Book launch: Trade Secrets – the truth about the US trade deal

Book launch: Trade Secrets – the truth about the US trade deal


When: September 1, 2020

6.30pm, Tuesday 1 September

Join us for the launch of Nick Dearden‘s new book, Trade Secrets: The truth about the US trade deal and how we can stop it. Nick will be in conversation with Zoe Williams, journalist at The Guardian and co-host of the Another Europe Is Possible podcast.

This book launch will be held using Zoom. Register to receive a link and a reminder nearer the time.


Praise for the book:

“This book demonstrates with clarity and authority why trade deals matter to all of us. It shows how trade policy goes to the very heart of what we value as a society – the quality of the air we breathe, the food we eat and the public services we depend on.  And it demonstrates that it’s not only our social and environmental standards which are at stake, but the nature of our democracy itself. Read it, then take action.”
Caroline Lucas MP

“Virtually everything about post-Brexit Britain will be defined by our trade deal with the United States.  This is not about a few chlorinated chickens – it is about how everything we value, from farming to healthcare, will be restructured in the interests of multinational corporations. Brilliantly written and lucidly argued, this book is the most important thing you’ll read about the US trade deal, by Britain’s leading expert on the topic. Don’t miss it.”
Jason Hickel, economic anthropologist and author of The Divide

“To understand trade deals requires the will to fight your way through a dense thicket of negotiations, obscure regulations and arcane language. These are often deep cover for big multinational capture of the NHS, our food production, public services and medicines. I have long placed my trust in Nick Dearden’s sound analyses and forensic examination of trade deals. My hope is that with this accessible guide to the current state of play, he becomes your trusted guide too.”
Ann Pettifor, economist and author of The Case for the Green New Deal




Supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.