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How Trump's presidency has kicked off a wave of resistance in the US


28 April 2017

It’s been hard to find silver linings in the United States these last few months. Our arcane electoral system put a no-holds-barred bigot in office, and – via a disastrous budget bill and healthcare proposal – his party is competing with itself over who can condemn the most poor people of colour to lives of poverty and misery.

The UN needs to start supporting the rights of peasants around the world


17 April 2017

One morning in March, 36 houses belonging to peasant families of Mekar Jaya village in Indonesia’s North Sumatera province were razed to the ground.

We Rise - equipping young people to face the political challenges ahead


11 April 2017

Last Saturday, over 140 young people got together for a day of discussion, debate, activism and live performance. We Rise was the Global Justice Now youth network’s first national gathering since forming only a few months ago.

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A new briefing has outlined the likely elements of a UK-US trade deal and argues that it would contain more extreme forms of all the controversial elements of the deal that was being negotiated between the EU and the USA.

These elements include:

Marks and Spencer have hidden their Easter egg promotional video from Facebook after it was bombarded with people posting an image of M&S's flagship Easter egg, Laid Back Lamb, with a #StopFundingHate flag

The use of Henry VIII powers on this scale should send a chill down the spine of anyone  who genuinely believes in parliamentary sovereignty.