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Daniel Willis

#StopAidForProfit – ten shocking corporate projects supported by UK aid

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 20 July 2020
Campaigns: Aid

Boris Johnson’s announcement that DfID will abolished later this year has left many in the development sector with more questions than answers. But if previous experiences of “tied aid” and spending by CDC Group are anything to go by, the future of aid will see more money being shovelled into corporate pockets.

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$2,340 for a Covid-19 treatment?

By: Heidi Chow
Date: 30 June 2020
Campaigns: Pharma

Yesterday US pharmaceutical company, Gilead announced that they will charge an extraordinary $2,340 for a five-day treatment course for the drug remdesivir, which is being used as a treatment for Covid-19. The drug has been developed with substantial amounts of public money in the US, with a reported $70.5 million of public investment

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South African movements are building a Climate Justice Charter from below

By: Dorothy Grace Guerrero
Date: 23 June 2020
Campaigns: Climate

Despite a temporary dip in carbon emissions due to the coronavirus pandemic, scientific calculations shows that it is highly likely that 2020 will still be the world’s hottest year on […]

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6 ways to mark Windrush Day and challenge the racist hostile environment

By: Jonathan Stevenson
Date: 22 June 2020
Campaigns: Migration

Today is Windrush Day, marking the day 72 years ago when the Empire Windrush ship arrived at Tilbury Docks and gave its name to a generation of migrants from the Caribbean. It’s a day of celebration – but also necessarily a day of confronting injustice. Here’s a reminder of why and how we can re-commit to demanding justice for the Windrush generation and demanding an end to the hostile environment for migrants, once and for all. 

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6 ways to mark Windrush Day and challenge the racist hostile environment

By: Jonathan Stevenson
Date: 22 June 2020
Campaigns: Migration

Today is Windrush Day, marking the day 72 years ago when the Empire Windrush ship arrived at Tilbury Docks and gave its name to a generation of migrants from the Caribbean. […]

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My week at the Black Lives Matter protests

By: Steven Jackson
Date: 15 June 2020

I had a bit of a moral conundrum over attending last week’s Black Lives Matter protests. How responsible was it to attend a mass gathering during a pandemic disproportionately affecting the BAME community and other minority groups? Ultimately I decided it was too important to sit out, particularly for those of us with the privilege of being able to make that choice.  The week wasan important reminder of the solidarity and empowerment many of us feel – maybe uniquely – at protests. Not to mention the work that we must all be doing to support an anti-racist movement.

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The world against the virus: 7 things we’ve learned from talking to our allies

By: Jean Blaylock
Date: 15 June 2020
Campaigns: Pharma

During lockdown, Global Justice Now’s series of webinars, podcasts and interviews have been exploring what coronavirus means in the global south. Here are 7 things we’ve learned.

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My week at the Black Lives Matter protests

By: Steven Jackson
Date: 15 June 2020

I had a bit of a moral conundrum over attending the first week of Black Lives Matter protests. How responsible was it to attend a mass gathering during a pandemic […]

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What pulling down statues of slave owners tells us about fighting systemic racism

By: Sohail Jannesari
Date: 11 June 2020

The video of slave trader Edward Colston’s statue being unceremoniously torn down and dumped into Bristol docks on Sunday was an undoubtedly joyous moment for many. As was the removal of slaver Robert Milligan from his plinth outside the Museum of London Docklands only a few hours later. The tearing down of these statues has taught Britain more about its history in a few days than the statues ever did in the century or two they stood in idle glory. Now we need to make sure these moments are turned into a long-lasting struggle to destroy systemic racism by connecting our struggles here and around the world.

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Coronavirus is killing the poor far more than the rich. A vaccine must be free for everyone

By: Max Lawson
Date: 19 May 2020
Campaigns: Pharma

Pneumonia is killing 2,000 people every day. But not because of coronavirus. For nearly twenty years, millions of children have not had access to the patented vaccine manufactured by Pfizer […]

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