Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 99

Trading Away the Future This week, the 159 nations of the WTO are meeting in Bali to try to push through the long-stalled Doha Round of trade talks aimed at establishing a global trade agreement. Simultaneously, efforts are moving quickly ahead on two ‘mega-regional’ trade agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – involving some 12 countries […]

Obdurate Washington

“Washington is becoming not only despised but a laughing stock.” With its power declining, Washington was not able any longer to keep Russia out of the World Trade Organization. Congress showed its spite over its impotence by hooking the normalizing of trade with Russia to what is called the “Magnitsky rule.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20634768 ) Sergei Magnitsky […]