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

Stop the Colombian coal mine river diversion

The Cerrejón coal mine has already forcibly relocated 1000s. Now the mine wants to divert one of the area's few rivers to access more coal - one of the main sources of water

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Should aid money be used as a tool for expanding free markets?


27 April 2015

Ask a particularly extreme proponent of the free market how they see the future, and they might conjure up schools run by Coca-Cola and education programmes administered by Price Waterhouse Coopers. Or they might see hospitals operated as companies by nurse-entrepreneurs who compete for private equity funds. 

Why we're not so sweet on industrial agriculture


23 April 2015

The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) will be marching from Bury St Edmunds to the British Sugar factory on April 29 from 1pm-4pm. The LWA is a coalition of producers across the UK who are fed up with the un-level state of affairs between corporate and small-scale farming.

Tackling trade in the Fast Track - a report from the USA


22 April 2015

I'm in the USA for the next round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations in New York, and it's certainly a busy week for trade policy.

Latest news

Our new report accuses the Department for International Development of using aid money to set up private healthcare and education in Africa and Asia which has benefited British and American companies

Over two hundred people, including Vivienne Westwood, took part in protests against the controversial EU-USA free trade deal TTIP in central London today.

On Shepherds Bush common, protesters heard short speeches from speakers including Vivienne Westwood and Jean Lambert MEP, before going on to stage creative interventions at nearby KFC, a BP petrol station, and a Virgin shop in the nearby Westfield Shopping Centre.

On Saturday hundreds of protesters are expected to congregate on Shepherds Bush Common to take part in creative demonstrations and actions targeting the controversial trade deal between the EU and the USA – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Events

Apr29
Bury St. Edmunds

Join the Landworkers’ Alliance as we celebrate Via Campesina’s International day of Peasant Struggle.

Jun13
The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP

Our annual general meeting will take place in Glasgow this year, alongside an activist conference.

Jun13
The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP

Join us to launch Global Justice Now in Scotland with Nigerian campaigner Ken Henshaw and others.

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