Nick Dearden

Nick Dearden

Nick Dearden is the director of Global Justice Now (formerly World Development Movement) and former director of Jubilee Debt Campaign.

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Friday, April 23, 2021
The Pandemic Has Shown Pfizer Is Obsessed With Profits—Not Saving Lives
Pfizer is the corporation that has profited most from Covid-19 vaccines to date. Pfizer uses its power to aggressively defend and extend its patents. The total sales for the Pfizer vaccine will likely exceed $30 billion in 2021 alone . Pfizer shares its profits with its partner company—which means...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson receives the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine administered by nurse and Clinical Pod Lead, Lily Harrington at St.Thomas' Hospital on March 19, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Frank Augstein-WPA Pool/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Greed Drove Big Pharma Companies to Privatize Vaccines Developed With Public Resources
On the anniversary of the United Kingdom's first lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic, as candles were lit in doorways and the country mourned 125,000 deaths, the prime minister was in the mood for gloating. "The reason we have the vaccine success is because of capitalism, because of greed my...
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Bottles of a trial Covid-19 vaccine on a table in a lab in Brussels on June 18, 2020. (Photo: Vincent Kalut/Photonews via Getty Images) Views
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Charity Won't End Vaccine Apartheid—Only Challenging Big Pharma's Patents and Profits Will
Late last week, the leaders of the most powerful countries on earth seemed to have been infected with a bout of internationalism. Ahead of a G7 meeting hosted by the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for a speeding up of vaccine development and more support to COVAX, the body...
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A view of members taking part on-screen during an unusual G20 Leaders' Summit to discuss the international COVID-19 crisis on March 26, 2020 in Canberra, Australia (Gary Ramage —Pool/Getty Images) Views
Monday, April 27, 2020
Don't Delay Developing World Debt—Cancel It
Even before coronavirus started spreading around the world, dozens of developing counties were already close to a debt crisis . Lebanon and Argentina have already defaulted on their debts this year; Ecuador and Zambia are on the edge. Behind them, a large group of countries could be pushed into...
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They make a mockery of Boris Johnson’s manifesto pledge to protect British public services and standards—that would be absolutely impossible under the type of trade deal being discussed here. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Leaked US Trade Talks Show How Trump Is Dictating Johnson's Approach to a Hard Brexit
The cat is out of the bag: Boris Johnson is dancing to Donald Trump’s tune, regardless of the damage this might cause to Britain. His promises to maintain Britain’s ‘high standards’ after Brexit are not worth the paper they’re written on. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from a set of...
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In this 13 July 2018 file photo a six-metre cartoon baby blimp of the US president Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his 2018 visit to London. (Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Views
Monday, June 03, 2019
This May Feel Like the 1930s, But History Doesn’t Have to Repeat Itself
In the 1930s, capitalism needed a ‘Plan B’. Faced with mass disaffection after the financial crash of 1929, and a growing communist movement which threatened to nationalise property and expropriate profits, capital faced an unprecedented, existential crisis. Fascism provided the escape route. Sure...
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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Amid Brexit Chaos, Britain's Political System Finally Implodes
Theresa May surely by now symbolises the phrase "bad day at the office". O n Wednesday night , having spent months negotiating the deal by which Britain will leave the European Union next March, May had a gruelling five-hour meeting with her cabinet. That evening, she told the nation that agreement...
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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Could Britain's Labour Party Under Corbyn Hold the Answer to Europe's Woes?
For over 40 years, Britain has pushed extreme, free-market policies in the European Union ( EU ). While the EU has delivered, for Britain, better workers' rights, cleaner air and water, and more enforceable human rights, Britain has consistently argued against the regulation of big business and big...
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Sunday, July 09, 2017
G20 Is Desperately Trying to Save a Failed World Order
The Hamburg G20 might go down in history as the moment the international elite just couldn't hold it together any longer. For years, leaders of the most powerful countries have come together to cooperate on how to run the world: the G6, G7, G8, G20. Their watchword was stability. "The tectonic...
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Friday, June 09, 2017
After the UK General Election – We Must Write the Script for What Comes Next
In the last six weeks we’ve seen that change is possible. The general election was called because the prime minister insisted there was too much opposition to her plans in parliament. We were told that this general election was going to go in one direction. The most powerful media in the country...
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