Sunday, May 06, 2007

Raw deal FTA

From a post over at the IKTU blog, I noticed that Tim Shorrock has a good piece in counterpunch on the FTA between America and Korea that situates it within a history of US intervention. Here's a sample:
The FTA cannot be seen apart from U.S.-South Korean security ties, the presence in South Korea of more than 30,000 US troops and a 50-year economic relationship that has been heavily weighted towards American interests. From this perspective, the FTA is the fourth attempt by the United States to force its economic will on South Korea over the past half-century. By rejecting it, we can reject the flawed policies of corporate globalization while embracing a new relationship with the Korean people at the same time.
Shorrock also keeps an interesting blog, link.

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