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Ninety-Nine: Issue 02 May 2014

May 2015

Issue 2 of our supporter magazine Ninety Nine. Features include:

  • Fight trade fightback! An unprecedented corporate power grab is sparking resistance around the world.
  • Nigerian farmers lose land in aid-backed project
  • Greece and austerity
  • Oaxaca street art hits London
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TTIP update for Scottish activists - May 2015

May 2015

Welcome to the second TTIP update for Scottish activists.

Think Global May 2015

May 2015

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Inserts: Trade - #NoTTIP Times (3rd edition)

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MSP briefing - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

April 2015

This briefing is for the European and External Relations Committee debate.

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) is currently being negotiated between the US and EU. We believe that the risks from TTIP far outweigh the benefits. TTIP is not about reducing conventional barriers to trade, such as tariffs (which are already extremely low between the US and the EU) it is designed to take away barriers which are behind the customs border – such as differences in regulations, standards and certifications.

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Profiting from poverty, again

April 2015

The introduction of universal education, the increasing length of compulsory education, the creation of comprehensive schools, the foundation of the NHS – these are some of the greatest social achievements we have ever made in this country, and we remain rightly proud of them. The aid budget could be used to help others to achieve these vital components of a decent society where every life counts.

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The #NoTTIP Times - edition 3

April 2015

It is less than a year since the first #NoTTIP Times was published, and since then we have seen thousands join our campaign. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is getting a hammering as more and more people – on both sides of the Atlantic - become aware of what it is and what it means for us. Our message is to keep up and increase this pressure, raise awareness and create a movement that will defeat this attempt by corporate interests to co-opt our democracy in order to maximise their profits at our expense.

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The EU-US trade deal: How TTIP could cripple local government

April 2015

Behind closed doors, EU and US negotiators are busy hammering out a new trade and investment deal called TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) that could be disastrous for local and regional government. This deal could threaten public services, set up shady arbitration panels capable of overruling the UK court system and undermine regulations such as health and safety standards. All of this means that TTIP is a threat to local democracy, affecting the freedom local authorities have in decision making when these affect the interests of large US corporations.

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - April 2015

April 2015

Welcome to the first monthly TTIP update for campaigners across Scotland, rounding up some of the latest news and information on the toxic trade deal. We hope to produce this roughly once a month.

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General election 2015

March 2015

Key issues to raise with your local candidates

Election time is upon us. Traditionally, this is a time where policies get reduced to soundbites and the debate is limited to a narrow political choice between several rather similar visions of the world. This state of affairs is not inevitable. We can influence the debate by pushing forward issues that we’ve campaigned on and asking candidates to address them. This briefing is to help you get some real answers out of politicians on the issues relevant to Global Justice Now when they knock on your door this election.

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The new EU-US trade deal that puts Scottish democracy in danger

March 2015

The transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), is an EU-US mega trade deal which, if passed will be the biggest trade deal in history.

But TTIP is more than just a trade deal.  It is an unprecedented transfer of power from democratically elected governments to trans-national corporations. TTIP is a threat to Scotland’s public services, progressive legislation and democracy itself.

Think Global April 2015

March 2015

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Privatising power: UK aid funds energy privatisation in Nigeria

March 2015

Despite its vast oil wealth, over half of Nigerians lack access to electricity, and the country’s grid power usage per person is among the lowest in the world, meaning that many people rely on candles and kerosene, or expensive diesel generators. Lack of electricity hampers the provision of public services like healthcare and education, and makes it difficult or impossible for businesses to operate efficiently. As a result, Nigeria relies on imports for most of its manufactured goods. So it is clear that change is urgently needed to Nigeria’s energy system.

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From the roots up - How agroecology can feed Africa

March 2015

Sympathy with organic food production is at an all-time high. Perhaps "It’s a nice idea, when you can afford it" sums up the approach of many people. But extending these principles of production to the whole food system? It just doesn’t seem practical. There are an awful lot of people to feed in the world and, if you’re hungry, you don’t care much about the niceties of how the food was produced.

Think Global March 2015

March 2015

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Ninety-Nine: Issue 01 January 2014

February 2015

Ninety nine expresses both our desire for a world that works for all of us, but also our ambition for creating a genuinely big movement capable of bringing this world about.

You can find the read and download the first issue of Ninety-Nine below. We hope it will inform, inspire and provoke. You are the 99%. 

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Five reasons why seed diversity is good

February 2015

When farmers plant a variety of seeds in their field they are thought of as backward by agribusiness corporations which maintain that genetically modified (GM) and hybrid varieties are the future of farming. Yet through millennia of traditional seed breeding, humans have developed thousands of different varieties for food crops across the world. Seed diversity allows farmers control over their food system, protects biodiversity and builds resilience against climate change.

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The Dominion Farms’ land grab in Nigeria

January 2015

Farmers in Nigeria’s Taraba State are being forced off lands that they have farmed for generations to make way for US company Dominion Farms to establish a 30,000 ha rice plantation. The project is backed by the Nigerian government and the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa.

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The poor are getting richer, and other dangerous delusions

January 2015

In January ‘the great and the good’ meet in Davos, Switzerland to discuss how the world is changing, and how corporate executives and senior politicians should respond to these changes. At this meeting, these important people spend a great deal of time convincing each other that they are creating a more prosperous world than we’ve ever seen in history. Without their business practices, their overseas investments, their entrepreneurial talent and their philanthropy, you would easily imagine that we would all be much worse off.

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10 reasons why energy privatisation fails

January 2015

One in five people globally live without electricity because they are unable to access it and millions more go without because they cannot afford to pay for it. Even in the UK, people are forced to choose between feeding their families and paying their energy bills.

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Seven issues to raise in the backbench TTIP debate on 15 January 2015

January 2015

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) is being negotiated between the US and EU. These negotiations are not open to public scrutiny, but through statements and leaks we have some idea of what is on the table.

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