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Trump in your trolley: how big business is pushing for lower standards through a trade deal with the US


23 January 2020

Big business wants to use a US-UK trade deal as a way to get deregulation that they have long been pushing for. Transnational corporations try to justify this by saying it would be easier for them to produce to one set of standards, but somehow it is always the lowest common denominator that they push for, not a raising of standards across the board.

We are nearing a climate ‘point of no return’ – climate activists are not terrorists!

Many know by now that another two-weeks long United Nations negotiation on climate change ended with the world’s richest countries and biggest emitters of greenhouse gasses blocking agreements on mitigation, adaptation and recovery.

Resisting Empire 2.0: why we're protesting the UK-Africa Investment Summit


16 January 2020
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For many, the idea of encouraging more foreign investment in African countries make sense. This is certainly the government's hope as they approach the first UK-Africa Investment Summit, to be held in central London on Monday 20 January.

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The undersigned civil society organisations are concerned that the UK is seeking to rollover the EU-Morocco Association Agreement into UK legislation without due attention to the ongoing Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.

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As representatives of civil society and the international development sector in the UK, we would like to raise our concerns about the upcoming UK Africa Investment Summit on 20 January 2020.
 
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Open letter criticises use of UK aid money to promote business opportunities for British corporations and the City of London.