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.
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 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.
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.