Day of action against the US trade deal
Take action against the US trade deal to protect services, standards, rights and democracy!
**Includes online rally in early evening. Details to follow soon**
**In London, join the socially distanced protest in Parliament Square
Despite the fact we’re in the middle of a pandemic, the government is pushing forward with a trade deal with Trump.
Unless we stop this toxic trade deal, we could face:
– The NHS being opened up permanently to American healthcare companies
– Chlorinated chicken, hormone–laced beef and lower food standards
– Forced deregulation of our environmental laws, our rights at work and our rights to data privacy
– New rules that make it impossible to take effective action on the climate crisis
If this sounds scary – that’s because it is. We can stop it, but we need to make our voices heard.
On 24 October, people all over the country will take action in whatever way they can. For more on ideas on what you can do
Day of action supported by Another Europe is Possible, Compassion in World Farming, Global Justice Now, Keep Our NHS Public, Open Rights Group, the Stop Trump Coalition, SumOfUs, Traidcraft Exchange, War on Want and We Own It.
Latest details on Facebook event page
Plan for the day
We’re campaigning in pandemic times and things are changing fast, so this day of action will be a mix of things you can do from home, virtual online events and ideas for socially distant action outside on the streets when possible. We’ll keep the plans under review as we get closer to the time. At the moment, this is the plan – there’s a bit of a Halloween theme!
From home: pumpkin lanterns, photo messages and persuading organisations you are part of to take a stand against the deal.
Socially distant on the street: hold a street stall (organised in pods of up to six) with pumpkins, photo messages and a guessing game about the differences between the US and the UK on food standards, pesticides, chemicals in cosmetics and medicine prices. In London: if you’re in London, we’re hoping to hold a socially distanced protest in Parliament Square with colourful Halloween stunts.
Online evening rally – we’re planning a line of up of high profile speakers to wrap up the day. More information shortly.
|Start||Saturday 24 Oct 2020 9:00am|
|Finish||Saturday 24 Oct 2020 7:00pm|
|Organised by||Global Justice, War on Want and many others|