On October 12th, 2011, Congress passed the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. The fight against the FTA, by trade unionists, small farmers, Indigenous communities, Afro-Colombians, and human rights activists was lost after 5 years, but the struggle continues.
On this program, we speak with Carlos Cruz, from Witness for Peace in Colombia.
Do we really have a choice? Abe sizes up the 2012 presidential election.
It's the mating call of the Naderites: there's no difference between the Democrats and Republicans. They're both corporate parties; the only difference lies in how far right-of-center they lie.
But there is a difference. It's not as stark as most progressives might like, but it's there, and it makes itself felt over time. That's why, as frustrated and as impatient as we might be, we've got to pay attention. With Joe away, Abe looks at the quadrennial liberal presidential dilemma.