HF1756 .B55 2004 DVD
Everyone has heard about NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, but almost no one has heard about one of NAFTA's obscure provisions - except for multinational corporations who are using it to challenge democracy. Bill Moyers Reports: Trading Democracy is the first television investigation of NAFTA's Chapter 11 - what has been called an "end run around the Constitution." Corporate investors are using Chapter 11 to attack public laws that protect our health and our environment - and even challenge jury verdicts. The cases are not heard in open court, but before international trade tribunals that rule in secret. The program details a system of private justice that is enabling companies to obtain covertly what they would be unlikely to achieve publicly in America's legislatures or courts.
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