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TTIP update for Scottish activists - April 2016

April 2016

With the Holyrood elections less than one month away, find out what each of the Scottish political parties are saying about TTIP and CETA and take action to persuade them to oppose these deals entirely. The STUC have called a day of action on dodgy trade deals for April 23: find out what Scotland Against TTIP is planning and how you can get involved. There's also the latest European and UK parliament news on transatlantic trade deals, interesting articles and blog posts, and the latest news from local stop TTIP groups across the country.

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Think Global Extra April 2016

April 2016

Welcome to the April issue of Think Global Extra, the bimonthly supplement to Think Global. Read it in conjunction with the last full Think Global from March.

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The Privatisation of UK aid

March 2016

After decades of work by campaigners and activists, in 2015 the UK enshrined in law a commitment to spend 0.7% of its national income on international aid to tackle poverty around the world. But behind the scenes, this has been a lucrative time for aid-funded business.

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - March 2016

March 2016

With the Scottish elections coming up, this latest edition looks at how to lobby your Scottish Parliament election candidates on TTIP and CETA using the new website that has been created for the Scotland Against TTIP coalition. We also have the latest on TTIP free local councils, and our new campaign on university TTIP free zones as well as more on the progress of TTIP and CETA, parliamentary updates, recommended articles and the latest campaign briefings.
 

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TTIP and trade justice

March 2016

A resource pack on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership for churches.

The pack incorporates prayers, writings and ideas by people from a range of Christian traditions  who share a conviction that trade injustice is a barrier to the fullness of life promised by the kingdom of God, and includes:

Think Global March 2016

February 2016

Act locally with Global Justice Now. For other issues, check out our Think Global page. 

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Report: How trade deals threaten tax justice

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How TTIP threatens people and planet

February 2016

Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and USA began in July 2013. If agreed, it would be the world’s biggest trade and investment deal outside of those negotiated within the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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Taxes on trial - how trade deals threaten tax justice

February 2016

Demands for tax justice have resounded worldwide, with inequality at historic and unsustainable levels and increased attention towards the tax practices of  major multinational corporations from Google to Starbucks. We believe that governments must be able to change their tax systems to ensure multinationals pay their fair share and to ensure that critical public services are well funded. States must also be able to reconsider and withdraw tax breaks previously granted to multinationals if they no longer fit with national priorities.

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - February 2016

February 2016

The latest TTIP update includes CETA protest and petition at Holyrood, Scotland Against TTIP's latest plans for the upcoming Holyrood elections, new CETA (Canada - EU deal) postcard and Scottish briefing, as well as all the latest on the trade negotiations in Brussels, and news from the Scottish, Wesminster and European parliaments.

 

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Think Global Extra February 2016

January 2016

Welcome to the February issue of Think Global Extra, the bimonthly supplement to Think Global. Read it in conjunction with the last full Think Global from January.

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Gated Development - is the Gates Foundation always a force for good?

January 2016

Every January, Bill Gates sets out his vision for a better world and the role the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation can play in achieving this in an annual letter to us all. With assets of $43.5 billion, the foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the world. It is arguably the most influential actor on issues of global health and agriculture, and distributes more aid for global health than any government.

How two of our supporters (almost) inspired me to run a marathon


05 January 2016

“If I can just make it up that hill…” I thought, gasping for air on a cold January morning. I did make it to the top but it’s safe to say, I wasn’t very fit. I had struggled to run just 3k and in a few months I was going to participate in a 10k charity run. “I’ll never make New Year’s resolutions again”, I promised myself as I walked home.

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Think Global Extra December 2015

December 2015

Welcome to the December issue of Think Global Extra, the bimonthly supplement to Think Global. Read it in conjunction with the last full Think Global from November.

Think Global January 2016

December 2015

Act locally with Global Justice Now. For other issues, check out our Think Global page. 

 

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Silent but Deadly - Estimating the real climate impact of agribusiness corporations

December 2015

The agribusiness industry presents itself as part of the solution to climate change. The major firms spend significant sums to promote the message that corporate, industrial agriculture is compatible with fighting climate change. But they are wrong. This report demonstrates that multinational agribusiness companies are part of the problem, not the solution, by revealing the true extent of their overall contribution to dangerous climate change. So far, most agribusiness companies have got away with underestimating their true impact because they only declare their direct emissions. Many emissions are not direct, but arise from the end use of their products or from their supply chains.

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Five reasons TTIP and CETA are terrible for the climate

December 2015

We can halt climate change, but only by changing the economic and political structures that bind us to a high carbon model. The enormous trade deals currently being negotiated, like TTIP and CETA, will further entrench this model and make it all but impossible to reverse. this briefing outlines the reasons why we have to stop TTIP and other similar trade deals if we are to successfully stop climate change.

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Food fight - the story of rich country hypocrisy at the WTO

December 2015

Nairobi will be the scene of an important battle between richer and poorer countries in December when the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meets for its ministerial. On one side, countries like the US and UK subsidise their agricultural sector to the tune of billions of pounds but don't want to allow other countries to do so. On the other side countries like India are demanding equal treatment and the freedom to buy farmers' crops in order to distribute them to those too poor to buy them at market prices.

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Stop secret trade deals flyer for groups

November 2015

A flyer for local Stop TTIP or local Global Justice Now groups to inform people about transatlantic trade deals, what action they can take, and encourage them to join a local group.

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