Fight the UK-US Trade deals

You may be aware that the government has recently restarted trade talks with the US. Civil society groups in both countries worry could that new deals could privilege corporate profits at the expense of the environment, consumer safety, public health and worker rights. An extra worrying feature... More

Stop Corporate Courts

ISDS – short for ‘Investor-state dispute settlement’ – is an obscure parallel legal system only accessible to the super-rich. These corporate courts allow transnational corporations to sue governments outside the national justice system. A huge range of government policies have been... More

Trade deals and Brexit

Trade has always been part of society and in itself it could be a good thing. But trade deals are no longer just about selling more goods to other countries. Instead, they are often about giving huge new powers to big business, affecting every aspect of society from the public services to online... More

The fashion industry

Fashion is a huge industry and people love it. But it's also  a by-word for exploitation and environmental damage. Most clothes are now produced in poor countries with very poor health and safety records. It's also responsible for a huge amount of waste. Firms employ lots of young women on... More