Friday was the most exciting demonstration I’ve been to for a decade. 250,000 of us stood up to the divisive, bigoted, climate-change-denying policies of Donald Trump. It was the biggest protest against Trump outside the US to date, which made international headlines.
We pay our taxes. So why don’t corporations? Billions of euros are lost each year due to corporate tax avoidance, depriving public budgets of much-needed resources to fund education, health care, social services, and much more.
"I have no intention of even giving him the time to march”. “Just ignore him and he’ll go away”. Among the enthusiastic responses to our call for people to march against Trump, we’ve also had a few along these lines.
Campaign group Global Justice Now has commended the Labour Party on its new development policy, released today, saying it represents a long overdue recognition that charity can never make up for the damage that Western corporations, finance and foreign policy have caused in the world.
Reacting to Theresa May and Donald Trump's meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where they asked officials to finalise a visit by the president to the UK later this year, Nick Dearden director of Global Justice Now, said:
The struggle to bring about a binding UN treaty on transnational corporations and human rights
The Third Session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with respect to human rights in October 2017. Global Justice Now will continue efforts in order to build a UN Binding Treaty on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and their supply chains.