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The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has today released an audit of how the Department for International Development (DfID) works through and with business.

Today, more than one hundred national and international organisations across the world released a joint open statement addressed to the president of the World Bank, Jim Kim.

A law firm that has represented numerous multinational corporations in controversial court cases against national governments through the ‘investor protection’ mechanism in a series of bilateral trade deals will be targeted on Thursday in a creative protest involving US-based performance activists Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir.

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).

This weekend a broad coalition of fourteen Scottish-based organisations will formally begin work together to oppose the controversial EU-US trade agreement TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). Launching as the ‘Scotland Against TTIP’ coalition at an event in Glasgow on Saturday 11 April, the organisations and their members will actively oppose TTIP which they say threatens public services, progressive legislation and democracy in Scotland.

Following years of pressure and protests from campaigners, account holders and impacted community members, Barclays have released a policy position statement on Mountain Top Removal (MTR) coal mining in which they state, “Provision of financial support to companies which are significant producers of MTR sourced coal will be agreed by exception only.”

Tomorrow sees the publication of the Eleventh Report of Session 2014–15 of the Business Skills and Innovation (BIS) Committee on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP.

Polly Jones, the head of campaigns and policy at Global Justice Now, who gave both oral and written evidence to the committee said:

"We welcome the BIS select committee taking a series of oral evidence sessions and producing a thorough report."

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.

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