Global capital wants free world trade without risk
The governments in washington and berlin want to seal the free trade agreement and rewrite the rules. And for that they have to clear a problem out of the way first. It is called: barbara baumann, mother of a murdered trade unionist of mercedes-benz argentina and plaintiff against daimler before a court in california. In april, the u.S. Supreme court had decided to hear the case of daimler ag v. Baumann. It’s a matter of geography: can the court in san francisco hear the case of the disappearing mercedes operating rate? The california judges answered in the affirmative, saying the german automaker was raking in astronomical profits in the sunshine state and, according to the "general distributor agreement" mercedes-benz usa (daimler collapsed).
For global capital, free enterprise is at stake. It is exerting massive prere on the supreme court. The trade unions, on the other hand, are ignoring the case and pretending that it does not concern them. Even the consumer protection associations have not yet made up their minds. This is no longer just a human rights case from 40 years ago on the other side of the world. The ie is whether multinational companies can operate freely in all markets of the world and generate profits without risk, because they only want to be held legally responsible in the place that they have declared to be their parent company. And this place can be stuttgart, palermo or the cayman islands. Only enough dummy companies and straw men have to be interposed in order to blur the path to where the money ends up.