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

Should aid money be used as a tool for expanding free markets?


27 April 2015

Ask a particularly extreme proponent of the free market how they see the future, and they might conjure up schools run by Coca-Cola and education programmes administered by Price Waterhouse Coopers. Or they might see hospitals operated as companies by nurse-entrepreneurs who compete for private equity funds. 

So TTIP won’t stop public services being run in the interests of ordinary people? Tell that to Argentina


16 April 2015

Another week, another victory for big business over a government in a secret pseudo-court. This time it’s the turn of private water giant Suez, who successfully sued Argentina for reversing the privatisation of Buenos Aires's water supply.

Why the Daily Mail is right that aid money is wasted, but wrong that we must reduce it


13 April 2015

The Daily Mail is right to be scandalised that more than £1 billion of the aid budget ends up in British and American private consultancy firms. But for Global Justice Now, our solution is quite different from that put forward by the Mail.

The public takes back control of water in Indonesia


27 March 2015

We have just heard that the privatisation of Jakarta’s water system has been struck down by the city court. The city’s contracts with two private water corporations were declared void, on the grounds that they had failed to meet the human rights of the citizens of Jakarta.

If you want to know why TTIP would be a nightmare, look what just happened in Canada


25 March 2015

If anyone tries to convince you that TTIP is no threat to a government’s ability to protect its people, just point them to Canada.

Introducing our new magazine Ninety-Nine


09 February 2015

Why our new magazine is called Ninety-Nine: During the high times of globalisation, there was a common belief that we need not worry about the wealth of the rich, as long we made sure that the very poor were not being left behind...

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