Stop aid for privatisation

In Nigeria, where only half have access to electricity, the UK government is spending £100 million of its aid budget supporting the privatisation of its electricity system

#FreeTheSeeds

Join the Twitterstorm and tell the Gates Foundation to stop funnelling money into the corporate takeover of Africa’s food.

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The public takes back control of water in Indonesia


27 March 2015

We have just heard that the privatisation of Jakarta’s water system has been struck down by the city court. The city’s contracts with two private water corporations were declared void, on the grounds that they had failed to meet the human rights of the citizens of Jakarta.

Tunis plans for Paris - Day 2 of a World Social Forum Diary


27 March 2015

The sheer number of sessions at the World Social Forum can seem quite overwhelming. The programme is divided into six different streams of discussion: citizenship; environmental justice; social justice; equality and rights; the economy and alternatives; migration.

Thunder in Tunis - Day 1 of a World Social Forum Diary


26 March 2015

Thunder rumbled as we got off the tram at assembly point for the opening demonstration of the World Social Forum in Tunis. The skies, which had been drizzling  on and off all day, let out a full-on downpour. Before we even started marching we were soaked.

Latest news

Food sovereignty activists protest a secret elite meeting being held in London convened by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

New research released today shows that since 2002, £140 million of UK aid money has been spent by the Department for International Development on projects to support the privatisation of Nigeria’s energy system, with disastrous consequences.

We welcome the Scottish Parliament's European and External Relations committee report's criticism of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership but stress the need for the Scottish Government to take a stronger position of opposition to TTIP in order to protect democracy, public services and the environment.

Events

Apr11
The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP

Come to the launch of the Scotland Against TTIP coalition, find out more about how TTIP might impact on Scotland and what you can do to stop it.

Apr18
Central London and around the UK

‘Democracy vs TTIP’ in London will feature an open, participatory assembly on TTIP, followed by mass outreach to the public.

Apr21
Room 349, 3rd floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E

A discussion on the dynamics of and challenges facing Latin America's social movements with Clifton Ross, editor of a new book bringing together their testimonies, and others.

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#TCEuk ends with massive applause! Next: @ArtNotOil action tomorrow http://t.co/niqCPxQyc9 + #TTIP action 18 April https://t.co/ulEUKwGvv9
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RT @TCEuk: 'We can build a red-green-black movement!' @chilledasad100 tells #TCEuk http://t.co/GgIojHJFuy
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COP21 in Paris is going to be a disaster but we need to build a movement towards and beyond, including against #TTIP on 18 April #TCEuk
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We'll build a movement by connecting with people fighting fuel poverty and fracking, and for #foodsovereignty. This is the beginning! #TCEuk
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Hearing inspiring tales from #WSF2015 of people fighting and winning. But we need to build more power and build a real movement #TCEuk
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Climate change+resource wars are causing mass displacement, yet response of our government is to tighten borders+cut Med rescue funds #TCEuk
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