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Effectiveness, 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, and 2012 Yeosu Expo. We have just signed the
statement of intent to cooperate on global development, and this we believe will further strengthen our
bilateral cooperation in the development area. I look forward to meeting Secretary Clinton once again
during the ASEAN Regional Forum. Thank you very much. MODERATOR: We will now have one
question from the American side and one question from the Korean side. From the American side, Jill
Dougherty, CNN. QUESTION: Okay. Thank you very much. Madam Secretary, you were talking about the
Libya vote, but I have another issue which is out there. That is this flotilla that says that it will be moving
toward Israel. The Americans who are in that say that the State Department actually should not be
condemning them, that it should be supporting them and protecting them because they are American citizens.
What is your message to them, and potentially how serious could this be if there were violence? And then
just one on North Korea. Sorry, this is not very loud. On North Korea, the – is there any discernible
movement on talks with North Korea? How concerned are you that the longer this goes on, the more
destabilizing it becomes? Thank you. […] Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011
Politics SKFTA Bad – Economy (1/2)
SKFTA bad – crushes jobs and expands trade deficit by billions
Beifus, Washington Fair Trade Coalition director & Sorscher, Society of Professional
Engineering Employees in Aerospace labor representative, 11
[Kristen Beifus and Stan Sorscher, 1-24-11, Seattle Times, “The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement is bad for both
countries”, http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2014027477_guest25beifus.html , accessed 7-2-11]
EARLIER this month, Kim Kyung-Ran from the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions came to Seattle
to explain why working families in South Korea oppose the Korea-U.S. trade agreement.
Since 2006, when this agreement was negotiated under President George W. Bush, the confederation's
external-affairs director said hundreds of thousands of people have shut down the streets of Seoul,
denouncing a trade policy that compromises their environmental standards, takes away living-wage jobs and
exempts foreign corporations from regulation when they do business in Korea.
South Korea has a terrific story of economic success. In the early '60s, Korea's living standard was well
below that of Ghana. In a few decades, Korea made an impressive leap to first-world living standards.
This accomplishment had nothing to do with free trade. Instead, South Korea developed national
industrial policies, which built the country's industrial base, educated its children, invested in
transportation and telecommunications, built housing and maintained important cultural values. In Korea,
social and cultural values are built into the national policies.
South Koreans have seen the effects of the North American and Central American free-trade
agreements in other countries. They want to avoid that kind of job loss, environmental degradation
and dislocation in their communities. They are saying no to this agreement!
Many Americans feel the same way. In a recent Wall Stree...
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