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10 April 2005

Global Week of Action For Trade Justice - 10th-16th April 2005

This week, 10th-16th April 2005, is Global Week of Action for Trade Justice, involving hundreds of organisations and thousands of events around the world to challenge the free trade myth, and generate awareness of alternatives, through the biggest global mobilisation of people to date.

Over 80 events are being held around the world and are listed geographically for Africa, the Americas, Asia/Pacific, and Europe. Specific details regarding events in the UK are listed on the Trade Justice Movement web site and London also has a special Wake Up To Trade Justice event which runs from 7.30pm on Friday 15 April 2005, through the night, until 8am on Saturday morning.

Organised by the World Development Movement and other coalition members of the Trade Justice Movement and Make Poverty History, the Wake Up To Trade Justice line-up includes a little something for everyone:
  • From 7:30pm: Films for Trade Justice, WDM's screening of various films for Trade Justice, including The Yes Men, The Corporation and Crowd Bites Wolf
  • From 10pm: Club night at the Marquee, including Nitin Sawhney, Radio 1 DJ Bobby Friction and Super Furry Animals' frontman Gruff Rhys.
  • 11:30pm: Lighting of candles on Whitehall
  • Stars such as Thom Yorke, Vanessa Redgrave and Ronan Keating attending the event
  • From 5am: Fairtrade breakfast
  • 6:30am: Dawn procession past Downing Street
Global week of ACTION! Let's get to it, people!

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