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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

Should aid money be used as a tool for expanding free markets?


27 April 2015

Ask a particularly extreme proponent of the free market how they see the future, and they might conjure up schools run by Coca-Cola and education programmes administered by Price Waterhouse Coopers. Or they might see hospitals operated as companies by nurse-entrepreneurs who compete for private equity funds. 

Why we're not so sweet on industrial agriculture


23 April 2015

The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) will be marching from Bury St Edmunds to the British Sugar factory on April 29 from 1pm-4pm. The LWA is a coalition of producers across the UK who are fed up with the un-level state of affairs between corporate and small-scale farming.

Tackling trade in the Fast Track - a report from the USA


22 April 2015

I'm in the USA for the next round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations in New York, and it's certainly a busy week for trade policy.

Drowned bodies in the Mediterranean and Europe’s responsibility


20 April 2015

This will never stop.

This weekend’s tragedy with up to 700 migrants feared drowned is just the most recent in a long series of tragedies involving desperate people trying to reach Europe.

So TTIP won’t stop public services being run in the interests of ordinary people? Tell that to Argentina


16 April 2015

Another week, another victory for big business over a government in a secret pseudo-court. This time it’s the turn of private water giant Suez, who successfully sued Argentina for reversing the privatisation of Buenos Aires's water supply.

Fast food and the movement for food sovereignty


14 April 2015

When you think of food sovereignty your mind often gets drawn to the rural; small-scale farmers, community gardens, allotments and ecological growing practices. All this is true. But if we in the post industrialised UK are ever to achieve food sovereignty we also need decent livelihoods as part of decent food systems in our cities.

Why the Daily Mail is right that aid money is wasted, but wrong that we must reduce it


13 April 2015

The Daily Mail is right to be scandalised that more than £1 billion of the aid budget ends up in British and American private consultancy firms. But for Global Justice Now, our solution is quite different from that put forward by the Mail.

Energy Democracy Now

The World Social Forum brings together social movements and grassroots organisations from all over the world. It’s a melting pot of ideas and energy, creating opportunities for people working on social and environmental justice issues to meet and organise together.

Fair COP - How do we avoid another Copenhagen in Paris?

Last week, thousands converged in Tunisia for the World Social Forum to work on the issues that they hold in common. One important discussion was about the United Nations climate negotiations in Paris in December this year.

Genetically engineered trees: a new threat in Brazil


31 March 2015

On 9 April, Brazil may approve the commercial planting of eucalyptus trees that have been genetically engineered (GE) to grow faster. This would be a major problem for Brazil’s environment, especially its forests, and for local communities and indigenous peoples.

The public takes back control of water in Indonesia


27 March 2015

We have just heard that the privatisation of Jakarta’s water system has been struck down by the city court. The city’s contracts with two private water corporations were declared void, on the grounds that they had failed to meet the human rights of the citizens of Jakarta.

Tunis plans for Paris - Day 2 of a World Social Forum Diary


27 March 2015

The sheer number of sessions at the World Social Forum can seem quite overwhelming. The programme is divided into six different streams of discussion: citizenship; environmental justice; social justice; equality and rights; the economy and alternatives; migration.

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