Re-imagining UK aid - What a progressive strategy could look like

July 2017

For over a decade a consensus has existed at Westminster on overseas aid, with the mainstream political parties all backing the 0.7% spending target. Achieving this consensus was a considerable achievement. But the focus on how big the aid budget is has prevented a robust debate over how this money should be spent, what it should be spent on, and why.

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Honest Accounts 2017 - How the world profits from Africa's wealth

May 2017

Much more wealth is leaving the world’s most impoverished continent than is entering it, according to new research into total financial flows into and out of Africa.  The study finds that African countries receive $161.6 billion in resources such as loans, remittances and aid each year, but lose $203 billion through factors including tax avoidance, debt payments and resource extraction, creating an annual net financial deficit of over $40 billion.

Ninety Nine Issue 06

October 2016

This is the sixtth issue of our supporter magazine Ninety-Nine. Features include:

  • The international people's tribunal against Monsanto 
  • Trade deals: breakthrough on TTIP and our campaign against CETA 
  • Brexit - what's next?
  • Calling time on corporate crimes: our campaign for a UN binding treaty to stop corporate abuse

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Ninety Nine magazine - Issue 05 - May 2016

June 2016

Another Europe is possible
May issue of Ninety Nine, the magazine for the supporters of Global Justice Now.

This issue features:

  • In or out, the problem with trade deals, by Molly Scott-Cato, MEP
  • What Brexit means for Global Justice Now, by Nick Dearden,
  • Fighting the lies around migration, by Alex Scrivener
  • Liberating Tate - a photo essay

You can receive Ninety Nine magazine by becoming a supporter of Global Justice Now.

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The Privatisation of UK aid

March 2016

After decades of work by campaigners and activists, in 2015 the UK enshrined in law a commitment to spend 0.7% of its national income on international aid to tackle poverty around the world. But behind the scenes, this has been a lucrative time for aid-funded business.

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Gated Development - is the Gates Foundation always a force for good?

January 2016

Every January, Bill Gates sets out his vision for a better world and the role the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation can play in achieving this in an annual letter to us all. With assets of $43.5 billion, the foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the world. It is arguably the most influential actor on issues of global health and agriculture, and distributes more aid for global health than any government.

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The UK’s support of the growth of private education through its development aid

October 2015

Private actors are playing an increasing role in education in a number of countries worldwide andin particular in developing countries. The growth of private schools, including the emergence and rapid expansion of so-called “low-fee” private schools that target relatively poor populations, has led to a de facto privatisation of education systems in these countries over the past 15 years. More recently, some school models, in particular for-profit low fee private schools are being actively supported by States.

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Putting people first - Annual Review 2014

June 2015

Across the world billions of people do not have the resources they need to live decent lives, such as food and water, energy and housing. This is poverty, and it cannot be separated from inequality, the erosion of democracy, discrimination and oppression and the injustice that runs through our own society in Britain.

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Ninety-Nine Issue 02

May 2015

This is the second issue of our supporter magazine Ninety-Nine. Features include:

  • Fight trade fightback! An unprecedented corporate power grab is sparking resistance around the world.
  • Nigerian farmers lose land in aid-backed project
  • Greece and austerity
  • Oaxaca street art hits London
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Profiting from poverty, again

April 2015

The introduction of universal education, the increasing length of compulsory education, the creation of comprehensive schools, the foundation of the NHS – these are some of the greatest social achievements we have ever made in this country, and we remain rightly proud of them. The aid budget could be used to help others to achieve these vital components of a decent society where every life counts.

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The poor are getting richer, and other dangerous delusions

January 2015

In January ‘the great and the good’ meet in Davos, Switzerland to discuss how the world is changing, and how corporate executives and senior politicians should respond to these changes. At this meeting, these important people spend a great deal of time convincing each other that they are creating a more prosperous world than we’ve ever seen in history. Without their business practices, their overseas investments, their entrepreneurial talent and their philanthropy, you would easily imagine that we would all be much worse off.

Zambia: Condemned to debt

April 2004

How the IMF and World Bank have undermined development

Treacherous conditions

May 2003

How IMF and World Bank policies tied to debt relief are undermining development

States of Unrest III

April 2003

This report documents protests in developing countries in 2002. The first States of Unrest report was released in September 2000. It charted protests between the WTO Ministerial in Seattle, in November 1999, and the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings in Prague, in September 2000. States of Unrest II was published in April 2002, charting protests during 2001.

States of Unrest II

April 2002

This report documents protests in developing countries in 2001. The first States of Unrest report was released in September 2000. It charted protests between the WTO Ministerial in Seattle, in November 1999, and the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings in Prague, in September 2000.

This report was followed by States of Unrest III.

States of Unrest: Resistance to IMF policies in poor countries

September 2000

Since Seattle 1999, the media has heralded the dawn of a new movement in Europe and America, epitomised by protests aimed at the WTO, IMF and the World Bank.
However, this 'new movement', portrayed by the media as students and anarchists from the rich and prosperous global north, is just the tip of the iceberg. In the global south, a far deeper and wide-ranging movement has been developing for years, largely ignored by the media.