Noam Chomsky on TPP Secrecy, Terrorism and Google Glass

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Laura Flanders
June 18, 2013

What do Takism Square, Google Glass, Trans Pacific Partnership and NSA have in common? Find out in this interview with Noam Chomsky.

On the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the pending trade deal critics are calling “NAFTA on steroids”:

These are patent rules so high, if they’d existed in 19th century the US would be an agricultural producer today… What we now call “piracy” is the way the rich countries developed. There’s a phrase for it in trade theory: kicking away the ladder. First you violate all the rules, then by the time you get rich you kick away the ladder so others can’t do it too and you preach about “free trade.”


This conversation was recorded backstage at the Left Forum in New York, June 8, 2013.

The Laura Flanders Show on Jan 29, 2015


Updated: June 20, 2013

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Senator Elizabeth Warren on Jun 19, 2013

Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered remarks on the Senate floor on June 19, 2013 in opposition to Michael Froman’s nomination for United States Trade Representative


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