Laura Williams

Laura Williams

Role

Activism officer (Manchester)

Biography

Laura is Global Justice Now’s Manchester-based activism officer. She supports people taking action on global justice issues in the north of England. Laura previously worked on sustainability campaigns for the National Union of Students.

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Latest posts

Fancy becoming a 'citizen researcher' in pursuit of trade democracy?


04 July 2017

As we expected, the Queen’s Speech included mention of a trade bill to be brought to parliament at some point in the next two years. Detail was predictably scant, and timetables are rarely apparent but it’s a signal for us to get things in motion for our new campaign on trade democracy.

Manchester ignores CETA’s destructive force over local democracy


12 November 2016

On Thursday Manchester City Council decided to reject our TTIP/CETA Free Zone, despite the fact that these deals could seriously undermine the additional powers that the region is pushing for under devolution. 

What's the future for democratic energy in the UK?

Energy democracy projects have surged over the past five years in the UK as the number of community owned renewable energy projects have risen. This UK government’s feed-in-tariff policy has a lot to do with this, where a certain amount of money is paid per unit of energy to anyone who generates their own energy.

Is it time for universal basic income in the UK?


16 August 2016

Universal basic income is not a new idea. It was way back in 1795 that Thomas Paine, an American revolutionary, first talked about the citizen's dividend. The idea was to pay all US citizens a regular payment as compensation for "loss of his or her natural inheritance, by the introduction of the system of landed property".