2009 was also a year of transformations.
Behind the scenes we decided to merge Tidal and Stop Climate Chaos Leeds and changed our name to simply ‘Tidal’ instead of Trade Injustice and Debt Action Leeds. This came alongside the decision to broaden our remit of work to include wider issues of global justice.
By ourselves it would be impossible to achieve the change we wanted in Leeds. But if we enabled activists to work together, to work more effectively, and we helped more people become activists in the first place, then together we might just be able to create the change we need. As a result, in 2010 we gave ourselves a new mission: to coordinate, support and grow global justice activism in Leeds, while campaigning more collaboratively with groups.