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News

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.

11 September 2014

The European Commission has today rejected a proposal from an alliance of European campaigners to hold a ‘European Citizens' Initiative’ against the EU-US and EU-Canada trade deals, known as TTIP and CETA. This decision prevents citizens from forcing the Commission to review its policy on the deals and to hold a hearing in the European parliament.

11 September 2014

The World Development Movement and War on Want have branded a trade deal being negotiated between Canada and the EU as ‘a threat to democracy’. They have joined trade unions and other campaigners to call on business secretary Vince Cable to remove a controversial clause from the deal which will give Canadian companies new powers to sue the British government.

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.

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Events

Sunday October 5, Edinburgh

After the referendum, let’s continue the debate about fairness, equality and power here in Scotland and globally. An open space discussion for everyone about opportunities for change in Scotland and the world.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs.The Climate

The event will be introduced by Dame Vivienne Westwood, designer, activist and founder of Climate Revolution. As part of COIN's climate conversations series from across the political spectrum. 

Tuesday 14 October

6 Billion Ways returns to Rich mix in London with a free film night exploring the various assaults on democracy and justice that TTIP represents.

16-17 October, Glasgow

WDM's director Nick Dearden will be speaking at Nourish Scotland's debate and conference looking at what climate change, GMO crops, land grabs, and globalisation mean for farmers in India, Malawi and the Caribbean and how to increase food sovereignty.

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

30 September 2014

Stop the corporate power grab
11 October 2014

Call to action:
TTIP is a so-called ‘free trade’ deal currently being negotiated by the EU and US. This deal will give big business more power over our society, our environment, our public services, and our democracy.

29 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Mulching is a key technique in agroecology

29 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Likoti means ‘holes’ in Sesotho (one of 11 official Lesotho languages)

26 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty: Agriculture currently employs about 65% of Africa’s population

26 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. There are large number of agroecological projects taking place across Kenya.

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