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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.

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

Latest posts

Trade committee ignores two million people on TTIP


28 May 2015

Today the INTA committee met to decide what opinion should be placed before the plenary session of the European parliament regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), including the status of investor protection (ISDS).

Reclaim the Power: join the camp for energy democracy

It doesn’t come as a surprise that whilst support for renewable energy is being cut, government subsidies to the fossil fuel industry remain steady.

Stop the Indomet coal mine

Global Justice Now and London Mining Network handed in a petition to global mining giant BHP Billiton asking them to pull out of the devastating Indo Met Coal project in Indonesian Borneo.

Maybe giving aid money to big business doesn't solve poverty. Who knew?


21 May 2015

In 2009 the Conservative party unveiled their new international aid agenda and stated that, “capitalism and development was Britain’s gift to the world.

Hungry for justice: Consequences of the election for global poverty


20 May 2015

It’s safe to say that the results of the General Election came as a major surprise to virtually everyone, including the victorious Tories. Understandably, this has triggered a considerable amount of soul-searching amongst pollsters, as well as within those parties that performed badly.

Here come the bad BITS - it's not all just about TTIP


19 May 2015

The corporate drive for free trade is once more facing critical public scrutiny, and in the rush to oppose TTIP we mustn’t lose sight of the broader context in which the deal is being negotiated.

Five badass moments of small boats taking radical climate action

Everybody loves a good David vs Goliath narrative, so it’s no surprise that a fleet of plucky kayaktivists in Seattle have captured both hearts and headlines when they paddled out to take on Shell’s behemothic Arctic drill rig this weekend.

Ghana’s seeds under attack from G7 initiative


15 May 2015

As I travelled around Ghana this last couple of weeks, I met many farmers and communities who echoed sentiments around seeds and the paramount role that seeds play for farmers and their communities.  But this is all under threat by a proposed bill – dubbed the ‘Monsanto Law'.

Food and poverty: a tale of two countries


14 May 2015

Whichever side of the Border you live, it is the best of times for the haves, and the worst of times for the have-nots.  But the two governments north and south have very different views about why this is happening and what to do about it. 

Are the wheels starting to fall off TTIP?


13 May 2015

In a shock vote for President Obama yesterday, the Senate blocked a bill that would have allowed him to 'fast track' trade agreements like TTIP. Although only a procedural vote, the fact that Democrats in the Senate united to dismiss the motion makes it significantly less likely that Obama will succeed, with commentators saying Obama's trade strategy is now 'in tatters'.

Beyond the politics of fear


12 May 2015

The outcome of the 2015 election is that myopia, fear and scare tactics have triumphed over an outward looking, hopeful vision of what we could achieve in the world. To be sure there were moments of light: women dominating political debates and the promise that we stop haemorrhaging wealth on weapons of mass destruction.

More smoke and mirrors: State apathy towards enforced disappearance of students outrages Mexico

On 26 September 2014, students from a rural teacher-training college crossed the Mexican state of Guerrero to protest against education conditions.  Forty-six of them never returned.  Two were killed that night in a clash with police, along with three bystanders; a third was found dead the next day with his face flayed; forty-three were abducted by the police.

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