Transparency and democracy in UK trade deals

As Parliament returns with a trade bill atop its agenda, we have a unique chance to ensure that transparency and democracy are at the heart of UK trade deals. Modern trade deals affect all areas of life, from environmental rules, to public services like the NHS and even whether or not our government can be sued – at taxpayer expense - for public interest policies that affects investors’ profits. 

Under our current rules, Parliament has no say about what's in trade deals, and it can't vote them down either.  The government has not committed to ensuring Parliament will have a say in UK trade deals - this is the chance to make sure that if the government negotiates another TTIP, we can know about it and we can stop it!

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National action for trade democracy

23 November 2017 - 2:30pm

Join a two day mobilisation to build the campaign for trade democracy, organised by Global Justice Now and War on Want.

Thanks to the hard work of activists on the ground, and the brazenness of the government, trade democracy is climbing up the political agenda. Over 100 MPs have signed an EDM calling for increased parliamentary scrutiny over trade deals. The SNP are calling for Scotland to have its own trade policy. People don’t want chlorinated chicken flooding UK supermarkets. Now is the time to strengthen the campaign for trade democracy.

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Watch videos of "Paradises of the Earth" Web Documentary - Tunisia

23 November 2017 - 8:15am

First Episode - Gabes: Watch now!

This episode follows an international solidarity caravan to the first stop of the trip: the mediterranean oasis of Gabes in southern #Tunisia, where the installation of a chemical phosphate factory on its shores caused an ecocide deeply impacting fishing, agriculture, water resources and people's livelihoods.

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