Flying Together: The GATT-Fly Newsletter
Periodical profile published 1978
Publisher: GATT-Fly, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1978
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX820
A newsletter focusing on the issue of national security and its effects on society as a whole.
Abstract: "National Security - Protection for Whom?" is the issue of the month in this particular GATT-Fly newsletter. By studying patterns of resource developments elsewhere GATT-Fly has observed numerous similarities to the situation here in Canada. Among these similarities are cutback policies arising from a growing national debt paralleled by increased appeals to the doctrine of national security as a partial solution to economic ills.
The authors describe how in Latin America only the privileged minority benefit from national security measures while people's organizations struggling for social justice are often the victims. Activities of the RCMP are invariably linked to economic issues and could become a way in which the government defends the wealthy at a great cost to the reminder of the society.
Another article analyses the International Sugar Agreement which went into effect at the beginning of 1978 for a period of five years. Although exporting countries will get better prices for their sugar and consumers will be protected from erratic price changes, little was done to help sugar workers in most countries.
A third article examines the relationships between productivity, real wages and corporate investments in a variety of countries, including Canada and Japan.