In Canada, Maude Barlow gave a stirring speech criticizing the free-trade agenda of the Summit of the Americas.
The stage is set for a showdown over the fate of undocumented workers.
With NAFTA as an ugly precedent, the proposed trade pact is generating serious opposition from a number of social and economic sources.
A campaign to help sick people in need of unaffordable medicines is clashing with forces in the global pharmaceutical industry.
He's an archconservative who thinks big and knows how to get things done.