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Re: [SLUG] VERY worrying

On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 08:26:51AM +1000, Silcock, Stephen uttered:

> Wouldn't this apply in the US only?

Notice Howard is in the US right now to lick Texan butt and try and
negotiate a free trade agreement with them?  Guess what the kicker
will be for the US?  That's right, their most profitable industries
(entertainment and software) will need "protection".  Sacrifice one
heavily subsidised, not very profitable industry (farming) for the far
more profitable ones.

This has already happened with the North American Free Trade Agreement
(NAFTA) and was brought up at the recent Free Trade Agreement of the
Americas conference (much to the disgust of some South American
countries who have been compulsorily licensing AIDS drug patents).

Rev Simon Rumble <simon@xxxxxxxxxx>