National action for trade democracy

23 November 2017 - 2:30pm
Event

Join a two day mobilisation in February 2018 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.

Through education, protest, a mass lobby of MPs, and building relationships among activists and campaigners across the country, this two-day mobilisation will do exactly that.

  • When:  Monday 5- Tuesday 6 February 2018
  • Where: In and around the City of London

The Plan

Monday 5 February (in and around the City of London, starting around lunchtime)

  • Trade impact tour: take a walk around London hot spots to unveil the real impact that the next raft of free trade deals could have locally.
  • Public meeting: ‘Trading with Trump: a post Brexit nightmare?’ A panel discussion to debate the latest developments in trade deal negotiations. Speakers tbc.
  • Trade activists meet-up: join other activists to talk trade politics over some food and a social.

Tuesday 6 February (based in and around parliament)

  • Trade democracy demo: we’ll gather in a central location with banners, chants and speakers to make our views known.
  • Mass lobby of MPs: meet your MP, present the arguments for trade democracy and try and convince them to support our key demands. There will be support in lobbying skills before this.

We’re encouraging people to come for the full mobilisation, but obviously not everyone will be able to do so, and each event will work as a stand-alone activity as well. We may be able to subsidise your travel from other parts of the UK. If you're interested in joining these events, please email Nadia at nidle@waronwant.org

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