United We Fall

United We Fall

2010, Conspiracy  -   27 Comments
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One has to look at the effects of the free trade agreements between US and Canada. They've been good for some powerful sectors and not at all good for poor, working people, for those that are not benefiting from corporate profits. So in Canada, for example, since they've signed the bilateral free trade agreement with the United States, two thirds of the Canadian families have experienced a decline in their real incomes.

Also the North American free trade agreement has displaced 2 million Mexican peasant farmers from their land. Some of them have migrated to cities and about half a million every year try to enter illegally into the United States to find work. So it's not so good for the people at the bottom of the social ladder.

One of the major concerns that Canada and Mexico had about NAFTA was that it might open their capital to being taken over by US multinational corporations. If you are a large corporation and you're given national treatment within any country you're automatically given the rights of a citizen within that nation and by that, as a citizen, you're allowed to challenge the laws in that country. And these are the provisions that allow a corporation to sue a national government if it feels that is not getting the treatment that would be entitled to under NAFTA.

United We Fall is a documentary about the North American Union and for years this topic has been debated in the news and in political circles as being a possible future for North America. In recent years, the mood has shifted and a rift is developing between those who want a Deeply Integrated North American Community, and those who wish to retain their national sovereignty. This film takes a look at both sides by interviewing both insiders and activists who have been at the heart of this heated debate. The film also looks to the broader agenda of building a world government and its implications.

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Kevin
Kevin
1 year ago

So.... How do I watch it? No link, no reference to subscription choice. Why am I here?

Gunnar
Gunnar
8 years ago

....the problems are too complex for ordinary people to understand, let alone do anything about . One of the foundational problems facing the world is the illegitimacy of the "union" known as the US. This illegitimacy is not understood or even recognized, but it IS understood and recognized by those benefiting from it – the prevailing power structure...so the chore this power establishment has to deal with, is maintaining the illusion of its own legitimacy and it is doing so – and has done so – with brilliance and superb skill and as long as people keep voting, they won't have much to worry about in my opinion.
"Democracy" is a self-corrupting proposition and in the US, this process of corruption has reached as low as it can – and yet, people cannot see it, they keep endorsing it through voting and do not understand the damage they are doing to themselves and the future.
When 300 million "americans" failed to enforce a genuine investigation of the events of September 11, 2001, they demonstrated their powerlessness to the world in a spectacular fashion. One can think what one wants about the nature of those events, but one can NOT disagree about the need for a genuine investigation.
So the world is faced with a rogue state construct populated by a politically neutered "citizenry" governed by an organized criminal political elite, the likes of which the world has never seen. There is no easy way out of this....there must be consequences for the criminal political operators and there is only one way of dealing with them – the way they have chosen to deal with their, perceived "enemies".
And then, yes, the union must be dissolved, but the end result shouldn't be fifty sovereign nations, but maybe fifteen, twenty, could work. Many states are just stupid creations (and would not be viable on their own)...
Power breeds contempt, but worse than that – it generates insanity...
The US has reached that state and it must end.

Matuvo Namikaze
Matuvo Namikaze
9 years ago

no one who isnt already associated with the US shouldnt get associated

Quinton Beaudry
Quinton Beaudry
9 years ago

I very highly doubt Canada wants to absorb the Americans murderous debt,
not to mention bow down to a dictator.. And have Canada turn into a
police state, F***, that.. The Americans made their bed and now they can
sleep in it no matter how bad it gets. Canada is the best country on
earth like we need to defile ourselves.. And with Hitler/Obama opening
is dumb face starting wars his ass can't cash,, you keep him. Your
politics and money is no good here move along. Go print some more money
that you do not have.

bluetortilla
bluetortilla
10 years ago

No, this is a real snoozer. I can hardly tell where the maker stands on the issue he's so lukewarm. And the action is about as varied and long as a drive across, er, Canada.
While I can understand and totally support any Canadian, enjoying low crime, good housing and education and other social benefits not wanting to be swallowed up by the Godzilla to the south, I am one of those who is and always been for a politically integrated planet. Not tomorrow or the day after that, but eventually. I also think there is the very real danger of the MNC's forcing it upon us before we can muster enough power internationally to curb their activities. In fact, that is exactly what's happening now- not some marriage between statesman. Isn't business what this documentary is truly about? The MNC is the mechanism of Globalization today, while the U.N. was a still birth baby barely resuscitated.
P-phooey on the sovereign nation-state; you're dreaming. Besides World Wars, slavery, colonialism, and global depressions, what's sovereignty ever got you? Freedom? Pride? Right.
I'd like a world where I can go wherever I want and do whatever work I want without a passport or visas. A world where I'm not indentured to a nation witnessed by a certificate number of my birth which might as well be a tattoo on my forehead.
The truth is this: Canadians deserve the same rights as all people deserve. And that's it.

zazen
zazen
10 years ago

wow ! that was great.. why is it i always learn so much more from documentaries made by canadians ? and i can't help chuckle every time i hear them say "aboot" for "about." ha ! waz up, dudley !

elizabeth wesley
elizabeth wesley
10 years ago

I am Canadian and don't want the immigration, drones, the police state you have and your politicians and corporations that are more idiotic than what we have. We might make poor bedfellows so let's just keep our own identities and learn to live and let live.

Kansas Devil
Kansas Devil
10 years ago

The Amero is already debunked on Snopes. NAFTA seems to have lost favor when China took over the interest of corporations.

Nada nada
Nada nada
10 years ago

Let's divide! I mean, why America is so divided? BECAUSE IT'S SUPPOSED TO! Think about it, 50 independent nations instead of U.S.A. More jobs, jobs, jobs! Hey Alex Jones, are you listening?

Pepe Alvarado
Pepe Alvarado
10 years ago

I wonder why the film's rating is so low... even though, uncommonly, all commentators seem to agree on the subject.

mitchmiller
mitchmiller
10 years ago

I am in favor of a world government... a government of the people where environmental regulations that are enforced in the US are also applied to countries like Mexico, where corporations are now legally poisoning the aquifers that supply drinking water... where work safety regulations are applied universally to prohibit factories from collapsing on hundreds of workers in substandard buildings in Bangladesh... where global warming can get the global attention it requires... where the trillions of dollars spent on national defense can be spent on improving the lives of the people of this planet.

dmxi
dmxi
10 years ago

stay passive,let it happen & you'll have the honor of sneering :"told
you so!"what does it take to activate the senses of actual freedom
(& not the choice of 'goods') ,living in equilibrium with everything
of real matter & necessity?my belief is true hardship will force
this existential question!dire times are ahead & nature selects.

anna miller
anna miller
10 years ago

Please google the Trans Pacific Partnership, the latest effort of the power elite to destroy the freedom of the internet. Obama has TPP on fast track and the corporate owned media is not informing the public The World Trade Organization meets 12/3 in Indonesia to seal the deal. TPP is NAFTA on steroids. Wake up!