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Stuff you should read and watch #2

Best stuff I’ve read: C.J. Polychroniou’s interviewed development economist, Jayati Ghosh, on the WTO and intellectual property (IP) rights On the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement: Susan Sell has provided a detailed and devastating account of how 12 powerful men from pharma, software and entertainment effectively lobbied to make the U.S. government insist … Continue reading Stuff you should read and watch #2

The hypocrisy of the New York Times on misinformation

On Wednesday, The New York Times streamed a subscriber-only event, “How to Save Ourselves from Disinformation”. It was the latest in a steady stream of misinformation reporting and columns that are invariably presented as righteous attempts to help Americans understand the truth about what’s happening in their country. The stated goal of this event in … Continue reading The hypocrisy of the New York Times on misinformation

Big Pharma gets its way with voluntary licensing

On Wednesday, Reuters reported that G20 leaders would adopt a declaration recommending voluntary licensing (more on this in a bit) to increase COVID-19 vaccine production. A little over two weeks ago on May 5, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his administration’s support for waiving intellectual property (IP) rights for COVID-19 vaccines. Between these two separate … Continue reading Big Pharma gets its way with voluntary licensing

Some thoughts on Israel’s latest murderous campaign

There isn’t a single American politician willing to meaningfully oppose Israel. Tweets, fiery floor speeches, and letters of condemnation don’t count. There’s nothing stopping these virtue-signaling liars from forming a coalition like the spineless SALT Caucus members did in defense of their corporate masters. At the very least, can we get a unified call for … Continue reading Some thoughts on Israel’s latest murderous campaign


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