… 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.
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
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!
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.
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
We’re part of Global Justice Now, a democratic membership organisation which campaigns against inequality and injustice in the global economy. We want to see a world where ordinary people control the resources they need to live a decent life, rather than corporations and the super rich calling the shots.