Intellectual Property Rights

NAFTA at 25: A New Beginning? (Pt 2/2)

NAFTA at 25: A New Beginning?

January 1, 2019
TRNN speaks with long-time NAFTA activist Lori Wallach of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
A Blueprint for Linking Trade to Full Employment and Domestic Industrialization (Pt 2/2)

2018 TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT: Interview with UNCTAD’s Richard Kozul-Wright

November 16, 2018
To avert the continuing and growing inequities of global trade, UNCTAD's 2018 Trade and Development Report calls for a serious look at the 1948 Havana Charter, the initial attempt to establish a managed multilateral trading system. But what makes the current multilateral trading system so different from the world order envisaged in the 1948 Havana Charter? In a 2 part interview, that question among others is put to UNCTAD’s Chief Economist, Richard Kozul-Wright

Peter Drahos on the WTO TRIPS Agreement: IPR Linked To World Trade

October 28, 2016
Peter Drahos explains the implementation of the World Trade Organization TRIPS Agreement that linked intellectual property rights to trade which turned the multilateral trading system into a global platform binding nations in a legal framework protecting transnational corporate rights to privatize life & knowledge

Vijay Prashad on Trade Rules & Corporate Driven Globalization

August 30, 2013
A four part series with Vijay Prashad who discusses how concentrated economic power, jobless growth and ecological disaster are the result of a rules based global trading system framed by US led advanced country trade representatives and the powerful multinational corporations they back