Stop the power Grab: take action against the trade bill

Join a two day mobilisation to build the campaign for trade democracy, organised by Global Justice Now and War on Want. Thanks to the hard work of activists on the ground, and the brazenness of the government, trade democracy is climbing up the political agenda. Over 100 MPs have signed an EDM calling for increased... Continue Reading →

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Resistance to CETA continues

German resistance to CETA continues, despite NGOs having now largely abandoned the issue as a lost cause.  The German petition can be signed here and there is an invitation to further action (translation below): Dear supporters, bad news from the exploratory talks. The exploratory protocols tell us that the anti-democratic free trade agreement CETA should... Continue Reading →

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Strong enough to cripple a pig

The Soil Association has published a new report on threats to UK farming and food safety standards from a Trump-TIP style deal with the US, the Guardian reports.  Highlighted is the use of a crippling growth accelerator. Ractopamine, which can add three kilos of extra meat to a pig, is banned by almost every country... Continue Reading →

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Divine Trade

At a time when Trade Justice is in short supply and what little there is is under increasing threat, Divine Chocolate have decided to shout about their Fair Trade and Co-operative credentials. An ‘Owned by Cocoa Farmers’ seal on their new packaging will advertise that the company is 44% owned by the Ghanaian family  farmers... Continue Reading →

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Fight the Trade Bill!

As the Independent pointed out recently, the Belgian regional assembly of Wallonia will have more say over UK-EU trade than British Members of Parliament. Parliament is discussing the new trade bill now. Demand trade democracy! Meanwhile, Liam Fox appears to be engaged in a bizarre plan to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Again, MPs will... Continue Reading →

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Corporate giants are making medicine too expensive for the poor.  Global Justice Manchester is campaigning against Big Pharma's use of its monopoly to exploit patients.

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TTIP rising from the dead?

Why would Liam Fox want the UK to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership?  Perhaps because, in many ways, it's a clone of T-TIP, the international trade treaty that was defeated by popular protest less than two years ago. TPP is likely to: Stimulate climate change and prevent governments from protecting the environment. Enable Big Pharma to... Continue Reading →

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