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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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No one is fooled! The private security trade fair disguised as a social justice forum


11 November 2016

Europe’s security industry is gathering in London for a two-day summit next week. The event, hosted at the Tower of London, is trying to use a guise of promoting progressive reforms and improving care for people in detention facilities or the prison system, but a closer look at the agenda and list of participants reveals that it is really about how to make more money out of peoples’ misery.

Syria: the self-interested meddling of foreign states has created a generation-long war


11 November 2016

As we have watched the terrible bombing of Aleppo in recent weeks it has become clear that international rules, designed to limit suffering during conflict, have been blatantly and consistently violated. The longer this terrible conflict continues, the more likely it is that those rules will be discarded forever.

Nine quotes of hope in the face of US election despair


09 November 2016

It’s been a pretty dreadful day. It’s dreadful in the abstract for those of us living outside of the US, much more concretely dreadful for those within the USA, and worst of all for the visible migrants, Mexicans, Muslims, queers, and people of colour who will now be facing a wave of enabled hatred and violence in the wake of Trump’s racist victory.

Trump can only be beaten by a fairer economy and a better society


09 November 2016

We have woken up this morning to the most shocking news. An extreme nationalist has won the US presidential election on a campaign filled with racism, misogyny and hatred.

What does Brexit mean for global justice campaigning?


08 November 2016

We are living through the biggest political event in Britain in 70 years. The need for change has never been more necessary in order to combat the threats we face or to seize the opportunities this uncertain situation presents. But Brexit also means we must rethink our campaigns to make us more relevant to a country facing a deeply uncertain period.

Stopping the new planned detention centre near Glasgow


07 November 2016

The UK Home Office plans to build a new Detention Centre in Renfrewshire, next to Glasgow airport. The Conservative government's proposal has been met with widespread criticism from human rights charities and members of the Scottish government, as well as fierce opposition from communities in Paisley and Glasgow.

From Bangladesh to Brazil, how do big companies keep getting away with it?


01 November 2016

Last week I went to Geneva to follow the negotiations of a new international treaty to hold corporations acocuntable for their human rights abuses. Here's some of what I learned:

Building a big inspiring food sovereignty movement


01 November 2016

We're back from the the Nyéléni food sovereignty forum in Romania, where we had the opportunity to meet with other activists, campaigners and producers to build a big inspiring movement across Europe. Here are the main highlights from the forum.

CETA is back from the dead - but it's not over yet


31 October 2016

There was a huge amount of EU tub-thumping yesterday (30 October), as the EU and Canadian summit happened in a very rushed manner and the CETA* deal was signed by Justin Trudeau and Jean-Claude Juncker. The media have presented the signing as the end of the journey for CETA saying that it’s time for everyone to accept this trade deal as finalised.

Lessons to be learned from the CETA debacle


28 October 2016

CETA - the trade and investment deal between the EU and Canada - was due to be signed yesterday at a Summit between EU leaders and Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau. But the summit was called off the night before as it become clear that the EU would not be able to sign the agreement.

Wallonia is standing up for all of Europe by throwing a spanner in CETA


25 October 2016

The members of the Parliament of Wallonia have done what we might expect all our parliamentarians to do: stand up for the best interests of the citizens they represent. They have blocked a deal that would serve the corporations who have been lobbying so hard for it, while putting our public services and environment at risk.

Is CETA dead yet?


24 October 2016

Some have called a victory, others are expecting to hear some awful deal has been brokered. Either way CETA, the trade and investment deal between Canada and the EU, is in mortal danger.

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