- 24 May 2020 00:12
Atlantis wrote:Oh dear, somebody hasn't read the news for at least 3 years. CETA is the EU's FTA with Canada, while Trump has long ago cancelled TPP and NAFTA together TTIP.
While the EU is busy building a global network of advanced trade relations with countries and trade blocks around the world, the Trump administration has withdrawn from most international cooperation agreements.
Yes, I was thinking of TPP11 and USMCA, not TPP and NAFTA. CETA pertains to Canada, but I was using these as examples of integration rather than explicit cooperation. Canada is still one of the Five Eyes (of which New Zealand, Australia and Canada are also signatory members of TPP11), an intelligence alliance of English-speaking nations that is heavily dependent on the resources of the CIA and the United States as the political center of Western capitalism's military-industrial complex.
Labour is ... not the only source of material wealth, ie of the use-values it produces. As William Petty says, labour is the father of material wealth, the earth is its mother.
Marx, Capital, Volume I, Chapter One