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Our blog links experiences in the UK to issues affecting people globally, and covers everything from energy justice, climate change and the WTO, to TTIP, food sovereignty and aid.

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Latest posts

Is COP21 a con?

22 September 2015

Given past experience of UN climate talks, it's unrealistic to expect the talks in Paris this December to deliver what's needed to stop runaway climate change. But that needn't stop us asking some searching questions about what we need to do here in the UK to make a difference.

Jeremy Corbyn – and making the impossible, inevitable

18 September 2015

There are times when politics is turned on its head. In these times, what were previously considered radical ideas become mainstream. What was once regarded as set in stone, suddenly becomes fluid.

How not to reach a compromise on corporate courts

18 September 2015

CecIlia Malmström, Europe’s trade commissioner, gave a powerful demonstration of how not to reach a compromise this week.

After a relentless campaign from millions of Europeans against TTIP, CETA and their provision for investor protection, Ms Malmström and her assistants drew up what she hoped would be the end to the complaints. It achieved nothing of the sort.

Your messages to David Cameron telling him we welcome refugees, not arms dealers

14 September 2015
Today, London is opening its doors to the global arms trade. DSEI, one of the world’s biggest arms fairs, starts today in London’s Excel. Instead of welcoming refugees, our government is welcoming arms dealers - the very people who are fuelling and profiting from the current refugee crisis

How we are tackling climate change by taking over the British Museum

You might think that the British Museum is a strange place for climate activists to focus some of their energies, but today myself and numerous different groups are carrying out a series of creative interventions in various parts of the building because British Museum is endorsing what BP (and other fossil companies) are doing to prevent meaningful action on climate change.

Probably the most popular tax in the world

11 September 2015

Today is a watershed moment in our campaign: over a million actions have been taken calling for a Robin Hood Tax. This huge groundswell of support is the latest signal to politicians the world over that we demand banks pay their fair share to help those hit hardest by their crisis. With the explosion in high-frequency trading (and the recent volatility of the financial markets), the need to tax these financial transactions - the same sort that helped cause and exacerbate the crisis - has never been greater.

If the next Labour leader wants a fairer society, they must break the big business stranglehold on politics

09 September 2015

In just a few weeks, the Labour leadership contest has substantially shifted the political debate in Britain, challenging the policy of austerity, raising inequality as the defining issue of our times, highlighting the erosion of democracy.

In search of the truth about TTIP

01 September 2015

TTIP has had me up in arms for months now, because it’s just so incredibly wrong.  But getting a straight answer or simple information on TTIP, particularly from politicians, is proving to be quite a task.

Let's not do the "good migrants/bad migrants" thing

28 August 2015

In the debate about immigration, there is a tendency amongst progressives and liberals to try to protect the reputation of refugees at the expense of (economic) migrants.

Local councils are starting to tear strips off TTIP

28 August 2015

Politicians in both Brussels and Westminster have taken great pains to try and brush off people’s many concerns about the toxic trade deal being pushed through by the EU and the USA.

Celebrating people’s resistance in Bangladesh

Yesterday was Phulbari Day, commemorating mass protests which took place exactly nine years ago in opposition to plans by a UK-based mining company, GCM, to build a huge open-cast coal mine in Phulbari in north-west Bangladesh. The 2006 demonstration ended in tragedy when paramilitary forces opened fire on the crowds, killing three people and injuring hundreds.

What next for North Sea oil from the perspective of energy democracy

North Sea oil reserves are both a valuable public resource and a dangerous polluting threat.