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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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The hostile environment won't end with Windrush, we should eradicate it altogether

In June 1948 thousands of people from the Caribbean were invited, by the British government, to come to Britain and help rebuild the country post World War Two. They are known as the Windrush generation, taking the name of the first boat to land here that year. Seventy years later, up to 50,000 of them are facing deportation.  

Liam Fox’s trade deals come up against the reality of public opinion


18 April 2018

Eighty-two per cent of Brits would rather not have a trade deal with the US than sacrifice decent food standards. Only 8% would put a trade deal first. So says a new opinion poll conducted by the Institute for Public Policy Research.

Enoch Powell's racist speech isn't a national treasure. Why is the BBC treating it like it is?

Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech is not just a thing of the past but continues to define how many people see immigration today. We must not, in any way shape or form give it uncritical time or celebrate it. But instead, fight the UK’s hostile environment towards migrants and challenge a culture that normalises this speech.

I spent three days with the Zapatistas. Here's what happened.

This 8 March, as women across the world took part in strikes, demonstrations, and walkouts to mark International Women’s Day, thousands gathered in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico, for a three day summit filled with debates, theatre, art, and even sports, all dedicated to ’women in the struggle’. I was lucky enough to be one of them.

If you think Martin Luther King’s story ended with his ‘I have a dream’ speech, think again

King was not only the leading civil and political rights leader in America but he was also an internationalist. He was aware of, and informed by, the independence movements of the global south; he saw the dangers of a new USA neo-imperialist foreign policy - and not just in Vietnam but more widely.

10 highlights from Labour's ‘A World For the Many, Not the Few’


26 March 2018

The Labour Party’s new development policy, released by shadow international development secretary Kate Osamor today, represents a big step forward. It also represents many of the ideas and policies that Global Justice Now has been campaigning for over many years.

iFail: How Apple tried to silence tax justice activists in France – and lost


20 March 2018

A few weeks ago, Apple tried and failed to obtain a court order banning the campaigning organisation Attac from its French stores. The group, which is Global Justice Now’s sister organisation in France, is campaigning against tax avoidance by the multinational. We spoke with Attac activist Raphael Pradeau about how they ended up in court and what happened as a result

956 reasons why the Scottish parliament should say no to the UK Trade Bill


08 March 2018

956 people and 23 organisations have signed an open letter to politicians in Scotland calling on them not to give their consent for the UK Trade Bill.  Here's why.

It’s time to get back to the radical roots of International Women’s Day


08 March 2018

What started off as a radical socialist movement is now an international day of 'celebration'. But lots of the same issues women were battling 100 years ago, we’re still facing today.

Corporate courts thrown out by Europe. Now Britain must follow the lead


06 March 2018

A landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) today could mark the beginning of the end of the so-called ‘corporate court’ system within Europe.  

Could you stand for election to our council?


02 March 2018

Global Justice Now is a wonderful organisation to be a part of. The range of issues that we have campaigned on is amazing: from migrant rights to water privatisation and food sovereignty. Whilst it is fascinating and uplifting to be out there fighting for these great causes, behind the scenes there is a huge effort that makes all this happen.

Stop the bullying tactics of big pharma


02 March 2018

The Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Novartis holds it AGM today in Basel, Switzerland and different groups across the world are joining forces to protest its bullying tactics that  were exposed in a recently leaked letter. 

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