Morten Thaysen

Role

Campaign and policy manager (corporates)

Biography

Morten is a campaigner at Global Justice Now focusing on corporate power. He is also a co-founder of activist group Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants. He has an MA in Anthropology of Development from SOAS.

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Latest posts

Are Big Pharma holding patients to ransom to boost their profits?


23 June 2017

The NHS has been forced into yet another secretive deal with a big pharmaceutical company to ensure access for cancer patients to the newest medicines. But while access to new drugs is obviously good news for cancer patients, the deal itself paints a bleak picture for the future of our NHS.

Rising drug prices are now more than twice the entire NHS deficit


18 May 2017

It’s not just government cuts bleeding the NHS dry, big pharmaceutical companies are leeching more and more money from our health service. Every year the NHS is handing over billions of pounds to big pharmaceutical companies. And that amount is going up by a staggering amount every year.

How many Hepatitis-C deaths does it take to make a billion dollars for a drug company?


10 May 2017

Shareholders of American pharmaceutical giant Gilead are meeting in California today to review the work and profits of the company. We’ve done some of the maths for them: Every 79 seconds* someone in the world dies of hepatitis C. And in that same amount of time, Gilead makes $26,068* from selling the cure for hepatitis C.

Is corporate greed killing modern medicine? Animals, drugs and superbugs


09 February 2017

Imagine a world where a small cut could kill you or where treatments such as chemotherapy or caesarean sections would be too dangerous to perform. That could be our all-too-near-future if we don't take action.

From Bangladesh to Brazil, how do big companies keep getting away with it?


01 November 2016

Last week I went to Geneva to follow the negotiations of a new international treaty to hold corporations acocuntable for their human rights abuses. Here's some of what I learned:

Byron just showed us what Theresa May’s “a country for everyone” really means


28 July 2016

Burger giant Byron has showed us exactly what Theresa May meant when she said she wants “a country that works for everyone“. On the morning of 4 July Byron Hamburgers called staff from several branches across their London restaurants to a training.

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