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Full list of MPs who failed to protect food standards in the Agriculture Bill

By: Jonathan Stevenson
Date: 13 October 2020
Campaigns: Trade

Last night MPs voted by a majority of 53 to remove an amendment from the Agriculture Bill that would have protected British farmers and food standards in future trade deals like the one with the United States.

 

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We can defeat the US trade deal, whoever is in the White House

By: James O'Nions
Date: 8 October 2020
Campaigns: Trade

This November, the US presidential election offers Americans a stark choice. Yet while the rest of us don’t get even get that choice, we will surely be affected by the […]

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The government is moving closer to ending its overseas fossil fuel support

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 8 October 2020
Campaigns: Climate

Time after time, the role of UK public finance institutions in fueling the climate emergency overseas has been exposed. Sustained civil society pressure has pushed the prime minister close to major announcement, but loopholes still remain.

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Scotland: Good Food Nation or Fast Food Nation?

By: Erica Bradley-Young
Date: 4 September 2020
Campaigns: Trade

 

The politics of food is maturing in Scotland, with progressive proposals for a ‘right to food’ and for Scotland to become a ‘good food nation’. But the UK government’s plans for a post Brexit internal market across the four nations of the UK, plus a trade deal with the US, could threaten these positive moves towards healthy, sustainably produced food. 

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Daniel Willis

Beware the rose-tinted spectacles and don’t bank on a fossil free COP26 just yet

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 3 September 2020
Campaigns: Climate

Reports that the UK government may not accept sponsorship from fossil fuel corporations are falsely optimistic.

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Dorothy Grace Guerrero, Global Justice Now

The glass is still half full: the second revised draft of the negotiation text for the UN treaty on transnational corporations and human rights

By: Dorothy Grace Guerrero
Date: 28 August 2020

The United Nations’ (UN) process of creating a Legally Binding Instrument (LBI) to regulate the activities of transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises reached another stage on 6 August […]

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How trade deals are fuelling climate breakdown

By: Jean Blaylock
Date: 7 August 2020
Campaigns: Trade

The US-UK trade deal isn’t just a threat to our food standards and public services, it’s also a threat to our world. The whole model of corporate globalisation that drives […]

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The global south is being left at the mercy of the financial markets. We must keep campaigning to prevent a full-blown debt crisis

By: Nick Dearden
Date: 23 July 2020

While lockdown is easing here in Britain, across the world coronavirus cases continue to rise. In some countries, like El Salvador, health systems have been overwhelmed. In others, including parts […]

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Dorothy Grace Guerrero, Global Justice Now

The G20 continues to ignore calls to cancel the debts of the world’s poorest countries and stop funding fossil fuels

By: Dorothy Grace Guerrero
Date: 22 July 2020

When the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Covid-19 a global pandemic in March, it meant understanding that no one is safe unless everyone is safe. To fight against its spread, […]

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4 reasons we should be worried about big pharma’s grip over publicly funded Covid-19 vaccines

By: Heidi Chow
Date: 21 July 2020
Campaigns: Pharma

Here are four reasons why we should be worried about big pharma’s grip over this publicly funded vaccine.

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