Nick Dearden

Nick Dearden, photo by Genevieve Stevenson

Role

Director

Biography

As director, Nick manages the staff team and resources on behalf of Global Justice Now's members. He is also the public face of the organisation. Nick started his career at War on Want where he became a senior campaigner. He went on to be corporates campaign manager at Amnesty International UK. As director of the Jubilee Debt Campaign, he built strong relationships with campaigners in the global south. He helped win a new law to stop Vulture Funds from using UK courts to squeeze huge debt payments out of poor countries. Nick joined Global Justice Now in September 2013.

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Latest posts

TTIP is on the floor, the referee is counting down…


02 September 2016

We’ve had an incredible victory this week. Some of the leading proponents of the EU-US corporate trade deal, known as TTIP, have said that the deal is dead.

 

Three more reasons why we need to stop CETA


15 August 2016

Last week I joined activists and campaigners from across the globe who came to Canada for the World Social Forum. A major topic of discussion was the problems with TTIP-style free trade agreements and how we can stop them.

Tax justice and why little has changed since Heart of Darkness


10 August 2016

In 1899, Joseph Conrad wrote a novel which starts in the ever-so-civilised London of the late nineteenth century. It’s called Heart of Darkness, many of you will know it, and essentially it’s about a trader from a transnational corporation, who journeys upriver in Congo to buy ivory, and ends up worshipped as a tyrannical god in the middle of the jungle. 

We’re leaving the EU, but we’re not giving up


24 June 2016

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union opens up a world of uncertainty. It will take some time before we know what the full impact will be. It could be years before we fully exit but the leave vote represents a significant victory for the politics of fear and hate that dominated the campaign.

This is not about Britain vs the EU - but the people vs big business


26 May 2016

Minutes just leaked from an obscure EU meeting show Cameron’s government is pushing to implement a dangerous trade deal called CETA without parliamentary consent.

How TTIP and CETA got a little bit less likely last week


29 April 2016

This week, the chances of passing corporate trade deal TTIP have been dealt several more serious blows. Even chances of passing TTIP’s sister agreement CETA (the Canada-EU deal) are starting to look decidedly shaky.

Here’s the key highlights of the week.

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