Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor is campaigner for Global Justice Now where he focuses on international trade, including opposition to the TTIP and similar deals. He previously worked for the Joint Council for the Welfare of immigrants and before that for anti-capitalist group Globalise Resistance.

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Saturday, October 01, 2016
TTIP May be Dead, But We’re Still Facing TTIP by the Back Door
The architects of the current wave of trade deals have embarked on a desperate ploy to salvage something from the death of their flagship treaty. Sacrificing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP in order to get CETA (the close relation of TTIP, a deal between the EU and Canada...
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Friday, May 20, 2016
Big Tobacco Lost to Australia over Plain Packaging - but That Doesn't Mean Corporate Courts 'Work'
Late last year tobacco company Philip Morris International’s (PMI) attempted to sue the Australian government for billions over the introduction of plain packing of cigarettes. This court case happened in a secretive court system, just like the one that they are trying to introduce in the EU-USA...
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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
TTIP’s Looking a Lot Less Likely, But We’re Still Not Safe from Toxic Trade Deals
Could things get any worse for TTIP? On Monday the hugely damaging leak of consolidated texts confirmed exactly what everyone had feared about the deal, with all its massively pro-corporate provisions on display for everyone to see. And then the following day the French government launched one of...
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Monday, February 22, 2016
Five Reasons Why the TTIP Talks Are Looking a Bit Wobbly
The twelfth round of negotiations for TTIP, the biggest trade deal of them all, starts today in Brussels. The impacts of TTIP are disturbing and well documented elsewhere on this site, but we are seeing signs of panic setting in on the pro-TTIP side of the fence. They’re right to panic. 1) TTIP is...
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Thursday, January 07, 2016
Trans-Canada Sue US Government for $15 Billion over Tar Sands Pipeline Cancellation
In a dramatic example of the powers assumed by the corporate world through trade deals, energy infrastructure corporation TransCanada commenced legal actions yesterday against the US president for cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Keystone XL was designed to carry tar sands oil from...
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Monday, August 31, 2015
Let's Not Do the "Good Migrants/Bad Migrants" Thing
In the debate about immigration, there is a tendency amongst progressives and liberals to try to protect the reputation of refugees at the expense of (economic) migrants. One might understand a media outlet examining the difference between refugees and migrants, as Al Jazeera did in a pretty...
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Friday, June 05, 2015
What We've Learnt about the TiSA Leaks So Far
Across the world there is outrage at what is being decided in secret on our behalves. A huge leak of documents, marked with the opinions and edits of negotiators from many different countries, from the TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) has appeared on Wikileaks . The first lesson here is the...
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