Nick Dearden

Nick Dearden, photo by Genevieve Stevenson

Role

Director

Biography

Nick is the director of Global Justice Now, and author of Trade Secrets: The truth about the US trade deal and how we can stop it.

He has been a campaigner against corporate globalisation and for global economic justice for over 20 years. He was a leading voice in the UK and European movement against the now‑abandoned EU‑US trade deal (TTIP) and a founder of the UK’s Stop Trump coalition. He regularly contributes political analysis to publications including The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Open Democracy, Red Pepper and Soundings journal.

Nick has previously worked at War on Want, Amnesty International, and as director of the Jubilee Debt Campaign, where he helped win a new law to stop Vulture Funds from using UK courts to squeeze huge debt payments out of poor countries. Nick joined Global Justice Now in September 2013.

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Latest posts

The government’s trade agenda threatens disastrous deregulation – but we can stop it


15 January 2021

The Brexit trade deal with the EU might be completed, but the type of country Britain becomes next is still to be defined - and trade rules will play a key role in shaping our future. That’s why we need to keep campaigning on trade in the months and years ahead.  

The government still says 'trust us' on chlorinated chicken. We don't.


02 November 2020

The pressure is working. This weekend, government ministers performed a U-turn and announced concessions on food standards in future trade deals.

The global south is being left at the mercy of the financial markets. We must keep campaigning to prevent a full-blown debt crisis


23 July 2020

While lockdown is easing here in Britain, across the world coronavirus cases continue to rise. In some countries, like El Salvador, health systems have been overwhelmed. In others, including parts of India, strict lockdowns have had to be reimposed in parts of the country. Across Africa, infections are rising rapidly.

Election 2019: All the main parties are competing on global justice – except for one


09 December 2019

Normally during election time it’s sad to see global issues relegated to the bottom of the political agenda. This hasn’t been the case in 2019. The party manifestos are full of pledges that we’ve been pushing for over the last few years. Here are my own highlights that I want to share – and I hope Global Justice Now supporters feel proud.

Why today's trade deals are incompatible with climate action

Talk about fiddling while Rome burns. As the G7 met at the weekend, unprecedented fires were raging in the Amazon, symbolising a climate emergency that gets more serious by the day. But while world leaders express concern about the Amazon fires, they continue to pursue the very policies which drive climate change, including ever deeper free trade deals.

Together we must hold the Johnson government to account. This is not the time to be silent.


25 July 2019

Boris Johnson has become Prime Minister, he has chosen his government and we have reasons to fear it could be severely damaging to the values we hold dear. Together, we must hold the Johnson government to account, and push the alternatives that bring us closer to the world we want.

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