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News

22 October 2014

Representatives from Colombia and Indonesia have arrived in London to tell the BHP Billiton board that coal-mining is destroying communities.

17 October 2014

As the European Commission concludes its consultation on biodiversity offsetting, almost 10,000 people and nearly 60 organisations (including us) have signed a letter urging the Commission not to pursue policy related to biodiversity offsetting (BO). They fear it would “harm nature and people, and give power to those who destroy nature for private profit.”

17 October 2014

Dutch journalist Caroline de Gruyter, writing for NRC Handelsblad reported that incoming European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker is said to have decided to remove the controversial investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) from TTIP, citing that it is “too late” to win on the issue, and to send a clear signal to EU citizens that he has “heard them."

9 October 2014

Protests are planned across the UK and the rest of Europe against the TTIP trade deal between the EU and the US on Saturday 11 October, as part of a day of simultaneous protests in hundreds of towns and cities.

25 September 2014

The EU and Canada are set to agree a trade deal tomorrow (26 September) branded by campaigners as ‘a disaster for democracy’. The deal will give foreign companies new powers over government decisions, and has been negotiated in secret, bypassing the British, Canadian and European parliaments.

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Events

Explore examples of how communities here and around the world are choosing to live differently. Together we can make the change.

23 Oct - 03 Nov, Countrywide

A series of talks and events to stop BHP Billiton's addiction to dirty coal. Join us.

Saturday 25 October, Southampton

When: Saturday 25 October, 11 am
Where: opposite Sprinkles (Above Bar) Southampton SO14 7PG

Unite Community Southampton Area are organising a street action, with leafleting and petitioning. Please come and join.

Wednesday 29 October, Southampton

When: Wednesday 29 October, 7 pm
Where: Itchen Lecture Theatre, Sir James Matthews Building, Solent University (Guildhall Square) Southampton SO14 7NN

Come to a public Meeting, US/EU TRADE DEAL - THE NHS FOR SALE ?

Speakers: Linda Kaucher (Stop TTIP) and Gay Lee (national steering group, Keep Our NHS Public).

Organised by Southampton People's Assembly Against Austerity, Southampton Keep Our NHS Public, and Unite Community Southampton Area

Saturday 8 November, Leeds University Union

Leeds for Change is launching with a day of films, art, workshops, talks and skillsharing. Leeds for Change promotes social change across the city, aiming to connect groups, improve access and facilitate the sharing of resources and skills amongst those who share a similar vision for Leeds.

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Blog

23 October 2014

Yesterday, at the last minute, University College London (UCL) cancelled an event about BHP Billiton in Colombia due to be held this evening. Why?

23 October 2014

You’re the government of a small South American country with a modest-sized health budget and you want to do what you can to encourage citizens to lead healthier, longer lives by dissuading them to give up smoking. Seeing the success that other countries have had with similar legislation (such as in the UK), you decide to increase the size of the health warnings on cigarette packets and clamp down on supposed ‘light’ brands. And then a huge tobacco multinational comes along and tries to sue you for millions for bringing in legislation that would harm their profits.

17 October 2014

As the European Commission concludes its consultation on biodiversity offsetting, almost 10,000 people and nearly 60 organisations (including us) have signed a letter urging the Commission not to pursue policy related to biodiversity offsetting (BO). They fear it would “harm nature and people, and give power to those who destroy nature for private profit.”

17 October 2014

Dutch journalist Caroline de Gruyter, writing for NRC Handelsblad reported that incoming European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker is said to have decided to remove the controversial investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) from TTIP, citing that it is “too late” to win on the issue, and to send a clear signal to EU citizens that he has “heard them."

16 October 2014

All over the world small-scale food producers are growing food sustainably for their local communities in spite of the threats thrown at them by the world’s elite and powerful. 

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