Trade Is War: The West's War Against the World

Globalization has diminished many features of contemporary lifestyles to little greater than commodities managed via multinational organisations. every thing, from land and water to overall healthiness and human rights, is this day in detail associated with the problem of loose alternate. traditional knowledge offers this improvement as benign, the only real route to progress.

Yash Tandon, drawing on many years of on-the-ground adventure as a excessive point negotiator in our bodies corresponding to the realm alternate association (WTO), right here demanding situations this winning orthodoxy. He insists that, for nearly all of humans, and particularly these within the poorer areas of the area, unfastened exchange not just hinders improvement – it visits relentless waves of violence and impoverishment on their lives.

Trade Is War indicates how the WTO and the industrial Partnership Agreements just like the EU-Africa EPA and the Transatlantic alternate and funding Partnership (TTIP) are camouflaged in a rhetoric that hides their basic functionality because the servants of worldwide company. Their activities are inflaming a quandary that extends past the area of the commercial, growing scorching wars for markets and assets, fought among proxies in Africa, Asia, Latin the United States, the center East and now even in Europe.

In those pages Tandon indicates another imaginative and prescient to this devastation, one in response to self-sustaining, non-violent groups carrying out exchange according to the true worth of products and prone and the creation of other currencies.

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ISBN 978-1-939293-81-7 paperback ISBN 978-1-939293-82-4 booklet Typeset via AarkMany Media, Chennai, India. TO THE reminiscence OF MATAJI—MY mom desk OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS PREFACE by way of CARLOS LOPES FOREWORD by means of JEAN ZIEGLER ABBREVIATIONS 1. advent WHY THIS ebook? THE WTO because the major area of worldwide alternate conflict THE EU-AFRICA exchange struggle less than EPAs an extended TIME point of view Slave alternate and India’s Colonisation China and the Opium Wars Africa after the 1884–5 Berlin Carve-Up the opposite facet OF THE COIN The West and the remainder WTO Paralyzed the eu Union Challenged via the East African group humans because the Movers and Shakers of background warfare AND PEACE 2. THE WTO AS AN enviornment of world alternate warfare advent KIGALI AND GENEVA Kigali Geneva THE WTO: AN IDEOLOGICAL AND SANCTIONS-BEARING conflict desktop The WTO’s Pillars exchange liberalisation ideology flouted by way of background How did sanctions get into the WTO approach? THE query OF ‘FAIR alternate’ The ‘Feel-Good’ impact of the concept of reasonable exchange replicate, replicate at the Wall, Who’s the Fairest folks All? The query of ‘Standards’ within the WTO’s Doubletalk ‘Will you stroll into my Parlour,’ acknowledged the Spider to the Fly DOHA: 9–14 NOVEMBER 2001 THE THREE-LAYERED fact OF THE WTO THE altering schedule OF exchange NEGOTIATIONS From the WTO to UNCTAD and again to the WTO New matters at the WTO schedule AGRICULTURE AND foodstuff defense The Salience of nutrition safety in Agriculture purposes at the back of the Worsening foodstuff defense scenario within the international South the importance of Agriculture within the WTO time table The moving containers Phenomenon THE COTTON warfare: THE CASE OF THE COTTON 4 Origins of the Case of the Cotton 4 nations So What Has the WTO performed approximately It? The C-4 may still advance their very own cloth undefined the improvement factor The MDGs lessen improvement to Numbers UNCTAD’s misplaced improvement schedule Resurrected The lengthy wasting struggle over S&D end three. EPAs: EUROPE’S alternate conflict ON AFRICA creation: 3 ENDURING gains OF EURO-AFRICAN kin half ONE: THE ancient CONTEXT The Imperial process of ‘Preference’ as a kind of alternate battle half : modern EURO-AFRICAN alternate family members Structural results on Africa of the ‘Preference’ approach The history to the Cotonou contract EU-ACP Cotonou exchange contract: An Unequal Treaty How the folk of East Africa Trounced the eu fee CONCLUSIONS four. expertise AND highbrow estate WARS creation INNOVATION, improvement, AND highbrow estate The Commodification of data is a comparatively fresh Phenomenon the parable of IP as crucial for Innovation and improvement Are constructing nations correct in aiding the IP procedure? Oppose the IP process yet select your know-how know-how WARS: THE CASE OF AGRICULTURAL SEEDS A Hybrid Seed is know-how conventional wisdom: is it stronger to fashionable wisdom? Monsanto My adventure within the Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe IP WARS: THE CASE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL undefined studying from African studies journeys and the creation of neighborhood Generics The Doha statement on journeys and Public health and wellbeing Novartis circumstances opposed to India and South Africa THE fight TO GET improvement ON WIPO’S time table The conflict opposed to the West’s Backdoor ways to Undermine the South’s attempt to Industrialise end five.

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