announcement that Canadian diplomats and government officials would now require visas to enter Mexico. Although some angry Mexican lawmakers urged President Felipe Calderon...
  • Harper unveils anti-crime program as summit begins

    08/09/2009 3:43:46 PM PDT · by Clive · 4 replies · 459+ views
    Canwest News Service via National Post ^ | 2009-08-09 | Andrew Mayeda
    GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled a new program to help fight crime in the Americas as he arrived in Mexico on Sunday for a summit with U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Through the Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program, Canada will invest as much as $15-million a year in projects across the Americas that combat the illicit drug trade, corruption, human-trafficking and other regional problems. Roughly half a million dollars of the program's annual total will go to Mexico to assist in its drug war. Drug-related violence has spiked in the country as rival cartels...
  • Obama warned at summit: No North American Union

    08/08/2009 8:06:01 PM PDT · by Man50D · 17 replies · 1,202+ views ^ | August 08, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    With President Obama expected tomorrow for the North American Leaders' Summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, a coalition of American legislators and activists took a message to the Mexican media, denouncing economic partnerships that would undermine national sovereignty and blasting Obama's failure to keep his promises on transparency and the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Howard Phillips, chairman of The Conservative Caucus and head of the Coalition to Block the North American Union, spoke to Mexican print, television and radio media about the summit, which was known in previous years as the North American Security and Prosperity Partnership, or...
  • Obama plans to discuss immigration, drug cartels and trade with Mexico, Canada

    08/07/2009 3:05:02 PM PDT · by AuntB · 11 replies · 1,210+ views
    LA Times ^ | aug. 7, 2009 | MARTHA MENDOZA, AP
    — President Barack Obama meets this weekend with leaders of Mexico and Canada at a time when drug-related violence, swine flu and the economic crisis are slipping across North America's borders like never before. Obama, along with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, are expected to work on trade and immigration, drug trafficking and security, and clean energy during their first summit Sunday and Monday in ....Guadalajara. "The bottom line is that what affects our bordering neighbors has the potential to affect us all, so we want to be certain that we have the tightest and...
  • US to discuss trade, drugs with Mexico and Canada (Security and Prosperity Partnership summit)

    08/07/2009 2:44:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 255+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/09 | Martha Mendoza - ap
    MEXICO CITY – President Barack Obama meets this weekend with leaders of Mexico and Canada at a time when drug-related violence, swine flu and the economic crisis are slipping across North America's borders like never before. Obama, along with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, are expected to work on trade and immigration, drug trafficking and security, and clean energy .. ... The summit — a part of the three nations' Security and Prosperity Partnership — was established five years ago by leaders who are no longer in office, .. The agenda is largely set by...
  • Mexican official says NAL Summit will focus on security and trade (wants assault weapons ban)

    08/06/2009 10:19:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 696+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 05, 2009 | Yunji de Nies and Sarah Tobianski
    A senior Mexican official spoke with reporters today, in advance of the North American Leaders summit this weekend. The official, speaking on background, explain that this summit is basically laying the ground work for future endeavors, and advised not expect to see any obvious deliverables – that developing the relationship is essentially the goal. “No two countries are more important to each other’s security, prosperity, and well being than these two countries – simply by virtue of having a 2,000 mile border,” the official said. President Obama will meet with President Filipe Calderon and Prime Minister Harper – in bi-lats...
  • U.S.- Canada Border Security and Military Integration

    06/18/2009 11:08:22 AM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 4 replies · 312+ views
    Borderfire Report ^ | 6/18/2009 | Dana Gabriel
    Under the pretext of the war on terror and through initiatives such as the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), as well as other commitments, there has been an ongoing effort to further harmonize North American security priorities. The militarization of the continent, along with U.S.-Canada integration is taking place in areas of law enforcement, border services and the armed forces. More is being done to better protect the northern border, but somehow government needs to strike a balance between security and the movement of goods and people
  • Another sign of integrated North America

    05/15/2009 3:04:37 AM PDT · by Man50D · 10 replies · 582+ views ^ | May 15, 2009 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Signs showing an integrated North America have begun showing up on U.S. Interstate highways for NORPASS, a new electronic system that allows participating truckers in Canada and the U.S. to by-pass roadside weigh stations through the use of a transponder mounted on the windshield. The NORPASS website describes the organization as "a partnership of state and provincial agencies and trucking industry representatives who are committed to promoting safe and efficient trucking throughout North America. Truckers that register to participate in NORPASS receive a small transponder that signals to a computer in participating weigh stations. As the participating truck approaches the...
  • Amnesty Agenda [video]

    05/02/2009 4:42:51 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 25 replies · 865+ views
    Senate Democrats re-laid the ground work for so-called comprehensive immigration reform. The plan would include amnesty for 12 to 20 million illegal aliens. President Obama has made this issue a priority - despite the struggling economy and millions of Americans out of work. Once amnestied, by the process of never-ending chain migration, those former illegal aliens and their newly arrived relatives would bring untold millions more into America. Lisa Sylvester reports...