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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.

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.

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Saturday 20 and Sunday 28 September, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Family friendly animation about plant-loving Aunt Hilda vs the corporation behind a new super-plant, claiming to end world hunger

Thursday 25 and Saturday 27 September, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Documentary about a march across India by landless farmers in 2012, demanding land rights

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. 

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.

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21 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Conservation Agriculture (CA) is a farming technique that requires very little digging of the soil, the use of cover crops to increase soil fertility, and reducing chemical inputs.

20 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. The United Nations estimates that up to 75% of plant varieties were lost in the last century. Biodiversity matters because lesser known plants can hold the key to future food production.

19 September 2014

The exceptional level of grassroots engagement and energy, and the huge turnout at the polls yesterday, is an all-too-rare example of people realising their power.  This is something to be celebrated and held on to.

18 September 2014

The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty. Agroforestry is a farming system where woody perennials (trees, shrubs, bamboos) are grown together with agricultural crops and/or animals.

18 September 2014

On September 21st, the eve of an historic summit on climate change in New York, hundreds of thousands of people across the world will take to the streets to demand #ActionNotWords from global leaders.

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