TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (3/7)

26 October 2016 — TRNN

Countries like India and Brazil saw early on how excessive monopoly protection due to intellectual property rights would be an impediment to development, says professor Peter Drahos (inc. transcript)

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TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (2/7)

25 October 2016 —TRNN

The architects of this trade agreement saw great profit from controlling the building blocks of the biological and digital technologies of the future, says professor Peter Drahos (inc. transcript)

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TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (1/7)

24 October 2016 — TRNN

In this 7 part series, Professor Peter Drahos explains how multinationals from US, Europe, and Japan collaborated to create a global platform for multinationals to privatize knowledge

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Video: The Giant Is Falling Official Trailer 2016

10 October 2016 — Youtube

The Giant is Falling takes us through the big political events of recent years that signify the dying days of the ANC in South Africa. Locating the moment when things fell apart as the Marikana Massacre, the film charts the various ways people have collectively responded to the ANC’s failure to deliver on its promises. From the end of the ANC’s special relationship with the trade unions, to the #FeesMustFall student movement, to the more recent crushing electoral losses at the polls for the party of liberation, the film picks at the festering sore of inequality that is making the current status quo untenable.

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Video: 13TH

8 October 2016 — Youtube

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. On Netflix October 7.

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Video: ‘Neutral’ First Aid Responders in Syria Promoting Regime Change

5 October 2016 — TRNN

Journalist Max Blumenthal shares his latest investigation into the public relations firm Syria Campaign and the USAID-backed White Helmets, both of which are calling for a no-fly zone in Syria

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Video: 9/11 and the Global War on Terrorism: Michel Chossudovsky on GRTV By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and James Corbett

12 September 2016 — Global Research 

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As we reach the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the establishment is attempting to derail 9/11 truth with disinformation about Saudi Arabia.

But as Prof Michel Chossudovsky of Global Research  points out, if we ever hope to derail the never-ending war on terror, we must be absolutely clear that neither Al Qaeda nor Saudi Arabia could have pulled off the attacks of that day.

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Video: Syria – Who Are The White Helmets?

22 August 2016 — ICH

Writer Vanessa Beeley put together this video to expose the White Helmets.

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Video: Greek Professor: Refugee Policies of European States Are State Crimes

20 August 2016 — TRNN

Aegean University Professor Stratos Georgoulas: Refugees in Greece are often forced to choose between imprisonment in camps or deportation to Turkey Continue reading this...

Video: Who said it, Trump or Clinton? Democrats Can’t Decide By Rania Khalek

20 August 2016 — TRNN

Got nothing else to do for five minutes? Check out this witty (but utterly depressing) video of Khalek interviewing Democratic Party members at their convention on who said what? The term ‘lesser of two evils’ was always stupid but now it’s totally meaningless. Continue reading this...

Video: How Erdogan Destabilized Turkey with Vijay Prashad

30 July 2016 — TRNN

Vijay Prashad explains how the Turkish pivot towards Russia is propelled by the failure of relationship building with Europe and the war with Syria

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Video: The European Revolt Against the Neoliberal EU (1/2)

25 July 2016 — The Real News Network

Catarina Principe, co-editor of Europe in Revolt, says a left movement against austerity must pursue the restructuring of public debt, nationalization of key sectors, and public control of the banking system, but none of this can be done within the European Union (inc. transcript)

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Video: Hillary Clinton, A Threat to All Humanity. World War III is “On the Table”. Her Candidacy Must be Opposed By James Corbett

24 July 2016 — Global Research

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The world looks on in horror as Hillary Clinton heads to Philadelphia to be nominated as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the presidency. Yet still the leading lights of the so-called “progressive” movement argue that it is the left’s duty to vote for this neocon warmonger. But the consequences of this strategy may well lead directly to nuclear war. This is the GRTV Backgrounder on globalresearch.ca

The nuclear option is on the table.  Hillary Clinton constitutes an existential threat against all of humanity.

Her candidacy must be opposed. 

Produced by James Corbett

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Video: The Anthropocene and Marxism Today

12 July 2016 — Climate & Capitalism

Video: John Bellamy Foster discusses the theoretical and programmatic challenges that the Anthropocene, a dangerous new epoch in planetary history, poses for socialists in the 21st century. 

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