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How Scotland can spare itself from chlorinated chicken


12 October 2017

The SNP have said that Scotland should be developing its own trade policy. We agree - and here are five ideas for what that trade policy could look like.

Time to step up our campaign to make sure Scotland’s voice is heard on trade deals


17 August 2017

Here in Scotland, it’s vital that our politicians understand that areas devolved to the Scottish parliament, such as environment, food safety, health and workers rights could be threatened by the UK government’s new trade deals. 

Busting the migration myths of the toxic tabloid headlines


19 June 2017

Today is world refugee day. Here in Scotland we'll be gathering in George Square in Glasgow for a symbolic action to show that refugees and migrants are welcome here. We're also calling out the UK tabloid press for the toxic myths they peddle on migration - and we've made a set of myth-busting infographics to illustrate just how far from reality the tabloid headlines really are.

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CETA update for Scottish activists - December 2016

December 2016

The final vote on CETA at the European parliament is likely to take place on the 1 or 2 of February, so we have only six weeks to persuade our Scottish MEPs to vote against the deal. So far, none of our six Scottish MEPs have pledged to vote against CETA.

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CETA update for Scottish activists - November 2016

November 2016

Welcome to November's update.

CETA is back from the dead. Last month we held our breath as Wallonia, one of Belgium’s regional parliaments, was able to block the trade deal from being agreed by the EU Council of Ministers. But Wallonia has been appeased for now at least, and so the trade deal moves to the European parliament for further consideration and a vote forecast for February next year. So now it is essential we turn all our efforts to our six Scottish MEPs and urge them to reject the deal.

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TTIP and CETA update for Scottish activists - October 2016

October 2016

Welcome to October's update. As the European-wide 'Autumn of Action' on CETA (EU-Canada trade deal) begins, this activist update gives you more details about the stop CETA rally outside the SNP conference. We are also asking campaigners in Scotland to send action cards or take part in our online action to our Scottish MEPs urging them to vote against CETA when they have the opportunity to do so early next year.

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Scottish CETA briefing

October 2016

Updated briefing outlining Global Justice Now's main concerns about CETA, a huge trade deal between Canada and the EU, and the impact it might have in Scotland.

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TTIP and CETA update for Scottish activists - September 2016

September 2016

Campaigners have been celebrating a fantastic victory this month as TTIP has been pronounced dead by a number of EU ministers - read more about how this is happening in this update. However, the fight to stop CETA is still very much alive. With just a small window of opportunity to assign CETA, like TTIP, to the history books, its time to pull out all the stops to end the Canada-EU trade deal. Read on to find out more about what you can do: from lobbying your MP and MEPs on CETA, to plans for the European-wide CETA week in the middle of October.

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CETA update for Scottish activists - July 2016

July 2016

With the uncertainty that a possible Brexit brings, this month's brief update looks only at CETA. We don't yet know how the negotiations of mega trade deals like TTIP and TiSA will affect Scotland - but this should become clearer over the coming months. What is more certain is that CETA will affect us, and there is still a chance to stop this Canada-EU trade deal. The next three months will be crucial for the campaign. Read this month's update to find out what you can do.

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - June 2016

June 2016

Welcome to this month’s update on TTIP, CETA and other dodgy trade deals, for Scottish activists.

In this month's edition, there are motions lodged in the UK and Scottish parliaments demanding that our national and regional parliaments are able to debate CETA before it is implemented. Please ask your local MP and MSPs to sign them!

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How Scotland can spare itself from chlorinated chicken


12 October 2017

The SNP have said that Scotland should be developing its own trade policy. We agree - and here are five ideas for what that trade policy could look like.

Time to step up our campaign to make sure Scotland’s voice is heard on trade deals


17 August 2017

Here in Scotland, it’s vital that our politicians understand that areas devolved to the Scottish parliament, such as environment, food safety, health and workers rights could be threatened by the UK government’s new trade deals. 

Busting the migration myths of the toxic tabloid headlines


19 June 2017

Today is world refugee day. Here in Scotland we'll be gathering in George Square in Glasgow for a symbolic action to show that refugees and migrants are welcome here. We're also calling out the UK tabloid press for the toxic myths they peddle on migration - and we've made a set of myth-busting infographics to illustrate just how far from reality the tabloid headlines really are.

Food and poverty: a tale of two countries


14 May 2015

Whichever side of the Border you live, it is the best of times for the haves, and the worst of times for the have-nots.  But the two governments north and south have very different views about why this is happening and what to do about it. 

The land is ours


10 December 2014

This week the Scottish Land Action Movement launched and added itself to a growing global movement of activists, small-scale farmers, landless workers, indigenous communities and many others all working to shift control of land from the hands of the few to the hands of the many.

WDM and the Radical Independence Conference


27 November 2014

This weekend I joined over three thousand others as a delegate to the Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow, organised by the Radical Independence Campaign, whose mission is to promote a more democratic, equal and independent Scotland. Distancing themselves from nationalism and echoing the politics of the World Social Forum, they mobilise under the slogan ’Another Scotland Is Possible’.

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CETA update for Scottish activists - December 2016

December 2016

The final vote on CETA at the European parliament is likely to take place on the 1 or 2 of February, so we have only six weeks to persuade our Scottish MEPs to vote against the deal. So far, none of our six Scottish MEPs have pledged to vote against CETA.

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CETA update for Scottish activists - November 2016

November 2016

Welcome to November's update.

CETA is back from the dead. Last month we held our breath as Wallonia, one of Belgium’s regional parliaments, was able to block the trade deal from being agreed by the EU Council of Ministers. But Wallonia has been appeased for now at least, and so the trade deal moves to the European parliament for further consideration and a vote forecast for February next year. So now it is essential we turn all our efforts to our six Scottish MEPs and urge them to reject the deal.

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TTIP and CETA update for Scottish activists - October 2016

October 2016

Welcome to October's update. As the European-wide 'Autumn of Action' on CETA (EU-Canada trade deal) begins, this activist update gives you more details about the stop CETA rally outside the SNP conference. We are also asking campaigners in Scotland to send action cards or take part in our online action to our Scottish MEPs urging them to vote against CETA when they have the opportunity to do so early next year.

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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.

On the eve of Scotland’s international climate justice conference, campaigners have welcomed the Scottish government’s on-going commitment to climate justice, calling for further funds to help meet the country’s ‘climate debt’ to developing countries. But they have also warned the government to steer clear of corporate involvement in climate finance, claiming that thriving, democratic public sectors are the only means of tackling climate change in a just way.

A new WDM/PLATFORM report released today finds that transforming the Royal Bank of Scotland into the Green Investment Bank would kick start the green energy revolution. The research, by former Pricewaterhouse Coopers consultant, James Leaton, finds that it would bring 50,000 new green jobs a year, boost the UK economy, reduce the UK's carbon emissions and improve international competitiveness - whilst not increasing the budget deficit.