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, September 25, 2015
The UN Development Goals Miss the Point – It’s All About Power
Not many people enjoy the existence of poverty. Some think it’s inevitable, others that tackling it is politically impossible. But for those with ambition, an end to poverty is a worthy enough goal. Naturally the self-congratulation will be in full flow this weekend, as celebrities and world...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Greece is for Sale – and Everything Must Go
I've just had sight of the latest privatisation plan for Greece . It's been issued by something called the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund –the vehicle supervised by the European institutions, which has been tasked with selling off an eye-watering €50 billion of Greece's ‘valuable assets...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Greece Stands Humiliated at the Hands of Neoliberal Fanatics
No-one will be able to blame Alexis Tsipras for the destruction of the eurozone. Far from the militant leftist portrayed in the media, Tspiras has shown himself to be excessively cautious, making concession after concession in his desire to protect the Greek people from further impoverishment...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Are the Wheels Starting to Fall Off TTIP?
In a shock vote for President Obama yesterday, the Senate blocked a bill that would have allowed him to 'fast track' trade agreements like TTIP. Although only a procedural vote, the fact that Democrats in the Senate united to dismiss the motion makes it significantly less likely that Obama will...
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Monday, April 27, 2015
Should Aid Money be Used as a Tool for Expanding Free Markets?
Ask a particularly extreme proponent of the free market how they see the future, and they might conjure up schools run by Coca-Cola and education programmes administered by Price Waterhouse Coopers. Or they might see hospitals operated as companies by nurse-entrepreneurs who compete for private...
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Friday, April 17, 2015
So TTIP Won’t Stop Public Services Being Run in the Interests of Ordinary People? Tell That to Argentina
Another week, another victory for big business over a government in a secret pseudo-court. This time it’s the turn of private water giant Suez, who successfully sued Argentina for reversing the privatisation of Buenos Aires's water supply. No matter that the country was in a state of economic...
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
If You Want to Know Why TTIP Would Be a Nightmare, Look What Just Happened in Canada
If anyone tries to convince you that TTIP is no threat to a government’s ability to protect its people, just point them to Canada. Last week, Canada’s government was successfully sued for daring to turn down a large mining quarry which threatened to cause environmental damage in Nova Scotia. It is...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
The United States of TTIP: A Big Business Constitution for Europe
The US-EU trade agreement, known as TTIP, is not just another free trade deal. It is a charter for big business, forcing lawmakers to uphold the so-called ‘rights’ of investors above every other consideration – human rights, environmental protection, democratic accountability. It is a constitution...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Who Controls Our Food?
Sympathy with organic food production is at an all-time high. Perhaps ‘It’s a nice idea, when you can afford it’ sums up the approach of many people. But extending these principles of production to the whole food system? It just doesn’t seem practical. There are an awful lot of people to feed in...
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