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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. Views expressed by guest bloggers do not necessarily represent the views of Global Justice Now. 

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.

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Five inspiring Instagram accounts you should be following


12 December 2017

Here’s a selection of five inspiring Instagram accounts using art and self-expression to challenge racism, sexism and neoliberalism one snap at a time.

We need not be spectators in the climate catastrophe

Today, our earth is literally on fire and those keeping this global issue burning must be brought to justice. Sometimes the law can be an ally of the struggle for climate justice, not an enemy.

The Syria police scandal shows it’s time to reclaim aid from the private profiteers


04 December 2017
Aid

Today UK aid is on the front pages again for all the wrong reasons. As today’s headlines peddle yet another story of aid misused by private contractors, this time in a conflict zone, the anti-aid lobby have been handed an open goal by the government’s continuing attempts to divert aid away from its core purpose.

First I was interviewed by MPs. Then I was banned from Argentina. This is why trade democracy matters


30 November 2017

I started yesterday presenting evidence to parliament’s international trade committee, and I finished it by having my accreditation to next week’s WTO summit withdrawn. Both events relate to the same issue: the lack of power we as citizens have over trade policy.

Another climate summit comes to an end. Are we all in the same canoe?

In an ideal world, this year's UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, would have agreed a roadmap to implement the Paris Agreement of 2015. But once again, signatories dragged their heels at a time when we need to be sprinting forwards.

These schools wouldn’t be good enough for kids in the UK, so stop promoting them overseas


22 November 2017
Aid

“Unsanitary learning conditions”, “unqualified teachers”, “poor quality education”, “unaffordable”. These are just some of the damning terms used to describe schools across Africa run by Bridge International Academies, a private for-profit company that provides ‘low cost’ private education.

How Liam Fox read 60,000 comments on the trade consultation in a few hours


22 November 2017

Liam Fox must be a very fast reader. Superhuman in fact. Because just hours after the ‘consultation’ on the trade white paper closed, the government proposed a new Trade Bill.

The tabloids’ aggressive response to Stop Funding Hate’s Paperchase victory shows they’re feeling the heat


21 November 2017

The last few days have seen the question of advertising in the hate-filled right-wing media back in the news after a partnership between Paperchase and the Daily Mail on Saturday led to a customer backlash.

We’ve only got a few months to make trade democratic


17 November 2017

While MPs have been racing against the clock to amend the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ this week, another bill has been quietly introduced into parliament, with serious implications for everyone in the UK as well as millions more people round the world.

Ende Gelände: Here and no further

Anouska Carter is a Global Justice Now activist and member of the youth network group in Falmouth. She has travelled to Bonn for the UN climate summit where she is meeting other activists, reporting on what is happening and taking part in the mobilisations for climate justice.

The Horrible History of the Daily Mail

This week the Daily Mail has teamed with up Horrible Histories to give out free copies of new, pocket-sized Horrible Histories of Great Britain. We take our own trip into the dark and deep depths of the Daily Mail’s racism and xenophobia through the last century.

It’s been quite a year (and a half) on migration


30 October 2017

Our migration campaign is one and a half years old! Safe to say, this can be an emotionally demanding issue to work on, so it’s important we recognise how much we’ve done together. So I thought I'd put together a blog post trying to sum of some of the big moments for this campaign. A massive thank you to all of our supporters, members and activists for making all of this possible.

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