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 death of the toxic trade deal TPP was long overdue - but don’t praise Trump for it


25 January 2017

It’s good news that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead. In fact, the toxic deal – a pacific version of US-EU deal TTIP – was already dead before Trump took office. Popular pressure from trade unions and campaign groups in the US and elsewhere had killed it. Even free-trader Hillary Clinton turned against it during her campaign.

We must stop ‘hard’ Brexit – and we still have the chance to do so


25 January 2017

Global Justice Now welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court that parliament must have a role in the triggering of Article 50. Brexit represents the biggest constitutional change for Britain since the Second World War. It is only right that the people and their representatives play the fullest possible role in mapping out how this will happen and what it will look like.

Ten things you helped us achieve in the last year


29 December 2016

2016 may be a year you’d rather forget. But as politics changes beyond recognition, sometimes in frightening ways, let’s remember that together we won some incredible victories in 2016 as well. So let’s take some time to celebrate these achievements, and draw strength from them.

This isn’t what aid should look like - A fresh wave of controversy for the CDC Group


09 December 2016

No aid group can claim that all of its work is one hundred percent effective. It isn’t an exact science, any more than running a public service or a business. Mistakes will be made, the important thing is to learn from them.

Toxic trade deals like TTIP have given Trump oxygen – we can defeat them both


16 November 2016

Corporate trade deals like the US-EU agreement TTIP have been cynically exploited by Donald Trump to win the presidency of the United States. He has used those deals to show that the political system has been corrupted by big business. But Donald Trump will not stop this corporate corruption – he will make it far worse.

Syria: the self-interested meddling of foreign states has created a generation-long war


11 November 2016

As we have watched the terrible bombing of Aleppo in recent weeks it has become clear that international rules, designed to limit suffering during conflict, have been blatantly and consistently violated. The longer this terrible conflict continues, the more likely it is that those rules will be discarded forever.

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