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Five things to ask your MSP candidates to test their commitment to global justice

By: Liz Murray
Date: 25 March 2021
Campaigns: Aid, Climate, Pharma, Trade

With the Scottish parliament elections on May 6, now’s the time to be asking questions of the parliamentary candidates in your area. Some of the biggest challenges of the day […]

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Three things I don’t want to find in my Christmas stocking

By: Liz Murray
Date: 19 December 2020
Campaigns: Trade

Why we need to stop a US-UK trade deal if we don’t wanted banned chemicals in our Christmas presents.

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UK officials conspire with Trump to force feed us chlorinated chicken

By: Liz Murray
Date: 4 December 2019
Campaigns: Trade

Would you be happy to buy chlorine washed chicken? No? Nor would I. But leaked papers from secret trade talks between the US and UK show that both governments have been discussing how best to sell factory farmed chicken like this to ‘sceptical’ consumers like you and me.

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The secrecy at the heart of the trade deal with Trump

By: Liz Murray
Date: 3 December 2019
Campaigns: Trade

Every step of the way so far, the talks between the US and UK about a post-Brexit trade deal have been cloaked in secrecy. That’s the way the governments both countries seem to prefer to operate.

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Will 2019 be the year that Scotland sets a path to zero climate change emissions?

By: Liz Murray
Date: 12 February 2019
Campaigns: Climate

If rich countries are to do what’s really needed to avert climate breakdown, then there is no option but to go for zero emissions – and soon. With a new climate change bill going through the Scottish parliament, now is the time for Scotland to do that.

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956 reasons why the Scottish parliament should say no to the UK Trade Bill

By: Liz Murray
Date: 8 March 2018
Campaigns: Trade

956 people and 23 organisations have signed an open letter to politicians in Scotland calling on them not to give their consent for the UK Trade Bill.  Here’s why.

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How Scotland can spare itself from chlorinated chicken

By: Liz Murray
Date: 12 October 2017

The SNP have said that Scotland should be developing its own trade policy. We agree – and here are five ideas for what that trade policy could look like.

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Time to step up our campaign to make sure Scotland’s voice is heard on trade deals

By: Liz Murray
Date: 17 August 2017
Campaigns: Trade

Here in Scotland, it’s vital that our politicians understand that areas devolved to the Scottish parliament, such as environment, food safety, health and workers rights could be threatened by the UK government’s new trade deals. 

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Busting the migration myths of the toxic tabloid headlines

By: Liz Murray
Date: 19 June 2017

Today is world refugee day. Here in Scotland we’ll be gathering in George Square in Glasgow for a symbolic action to show that refugees and migrants are welcome here. We’re also calling out the UK tabloid press for the toxic myths they peddle on migration – and we’ve made a set of myth-busting infographics to illustrate just how far from reality the tabloid headlines really are.

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Whose land? #OurLand

By: Liz Murray
Date: 14 August 2016

Our new research exposes some of the super-rich, global capitalists who have bought into the outdated and undemocratic land ownership system here in Scotland with vast tracts of land – and shows why greater land reform is needed.

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