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Take heart – around the world, people want to see action on climate change

By: Liz Murray
Date: 18 March 2024
Campaigns: Climate

Why doesn’t anyone care about climate change as much as I do? It’s so easy to think this (and for this feeling to be backed up by the prevailing narrative […]

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Scotland needs to put clear blue water between itself and the UK government’s oil and gas plans

By: Liz Murray
Date: 31 July 2023
Campaigns: Climate

The last week has seen huge profit announcements from oil and gas companies, who are making obscene amounts of money from the climate emergency that they are in large part […]

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Why Scotland should be concerned about the Energy Charter Treaty

By: Liz Murray
Date: 5 June 2023
Campaigns: Climate, Trade

As the climate and biodiversity emergencies deepen, the pressure is rightly increasing on governments to take urgent action to move away from coal, oil and gas. At the same time […]

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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, General, 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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