The Real Trade War
Stopping the corporate plunder of people and planet
Saturday 8 June, 1pm-6pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS
With speakers including: Gyekye Tanoh, Third World Network Africa • Pia Eberhardt, Corporate Europe Observatory • Nick Dearden, Global Justice Now
From chlorinated chicken to Trump’s trade wars, trade has been all over the news in the last year. Yet this is hardly the first time trade has been controversial. Trade and investment deals have always been a way for the powerful to accumulate their wealth and power. And for decades global social movements have been fighting them – with some major wins along the way.
Far from being about mutually beneficial exchange between people, modern trade deals threaten our public services with privatisation, facilitate environmental destruction and undermine democratic decision-making. On 8 June, join international campaigners to discuss the fight against corporate power in the context of climate change, Brexit and growing global inequality.
Sessions will include:
Trade, corporate power and global inequality • Corporate courts: Understanding and beating ISDS • How the West steals Africa’s wealth • Climate justice and the global economy • How UK aid funds education privatisation • Trading with Trump: A Brexit nightmare
The Real Trade War is a public event, but it will be preceded in the morning by our Annual General Meeting, to which all members are warmly invited. Together the two events comprise Global Justice Now's 2019 national gathering.