John Hilary is Executive Director of War on Want. He has worked in the global justice movement for the past 25 years, and has published widely on issues of globalisation, trade policy and workers’ rights. He was one of the first external columnists to be invited to contribute to the Guardian’s Comment is Free website on its launch in 2006, and has written regularly for this and many other publications since.
His report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), published by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in February 2014, has been translated into nine European languages. In 2013 John was appointed Honorary Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. His book, The Poverty of Capitalism: Economic Meltdown and the Struggle for What Comes Next, was published by Pluto Press in October 2013.
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