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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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Why we’re asking MPs not to act as border guards


19 June 2018

Some MPs are now acting as personal agents of the hostile environment, voluntarily turning over their own constituents to immigration officials. That’s why, with Migrants Organise, we’ve launching our new campaign, MPs Not Border Guards.

Trump’s trade war is not the alternative to free trade we need

American protectionism, under Donald Trump’s “America First”, is creating and accelerating deep global shifts that are threatening the global trade, investment and financial regime that the US built and has benefited from over the last four decades.

Standing against the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

On 4 June we handed in a petition from 4,672 UK citizens standing up and calling on Theresa May to close the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).

Art, theatre, festivals and fun this summer in Scotland


05 June 2018

Looking for something to inspire you this summer? Every year, thousands flock to Edinburgh for the Fringe. But the Edinburgh Festivals are just a fraction of the fun on offer north of the border. Art, theatre, festivals and fun are everywhere in the Scottish summertime, and there’s plenty out there to make you laugh, cry and think.

What a year for our trade campaign!


31 May 2018

This time 12 months ago, trade ministers were jetting round the globe racing to set up secretive trade talks with almost any country that would talk to them. The desperation was palapable as trade sectretary Liam Fox talked of “shared values” with the Philippines’ murderous dictator Rodrigo Duterte, and Theresa May refused to take the NHS of the table in talks with the US.

Trump: “put American patients first” … but er, after big business


30 May 2018

The Trump administration has promised to use American muscle in trade negotiations to force health services, including the NHS, to pay much more for drugs to American corporations. They are putting big business first, not patients.

Windrush, 70 years on

The hostile environment is not something new; it is part and parcel of British colonialism and its ongoing legacy. Windrush and the hostile environment are just the latest example of this. 

Five reasons Sturgeon should stand up to Big Pharma


24 May 2018

The high price of breast cancer drug Perjeta means it is not currently available to patients in Scotland, but is available in England and Wales. How do we make sure essential medicines are affordable for everyone in the UK?

The vacuum over post-Brexit trade is bringing together strange bedfellows


17 May 2018

Campaign organisations came together with trade unions and business confederations last week to propose a new framework for the UK's trade governance model. It is a sign of the times that such organisations are launching this joint initiative.

The day I dressed up in my finest chicken suit to meet Liam Fox


14 May 2018

Dressed in a bright yellow chicken suit and with a camera in hand, I’m standing outside Portishead Folk Hall with a handful of other activists. It’s hot! And I can’t help cursing the good weather we’ve all been missing since forever. But I’m here for a reason. And after a 20 minute wait, that reason walks from his car towards us – Liam Fox, the international trade secretary.

A glimpse of the French student movement (from the inside)

France is famous for its rebellions, revolts and revolutions. But these don’t solely belong in the past. France regularly faces upheavals and right now is one of those moments. Strikes and occupations have spread like wildfire across the country in recent months in response to President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial social reforms.

5 things you can do to fight back against the hostile environment


27 April 2018

The recent scandal around the Windrush generation has exposed the true extent of the inhumanity underpinning the government’s immigration policy. Under the government’s Hostile Environment policy, people living here a lifetime have been harassed, sacked, arrested and even deported. But as well as demanding justice for the Windrush generation, we need to go further. Here are some steps you can take to do so.

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