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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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The UN needs to start supporting the rights of peasants around the world


17 April 2017

One morning in March, 36 houses belonging to peasant families of Mekar Jaya village in Indonesia’s North Sumatera province were razed to the ground.

We Rise - equipping young people to face the political challenges ahead


11 April 2017

Last Saturday, over 140 young people got together for a day of discussion, debate, activism and live performance. We Rise was the Global Justice Now youth network’s first national gathering since forming only a few months ago.

Why I’ve decided to run 52 miles for justice


03 April 2017

I wasn’t planning on running two marathons in 2017. But in a few days, before spring has even arrived, I’ll be running my second this year. Why? Well, I’ve got a few reasons. But the main one is that I’ll be raising money for a worthy cause - creating a better world based on humanity, democracy and equality. And that’s how you come into the picture.

What's the Great Repeal Bill and why should we be worried about it?


29 March 2017

Now that Article 50 has been triggered, we face a monumental battle for our rights. Tomorrow, Theresa May will announce plans for the first of these far-reaching bills, the Great Repeal Bill, which will affect how our country works for decades to come. Here's everything you need to know about the Bill.

M&S has pulled its adverts from Google, so why not the Daily Mail?

Last week it was confirmed that a host of household brands, including Marks and Spencer, have withdrawn their advertising contracts with Google for fear they have been placed next to hate speech and extremist content.

Five reasons young people should come to We Rise

Angry and frustrated with the politics of Trump and May and the 1%? Want to join the growing movement against racism and inequality?

Three hot spots of violence to small-scale farmers


20 March 2017

"Incidents of massacre, extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and detention, political persecution and harassment are common". This is the horrific persecution small-scale farmers worldwide are facing, as described by our allies at La Via Campesina (LVC). LVC is a global social movement representing millions of small-scale food producers.

Young people rising – creating a new youth activist network


16 March 2017

In just two weeks’ time, Global Justice Now’s youth network will be hosting its first national gathering at Goldsmiths University in London. We Rise is a day of discussion, debate, live performance and action planning.

Where next, after a Brexit without dignity, respect or accountability?


15 March 2017

The actions and inactions of this British parliament will be long remembered. Under the guise of ‘taking back control’ from the EU, the majority of MPs insisted that they did not want a meaningful vote on whether to accept the final terms of an exit deal.

The EU-Turkey refugee deal - one year on, and still a disaster


13 March 2017

While global attention has been paid to Trump’s Muslim-bans and Mexican border wall, the governments of the UK and EU have managed to pursue their own equally draconian migration policies.

Why Liam Fox’s vision for Brexit is bad for Africa


09 March 2017

Liam Fox’s Commonwealth trade meeting in London today shows clearly how the British Government’s post-Brexit international policy is a step back in time.

Why we're asking Marks & Spencer to stop funding hate


27 February 2017

Today we're launching a new campaign, inspired by, and with the blessing of Stop Funding Hate. Here's why we decided to take action, and how you can get involved to stop the climate of hate towards migrant and refugees.

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