Meeting dates for your diary:
- 22nd March
- 26th April
- 7th June
- 19th July
- 6th September
- 18th October
- 29th November
- 18th December
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 1st February, starting at 8:15 pm in The Marine, Marine Parade, Saltburn.
All welcome but get in touch if you would like to come along in case there has been a need to change the meeting date.
Hopefully the weather will be alright for us to get together this evening for a Christmas social. We had to cancel our November meeting, on the day, due to icy roads.
Dates for our 2018 meetings will be coming shortly.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 30th November, starting at 8.15 pm in the Marine Hotel, Marine Parade, Saltburn.
If you would like to come and join our discussion about the latest Global Justice campaigns then please get in touch for directions.
Cleveland GJN group are meeting on Thursday 26th October, starting at 8.15pm, to see how we can take forward the fight for trade democracy.
So that we can view a presentation to help with the discussion we are meeting at ‘Heatherley’, Dikes Lane, Great Ayton TS9 6HG. All welcome to come and join in the discussion. For directions phone 01642 723137.
If you are not able to attend but want to take action then look at the ideas on the Global Justice Now website – www.globaljustice.org.uk/twenty-ways-fight-trade-democracy
We went through the main issues in September’s Think Global.
Trade Democracy Trade has been in the news a lot over the summer.There have been quite a lot of references to ‘chlorine washed chicken’ which seems to be building on the previous TTIP campaigning. There has also been a lot of concern about Trump refusing to condemn neo-Nazis. Despite that it seems that a UK-US trade deal is essential for Brexit to take place and there is the real concern of opening the NHS up to US healthcare corporations. The US trade deal is being given the highest profile but there are also working groups with other countries. All of these proposed deals are being discussed in secrecy.
New Resources on Trade There is a new booklet called ‘Twenty ways to fight for trade democacy’. GJN has also developed a workshop called ‘Trading with Trump’ and there is a new powerpoint and talk.
Meeting with our MP’s This is a key moment to set up a meeting with our MP’s. Previously trade deals have been dealt with by MEP’s. We should give MP’s a copy of the ‘Giving Away Control’ briefing and ask them to sign EDM128.
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.