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Think Global October 2014

October 2014

Welcome to the October issue of Think Global, WDM's monthly update for groups and activists. Read about the latest developments in the climate, trade and food sovereignty campaigns and find out how you can take action during the months ahead.

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The #NoTTIP Times - edition 2

September 2014

Download the second edition of the #NoTTIP Times

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The #NoTTIP Times - edition 1

June 2014

Download the first edition of the #NoTTIP Times

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Briefing: The Landless Workers Movement

May 2014

Radical and inspiring, Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people since it was formed in the 1980s.
This year the movement marked its thirtieth anniversary with its sixth national congress in Brasília.

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Campaign overview: Stop the corporate takeover of Africa’s food

April 2014

The UK government is colluding with multinational companies like Monsanto and Unilever to enable them to take control of Africa’s food system.

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

April 2014

How the EU-US deal threatens people and planet

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A new wave of colonialism

March 2014

How the UK government is helping corporations take control of African food

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Annual Review 2013

January 2014

Our 2013 annual review

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Exposed: How the UK government has colluded with the UK finance sector against legislation to curb food speculation

December 2013

Excessive speculation in the commodity markets has increased volatility in global commodity prices, and has played a significant role in the sharp food price spikes of the last few years. Recognising this, European legislators have proposed legislation to curb speculation, as part of a major reform of European financial regulation called the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).

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Campaign Briefing: Profiting from people and planet

December 2013

How new trade deals threaten democracy, development, public services and the environment

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Campaign briefing: World forum on natural capital

November 2013

The first world forum on natural capital in Edinburgh, attended by global corporations, banks, accounting companies and governments, continues a process started in Rio+20 of privatising nature.

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Briefing: HSBC and fossil fuel finance

October 2013

Why the UK’s biggest bank needs to pull out of coal

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Tricky questions: Carbon Capital

August 2013

Questions and answers about our Carbon Capital campaign

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MEP briefing: Effective reforms for stable food prices

July 2013

Excessive financial speculation in commodity derivatives has significantly increased price volatility and inflation for staple foods and other commodities. This has had negative impacts for consumers and businesses in Europe and has contributed to significant increases in hunger and poverty globally.

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Campaign briefing: Collective solutions to changing food prices

June 2013

Access to adequate food is a basic human need and right. However, throughout most of the world, it is distributed mainly through markets, meaning that access is determined by consumers’ ability to pay, and returns for producers are dependent on the market price. Changes in these prices can have dramatic consequences for people’s quality of life – especially those living in poverty. But collective solutions do exist, and are being put into practice around the world.

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The Cerrejón mine

May 2013

The Cerrejón coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia is the largest in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. Its steady expansion since its founding in 1976 has led to the destruction of whole villages populated by local indigenous and Afro-Colombian people.

 

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MP briefing: tackling hunger and protecting consumers

April 2013

In 2008, food prices reached record levels rising 80 per cent in 18 months then declining rapidly. Since 2009 prices have climbed again reaching a new record peak in early 2011 and have been at high levels since.

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Media Briefing: Web of Power

March 2013

The UK government and the energy-finance complex fuelling climate change

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Carbon Capital booklet

March 2013

Fossil fuel companies raise money through a mix of equity and debt. Large companies usually raise equity by selling shares, and the London Stock Exchange is one of the world’s leading share trading venues. The money mostly comes from ordinary people, but we have little say in the decision of fund managers to invest our pensions, insurance revenues and savings in extractive industries.

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