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The Trans-Pacific Powergrab

October 2018

TPP will hand over even more power to the most powerful corporations in the world and deepen the inequalities of hyperglobalisation. The UK should not be considering joining it. Instead it should be developing a progressive approach to trade that can work for people and planet. More about why joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be bad for people and planet – and the UK in our new briefing with Trade Justice Movement and War On Want. 

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UN Binding Treaty - Common position paper for UK civil society

October 2018

Ahead of a week of negotiations on the UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights in Geneva in October, the UK civil society working group on the Binding Treaty has produced a common position paper for UK government and parliamentary advocacy.

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Trade campaign update for Scottish activists

August 2018

On 5 September we’ll be donning our chicken costumes, and the masks of our Tory government and their cronies (see pic) to welcome the trade minister George Hollingbery to Holyrood. Hollingbery is giving evidence to the finance and constitution committee about the trade bill. Find out more about our plans for the day, and how you can get involved in our latest trade update for Scottish activists.

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Ending corporate impunity

July 2018

The struggle to bring about a binding UN treaty on transnational corporations and human rights

The Third Session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with respect to human rights in October 2017. Global Justice Now will continue efforts in order to build a UN Binding Treaty on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and their supply chains.
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Trade campaign update for Scottish activists

June 2018

The UK trade bill is back at Westminster. It’s been in the deep freeze for a time, while the Tory tussle over the EU customs union was being resolved, but in July it will be back taking centre stage.  So we have work to do convincing MPs and MSPs that embedding trade democracy in this bill is essential to keep out chlorinated chickens and privatised healthcare.

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Trade Democracy in Wales | Democratiaeth Masnach Yng Nghymru

May 2018

How post‐Brexit trade deals could undermine Wales’ food, health service and devolved powers, and how to make sure they don’t

Summary of the briefing:

  • Modern trade deals go well beyond tariffs. They can affect our food standards, our public services, our environment and our democratic ability to regulate big business.
  • Post-Brexit trade deals could, if not negotiated democratically, have a profoundly negative impact on Wales – undermining farmers, the NHS, education, culture, the environment and local government here.
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E-pocalypse Now: How the e-commerce trade agenda promotes corporate power and threatens the global south

May 2018

Imagine a world in which a multinational company knew every intimate detail of your life. Details like your health fears, your love life, your innermost beliefs and who you’re thinking of voting for.

Imagine that this company made billions of pounds in revenue selling this information to other companies and that foreign intelligence services used it to influence the outcome of elections.

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Pills and profit: MP briefing

February 2018

This briefing for MPs and parliamentarians documents examples of where publicly funded research and development has led to drugs that the public have found difficult to access. It calls for conditions to be attached to public research to ensure drugs are affordable for all patients. 

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The hostile environment for immigrants

February 2018

How Theresa May has created an underclass in the UK

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Trade campaign update for Scottish activists

December 2017

December trade update for Scottish activists

Trade Bill parliamentary briefing

November 2017

A guide for MPs about ensuring that the trade bill enshrines proper democratic accountability over trade policy.

Sick of corporate greed leaflet

November 2017

Pharmaceuticals campaign leaflet

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Big Business Britain - How corporate lobbyists dominate secret meetings with Brexit negotiators in London and Brussels

August 2017

Brexit negotiators in London and Brussels are far more exposed to business interests than the concerns of civil society. Official statistics, analysed by Corporate Europe Observatory and Global Justice Now, reveal that Brexit ministers in the UK had six corporate lobby meetings for every one with civil society groups. For the EU’s Brexit taskforce, headed by the Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier, the figure is three corporate lobby meetings for every one civil society group meeting. Big Finance and agriculture interests dominated the lobby meetings held in both London and Brussels.

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We once were migrants too: supporting migrants' rights in Scotland

July 2017

Briefing on ways we can show solidarity with migrants living in Scotland after the EU referendum

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Trade campaign update for Scottish activists

June 2017

Here's the latest news and campaign actions on trade, for activists in Scotland
 

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Trade Justice Scotland: Here's what we think a just trade system could look like

June 2017

The Trade Justice Scotland coalition (which Global Justice Now is an active member of) has come up with a detailed set of principles that a truly just trade system could be based on. Read them here.

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Giving away control?

June 2017

How Brexit will make UK trade deals less democratic and what to do about it.

Decimating Rights: The Consequences of the Great Repeal Bill

June 2017

A new briefing warns that the Great Repeal Bill that will be outlined in the Queen’s Speech could strip away all manner of vital legal protections from areas including human rights, workers’ rights, financial regulation, the environment and consumer protections.

Ten alternatives to a corporate trade agenda

June 2017

What a democratic UK trade policy after Brexit would look like

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