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

Beyond the politics of fear


12 May 2015

The outcome of the 2015 election is that myopia, fear and scare tactics have triumphed over an outward looking, hopeful vision of what we could achieve in the world. To be sure there were moments of light: women dominating political debates and the promise that we stop haemorrhaging wealth on weapons of mass destruction.

Should aid money be used as a tool for expanding free markets?


27 April 2015

Ask a particularly extreme proponent of the free market how they see the future, and they might conjure up schools run by Coca-Cola and education programmes administered by Price Waterhouse Coopers. Or they might see hospitals operated as companies by nurse-entrepreneurs who compete for private equity funds. 

So TTIP won’t stop public services being run in the interests of ordinary people? Tell that to Argentina


16 April 2015

Another week, another victory for big business over a government in a secret pseudo-court. This time it’s the turn of private water giant Suez, who successfully sued Argentina for reversing the privatisation of Buenos Aires's water supply.

Why the Daily Mail is right that aid money is wasted, but wrong that we must reduce it


13 April 2015

The Daily Mail is right to be scandalised that more than £1 billion of the aid budget ends up in British and American private consultancy firms. But for Global Justice Now, our solution is quite different from that put forward by the Mail.

The public takes back control of water in Indonesia


27 March 2015

We have just heard that the privatisation of Jakarta’s water system has been struck down by the city court. The city’s contracts with two private water corporations were declared void, on the grounds that they had failed to meet the human rights of the citizens of Jakarta.

If you want to know why TTIP would be a nightmare, look what just happened in Canada


25 March 2015

If anyone tries to convince you that TTIP is no threat to a government’s ability to protect its people, just point them to Canada.

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