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News

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.

22 September 2014

Ninety NGOs and campaign groups have condemned the G7’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, as representatives of governments and multinational companies, including UK development secretary Justine Greening, meet in New York today to discuss the controversial scheme.

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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.

Thursday 23 October, London

Public meeting in Lewisham about the new threats posed by corporate power, in both the global north and south, and how we can challenge it.

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.

Saturday 21 February 2015, London

Global Justice Now presents…
Take back our world!

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Films • Workshops • Music • Debates • Art exhibition • Stalls

Speakers include:

  • Shalmali Guttal, Focus on the Global South (India)
  • Luciana Ghiotto, Attac Argentina
  • Nick Dearden, Global Justice Now

Plus more to be announced

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Blog

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. 

13 October 2014

Last month, members of the World Development Movement from around the country voted to change our name to Global Justice Now.

Changing our name is just one step in a bigger ‘relaunch’. This isn’t about changing our values, but expressing them more effectively. About building a bigger movement and running more high profile campaigns which can really start to change the world.

13 October 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty in Africa: The Zai pit technique originated in Mali but was adopted and modified by farmers in Burkina Faso after a particularly bad drought in 1980 which affected over 1 million people.

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