The North American Union (NAU) is coming: ‘Borderless’ Economic Regions Well on Their Way

“…The second and most alarming central idea to “Atlantica” is Continental Integration. This follows from a report called “Building a North American Community” written by the “Task Force for the Future of North America” which is an ad hoc coalition of the Canadian Council of Chief Executes, the US Council on Foreign Relations and their Mexican counterparts the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internationals. The document makes 41 sweeping recommendations that read like a Christmas list for the Neo-Conservative hawks that are now in power south of the border. The recommendations centre around, first, creating an integrated North American Military and Law Enforcement Security apparatus that would transcend national boundaries and building a common North American security perimeter. Secondly, they call for an expansion of the NAFTA agreement to include Non-Tariff barriers to Trade (i.e. Public Services and cultural protections) and the harmonisation of Government regulations between Canada, the US and Mexico…”

The North American Union (NAU) is coming: ‘Borderless’ Economic Regions Well on Their Way

By Jermey Moseley and Steve Westfall
http:www.gothinkblog.com
June 21, 2006

In mid-June activists protested in New Brunswick, Canada as business leaders gathered for “Reaching America: Business Without Borders” to discuss a NAFTA created ‘borderless’ free-trade zone and economic region that spans from Buffalo, New York through the norteastern United States to Atlantic Canada.

This ‘borderless’ economic region is called Atlantica: the International Northeast Economic Region (AINER) and as the website states:

“…is defined by many things, chief among them geography, economic trends and trade patterns, common problems and experiences, and politics. The sum of these factors is a region bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north and west by Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and on the south by Highway I-90 to Buffalo and the southern borders of the states of Vermont and New Hampshire…”

In Canada, the creation of a ‘borderless’ economic zone on the east coast of North America is proving controversial at best. Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians is opposed to such free trade agreements and describes Atlantica as “Part of a larger plan for integration of our [Canada’s] economies in North America, which some of us are calling Fortress North America.”

Interestingly, another Canadian, Charles Fournier points out in his article, “Atlantica and the Coy Agenda for Continental Integration“:

“…The second and most alarming central idea to “Atlantica” is Continental Integration. This follows from a report called “Building a North American Community” written by the “Task Force for the Future of North America” which is an ad hoc coalition of the Canadian Council of Chief Executes, the US Council on Foreign Relations and their Mexican counterparts the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internationals. The document makes 41 sweeping recommendations that read like a Christmas list for the Neo-Conservative hawks that are now in power south of the border. The recommendations centre around, first, creating an integrated North American Military and Law Enforcement Security apparatus that would transcend national boundaries and building a common North American security perimeter. Secondly, they call for an expansion of the NAFTA agreement to include Non-Tariff barriers to Trade (i.e. Public Services and cultural protections) and the harmonisation of Government regulations between Canada, the US and Mexico…”

Supporters have said the NAFTA induced economic region would reduce trade barriers and create closer ties between Canada and the United States.

“From an economic point of view, we’re clearly in this together. I think having made the decision to have continental free trade, we now have to figure out how to make it work in everybody’s interest. Atlantica is just a tiny piece of that larger conversation between our two countries,” stated Brian Lee Crowley of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, one of the driving forces behind the Atlantica movement.

Continental integration has been kept very quiet In the United States with national media coverage nearly non-existent. It would appear only those who gain to profit from such mega-billion dollar projects are ‘in the know’ about the planning and execution of such large-scale endeavors.

Atlantica is not the only planned ‘borderless economic region’ inspired by NAFTA, but is a “tiny piece of that larger conversation” between Canada, US and Mexico.” Atlantica’s own web site reveals the following regions to be already under way:

Cascadia
an initiative to develop a balanced, seamless, and expanded transportation system between Washington,Oregon, and BC through public-private partnerships and innovative financing. Efforts have been focused on I-5 and the parallel Northwest Rail Corridor as far south as the Oregon/California border, and as far north as Vancouver, BC.
For more information, visit: www.discovery.org/cascadia.

Pacific NorthWest Economic Region
Statutory, public/private partnership of legislators, governments, and businesses in the northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, and the Western Canadian provinces of BC, Alberta, and the Yukon Territory. PNWER has designated nine sectors of business and industry that are strong within the regional jurisdiction, and has developed proactive working groups for each sector. 
For more information, visit: www.pnwer.org.

Continental 1 Corridor
An alliance of business, community, and government leaders from Canada and theUS dedicated to developing an international trade and travel corridor between Toronto , Ont., and Miami,Fla. It will extend 1,500 miles and serve a marketplace that includes the inland geographic area from the Mississippi River to the eastern seabord. Crossing the lines of two major US rail carrier and 14 east -west arterial interstate highway systems, it will provide inland access to all major east coast air and marine ports.
For more information, visit: www.continental1.org.

NASCO, North America’s Superhighway Coalition Inc.
A not-for-profit corporation founded in 1997 that advocates for the international trade corridor that includes US highways I-35, I-29, 1-80/I-94, and highway 75 in Canada. Members come from Texas,Oklahoma ,Kansas,Missouri,Iowa, and South Dakota, and Manitoba, and are working on corridor-related technology and infrastructure improvements.
For more information, visit: http://www.nascocorridor.com/index.htm

These type of backroom public-private partnership projects have only recently come to light such as the North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc. (NASCO) ‘Super Highway Trade Corridor’ which was exposed and later found to be one of several trade corridors. The looming ‘North American Union‘ which is seldom known or heard of by the average American is making its way ever so silently creeping and slithering like a snake in the night.

Related reading:

ATLANTICA AND TRENDS IN WORLD TRADE: The Opportunity and the Barriers
A paper by Brian Lee Cowley and Stephen Kymlicka from the Atlantic Institute for AIMS Market Studies.

Ideas Matter, Fall 2004
A Globalization magazine with much information about Atlantica.

Two Countries, One Region
An article about Atlantica.

Tales of a Silk Road
Article about global trade routes.

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