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Week of action for trade justice

Issue No. 1947

The global week of action for trade justice began last weekend with activities all over the country. Over 70 people in High Wycombe took part in social action and creative projects.

In York a Big Vote for Trade Justice was held followed by a rally in the afternoon. In Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex 50 people attended local events.

In Southampton there was a walk for trade justice and an “unfair tug-of-war” showing the injustice of world trade.

Reports from Clare Dowland, Wendy Gubby, Jo Hazelton

Friday 15 April

  • London, Westminster All night vigil — 10pm to 8am. Bring candles and lanterns. There will be activities and workshops throughout the night, warm drinks and a fair trade cafe
  • Birmingham Trade justice vigil, 7.30pm to midnight St Michael’s Church, Moor Street
  • Bolton Stay up all night in Bolton town centre. 10pm to 8am
  • Exeter Solidarity vigil at Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street, 8pm to 8am. With live music, films, games, dawn procession and a fair trade breakfast

Saturday 16 April

  • St Ives (Cambs) Resources stand and trade justice vote, 11am, Free Church, Market Hill
  • Inverness Trade Justice Action Day, to include bouncy castle, helium balloons and vote signing, 10am to 12 noon Town House and 1pm to 5pm Falcon Square
  • Leicester Wake Up event, 8.45am, Church of the Martyrs Hall, Westcotes Drive
  • Wolverhampton “Unfair games”, highlighting unfair trade rules, Open Market Square from 10am to 12 noon, and Queen Square from 1pm to 3pm
  • London, Brixton Taking it Down to the Shop Floor. Pro Room live music followed by DJs to 6am. 9pm to 6am, Jamm, 261 Brixton Rd, Brixton

For full details of all the trade justice events and local contact details go to

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Sat 16 Apr 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1947
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