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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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Disappointment reigns as ISDS-lite gets the nod in Strasbourg

08 July 2015

Our representatives in Europe rejected a great chance to deal a body blow to TTIP today.

TTIP in the EU: Rejecting democracy at every turn

07 July 2015

After many twists and turns, MEPs decide tomorrow what sort of Transatlantic Trade and Investment deal (known as TTIP) they want the European Commission to negotiate on their behalf with the USA.

Why the Greek referendum is relevant to people living in austerity Britain

04 July 2015

As George Osborne goes to the dispatch box next week to deliver his emergency budget, the collective voice of Greece’s people will reverberate through his mind. They will either have accepted the policies of the European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF), and assured him that fear can beat hope, that austerity will continue to be the order of the day.

Radio 4 on UK's aid business

Future UK governments will now be legally obliged to give at least 0.7% of our gross national income in aid. This is great news, but unfortunately an increasing amount of aid money is going to support privatisation and private profits.

Artists Against TTIP

02 July 2015

When theatre director Carrie Cracknell heard about the threat the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) poses to us all, she decided to use her artistic connections to try and give TTIP the public scrutiny it deserves. If any trade deal needs public scrutiny and media exposure, it is TTIP.

In Defence of Greece: 6 Myths Busted

Greece may be forced to leave the Eurozone before the end of the week. As Syriza has been consistently represented in the mainstream media as an irresponsible and ideologically-driven leftist government, it is important to unpack the seemingly common sense arguments against Syriza.

Why I'm standing with Greece in Trafalgar Square this evening

29 June 2015

It’s all too easy, when you hear of markets in disarray and banks closing on the other side of the continent, to forget about the terrible human impacts of the crisis in Greece.

No answers on Nigerian energy privatisation

Last week we were excited to host Nigerian energy activist, Ken Henshaw, in the UK. Ken is from the Niger Delta region and so has long been involved in struggles against the corporate control of oil resources in this part of Nigeria.

Edinburgh takes stand against TTIP's corporate takeover

26 June 2015

I’m delighted that Edinburgh Council has today unanimously approved my motion to highlight the threat to local services from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Protocol, or TTIP for short.

This Changes Everything – the film festival

26 June 2015

If you open the cover of Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’ and read the writing on the dust jacket, the first two sentences tell you the thesis of the book: ‘Forget everything you think you know about global warming.

The economy is a gun

“The economy is a gun, and politics is to know when to pull the trigger.”

This quote, I am afraid, is not from Aristotle, but from The Godfather Part III by Francis Ford Coppola. It’s very descriptive of what has happened to Greece. The economy is a gun, it can kill; and that is exactly what it did in Greece.

Why local authorities should join the fight against TTIP

23 June 2015

When I found myself as one of six Green councillors on Oxford’s City Council, it was obvious to me that I have to do something to draw attention to this dangerous and still relatively little-known trade deal, and to try and get the council to take a stand against it.