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Reclaiming Democracy: Say the Unsayable!


18 July 2016

This weekend at Take Back Our World festival in Devon, I spoke alongside two inspiring activists, one from London, one from Barcelona. The theme of our session was Radical Democracy- and amongst many other things, we all agreed that democracy is in crisis. 

Cerrejon coal in Colombia: rehabilitating the land, removing the humans


18 July 2016

Last month, Global Justice Now and Colombia Solidarity Campaign (both of them member groups of London Mining Network) supported me to take part in a delegation to La Guajira in Colombia, visiting communities affected by the massive Cerrejon coal mine.  Cerrejon is the largest opencast m

Developing countries recognise that the global trade system is broken, Brexit is the UK’s moment to do the same


15 July 2016

In response to the seismic political and economic events that have shaped the past decade, a growing number of countries are rethinking their trade relations. This has been most apparent in the spate of cancelled Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and new investment protection models. Countries are also now beginning to flex their muscles in response to Brexit.

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Organisations representing the health and long-term interests of millions of British citizens have called on government to adopt common-sense food, farming and fishing policies that are good for jobs, health and the environment, when they plan for the UK’s exit from the European Union.

In advance of the 14th round of TTIP negotiations starting in Brussels on Monday 11 July, Nick Dearden, the director of Global Justice Now commented:

“The TTIP negotiations were already on pretty shaky ground before the EU referendum, and now the shockwaves of Brexit are threatening to derail the deal entirely. 

It’s testament to the strength of the campaign we have built across Europe against CETA and its US cousin TTIP, that the Commission has been forced to backtrack and allow national parliaments a vote on CETA. Let’s be clear, Brexit does not save Britain from CETA – and if it comes into force before we exit the EU, Britain will be bound by CETA for 20 years, making the UK vulnerable to enormously costly court cases from Canadian corporations and US subsidiaries for two decades. It’s truly TTIP by the backdoor. 

Events

Aug09
Montreal, Canada

Another world is needed - together it is possible!

Aug10
Strathclyde University, Glasgow

Protest, political activism and ideas to change the world. A free, three day course for 16 to 25 years olds

Oct03
Open School East, Dalston

Open School East, N1 5SQ

Demand the Impossible is an evening course for young people about political ideas and activism, starting October 2016. Organised by Global Justice Now and the Critical Education Project. 

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