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

Mar28
Bosidale Room 2, Loch Suite, Ground Level, SECC, Glasgow

With speakers from Global Justice Now, the STUC, Radical Independence Campaign and the Scottish National Party, this fringe meeting at the SNP spring conference will look at the impacts of TTIP in Scotland.

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.

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