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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.

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Latest posts

In search of the truth about TTIP


01 September 2015

TTIP has had me up in arms for months now, because it’s just so incredibly wrong.  But getting a straight answer or simple information on TTIP, particularly from politicians, is proving to be quite a task.

Let's not do the "good migrants/bad migrants" thing


28 August 2015

In the debate about immigration, there is a tendency amongst progressives and liberals to try to protect the reputation of refugees at the expense of (economic) migrants.

Local councils are starting to tear strips off TTIP


28 August 2015

Politicians in both Brussels and Westminster have taken great pains to try and brush off people’s many concerns about the toxic trade deal being pushed through by the EU and the USA.

Celebrating people’s resistance in Bangladesh

Yesterday was Phulbari Day, commemorating mass protests which took place exactly nine years ago in opposition to plans by a UK-based mining company, GCM, to build a huge open-cast coal mine in Phulbari in north-west Bangladesh. The 2006 demonstration ended in tragedy when paramilitary forces opened fire on the crowds, killing three people and injuring hundreds.

What next for North Sea oil from the perspective of energy democracy

North Sea oil reserves are both a valuable public resource and a dangerous polluting threat.

With an ever more powerful corporate lobby, how can we hope for any results from Paris?

“Two weeks to save the World in Paris”. “Paris is the moment of truth for our climate”. In the coming months leading up to the UN climate negotiations in Paris you’re likely to hear a lot more statements like these. But the negotiations are now so dominated by corporate interests that they are very unlikely to conclude in a deal that offers any solution for people are the climate.

Is Corbyn out of step on energy politics?

It’s funny how quickly things can change. In the wake of the general election, a mere three months ago, our campaign to push the UK government to support a more just and democratic energy system looked as if it might as well pack up and head to the pub for at least the next half decade.

Greece is for sale – and everything must go


19 August 2015

I've just had sight of the latest privatisation plan for Greece. It's been issued by something called the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund – the vehicle supervised by the European institutions, which has been tasked with selling off an eye-watering €50 billion of Greece's ‘valuable assets’.

Shutting down a coal mine on the road through Paris

The view is breath-taking and strangely beautiful as we reach the edge of the giant open cast coal mine. The surrounding landscape has turned from fertile cabbage fields to a gaping wound in the ground with no signs of life.

A wealth of inspiring struggles for equality and justice across Asia


19 August 2015

Focus on the Global South, a research and campaign network in Asia, celebrated its 20th anniversary this week by bringing together activists, mainly from across Asia, to discuss people’s struggles against and alternatives to neoliberalism and capitalism in the global south. I was lucky enough to be one to them.

Morrisons' Milk For Farmers is PR rather than a fair deal for farmers


13 August 2015

On Sunday, shoppers in Stafford’s Asda store were in for a shock. Seventy farmers marched through the store accompanied by two cows to hold a rally in the dairy aisle. They were there to protest that the milk they produce is being sold for less than a bottle of water by supermarkets.

Hammond’s anti-migrant tirade echoes Enoch Powell, and we should be worried


13 August 2015

It is depressing that so little has changed in almost half a century. In 1968, Enoch Powell gave his infamous Rivers of Blood speech. He predicted that immigration would cause falling living standards, shortages of hospital beds and school places and spoke of the ‘privilege’ that migrants enjoyed over and above the existing population.

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