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25 November 2016 - 12:00pm
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Trade Wars: the End of Globalisation?

War on Want's senior trade campaigner, Mark Dearn, talks trade on BBC World Service, Newshour Extra. Listen now.

The rules of the global economy are written in the interests of big business. For over 30 years, multinational corporations have used free trade agreements as the primary means to increase their power.  A 'new generation' of trade deals like CETA, TTIP and TPP continue to prioritise big business profits over the public interest. Find out more.

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