Please consider attending this important event which has been organised by Global Justice Now in partnership with Hope not Hate.It will be held at the Friends Meeting House 22 School Lane, Liverpool,L1 3BT.
This workshop focuses on the techniques needed to bring people around to a different way of thinking, and how to effectively and respectfully navigate challenging conversations about immigration and multiculturalism.
There is no charge for attending the event. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
It is essential however to register for the event which you can do by visiting the following link where you will find further information about the purpose and content of the course:
If you have any questions about the course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing many of you there
We want to invite you to a very important talk and discussion at
The Casa Club, 29 Hope St, Liverpool, L1 9BQ(0151) 709 2148 on what is happening with this new Africa Alliance and how we can show solidarity with the small farmers who are affected.
Dan has just recently returned from a fact finding visit to Tanzania to gather important research on how the Tanzanian farmers are fighting back successfully against the Big Corporations that are trying to grab control of land, seeds and soil.
On the other side passionate small-scale farmers are strengthening their networks and deepening pre-existing knowledge in an attempt to keep control of their resources.
Also, a gentle reminder to please note the early start: 6.30pm sharpish as our guest speaker has to get a train before 9.00pm due to a prior early commitment next day – but, of course we can continue discussion ’til 9.00.
A year ago the EU and Canada finished negotiating a toxic trade deal, known as CETA, that includes a secret corporate court system that would allow big business to sue our government for things like raising the minimum wage or denying fracking applications.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have already admitted that these corporate courts are very problematic. We need to remind them that this means they have to vote against CETA.
CETA is in many ways similar to the more well-known EU-US trade agreement, TTIP. It poses a major threat to our public services, local jobs, the environment, and to the safety of our food.
Email your MEPs now and tell them to stop CETA
Dan Illes with a group to Tanzanian farmers on his recent Fact Finding visit to Tanzania
Dan will speak at our event on 27th April in Liverpool
On 27th April we have a great opportunity to hear Dan Illes on how the farmers in Tanzania are fighting back against the new agribusiness corporations stitchup and land grab of their assets and live hoods.
The central venue for this important meeting is yet to be decided.
Here’s what Dan will be talking about on the evening:
Tanzania is a country at forefront of the global battle for control over our food. On one side corporations are lining up to seize control over the country’s land, seeds and soil. On the other side passionate small-scale farmers are strengthening their networks and deepening pre-existing knowledge in an attempt to keep control of their resources.
For this reason, Dan Illes from Global Justice Now spent 10 days traveling around the country with the job of collecting stories and finding out how we can offer our solidarity to the growing food sovereignty movement. In this talk Dan will guide you through the main players in struggle over Tanzania’s food system and discuss the wider context in Africa and around the world
An Invitation to St Michael’s Social Centre –( the Irish Centre) West Derby Road- Come along at 9.30 pm— (Yes, IT IS 9.30pm) tonight to listen to some Irish Music and song
This is a late notification -anyybody free- yes, still sitting in tonight -Friday Night!!! — An Invitation to St Michael’s Social Centre –( the Irish Centre) West Derby Road- Come along at 9.30 pm— (Yes, IT IS 9.30pm) tonight to listen to some Irish Music and song – show solidarity and raise funds for Liverpool Friends of Palestine (LFOP)who are promoting and supporting a Palestinian Women’s Football Team who will be visiting and playing games in UK very soon.
Here is great publicity for our Immigration – the difficult questions discussed – Works at Quakers on Saturday 25th February at 10.00pm
STOP TRUMP LIVERPOOL.
Details are finalised.
Monday, February 20th. Liverpool Lime Street steps.
Joined by One Day Without Us, Defend Migrants 6:15pm.
Planning meeting at Jack Jones House at 7pm for those who wish to be involved in the build up for President Trump’s state visit.
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Thanks to Ed Lewis’s help we have an Eventbrite page where you can register and obtain free tickets for this event.
Corporations vs farmers: the struggle for Tanzania’s food system
- The Casa Club, 29 Hope St, Liverpool, L1 9BQ
Tanzania is at the forefront of the global battle for control over our food. On one side corporations are lining up to seize control over the country’s land, seeds and soil. On the other side, small-scale farmers are strengthening their networks and deepening their knowledge in an attempt to keep control of their resources.
Dan Iles, food sovereignty campaigner at Global Justice Now, works in solidarity with activists trying to defend their food systems across the world. Dan will discuss his recent solidarity tour to Tanzania, collecting stories from local farmers and learning about how we can act in solidarity with the growing food sovereignty movement.
Join Dan for a discussion about the struggle over Tanzania’s food system and the wider context – in Africa, the UK, and around the world.
Organised by Global Justice Merseyside.
For more information about the event or Global Justice Merseyside email Kathleen Zimak: email@example.com.
Global Justice Now has uncovered evidence to show that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s activities are directly benefitting big business.
With assets of $43.5 billion the foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the world. It is arguably the most influential player on issues of global health and agriculture, and distributes more aid for global health than any government.
The trend to involve business in addressing the world’s problems is increasingly part of international development aid. The UK government is a keen advocate and has been strongly criticised by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact for pursuing this model without ensuring that partnerships with business actually make a difference to poverty and inequality.
Follow the link: http://action.globaljustice.org.uk/ea-action/
or you could adapt this letter and post Shephen Twigg MP at the House of Commons: Dear Rt Hon Stephen Twigg MP
With assets of $43.5 billion, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the world. It is arguably the most influential actor on issues of global health and agriculture, and distributes more aid for global health than any government.
This influence has earned the foundation a place in the regular reporting of aid to the global south, as compiled by the OECD. But this has not been matched with the corresponding accountability and scrutiny to the public that we have in aid programmes run by governments. At present, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is obliged to only report its high level financial figures to the US government and its programmes are not subject to independent or public evaluation.
Global Justice Now’s recent report Gated Development highlights serious concerns about the foundation’s close relationship with corporations and its promotion of private sector solutions to poverty and inequality, despite evidence to suggest these are not effective.
Although business is playing an ever greater role in international development, in a recent review of the relationship between business and the UK’s Department for International Development, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact is highly critical of how this is failing to benefit people living in poverty.
I ask that the UK’s International Development Select Committee conducts an inquiry into the Department for International Development’s relationship with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to assess the impact and effectiveness of any joint activity in addressing poverty and inequality.
Email the chair of the International Development Select Committee, Stephen Twigg MP, asking the committee to investigate the relationship between DfID and the Gates Foundation.
Please tell Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Liz Truss to listen to people, not big business, and vote against the relicensing of glyphosate.
Follow this link:
and tell Liz Truss that we want to ban this relicensing of this toxic substance from Monsanto called Roundup at the earliest possible date.
The EU is soon to renew the license for glyphosate, a chemical weed killer – best known as Monsanto’s Roundup – that the World Health Organisation has found to probably cause cancer. Yet the chemical is now so widespread that traces are found in one out of every three loaves of bread consumed in the UK.
Relicensing a product that puts our health at risk, but makes millions in profits for Monsanto, is another example of the corporate control of our food system which many of us are resisting across the world.