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This Changes Everything: film screening on Monday 22nd February


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Global Justice Brighton & Hove are proud to present an OurScreen showing of the acclaimed documentary This Changes Everything, based on the best-selling book by Naomi Klein

We’re hoping to screen the film at 9pm on Monday 22nd February 2016. But we need to sell 55 advance tickets to make it happen before we’ll be able to show the film at the Duke’s at Komedia cinema on Gardner Street in the North Laine.

Tickets are available from the OurScreen website at £10 each so please do buy in advance and then tell your friends.

Once our screening’s confirmed, come along early on the night to grab a drink and some food, meet like-minded people, and – if you’re interested – find out more about how to get involved in the Brighton campaigning scene. Then stay for the film and leave fired up and ready for change!

You can also tell us you’re coming and ask questions via our Facebook event page here.

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What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

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Royal Pavilion TTIP banner drop


Posted by on 12 October 2015 at 3:18 pm | No Comments »

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On the latest international day of action against the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership – which saw 250,000 people marching in Berlin – Global Justice Brighton & Hove dropped a banner outside Brighton’s iconic Royal Pavilion to protest at the highly controversial trade negotiations between the European Union and the USA.

The banner with the legend “#STOPTTIP” remained in place for several minutes before the protestors were ejected by the Pavilion’s security team.

“We came here today to alert our fellow Brighton residents of the dangers posed by the potentially devastating Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP,” said Anna Cartwright, one of the campaigners.

She continued, “Over three million European citizens have signed a self-organised petition against this secretive trade deal, which will benefit huge corporations at the expense of ordinary citizens, and yet the juggernaut of trade negotiations still continues.”

Under the terms of the trade deal, currently-banned food products will be allowed to enter the market, the National Health Service could be opened up to private tender, and legislation intended to protect the environment will be quashed.

Also coming under fire from protesters is CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement), which will allow further privatisation of public services, and will pave the way for multinational corporations to sue governments in private courts over policy changes that will affect their profits.

Anna said, “Both deals are a direct attack on democracy, as they will give corporations massively increased influence over government policy in areas such as healthcare, food safety and the environment.”

“However, many individuals, groups and organisations have been working tirelessly across Europe and the United States to ensure that the trade deal and its contents are brought into the public eye, such as today’s international action and our banner drop this afternoon.”

“We had a great response from passers-by, many of whom were unaware until today of the many trade negotiations taking place in the European Union without consultation of its citizens.”

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Give corporate-controlled energy the boot!


Posted by on 26 July 2015 at 1:04 pm | No Comments »

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Here we are on 25th July on Brighton beach before we started our game of giant monopoly where the Hat (big business) gets to privatise our basic services and take money away from the Boot (the rest of us). Now UK aid money’s being used to support electricity privatisation in Nigeria – find out more & give corporate-controlled energy the boot! http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/campaigns/climate-and-energy

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Angry? Disillusioned? Fearful for the future?


Posted by on 9 May 2015 at 8:03 am | No Comments »

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… Don’t be!

Come to our next monthly meeting – get inspired, get organised and get ready to fight for a fairer world.

We CAN succeed, but we CAN’T do it alone. Join Brighton & Hove’s campaign for global justice. It’s time for a change.

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No TTIP! Our “Carrot of Lies” street theatre & stall


Posted by on 19 April 2015 at 8:28 am | No Comments »

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On a beautiful sunny afternoon we took to the streets of Brighton as part of the International Day of Action on TTIP, along with a businesswoman peddling false promises of jobs in the form of a giant carrot of lies.
We gave out flyers, talked to people, and added tons of signatures to the European Citizens’ Intitiative petition. We also had time for a bit of street theatre too, as our businesswoman dangled her carrot above the heads of shoppers promising that the trade treaty will bring in jobs – when the reality is that it will destroy many of our hard-fought-for democratic rights.
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#noTTIP banner drop on Brighton beach


Posted by on 2 December 2014 at 4:26 pm | No Comments »

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Here are some photos from the excellent #noTTIP banner drop on Brighton beach & pier in November. Earlier in the day, a stall on London Road attracted tons of attention from Brightonians eager to sign the European petition and find out more about the trade treaty that will put yet more power in to the hands of big corporations

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European Day of Action on TTIP


Posted by on 2 November 2014 at 4:59 pm | No Comments »

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On a rainy Saturday afternoon in October, a coalition of Sussex-based campaigning groups again took to the streets of Brighton to protest at TTIP, the latest assault on our democracy. We held ‘The Great Corporate Puppet Show’, as businesspeople attempted to take control of public services and the environment, alongside hundreds of other protests taking place across the European Union.

TTIP will give unprecedented powers to corporations, giving them the right to sue national governments, and will slash hard-fought-for regulation. If agreed, TTIP would make it easier for western companies and governments to push deregulation and neoliberal economic policies on poorer countries, worsening poverty and inequality.

Together, we can defeat this insidious piece of legislation. Come to our next WDM meeting and join the battle for global justice!

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Brighton & Hove say NO to TTIP!


Posted by on 12 July 2014 at 1:21 pm | 1 Comment »

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Caroline Lucas MP, Keith Taylor MEP, and over 100 people turned out today to our noTTIP protest. We had a boxing match between big business and citizens’ rights, inspirational speakers and representatives from a plethora of campaigning groups including Defend our NHS, Food Sovereignty Sussex, Brighton & Hove Left Unity, Brighton Women Against the Cuts, Frack Free Sussex and Brighton & Hove Green Party. We marched to the clock tower, we gave out flyers, collected signatures, booed, cheered  and boxed.

Many thanks to all who gave up their Saturday to protest at the biggest corporate power grab in a decade. Alone, we can do nothing. Together, we can stop this deal once and for all.

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noTTIP national day of action in Brighton Sat 12th July


Posted by on 25 June 2014 at 4:18 pm | No Comments »

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Join us as part of a national day of action to say a huge NO to TTIP. We’ll be meeting on New Road, Brighton (opposite the Theatre Royal) at 11am.

We’re going to have a ‘boxing match’ between two unevenly matched opponents – Citizens’ Rights in one corner, and Big Business in the other, and we need YOU to lend support, talk to people, and tell everybody just exactly why we’re giving up our Saturday to be there. (We’ll have flyers to give out, a petition to Busines Secretary Vince Cable to be signed, placards to hold and badges to wear)

TTIP are the corporate-backed trade negotiations taking place between the USA and the EU that will mean corporations can sue governments and puts many of our citizens’ rights in danger.

Whether your interest is in the environment, in the NHS, or in civil liberties in general, it’s vital that we stand together in this and demand our government halt negotiations right now.

The event’s being co-ordinated by World Development Movement, but we really would like people from as many interested groups as possible to commit to coming. (have a look at our Facebook event page)

All the best, and see you there!

WDM Brighton & Hove

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Corporate Interests vs Citizens’ Rights – you decide who wins (for once)


Posted by on 12 December 2013 at 6:22 pm | No Comments »

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Heard about the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership? Neither had we until a month ago. These under-publicised negotiations currently taking place between the EU and the USA plan to create a huge free trade zone between the two blocs.

However, the most insidious part of the treaty is that it will give corporations the right to sue governments.

What this comes down to is that if we manage to campaign our government for a change in the law – whether that be with regards environmental protection, health care provision, in fact, anything that means a corporation will lose the chance to make their usual profits, they will then have the right to sue that government for compensation.

The tribunals will be decided on by corporate lawyers. In secret. It is the very antithesis of democracy.

Sounds insane, but it’s true. And it’s happened before where there have been other trade treaties. It’s happening right now, across the world.

Strangely, nobody has consulted us on whether we want our sovereignty signed away to corporations. So we decided to take a tug-of-war to the streets of Brighton and ask people to take part to decide who ought to win – big business or citizens’ rights.

As well as winning the struggle for democracy (hooray!), we also got hundreds of signatures on our petition to be sent to Business Secretary Vince Cable, and a full-colour feature in local paper The Argus.

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