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Protect Local Freedom to Boycott

February 18, 2016

The Government’s decision to ban councils and other public bodies from divesting from trade or investments they regard as unethical is an attack on local democracy.

People have the right to elect local representatives able to make decisions free of central government political control. That includes withdrawal of investments or procurement on ethical, human rights and environmental grounds.

This Government’s ban would have outlawed council action against apartheid South Africa….

Sourced through Scoop.it from: you.38degrees.org.uk

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