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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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Tariffs, Bombardier and the dangers of dealing with Trump


05 October 2017

The recent dispute over the US slapping a 219% tariff on Bombardier made aircraft hit the headlines recently and will doubtless bubble away in the background for months to come.

The expected shock of the German elections


29 September 2017

As expected and based on numerous pre-election polls, Angela Merkel has secured her fourth term as German Chancellor. Yet despite the relatively strong performance of the German economy, the result of Sunday’s election shows a sharp swing to the right. It is part of the growing political and social polarisation overtaking Europe, created by anti-migrant and anti-establishment sentiments.

Four ways to challenge the 1% this autumn


28 September 2017

Summer has come to an end, it’s back to school, university and work – and it’s time to get organised and mobilise! At the general election and the protests against Trump, this year young voices have really come to the forefront of politics and we need to make sure that they carry on being heard. Fighting for a better world happens in many ways and they are all important.

Sharing Skills and Reconsidering our Movements: Young activists at the European Summer University for Social Movements

‘Let’s Debate, Resist, Act - The Time Is Now!’ was the rallying slogan of the European Summer University for Social Movements that took place from 23 to 27 August in Toulouse, France. The conference, organised by the Attac Network, brought together thousands of alter-globalist, ecofeminist, anti-capitalist and pro-migrant activists from all over Europe and beyond.

Schools, hospitals and now banks - where will the 'hostile environment' end?


22 September 2017

Theresa May’s pet project of creating a 'hostile environment' towards migrants took a turn for the worse today. Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced that checks on 70 million bank accounts will start in the new year, and banks found providing banking services to irregular migrants will be penalised.

Ditching free movement is more likely to lower British workers pay


21 September 2017

Our friends at Another Europe is Possible have issued a new report today, which suggests that ditching EU free movement rules will be bad for British workers. We agree – and think the same arguments apply globally.

Three things we’ll be chanting at the arms fair


06 September 2017

On Thursday 7 September, staff and activists from Global Justice Now will be joining the Stop the Arms Fair campaign and other groups in trying to stop the setup of the DSEI arms fair - a big business event showcasing the latest in weapons of war and murderous technologies.

Hurricane Harvey: Shh don't mention the 'c' word!

How do we show solidarity with people who have lost their homes and worse after extreme weather exacaberated by climate change this summer? And how do we stand up to Trump and his climate-denying administration? In Scotland, a strong climate bill that takes the Paris climate accord commitments seriously, is a small way in which we can begin to challenge the neo-liberal vision of the current US President.

Our members have their say


31 August 2017

I’ve been reading over the responses to our members’ survey. They gave me food for thought, challenged my opinions and were really inspiring. Read on to find out what they said.

Building an international youth activist network at the ATTAC Summer University


30 August 2017

Last week I had the pleasure of joining other Global Justice Now staff and members at the ATTAC Summer University for social movements. This four day event brought together more than 2,000 people from across Europe to learn, debate, discuss and plan how we can build our movements and alternatives to the current political context.

Ten great podcasts on activism, movements and social change


18 August 2017

Podcasts present an amazing opportunity to look into so many of the dim and distant corners of movement history. This is a selection of ten inspiring podcasts that we've been checking out documenting some wonderful moments of activism, movements and social change that will hopefully inspire listeners in the present day.

Time to step up our campaign to make sure Scotland’s voice is heard on trade deals


17 August 2017

Here in Scotland, it’s vital that our politicians understand that areas devolved to the Scottish parliament, such as environment, food safety, health and workers rights could be threatened by the UK government’s new trade deals. 

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