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The horrible history of Big Pharma

Type: Reports
Date: 18 December 2020
Campaigns: Pharma

Why we can’t leave pharmaceutical corporations in the driving seat of the Covid-19 response

Any long-term solution to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic involves the discovery and equitable distribution of an effective vaccine and treatment options. Yet, across the world, governments are handing responsibility for Covid-19 solutions over to big pharmaceutical firms, who have a long track record of prioritising corporate profit over people’s health. 

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Scotland’s place in the world: a manifesto for global solidarity

Type: Reports
Date: 17 December 2020
Campaigns: Trade

Our suggestions for the manifestos of the Scottish parties standing candidates in the Holyrood elections 2021

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Pharma Trade Secrets: The truth about a trade deal with Trump

Type: Reports
Date: 26 November 2019
Campaigns: Pharma, Trade

The prices that our NHS will pay as a result of a US trade deal is under threat. Our chronically underfunded NHS is already struggling to afford spiraling medicine prices. […]

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In Whose Interest? The UK’s role in privatising education around the world

Type: Reports
Date: 16 April 2019
Campaigns: Aid

This report, published by Global Justice Now and the National Education Union, examines the problems with privatisation of school education around the world and the role of the Department for […]

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The People’s Prescription: Re-imagining health innovation to deliver public value

Type: Reports
Date: 15 October 2018
Campaigns: Pharma

Driven by profit rather than public health, the pharmaceutical sector is incentivised to set high prices and deliver short-term returns to shareholders, rather than focus on riskier, longer-term research which […]

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The Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: Diverting aid and undermining human rights

Type: Reports
Date: 4 December 2017
Campaigns: Aid

The UK government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) raises all kinds of questions about the future of UK aid, the nature of the UK’s relations with states abusing human rights and the government’s openness with the public.

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Update to Global Justice Now report, The privatisation of UK aid: How Adam Smith International is profiting from the aid budget

Type: Reports
Date: 13 November 2017
Campaigns: Aid

Latest accounts from Adam Smith International show the company’s profit margins continue to grow despite it having been centre of a scandal in which it was accused of exploiting documents leaked from DFID and attempting to falsify evidence to a parliamentary enquiry.

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Pills and Profits: How drug companies make a killing out of public research

Type: Reports
Date: 20 October 2017
Campaigns: Pharma

UK taxpayers and patients worldwide are being denied the medicines they need, despite the public sector playing a pivotal role in the discovery of new medicines. The UK government is […]

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Honest Accounts 2017 – How the world profits from Africa’s wealth

Type: Reports
Date: 24 May 2017
Campaigns: Aid

Much more wealth is leaving the world’s most impoverished continent than is entering it, according to new research into total financial flows into and out of Africa.  The study finds […]

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The Privatisation of UK aid

Type: Reports
Date: 31 March 2016
Campaigns: Aid

After decades of work by campaigners and activists, in 2015 the UK enshrined in law a commitment to spend 0.7% of its national income on international aid to tackle poverty around the […]

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