Forever Under Construction

From the Slave Trade to “Free” Trade

Posted in Africa, Books, Free trade by homeyra on October 22, 2007


By Patrick Burnett & Firoze Manji
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“Can trade in the era of globalisation be ‘fair’ or ‘just’?

Drawing on lessons from the slave trade and studies of the international finance institutions, these essays provide insights into how free trade policies have a profoundly negative impact on the rights of communities, environmental sustainability and the development of democracy in Africa.”

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Patrick Burnett is a contributing editor of Pambazuka News and runs Fahamu’s Cape Town office.

Firoze Manji is the director of Fahamu and editor of Pambazuka News. He has more than 30 years of experience in international development, health and human rights. He is a member of the editorial board of Development in Practice.

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  1. […] Original post by Forever Under Construction […]

  2. 99 said, on October 22, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    “Can trade in the era of globalisation be ‘fair’ or ‘just’?

    The short answer is: NO.

    The dwindling middle classes and the burgeoning lower classes should be rioting in the streets of every nation.

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