The working draft of a document with the potential to dramatically alter our lives sits in secure reading rooms in Congress and the U.S. Department of Commerce, off-limits to the public. Only those with security clearance may enter and read it. No note-taking. No xeroxing. This is not the code for nuclear missile release or the formula for creating an atom bomb; it is, rather, one of the few copies of the preliminary version of the Free Trade Area of the Americas agreement. FTAA is a sweeping trade deal that would make the entire Western hemispherefrom Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Tierra del Fuego, Argentinainto one... More >>>
By photo: Michelle Peterson
Denied entry: free trade protesters attempt to cross at a Canadian border checkpoint.