Trade transparency: make your voice count

As the government prepares laws on how we negotiate and conclude trade deals, we must ensure that transparency and democracy are at the heart of our trade agenda. From secret deals like TTIP, we saw how trade can impact all areas of life: removing our social and environmental rules, determining whether or not public services like the NHS are locked into privatisation, and granting powers to corporations to sue our government in a dystopian, secret court system.

The government says it values transparency in trade: we have until November 6 to respond to its proposals. We need trade transparency now - no more secret trade deals!

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The Ecologist: President Santos: environmental saint or sinner?

21 November 2017 - 11:00am

President Santos of Colombia recently won two international awards for championing peace and biodiversity despite criticism from campaigners who say he is "encouraging agro-industrial projects that displace local communities", writes Catherine Early at The Ecologist (20 November 2017).

Quoting War on Want's Seb Muñoz, Early writes about the controversies around Santos' contributions, including the issue of displacing indigenous people through destructive extraction industries:

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Rise, Resist, Renew: Alternatives to Mines & Money

20 November 2017 - 4:30pm

Between 25-30 November, we will be hosting frontline activists from Uganda, Philippines and Colombia to challenge the Mines and Money Conference in London – the premier space for the global mining industry and its destructive deals. Our speakers will be sharing stories of resistance, successes and alternatives to mining – and opposing mining violence and current threats from extracitivism in their communities. Join us!

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