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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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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Monday, April 25, 2016
TTIP is a Very Bad Excuse to Vote for Brexit
The next round of talks begin on Monday in New York and Obama is worried – unless serious progress is made in coming months, his trade legacy may be doomed. The problem for the US president is selling TTIP at the same time as trying to warn against the dangers of Brexit . This is a tough ask...
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Monday, March 07, 2016
The EU-Turkey Summit Exposes Our Inhumanity to Refugees
Europe is disintegrating before our eyes. Open and democratic societies cannot be built on fear and hatred. Today the European Council is meeting to discuss giving billions of euros to the brutal Turkish government to keep the thousands of refugees trying to get to Western Europe inside Turkey. At...
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Monday, February 15, 2016
Think Corporate Tax Avoidance is Bad? It Could be About to Get Even Worse
Paying less tax than the cleaners they employ is mainstream practice for big business today. The close-to-zero tax rate of some of the world’s biggest corporations is widely acknowledged, as is the role of British territories like the Cayman Islands in helping make this possible. Less well-known is...
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Saturday, January 23, 2016
How Gates' Billions Silences Criticism of His Development Agenda
In a plutocracy, it’s no surprise that the world’s richest man is one of the most influential voices in the future of global agriculture and healthcare. What’s surprising, is how little that influence is questioned. But if you’re Bill Gates, you can afford to put most potential opponents on the...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
‘Corporate Courts’ Have Taken from the Poor and Handed to the Rich – TTIP Will Turbo-Charge This Redistribution
Huge corporations and the seriously wealthy will be the big winners from the controversial US-EU trade deal known as TTIP. That’s the implication of a new study which shows that billions of pounds have been won by giant companies like Mobil, EDF, Enron, Suez and Cargill, which have sued governments...
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Monday, January 11, 2016
Venezuela’s Food Revolution Has Fought Off Big Agribusiness and Promoted Agroecology
Just days before the progressive National Assembly of Venezuela was dissolved, deputies passed a law which lays the foundation for a truly democratic food system. The country has not only banned genetically modified seeds, but set up democratic structures to ensure that seeds cannot be privatized...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The Paris Attacks Make Climate Protests More Important Than Ever
It will be deeply ironic if climate activists from around the world are among the first to fall foul of France's emergency powers. Of course, those campaigners have nothing to do with the brutal attacks on Paris last Friday night. On the contrary, they will challenge the unequal, unsustainable and...
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Friday, October 16, 2015
TTIP Is a ‘Revolution Against International Law'
“Globalization cannot be allowed to become the grand global casino where investors rig the system to guarantee that they always win.” UN human rights expert Alfred-Maurice de Zayas doesn’t mince his words when it comes to the new generation of trade deals like TTIP. He believes the corporate court...
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