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From this: Twenty-two members of the U.S. House of Representatives a
Ben Feller of the Associated Press offers what's called here "Bush to Tighten Ties With Mexico, Canada".
On July 30, Michael Luo of the New York Times offered the blog post "Rumors of a Superhighway", refering to the NAFTA variety. Apparently the candidates for president are being asked about it, but, as with other questions they're being asked the questions are too general and allow the candidates to play semantic games. There's a video outtake at the link where Mitt Romney claims to know nothing about it and supports U.S. sovereignty.
Just because two mayors (Kay Barnes, formerly of Kansas City MO and Mick Cornett currently of Oklahoma City) and various other officials and business leaders from the U.S., Mexico and Canada signed something called the "Declaration of North American Integration" back in 2004 doesn't mean they support the fabled "North American Union", which is just an invention of Internet conspiracy kooks. Just because this document (PDF) consistently refers to "North American integration" and treats the th
From this: Activists already are preparing to protest the third summit meeting of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America [scheduled for Aug.
U.S. military, National Guard go North America wide; usable for wide range of domestic issues... - 06/05/07
From this: Under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, or SPP, the military of the United States and Canada are advancing NORTHCOM into a domestic military command structure, with authority extending to Mexico, even though Mexico has not formally joined with the current United States-Canadian NORTHCOM command structure. Connecting a number of recent developments, President Bush appears to have positioned the U.S.
From this: A powerful think tank chaired by former Sen. Sam Nunn and guided by trustees including Richard Armitage, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Harold Brown, William Cohen and Henry Kissinger, is in the final stages of preparing a report to the White House and U.S.
Philip Dine of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch offers 'Urban legend of "North American Union" feeds on fears'. That appears to be the original title, it doesn't appear to have been printed in his own paper, and it's accompanied by a handy chart listing other "urban legends". The latter are obvious ones, such as the perennial favorite about a rebate from Microsoft.
Continuing our long series of discussing how nothing in Wikipedia can be trusted and how - because it appears at the top of search results for nearly every term - it's little more than a disinformation source, plug the following into your browser: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Union You'll find yourself at the "Independent Task Force on North America" entry with a note at the top saying, "North American Union redirects here".
Responding to his critics who say he's a guiding light behind the North American Union, Robert A. Pastor of the American University takes to the pages of WND offering his own rationalization for his plans: Third, I do not propose a North American Union; I propose a North American Community. They are very different. A Union a
From this: President Bush signed an agreement creating a "permanent body" that commits the U.S. to "deeper transatlantic economic integration," without ratification by the Senate as a treaty or passage by Congress as a law. The "Transatlantic Economic Integration" between the U.S.
From this: ...At the center of negotiations for multiple legs of the Superhighway Corridor throughout Texas, is none other than Rudolph Giuliani's law firm which landed the Comprehensive Development Agreement for a widening of Interstate-35, now referred to as the TTC-35, in addition to the Master Development Plans for State Highways 121 and 130 among other legs of the TTC.
Max Blumenthal - aka "Son of Sid" - was interviewed by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! about the "anti-immigrant" movement with predictable results:
The Bush administration wants to allow about 100 Mexican trucking companies to drive beyond the border zone. The reciprocal NAFTA provision allowing U.S. truckers to drive throughout Mexico is still being negotiated.
From this: The news that Mexican trucks will be allowed to haul freight deeper into the United States drew an angry reaction Friday from labor leaders, safety advocates and members of Congress. They said Mexico has substandard trucks and low-paid drivers that will threaten national security, cost thousands of jobs and endanger motorists on the northern side of the Mexican border. ..."This program will make trade with Mexico easier
The AP, always willing to act as a transcription service and not ask tough questions, offers: Promoting prosperity topped the agenda at a gathering of U.S., Canadian and Mexican Cabinet leaders Friday, but immigration and the threat of terrorism also were key topics at the gathering. Nine foreign and security ministers from the North American nations met in Ottawa, including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Homeland Security Secretary Mich
The article "'North American Union' plan under fire" by Kelly Patterson says: Officials on both sides of the border strongly deny the charges that they're engineering a North American Union. "All three governments are sovereign democracies, and the SPP work is the kind of standard intergovernmental diplomacy and co-ordination that occurs all the time on various issues," says U.S.
From January 3 comes this: If Canadians are going to debate the idea of a single North American currency, "now is the time it should be on the table," according to the chief economist at Toronto Dominion Bank [Don Drummond]... [...discussion of and promotion of the Euro...] ...So, if you believe the single currency has been a good thing for Europe, could it be a good thing for North America? "If you go back to FTA and then NAFTA," Drummond said, "the Number 1 premise behind thos
From this: As a prelude to a visit to Canada by U.S. President George W. Bush later this year, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit Ottawa this month for meetings with Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay. Rice and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will be joined in Ottawa on Feb.
Back in September, a semi-secret meeting of the "North American Forum" was held in Canada, and several very highly-placed supposed U.S. citizens attended, including a few from the U.S.
From the "I knew there was a conspiracy when they started denying there was a conspiracy" comes this: Congressmen and a policy official of the Department of Transportation engaged in a spirited exchange over whether NAFTA Super Highways were a threat to U.S. sovereignty or an imaginary "Internet conspiracy," such as the "black helicopter myths," advanced by fringe lunatics. At a meeting Wednesday of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the U.S.
This page has a compilation of links regarding the North American Union and possible predecessors in various trade pacts.
WND has obtained copies of glossy brochures from the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (spp.gov) entitled "2005 Report to Leaders" and "2006 Report to Leaders". The brochures offer an overview of the "deep integration" of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico that many of our "leaders" have in mind.
The Trans-Texas Corridor is a scheme to build a massive toll highway running through Texas from Mexico. It will be up to one-quarter of a mile wide, with four lanes for cars and trucks, rail lines, and oil and gas lines. As detailed here (reprinted here), it might only rarely have overpasses, splitting farms and ranches in two and forcing people to drive many miles in order to pass over it.
From this: Union Pacific is asking the Federal Railroad Administration to allow a train that regularly originates in Mexico to undergo safety inspections south of the border and enter without any checks in the U.S. ..."The Union Pacific wants the train safety inspections to be performed in Mexico, where U.S.
Despite the mountain of evidence to the contrary, those who still don't believe that the North American Union - joining the U.S., Canada, and Mexico into one country - is being pushed by influential sources are invited to poke around this site: asu.edu/clas/nacts/bna The "Building North America" project began with a website, originally launched in 2000 and hosted by the Americas Society-Council of the Americas, which provided links (with editorial comment) to hundreds of sites of interest to the growing community of "North Americanists." This site was inspired by the notion th
Talk show host Michael Medved has a tantrum in 'Shame on Demagogues Exploiting "North American Union"!' Today I spent a few minutes listening to another nationally syndicated talk radio show and felt outraged and embarrassed to hear the guest host (an otherwise bright and well-informed conservative) facilitating the twisted, ignorant mounting public hysteria over the looming menace of a "North American Union." This paranoid and groundless frenzy has been fomented and promot
This page has a bit more information on those two NAU-related bills: ...HR 2672, entitled the "North American Cooperative Security Act," was introduced by Ms. Kathryn Harris, Mr. Steve Pearce and Mr. Christopher Shays on May 26, 2005. Since then, the bill has languished in the House Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment. S853, entitled the "North American Cooperative Security Act," was introduced in the Senate by Senator Richard Lugar on April 20, 2005.
American University professor Robert Pastor is one of the guiding lights of the move to join the U.S., Canada, and Mexico into one nation. WND spoke to him about statements he made in a Spanish-language magazine: This was the first time WND had found a major intellectual leader behind the push to integrate North America suggesting that a crisis of 9-11 proportions might be just what was needed to advance the process toward establishing a North American Union and the amero.
The "Immigration Watchdog"  appeared on Hannity & Colmes tonight to discuss reconquista matters. He needs to learn to filibuster a bit better, because liberal lightweight Alan Colmes was able to keep interrupting him and at the end mocked him over his mention of the North American Union.
Arizona Sen. Karen Johnson (R-Mesa) has come out against the NAU, Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services reports. She seems to have a good understanding of the issues involved: Johnson, who will head the Senate Education Committee this coming session, said the signs already are there, from an "inland port" in Kansas City and construction of a superhighway corridor through Texas to the lack of any real action in building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico...
While Steve Previs of Jefferies International - where he's apparently a senior vice president - has been quoted in a few articles, he doesn't appear to be someone with much influence.
[List below updated 12/11/07] Recently, Rep. Tom Tancredo was quoted as saying this: "People have to understand what we're talking about here. The president of the United States is an internationalist... He is going to do what he can to create a place where the idea of America is just that – it's an idea. It's not an actual place defined by borders. I mean this is where this guy is really going... I know this is dramatic – or maybe somebody would say overly dramatic – but I'm telling you, that everything I see leads me to believe that this whole idea of the North American Union, it's not...
From this: U.S.-Mexico relations could remain paralyzed unless leaders of the two nations and Canada formalize a North American partnership — akin to the European Union — before the U.S. baby boomer retirement wave hits in the next eight years, a ranking Mexican diplomat said here Tuesday.
Taking anything found at RawStory with a very large grain of salt is recommended, but aside from that one wonders why Ron Brynaert would seek to downplay the NAU (10/25/06, "Minutemen 'expose' Bush's 'shadow government'"). Skepticism is generally good, and fact-checking is great.
Republican Reps. Virgil Goode Jr.
The new site Stop the SPP has more documents on the Security and Prosperity Partnership (precursor to the North American Union) obtained under a FOIA request.
From this: The master plan for merging the U.S., Mexico and Canada is being devised in American University's Center for North American Studies whose faculty is subsidized by the U.S. State Department through the Fulbright Program. For example, joining the center this fall as a visiting chairman in North American studies is Canadian Donald Avery, professor emeritus in the history department at the University of Western Ontario.
From this: Rep. Virgil Goode Jr., R-Va., has introduced a resolution a
From this: ...The [Yuma] Sun previously reported that Union Pacific officials are researching Yuma as a route to ship cargo from 130 miles south of Tijuana into the United States.