The Dumfries Fairtrade Group coordinate activities to promote Fairtrade in Dumfries and have worked to declare Dumfries a Fairtrade town in 2012.
Topics: Economics & Fair Trade
To campaign against TTIP, and the alphabet soup of similar deals such as CETA and TISA.
These deals will effect our democratic right to decide how our public services such as health and education are organised; to decide the minimum wage; worker and environmental protections etc. They also aim to protect the profits of the foreign corporations over everything else, in secret, opaque tribunals.
The New Earth Works is an international collective of artists, activists and social entrepreneurs working together to change the world by creating ideas, campaigns, experiences & products that encourage us all to be more who we are, do more what we love and make our unique contribution to a better future for all of us.
The objectives of the OWC are to promote Development Education and:
a) to enable people to understand the links between their own lives and those of people throughout the world
b) to increase understanding of the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental forces which shape all our lives
c) to enable people to find ways to bring about change by acting locally to create a more just,
GMB is a campaigning trade union focused on protecting GMB members in their workplaces.
The GMB Glasgow General Apex Branch is organising screenings of films focusing on issues of social justice, each screening will be followed by a panel discussion. The dates will coincide with local trade union led activity that tackles social justice.
“The Scottish Fair Trade Forum stands up for the dignity and rights of the people who produce our goods, and aims for Scotland to become a global leader in using trade to challenge poverty.
We encourage businesses to incorporate Fair Trade principles and corporate accountability into their practices, and work with the public sector to integrate these principles into decision-making at all levels of government.
We engage the public in Scotland by raising awareness and understanding of the benefits of Fair Trade, and arrange for Fair Trade producers to visit Scotland to discuss their work.
Oxfam Scotland is a movement of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable. From saving lives in disasters, to helping people earn a living or campaigning for change that lasts – people power drives everything Oxfam does.
New Internationalist is for people seeking an independent, intelligent and international perspective. Our magazine explores current global issues with thought, depth and insight, to give you the complete picture. We exist to report on issues of world poverty and inequality; to focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide; to debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary to meet the basic needs of all; and to bring to life the people, the ideas and the action in the fight for global justice.
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) protects and promotes journalists and journalism. Campaigning for freedom of the press; a safe environment and sufficient resources for journalists to carry out their public service duties in providing information and news across the media around the world.
UNISON is Scotland’s biggest and liveliest trade union, representing 150,000 members delivering public and related services across Scotland. We believe decent, accessible and accountable public services are vital to everyone, and international solidarity and links with unions overseas is central to our work.
People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment. We’re a student-led movement that empowers young people with the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to make change happen, at home and globally.
Jubilee Scotland is a coalition of faith groups, charities, unions and other civil society groups who campaign together, and as part of the international debt movement, for the total and unconditional cancellation of all unjust and unpayable poor country debt.
SCIAF is the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, the official aid and international development charity of the Catholic Church in Scotland. We work in over 16 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, to help some of the poorest people in the world, regardless of religion, to work their way out of poverty.
The Co-operative Group is a unique business democratically run and owned by its members to meet their common needs and aspirations. In turn, the strength and commitment of our membership is vital in helping us achieve our goals. So instead of blindly chasing profits like businesses controlled by shareholders, we are able to steer our business in a more responsible direction: from tackling climate change to championing fair wages for growers across the world.
Global Justice Now is a UK-based anti-poverty campaigning organisation, with a worldwide reputation for tackling hard-hitting, controversial issues. We investigate, expose and challenge government policies and corporate actions that harm vulnerable communities in some of the poorest countries. In the UK, Global Justice Now has over 70 local groups supported by our staff, who lobby decision-makers, organise public campaigning and produce robust research to win change for the world’s poorest people. We believe a fairer world is possible.
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