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Get the latest news and analysis on global justice issues and join in the debate. Our bloggers include Global Justice Now staff as well as activists from around the world who work on a broad range of subjects.

Our blog links experiences in the UK to issues affecting people globally, and covers everything from energy justice, climate change and the WTO, to TTIP, food sovereignty and aid.

If you've got something to say and are interested in blogging for us, please get in touch with Morten.

Latest posts

Radio 4 on UK's aid business

Future UK governments will now be legally obliged to give at least 0.7% of our gross national income in aid. This is great news, but unfortunately an increasing amount of aid money is going to support privatisation and private profits.

Artists Against TTIP


02 July 2015

When theatre director Carrie Cracknell heard about the threat the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) poses to us all, she decided to use her artistic connections to try and give TTIP the public scrutiny it deserves. If any trade deal needs public scrutiny and media exposure, it is TTIP.

In Defence of Greece: 6 Myths Busted

Greece may be forced to leave the Eurozone before the end of the week. As Syriza has been consistently represented in the mainstream media as an irresponsible and ideologically-driven leftist government, it is important to unpack the seemingly common sense arguments against Syriza.

Why I'm standing with Greece in Trafalgar Square this evening


29 June 2015

It’s all too easy, when you hear of markets in disarray and banks closing on the other side of the continent, to forget about the terrible human impacts of the crisis in Greece.

No answers on Nigerian energy privatisation

Last week we were excited to host Nigerian energy activist, Ken Henshaw, in the UK. Ken is from the Niger Delta region and so has long been involved in struggles against the corporate control of oil resources in this part of Nigeria.

Edinburgh takes stand against TTIP's corporate takeover


26 June 2015

I’m delighted that Edinburgh Council has today unanimously approved my motion to highlight the threat to local services from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Protocol, or TTIP for short.

This Changes Everything – the film festival


26 June 2015

If you open the cover of Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’ and read the writing on the dust jacket, the first two sentences tell you the thesis of the book: ‘Forget everything you think you know about global warming.

The economy is a gun

“The economy is a gun, and politics is to know when to pull the trigger.”

This quote, I am afraid, is not from Aristotle, but from The Godfather Part III by Francis Ford Coppola. It’s very descriptive of what has happened to Greece. The economy is a gun, it can kill; and that is exactly what it did in Greece.

Why local authorities should join the fight against TTIP


23 June 2015

When I found myself as one of six Green councillors on Oxford’s City Council, it was obvious to me that I have to do something to draw attention to this dangerous and still relatively little-known trade deal, and to try and get the council to take a stand against it.

Why we must stand with Greece


19 June 2015

In fighting against the most brutal austerity in Europe, the Greek people are engaged in a epic battle for the future of European democracy. All anti-poverty campaigners must stand with them.

Debt and despair: how small-scale farmers feel the impact of so-called "responsible investment"


18 June 2015

Revealed: how farmers displaced by a new project in Tanzania complain of receiving inadequate compensation, leaving many in despair.

Power to the people, not the private sector

Nigerians have been blackmailed into believing that there was no solution to the electricity challenges without privatisation. Politicians have sold off electricity infrastructure to their friends for ridiculously small amounts of money, spent huge amounts of public funds in a questionable fashion and laid off thousands of workers.

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