By Yash Tandon
With a preface through CARLOS LOPES, govt Secretary, UN monetary fee for Africa, and a foreword by way of JEAN ZIEGLER, UN specific Rapporteur at the correct to foodstuff, 2000-2008, and writer of The Empire of Shame
"This remarkable research specializes in Africa, which has suffered hideous crimes. Yash Tandon’s case is a robust one, and will be prolonged: the worldwide type warfare that's institutionalized within the misnamed 'free exchange agreements' is usually a warfare opposed to the normal sufferers of sophistication struggle at domestic. The resistance, in Africa and in different places, which Tandon describes right here, is a resource of wish for the future." —Noam Chomsky
"A precious and well timed contribution which fits to the roots of the deep crises we are facing as humanity." —Vandana Shiva
"... remember the fact that 'trade is war' as Yash Tandon superbly explains during this vital book."
Globalization has lowered many points of contemporary existence to little greater than commodities managed by means of multinational organizations. every thing, from land and water to wellbeing and fitness and human rights, is at the present time in detail associated with the problem of loose exchange. traditional knowledge offers this improvement as benign, the only real route to progress.
Yash Tandon, drawing on a long time of on-the-ground event as a excessive point negotiator in our bodies resembling the area alternate association (WTO), the following demanding situations this winning orthodoxy. He insists that, for nearly all of humans, and particularly these within the poorer areas of the realm, loose exchange not just hinders improvement – it visits relentless waves of violence and impoverishment on their lives.
Trade Is War exhibits how the WTO and the industrial Partnership Agreements just like the EU-Africa EPA and the Transatlantic exchange and funding Partnership (TTIP) are camouflaged in a rhetoric that hides their fundamental functionality because the servants of world company. Their activities are inflaming a trouble that extends past the world of the industrial, growing sizzling wars for markets and assets, fought among proxies in Africa, Asia, Latin the US, the center East and now even in Europe.
In those pages Tandon indicates an alternate imaginative and prescient to this devastation, one in line with self-sustaining, non-violent groups accomplishing alternate in accordance with the true worth of products and prone and the creation of other currencies.