The UK has more than 100 Bilateral Investment Treaties. Like TTIP and CETA, these deals allow companies to sue governments at ‘corporate court’ private international tribunals. But the development of the UK’s new trade policy provides a huge opportunity to ensure trade works for people and planet - an opportunity to secure trade justice.

Please ask your MP to sign Early Day Motion 642 on trade.

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Stagnation, oil and oligarchy: a look at today’s Algeria

23 June 2017 - 2:15pm

War on Want in the New Internationalist. Power rests in the hands of a corrupt military and political oligarchy that denies people the right to self-determination, writes War on Want's Hamza Hamouchene.

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Colombia: a win for people power

23 June 2017 - 12:30pm

They took on the government and won. After years of state neglect, the people of Buenaventura in the Colombian pacific took to the streets to demand peace and dignity. Following three weeks of intense civic strike and non-stop negotiations, they emerged victorious.

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Stagnation, oil and oligarchy: a look at today’s #Algeria by War on Want's @BenToumert for @newint https://t.co/QHXZTXMczo 1 day 7 min ago
Government acted unlawfully by restricting boycotts of #Israel https://t.co/hd1QlKATdR @SamuelOsborne93 @Independent #BDS #Palestine 1 day 35 min ago
Attempt to restrict council pension boycotts is ruled unlawful https://t.co/FhvhgT12Ic via @localgoveditors 1 day 2 hours ago