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Daniel Willis

A victory for aid scrutiny

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 17 December 2020
Campaigns: Aid

Plans by the Leader of the House of Commons to abolish the International Development Committee after Christmas have been shelved. But there is still a long way to go to protect the 0.7%.

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Dirty development dumped

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 15 December 2020
Campaigns: Climate

The government has finally announced that it will soon stop funding fossil fuel projects in the global south. This is a huge win for the frontline communities and activists who have been opposing this climate hypocrisy for years.

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Dorothy Grace Guerrero, Global Justice Now

The Climate Ambition Summit 2020: a phoney “sprint to Glasgow”?

By: Dorothy Grace Guerrero
Date: 10 December 2020
Campaigns: Climate

Five years ago, the landmark 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) produced the Paris Agreement. The accord brought together 195 nations […]

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Daniel Willis

Peruvian protestors are facing police violence while standing up for democracy

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 15 November 2020

Reports suggest that protestors across Peru have been met with police violence as they demonstrate against the removal of President Martín Vizcarra by Congress. This is the latest in a series of attempted power grabs by parties in Peru’s Congress with worrying implications for the upcoming Presidential elections in 2021.

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Dorothy Grace Guerrero, Global Justice Now

What will a Biden administration mean for the climate?

By: Dorothy Grace Guerrero
Date: 14 November 2020
Campaigns: Climate

Many celebrated the electoral defeat of Donald Trump, danced in the streets and cried with tears of joy. For those from the progressive movements, it was a hard-earned victory born […]

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An activist’s guide to surviving Lockdown #2

By: Guy Taylor
Date: 13 November 2020

A few tips on how to keeping ourselves healthy and effective during lockdown.

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The government still says ‘trust us’ on chlorinated chicken. We don’t.

By: Nick Dearden
Date: 2 November 2020
Campaigns: Trade

The pressure is working. This weekend, government ministers performed a U-turn and announced concessions on food standards in future trade deals.

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Halloween quiz: US trade deal – trick or treat?

By: Jane Herbstritt
Date: 29 October 2020
Campaigns: Trade

Dare to take our Halloween quiz to reveal the horrors that might lie beneath the UK government’s trade deal with the US…

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The fight for racial justice in the present requires an understanding of our past. It’s time to #TeachRaceMigrationEmpire

By: Kimberly McIntosh
Date: 23 October 2020

Transforming how we’re taught about the past is one of the key demands in the UK following the Black Lives Matter protests. This is what needs to change.

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A trade deal with the US could lower standards for cosmetics, toys and many other consumer products

By: Chloe Alexander
Date: 22 October 2020
Campaigns: Trade

The risks from a trade deal with the US are not limited to chlorinated chicken and hormone-pumped beef.  A US-UK trade deal could also result in the import of lower quality consumer products from the US containing chemicals currently banned or restricted in the UK.

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