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A group of artists including Juliet Stevenson and Vivienne Westwood have launched a video to raise public awareness of the trade deal TTIP which is being secretly negotiated between the EU and the US

The European Citizens’ Initiative “Stop TTIP” has reached a new record number of signatures two days ahead of a critical vote on TTIP in the European parliament. TTIP is a dangerous trade deal between the EU and the US that is set to transfer vast amounts of power from governments to big business.

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Politicians and executives from some of the world’s biggest agribusiness companies are today meeting in Cape Town, South Africa for the leadership council of the controversial New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. No details or mention of the meeting are publicly available but its existence was leaked by one of its attendees.

Activists will today unfurl a giant banner at the London headquarters of UK listed mining company BHP Billiton in protest against the company’s plans to build a series of coal mines in some of the last remaining stands of primary rainforest in Indonesian Borneo. A petition will be formally presented to company management at 1pm.

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has today released an audit of how the Department for International Development (DfID) works through and with business.

Today, more than one hundred national and international organisations across the world released a joint open statement addressed to the president of the World Bank, Jim Kim.

A law firm that has represented numerous multinational corporations in controversial court cases against national governments through the ‘investor protection’ mechanism in a series of bilateral trade deals will be targeted on Thursday in a creative protest involving US-based performance activists Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir.

Our new report accuses the Department for International Development of using aid money to set up private healthcare and education in Africa and Asia which has benefited British and American companies

Over two hundred people, including Vivienne Westwood, took part in protests against the controversial EU-USA free trade deal TTIP in central London today.

On Shepherds Bush common, protesters heard short speeches from speakers including Vivienne Westwood and Jean Lambert MEP, before going on to stage creative interventions at nearby KFC, a BP petrol station, and a Virgin shop in the nearby Westfield Shopping Centre.

On Saturday hundreds of protesters are expected to congregate on Shepherds Bush Common to take part in creative demonstrations and actions targeting the controversial trade deal between the EU and the USA – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

This weekend a broad coalition of fourteen Scottish-based organisations will formally begin work together to oppose the controversial EU-US trade agreement TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). Launching as the ‘Scotland Against TTIP’ coalition at an event in Glasgow on Saturday 11 April, the organisations and their members will actively oppose TTIP which they say threatens public services, progressive legislation and democracy in Scotland.

Following years of pressure and protests from campaigners, account holders and impacted community members, Barclays have released a policy position statement on Mountain Top Removal (MTR) coal mining in which they state, “Provision of financial support to companies which are significant producers of MTR sourced coal will be agreed by exception only.”

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