Nick Dearden

Nick Dearden, photo by Genevieve Stevenson

Role

Director

Biography

As director, Nick manages the staff team and resources on behalf of Global Justice Now's members. He is also the public face of the organisation. Nick started his career at War on Want where he became a senior campaigner. He went on to be corporates campaign manager at Amnesty International UK. As director of the Jubilee Debt Campaign, he built strong relationships with campaigners in the global south. 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 UN development goals miss the point – it’s all about power


25 September 2015

Not many people enjoy the existence of poverty. Some think it’s inevitable, others that tackling it is politically impossible. But for those with ambition, an end to poverty is a worthy enough goal.

Jeremy Corbyn – and making the impossible, inevitable


18 September 2015

There are times when politics is turned on its head. In these times, what were previously considered radical ideas become mainstream. What was once regarded as set in stone, suddenly becomes fluid.

If the next Labour leader wants a fairer society, they must break the big business stranglehold on politics


09 September 2015

In just a few weeks, the Labour leadership contest has substantially shifted the political debate in Britain, challenging the policy of austerity, raising inequality as the defining issue of our times, highlighting the erosion of democracy.

Greece is for sale – and everything must go


19 August 2015

I've just had sight of the latest privatisation plan for Greece. It's been issued by something called the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund – the vehicle supervised by the European institutions, which has been tasked with selling off an eye-watering €50 billion of Greece's ‘valuable assets’.

Greece stands humiliated at the hands of neoliberal fanatics


15 July 2015

No-one will be able to blame Alexis Tsipras for the destruction of the eurozone. Far from the militant leftist portrayed in the media, Tspiras has shown himself to be excessively cautious, making concession after concession in his desire to protect the Greek people from further impoverishment.

Why the Greek referendum is relevant to people living in austerity Britain


04 July 2015

As George Osborne goes to the dispatch box next week to deliver his emergency budget, the collective voice of Greece’s people will reverberate through his mind. They will either have accepted the policies of the European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF), and assured him that fear can beat hope, that austerity will continue to be the order of the day.

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