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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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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Monday, February 13, 2017
By Signing CETA with Justin Trudeau, the EU Isn’t Undermining Donald Trump – They’re Helping Him
This week the European Parliament finally gets a vote on the Canada-EU trade deal CETA . It’s taken years to get to this point, and the vote is likely to be close, reflecting just how contentious global trade policies have become. Many MEPs are worried about CETA , reflecting the views of millions...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Death of the Toxic Trade Deal TPP Was Long Overdue - But Don’t Praise Trump for It
It’s good news that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead. In fact, the toxic deal – a pacific version of US-EU deal TTIP – was already dead before Trump took office. Popular pressure from trade unions and campaign groups in the US and elsewhere had killed it. Even free-trader Hillary Clinton...
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Opposition to the Canada-EU Trade Deal Has Reached a Tipping Point
It's been a bad week for the Canada-EU trade deal known as CETA. In Germany, over 300,000 protestors marched against the deal on Saturday – and they were joined by demonstrators in cities across Europe and Canada. Warfare has broken out in Germany's main centre-left party, the SPD, where the...
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Saturday, September 03, 2016
TTIP Is on the Floor, the Referee Is Counting Down...
“TTIP has failed, but nobody wants to admit it.” Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel “France is demanding the pure, simple and definitive halt of these negotiations." Trade Minister of France, Matthias Fekl We’ve had an incredible victory this week. Some of the leading proponents of the EU-...
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Monday, August 15, 2016
Three More Reasons Why We Need to Stop CETA
Last week I joined activists and campaigners from across the globe who came to Canada for the World Social Forum. A major topic of discussion was the problems with TTIP-style free trade agreements and how we can stop them. For us in Europe the big one is now CETA – the Canada-EU trade deal (...
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
A Plea to My Friends Who Want Lexit – This Is Not the Time
I’m not a great fan of the EU. Virtually all of my life is spent campaigning against its policies. Whether it be big business trade deals like the EU-US trade deal TTIP , the destructive austerity imposed on Greece or inhumane pacts with Turkey to keep refugees out of the richest part of the world...
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Friday, April 29, 2016
How Two Toxic Trade Deals Just Got a Litttle Bit Less Likely
This week, the chances of passing corporate trade deal TTIP have been dealt several more serious blows. Even chances of passing TTIP’s sister agreement CETA (the Canada-EU deal) are starting to look decidedly shaky. Here’s the key highlights of the week. The big new fact is the sheer scale of...
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