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COP out - why Paris won’t deliver and what we need instead

August 2015

Climate change is already hitting the world’s poorest people hardest and it needs to be stopped. The responsibility for the climate crisis lies squarely on the shoulders of the rich, whose consumption and greed has driven us to the brink of disaster. This makes it a problem of social and economic justice.

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - August 2015

August 2015

The latest in our regular updates about TTIP for Scottish activists. Included this time is an update about the EU parliamentary vote, the UK's Early Day Motion about TTIP, the latest from the Scottish Parliament, plus upcoming events.

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Think Global Extra August 2015

August 2015

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

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Growing evidence against the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

July 2015

Through the G7’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, known as the New Alliance, the Department for International Development (DfID) is using £600 million of aid to facilitate corporate investment in Africa’s food systems. In return for this aid, African countries have had to make changes in their land, seed and trade rules, handing control over to big business at the expense of small-scale farmers.

Think Global July 2015

July 2015

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Model TTIP motion for local authorities

July 2015

TTIP, the EU-US trade deal, could be the biggest threat to democracy of our generation. This is true both at national level, where government policy like increasing the minimum wage or freezing energy prices could be challenged in secret corporate tribunals, and at local level, where councils could be forced to favour big American corporations over local, sustainable businesses in their procurement. Councils could also be challenged for doing things like denying planning permission for fracking in their local area.

Film: whoever controls seeds, controls the food system

June 2015

The small-scale farmers' right to store and share seeds, in countries like Ghana, is under threat by the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition - an aid programme supported by the UK.

If you want to download the film (252Mb mp4) you can use this link - you may have to right-click and choose "Save link as"

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Why we are taking action for Greece, and other questions

June 2015

The bailouts which Greece was given have not benefited the people of Greece one bit. They have flowed into the European banks that recklessly lent the country money. Meanwhile, the financial speculators who created Greece’s woes are actually making large profits by gambling on this ongoing crisis.

We have joined a coalition of organisations in taking action against Greek debt and an end to the enforcing of austerity policies that are causing injustice and poverty in Europe and across the world.

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - June 2015

June 2015

Welcome to the third TTIP update for Scottish activists.

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Irresponsible Investment - Agrica's broken development model in Tanzania

June 2015

Kilombero Plantations Ltd (KPL) is a 5,818 hectare rice plantation located in the heart of the fertile Kilombero Valley, Tanzania.

In addition to developing a large-scale rice farm, KPL works with local smallholder farmers through an outgrower model based on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technologies. The investment project receives considerable financial and technical support from various development institutions including the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and USAID.

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Putting people first - Annual Review 2014

June 2015

Across the world billions of people do not have the resources they need to live decent lives, such as food and water, energy and housing. This is poverty, and it cannot be separated from inequality, the erosion of democracy, discrimination and oppression and the injustice that runs through our own society in Britain.

TTIP Free Zone poster

June 2015

Declare your town a TTIP Free Zone with this poster

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Think Global Extra June 2015

June 2015

Welcome to our first Think Global Extra, the update we’ll be sending every other month, with an expanded Think Global produced on alternate months. If you’d like to receive this as a paper update as well as over email, please email activism@globaljustice.org.uk.

Thanks!
    
Ed Lewis (groups officer)
 

Statement warning the G7 of the threat that the New Alliance holds to small-scale farmers

June 2015

We, social movements, grassroots organizations and civil society organizations engaged in the defense of food sovereignty and the right to food in Africa, met at the World Social Forum in Tunis in March 2015 to unite those opposing the G8 “New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition”. Social movements and organizations from Africa shared their experiences and analysis about the impacts of the New Alliance in their countries and participants from all over the world agreed to support their struggles against this threat to food sovereignty and agro-ecology.

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Ninety-Nine Issue 02

May 2015

This is the second issue 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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