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17 December 2013

Today 25 "climate justice Santas" delivered a tonne of coal to HSBC in Moorgate - which reacted by shutting its doors.

16 December 2013

A new trade agreement is currently being negotiated between the US and the EU and it threatens our democracy. Guest blog post by Susanne Schuster from Brighton and Hove WDM.

12 December 2013

This blog first appeared on the New Internationalist website.

5 December 2013

The battle lines couldn’t be clearer at the WTO today – do you think ‘free trade’ is the answer to the world’s problems or must trade come second to a government’s ability to control its food system?

4 December 2013

India is leading the charge for a very modest proposal here at the WTO which will allow the government to continue a programme to make the ‘right to food’ a reality for its people. The US and EU look determined to block this proposal, even at the risk of derailing the talks.

3 December 2013

The WTO has languished for 12 years, unable to push forward its agenda of trade liberalisation in the face of opposition from Southern governments and global organising by social movements, trade unions and campaign groups.

2 December 2013

If the US had been an Asian power, small-town America would have looked like Nusa Dua, the Indonesian high-end tourist resort where this week’s World Trade Organisation summit is being held. Fresh cut lawns, stunning flower borders and the cleanest roads in the country, dotted with Hindu statues, Nusa Dua is a bubble in a country where half of the population are under or close to the poverty line.

29 November 2013

Dirty Energy Month was incredibly successful with 17 WDM groups taking part across the country. 

27 November 2013

I joined WDM four weeks ago as an intern and I must say it is an exciting time for a start, as I will be involved in a new ambitious campaign that will be launched in the new year. The campaign is rooted in global justice issues and will be about challenging the corporate control of the African food system through the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (New Alliance).

25 November 2013

In the latest debacle, speculator Armajaro has had to be rescued in a deal facilitated by the World Bank's investment arm.

22 November 2013

Nature is up for sale! If you’re quick you might just get a good price on a piece of Scottish wilderness, as the World Development has listed Loch Ness for sale on the auction site eBay. We also tried to sell Ben Nevis, but for some reason eBay removed the listing. If you miss the auction, not to worry, just head down to the World Forum on Natural Capital taking place this week in Edinburgh. At this UN-hosted conference, governments, corporations and some conservationists are continuing their discussions on putting a price on nature.

21 November 2013

As the World Forum on Natural Capital started this morning in Edinburgh, three rather dodgy looking salespeople turned up with their battered suitcase, offering to do a deal on Scottish natural landmarks.

21 November 2013

During the next 2 days, the UN is hosting an international conference in Edinburgh to put a price on nature. Join our twitterstorm.

21 November 2013

Live coverage from the World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh

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