Protect Local Democracy

The government has proposed changes to the way local authorities in England and Wales invest their members’ pension funds. Under the plans, central government would have the power to veto investment decisions made by democratically elected local authorities.

This is an attack on local democracy.

Take action now: Tell your MP to speak up to protect local democracy.

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Canada trade deal threatens food safety

29 August 2016 - 3:00pm

EU-Canada trade deal CETA is a major threat to UK food safety, a new report published by War on Want and allies in Europe and Canada warns today.

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a major trade deal negotiated in secret over five years between Canada and the European Union (EU).

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Colombia: Peace accord signed

25 August 2016 - 12:45pm

The signing of the accord is an historic moment. The survivors of violence and human rights abuses, who have long been at the forefront of the struggle for peace and justice, know only too well that the prospect of peace in Colombia does not rest solely on a deal done between the rebel groups and the state. Many more people have a stake.

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Fantastic piece on #ISDS 'corporate courts' by Buzz Feed's @ChrisDHamby https://t.co/7Ip7Ak294k #NoTTIP #TPP #CETA https://t.co/VvQbHz0Iep 4 hours 22 min ago
A new report published with allies working against #CETA - our food safety is at risk. #StopCETA #NoTTIP https://t.co/jHhNvfiEOn 5 hours 49 min ago
#TTIP maybe failed.. but we still have #CETA - the EU Canada deal to stop. Act here https://t.co/crf5UGkKAe #NoTTIP https://t.co/ThvxJf0qNp 1 day 2 hours ago