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TTIP a ‘clear and present danger to NHS’: whole deal must be rejected

19 May 2016 - 1:45pm

The government and European Commission’s claim that the NHS is safe is complete rubbish. The NHS has always been in TTIP and the danger this deal poses to our health, medical and dental services is clear and present. 

EU planning parallel justice system for business, new leak shows

19 May 2016 - 7:30am

A leaked EU document, published today, reveals that European governments are secretly planning to introduce a special justice system for business investors across Europe.

Protest at G4S 2016 AGM

16 May 2016 - 12:45pm

Event date: Thursday 26 May 2016 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Location: Holiday Inn, Gibson Road, Sutton, SM1 2RF

KEEP THE PRESSURE UP: Join us to protest the company’s role in human rights abuses in the UK and across the world

TTIP will damage public health and climate, says official report

13 May 2016 - 6:15pm

The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the EU and USA will have negative effects on public health, jobs and the climate, according to the official impact assessment published today.

The 394-page report has taken two and a half years to complete, and provides a unique insight into the damaging social and environmental consequences of TTIP for the people of Europe and the USA.

Fashion brands failure keeps garments workers in danger

12 May 2016 - 7:00am

The Bangladesh Safety Accord has been ground-breaking in bringing together unions and brands to create safe workplaces for garment workers, but despite their commitments to making factories safer, fashion brands have failed to act.

Cameron and the 'C' word

11 May 2016 - 8:15pm

David Cameron's slur on Nigeria and Afghanistan as "fantastically corrupt" may have got him into diplomatic hot water, but there are deeper reasons why the British prime minister is not fit to host the London anti-corruption summit.

The Sykes-Picot legacy, 100 years on

11 May 2016 - 7:45am

One hundred years ago this week, a secret deal was concluded between Britain and France that plunged the Middle East into a century of bloodshed. Two colonial negotiators, Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot, agreed to carve up the Middle East between their respective countries in order to secure European control of the failing Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War. Promises of self-determination that had been made to the Arab peoples by the British in order to secure their help in defeating the Turkish occupying forces were swiftly brushed aside. Instead of national liberation, there would just be a changing of the imperial guard.

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