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Sick of corporate greed – It’s time to put people before profit in the global drug industry

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Speakers: Sibongile Tshabalala, deputy general secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa James O’Nions, head of activism at Global Justice Now

7pm, Wednesday 8 November Friends Meeting House, 25 Clarendon Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JD

More info and book your free place >>

In spite of medical advances, millions of people around the world suffer and die from treatable conditions because they cannot afford to pay for expensive medicine.

Drug companies can charge runaway prices because new drugs are protected by legal monopolies. This model has made the pharmaceutical industry the most profitable in the world.

The companies justify high prices by claiming they need to recoup their research and development costs. But nine of the top ten pharmaceutical companies spend more on marketing than on research and development. And the majority of innovative early-stage research is actually publicly-funded.

We say it’s time to put people before profit in the global drug industry.

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Green Festival 2017

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Playing Corporate Monopoly at the Nottingham Green Festival.  Like life it’s rigged in favour of corporations, but sometimes the little people win.image2

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Precarious Trajectories

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We will be screening the film Precarious Trajectories, followed by a discussion with the director, Simon Parker, on Monday 19th June from 7:30 to 9 at the Friends Meeting House, 25 Clarendon Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JD.  All are welcome.

The film is set on location in Libya, Italy and Greece during 2015-2016, at the height of the Mediterranean migration crisis. It focuses on the perilous sea crossings that hundreds of thousands of refugees have undertaken in recent years in order to arrive at what they hope will be the safer shores of Europe through the eyes of Ruha from Syria and Ahmed from Somalia.

The film itself is 35 minutes, to be followed by a discussion led by the director, Simon Parker. It is free, but it will be helpful to know numbers, so please book tickets at

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Having difficult conversations about migration

Posted by on 20 March 2017 at 4:55 pm | No Comments »

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Hope Not Hate put this training on for us on 25th February. This was excellent training, covering techniques for empathetic listening and socratic questioning. We will be following it up by activities in Nottingham, including campaigning to persuade Marks and Spencers to stop advertising with the Daily Mail, which is relentlessly  negative about migrants.

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Building global justice: East Midlands gathering Sat 16th April

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Join activists and campaigners from Global Justice Now for a day of discussion, debate and opportunities to plan concrete campaigning activity.


Key sessions:


  • Reclaiming the Food System: How we can challenge Monsanto and build food sovereignty (Heidi Chow, senior campaigns officer, Global Justice Now)
  • Another Europe is Possible: The progressive case for staying in the EU (Alex Scrivener, policy officer, Global Justice Now)


Plus updates on trade justice, the politics of migration and local campaigning. With activists from Global Justice Now groups in Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Northamptonshire.


Sat, 16th April, 10.30-3.30pm, Friends Meeting House, 16 Queens Road, Leicester LE2 1WP


To book your free place sign up at Eventbrite or phone Mary Steiner on 0115 922 6702 to let us know you’re coming.


Drinks provided. Feel to bring your own lunch, there are also plenty of places nearby to buy food.


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Can we achieve the climate change targets agreed in Paris (COP)21) in December 2015?

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There will be a panel, question time and debate on this held at Nottingham Trent University, NEWN LT4, Newton building, Main Entrance, from 5pm to 7pm on Thurs 4th February.

Speakers include reps from Global Justice Nottingham, Nottingham Friends of the Earth, This Changes Nottingham, Frack Free Notts, and politicians Mark Spencer MP, Barry Gardiner MP, Lib Dem and Green Party Representatives.




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This Changes Everything

Posted by on 1 February 2016 at 9:07 pm | No Comments »

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The film This Changes Everything presents portraits of communities on the front lines of climate change, from the Alberta Tar Sands to the coast of South India.

Interwoven with these stories is Naomi Klein’s narration, presenting the idea that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

It was shown on Wednesday 27 January, 7pm, at Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ, followed by a discussion.
This screening was jointly organised by Global Justice Nottingham and This Changes Nottingham.
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Stall on Energy Justice

Posted by on 18 April 2015 at 4:36 pm | No Comments »

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global_justice_now_nottingham.png GJN stallOn 28th February we held a stall in the Old Market Square to campaign on Energy Justice. The corporate grip over energy keeps 1.3 billion people without access to electricity. And energy privatisation supported by the UK government in countries like Nigeria, is putting equitable energy access even further out of reach.

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National Relaunch Event 21st Feb

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Saturday 21 February, 10am-6.30pm

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Speakers include:
Paul Mason
, author and Channel 4 News economics editor
Samia Nkrumah,
Ghanaian food sovereignty campaigner
Natalie Bennett
, leader of the Green Party
Luciana Ghiotto
, Attac Argentina
Joseph Purugganan
, Focus on the Global South (the Philippines)
Maria Kanellopoulou
, Save Greek Water, Athens
Rosario Martínez Llaguno and Roberto Vega Jiménez, Lapiztola art collective, Mexico

Jeremy Corbyn MP
Nick Dearden
, Global Justice Now
See the
website for more speakers

Eighty-five people own as much wealth as half the world’s population. This level of inequality is unprecedented, but it’s not an accident. The past three decades have seen the world’s economies restructured to suit big business. Public services have been privatised. Common land has been grabbed. Climate change has accelerated. Financial markets now rule the roost.

But the corporate elite haven’t had it all their own way. Popular movements have resisted these modern enclosures. In Latin America particularly, governments have come to power on a platform of putting people ahead of profit.

In 2015, the World Development Movement will become Global Justice Now. Take Back Our World is our national launch event, as well as an opportunity to be educated, be entertained, and organise for a world not ruled by the priorities of big business.

Join us to discuss: Food sovereignty • Latin America’s alternative • Energy justice • Art and social change • Fighting TTIP and corporate power • Reversing privatisation • Reviving democracy • Movement building

Also featuring a specially commissioned exhibition by street artists from Mexico, Democracia Real Ya. Plus an afterparty with live music from Laid Blak and 47 Soul and a DJ set from Movimientos.

Daytime event: Free and open to all (book here)
Evening party: tickets available from the
Rich Mix box office

To book your place, and for the latest information on the event, see

We’re hoping to offer a crèche for part of the day. You can register your interest in this when you reserve a place


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No TTIP Day of Action

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WDM will be campaigning against TTIP together with others from 11am-1pm in the Old Market Square on Saturday 12th July. See  for more information.

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  • Meetings

    We meet monthly to plan actions and events.

    Our next meeting is on: Tuesday 17 October, 7.30pm
    at: The Salutation, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 7AA.

    We are holding a public speaker meeting on corporate greed - putting people before profit in the global drug industry. The event is on Wednesday 8th November - see post on the left for details.

  • Contact us

    For more information, contact: Mary Steiner on 0115 922 6702 or