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.

>>> Email Nick
>>> Follow Nick on Twitter

Latest posts

Tax justice and why little has changed since Heart of Darkness


10 August 2016

In 1899, Joseph Conrad wrote a novel which starts in the ever-so-civilised London of the late nineteenth century. It’s called Heart of Darkness, many of you will know it, and essentially it’s about a trader from a transnational corporation, who journeys upriver in Congo to buy ivory, and ends up worshipped as a tyrannical god in the middle of the jungle. 

We’re leaving the EU, but we’re not giving up


24 June 2016

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union opens up a world of uncertainty. It will take some time before we know what the full impact will be. It could be years before we fully exit but the leave vote represents a significant victory for the politics of fear and hate that dominated the campaign.

This is not about Britain vs the EU - but the people vs big business

Minutes just leaked from an obscure EU meeting show Cameron’s government is pushing to implement a dangerous trade deal called CETA without parliamentary consent.

How TTIP and CETA got a little bit less likely last week


29 April 2016

This week, the chances of passing corporate trade deal TTIP have been dealt several more serious blows. Even chances of passing TTIP’s sister agreement CETA (the Canada-EU deal) are starting to look decidedly shaky.

Here’s the key highlights of the week.

Global Justice Now members say: Stay in to change Europe


07 March 2016

Britain’s membership of the European Union has already started to consume political and media attention. So last month we asked our members and local groups what position they thought we should take on a referendum which threatens to marginalise other campaigning for the next four months.

The EU-Turkey summit exposes our inhumanity to refugees


07 March 2016

Europe is disintegrating before our eyes. Open and democratic societies cannot be built on fear and hatred.

Pages