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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.

Latest posts

How do we deal with nightmare mega-farms & post-Brexit food insecurity?


19 July 2017

There’s been two pretty terrifying stories about food and farming in the media this last week.

Two leading Bolivian voices for climate justice need our support

For several years, Global Justice Now, as part of the global networks Climate Justice Now! and Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice, has worked with Pablo Solón, former chief climate negotiator of Bolivia to the UN climate negotiations, in pushing for just solutions to the climat

We confronted the M&S board with 60,000 voices against the Daily Mail

Over the past few months, we’ve been lobbying Marks and Spencer to drop their funding of the Daily Mail and its hate-filled, divisive reporting of migrants and refugees. Together, over 63 thousand Global Justice Now and SumOfUs supporters have petitioned and emailed M&S boss Steve Rowe and hundreds of us have sneaked campaign materials into M&S stores.

To the board of M&S - your advertising is fuelling harassment and violence


10 July 2017

This is a letter being delivered to the board of M&S today at their Annual General Meeting, signed by 72 different anti-racist and migrant solidarity groups across the country.

To the board of M&S,

We represent 72 organisations across the UK who campaign against racism and for migrants’ rights

Fancy becoming a 'citizen researcher' in pursuit of trade democracy?


04 July 2017

As we expected, the Queen’s Speech included mention of a trade bill to be brought to parliament at some point in the next two years. Detail was predictably scant, and timetables are rarely apparent but it’s a signal for us to get things in motion for our new campaign on trade democracy.

A Peoples Food Policy - a vision for a better food system


26 June 2017

After his failed backstabbing leadership bid, Michael Gove’s sudden return to the frontbench in the recent cabinet reshuffle was a shock to many.

Five reasons to add Demand the Impossible to your summer plans this year


23 June 2017

Demand the Impossible is holding a FREE summer school on politics and activism in Manchester 24-28 July 2017 for 16-25 year olds.

 

 

Are Big Pharma holding patients to ransom to boost their profits?


23 June 2017

The NHS has been forced into yet another secretive deal with a big pharmaceutical company to ensure access for cancer patients to the newest medicines. But while access to new drugs is obviously good news for cancer patients, the deal itself paints a bleak picture for the future of our NHS.

Theresa May did not win a majority for her Brexit of deregulation. We can’t allow her to take it forward


22 June 2017

The Grenfell Tower fire has come to symbolise everything rotten in modern Britain. Deregulation and privatisation have turned the class divide into a gaping chasm. The government exists for the richest, while the rest are thrown on the mercy of the market.  

5 reasons to be worried about the new Trade Bill


21 June 2017

We are calling on the UK government to include five guarantees in the Trade Bill that would make the trade process democratic and accountable to the public.

Busting the migration myths of the toxic tabloid headlines


19 June 2017

Today is world refugee day. Here in Scotland we'll be gathering in George Square in Glasgow for a symbolic action to show that refugees and migrants are welcome here. We're also calling out the UK tabloid press for the toxic myths they peddle on migration - and we've made a set of myth-busting infographics to illustrate just how far from reality the tabloid headlines really are.

Five things we have learnt from the election


13 June 2017

Last week Britain voted in the most significant and surprising general election in modern history. What did we learn and where does this leave our work for global justice? 

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