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 answer to the EU referendum: Plan B for Europe


22 February 2016

A former Madrid slaughterhouse, renovated to show the awe-inspiring beauty of its architectural design, was last weekend’s venue for the rebuilding of Europe.

If you’re worried about our sovereignty, read the German judges’ damning indictment of TTIP


03 February 2016

A group of German judges have just dealt a serious blow to the European Commission’s desperate TTIP ‘compromise’.

How Gates' billions silences criticism of his development agenda


22 January 2016

In a plutocracy, it’s no surprise that the world’s richest man is one of the most influential voices in the future of global agriculture and healthcare. What’s surprising is how little that influence is questioned. But if you’re Bill Gates, you can afford to put most potential opponents on the payroll too.

‘Corporate courts’ have taken from the poor and handed to the rich – TTIP will turbo-charge this redistribution


19 January 2016

Huge corporations and the seriously wealthy will be the big winners from the controversial US-EU trade deal known as TTIP.

Venezuela’s food revolution has fought off big agribusiness and promoted agroecology


11 January 2016

Just days before the progressive National Assembly of Venezuela was dissolved, deputies passed a law which lays the foundation for a truly democratic food system. The country has not only banned genetically modified seeds, but set up democratic structures to ensure that seeds cannot be privatised and indigenous knowledge cannot be sold off to corporations.

2015 was a big year for us – and we’re not stopping in 2016


23 December 2015

Thanks to you, 2015 has been quite a year. I can’t believe it’s only 12 months since we changed from World Development Movement into Global Justice Now. During that year we’ve had some spectacular successes.  Here are my personal highlights.

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