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News

12 August 2014

As Philip Morris threatens to sue the UK for £11 billion over plans to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes, the World Development Movement has warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would make such cases more common and less open to public scrutiny.

6 August 2014

Coca-Cola has announced it will join a scheme, financed by the UK, US and other governments, which claims it will lift 50 million people in Africa out of poverty, but which critics including the World Development Movement say puts profit before poverty reduction.

24 July 2014

Campaigners claimed today that David Cameron was trying to ‘face two ways at once’ with his promise that the government would buy more British food on the one hand, and his support of an EU-US free trade deal on the other.

17 July 2014

Campaign groups and trade unions announced plans for further protests against the TTIP deal this week, protestors were evicted from a meeting in Brussels, and negotiators appeared to make little progress in agreeing the deal.

1 July 2014

Protests are planned in more than 15 towns and cities across the UK on Saturday 12 July against the trade deal currently being negotiated between the EU and the US.

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Saturday 13 September, Nottingham

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Blog

13 August 2014

Fracking is just one example of how the corporate grip on power is getting stronger in the UK. Therefore the World Development Movement will be at Reclaim the Power camp in Blackpool this weekend to resist fracking and to link up with other movements against the corporate power grab.

13 August 2014

This August the World Development Movement will be going to Reclaim the Power in Blackpool and the Attac’s European Summer University in Paris to link up with activists from across the UK and Europe fighting against the corporate takeover of our democracy, our energy, and our food.

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8 August 2014

I met Ines Perez earlier this summer in Colombia, where I was visiting people affected by the Cerrejón coal mine. Ines is from Tabaco, a community that was brutally pulled apart by the mine. The eviction of Tabaco, or the ‘cleaning up of the community’ as it was called, was one of the darkest moments of Cerrejón’s 30 year history. It took place thirteen years ago tomorrow.

7 August 2014

The UK’s biggest coal bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group has responded to WDM’s campaign for them to kick their addiction to financing companies engaged in coal mining and coal-fired power.

6 August 2014

Yesterday, Coca Cola announced it would expand its business activities in Africa. The corporate giant announced it will increase investments in Africa by $5 billion over the next 6 years, bringing the total to $17 billion by 2020. Coca Cola is part of the latest wave of corporations moving in to Africa to secure markets, land, resources and labour which promise vast corporate profits. 

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