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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.

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

Latest posts

Democracy, Feminism and the City: My Trip to Barcelona


25 May 2016

Last month I joined a week long social movement tour of Barcelona with Global Justice Now to learn about some of the inspiring political developments that have been taking place there in recent years.  The trip coincided with the Barcelona No TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) conference, an event that followed Barcelona becoming a

Big Tobacco lost to Australia over plain packaging - but that doesn't mean that corporate courts 'work'


20 May 2016

Late last year tobacco company Philip Morris International’s (PMI) attempted to sue the Australian government for billions over the introduction of plain packing of cigarettes. This court case happened in a secretive court system, just like the one that they are trying to introduce in the EU-USA trade deal, TTIP.

The Firey Rose - exploring the flourishing social movements of Barcelona


18 May 2016

“A solar panel”, says Pablo Cotarelo, “is a way to redistribute wealth”. The energy analyst is sitting in the little courtyard of Rosa de Foc, a social centre in Barcelona. Inside, members of the food co-op are collecting their weekly fruit and veg; here in the yard a group of activists from the UK are listening to Cotarelo describe the ‘energy revolution’ planned for the city. They’ve come over on a social movement ‘tour’ with Global Justice Now

Seven reasons you should come to our summer festival


10 May 2016

If you're deciding which festival to book this year but are looking for something different, here are seven reasons you should come to Take Back Our World festival.

How to 'rebrand' Monsanto to expose the toxic truth


05 May 2016

If you look at Monsanto’s website you would think that it is an environmental campaign organisation. It sells itself and its products as safe, sustainable and good for farmers.

TTIP’s looking a lot less likely, but we’re still not safe from toxic trade deals


04 May 2016

Could things get any worse for TTIP? On Monday the hugely damaging leak of consolidated texts confirmed exactly what everyone had feared about the deal, with all its massively pro-corporate provisions on display for everyone to see.  And then the following day the French government launched one of the most high profile attacks on TTIP that’s ever been seen.

How TTIP and CETA got a little bit less likely last week


29 April 2016

This week, the chances of passing corporate trade deal TTIP have been dealt several more serious blows. Even chances of passing TTIP’s sister agreement CETA (the Canada-EU deal) are starting to look decidedly shaky.

Here’s the key highlights of the week.

TTIP Free Zone: Today Barcelona, tomorrow the world!


28 April 2016

There seems to be a regular characteristic amongst councillors, wherever they're from. They appear to think their home town, city or island is the most special place, that it's circumstances are unique and that everyone else will be fascinated to hear the story.

Ninety-Nine: The verdict is in


28 April 2016

Ninety-Nine: The verdict is in

The results from our supporter survey about our magazine, Ninety-Nine.

We recently asked you what you think of Ninety-Nine. We did this for one simple reason:  it’s your magazine. By listening to your feedback, we can improve the magazine and adapt it to what you’d like it to be.

Five farmer movements fighting corporate power


14 April 2016

This weekend marks April 17. A day to celebrate small scale farmer movements across the world. These movements are all fighting for a model of farming that puts power in their hands, and resisting the fervent expansion of corporations who are increasingly snatching control over larger and larger swathes of land, seeds and soil.

EU votes to rein in ‘probably carcinogenic’ glyphosate - but not an outright ban


13 April 2016

Monsanto has suffered a blow today as the European Parliament has called for heavy restrictions on the use of glyphosate, one of their most lucrative chemicals, and the key ingredient in their flagship Roundup herbicide.

#NuitDebout: a movement is growing in France’s squares


13 April 2016

Over the last month France has been rocked by mass protests, occupations and strikes, as a new generation takes to the streets to express its rage at labor reforms and growing inequality. Over a million people have mobilized across the country to say on vaut mieux que ça — “we are worth more than this.”

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