U.S. to World’s Poor: Drop Dead

Guardian (London): US wrecks cheap drugs deal. Talks at the WTO’s Geneva headquarters collapsed last night after the White House ruled out a deal which would have permitted a full range of life-saving drugs to be imported into Africa, Asia and Latin America at cut-price costs.

Well, we wouldn’t want to do anything to disturb George Bush’s corporate sponsors, would we?

I’m not sure Al Gore would have done any better on this. Maybe he could have been shamed into doing the right thing. The crowd in power right now doesn’t know the meaning of the word.


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