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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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Defending and extending rights to freedom of movement


12 July 2016

Many people voted to leave the EU because they were fed up of the effects of an economic system which generates growing inequality, and of a political elite which has left their communities to rot while they look after the interests of banks and big business. They are right to be fed up.

But by building on years of anti-migrant propaganda from the press, the main leave campaigns persuaded too many of those people that the answer to their problems lies in somehow halting migration. Others, the Little Britain Tories, were not economically marginalised of course, but signed up to the anti-migrant rhetoric anyway.

It feels like the tragedy of a generation, but we need to gear up not give up


27 June 2016

It’s been a couple of days since the shocking referendum result, and it feels no better than it did on the night.

The Big 6 are ripping us off: Why are our politicians not backing a fairer system?

Buried under the referendum results last Friday was the final report from a two year inquiry by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into the energy market, carrying a set of recommendations for making a fairer system -or so it was hailed.

We’re leaving the EU, but we’re not giving up


24 June 2016

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union opens up a world of uncertainty. It will take some time before we know what the full impact will be. It could be years before we fully exit but the leave vote represents a significant victory for the politics of fear and hate that dominated the campaign.

Why Brexit would be terrible for our campaigns for trade, food, energy and migration justice


22 June 2016

The latest polls show that the referendum battle is very close and leaving the EU could be a real possibility. While we’re critical of the way the EU currently works, we think it’s very important we stay in.

The Africa Energy Forum - this is not what energy democracy looks like

Energy ministers from across Africa will be hosted at a swanky London hotel next week for a conference where hundreds of businesses will pay up to £3,000 for the chance to pitch their business to these state officials.

In or Out, the EU-Canada trade deal would mean a massive corporate power grab


10 June 2016

Trade deals are looming large in the referendum debate here in the UK. The public at home and across Europe are increasingly asking questions about whom they are made for and why such secrecy surrounds them. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks began entirely hidden from public scrutiny with the backing of European prime ministers.

Fighting for seeds and soil: a film


31 May 2016

“The chemical based model of farming drains income because you have to buy seeds and buy fertilisers, to buy insecticide and buy pesticide. Organic farming is a lot more successful [and I don’t have] to buy from the shop.”

The EgyptAir disaster is a tragedy, but let’s not forget the other crisis on the Med


27 May 2016

Last Thursday, like all of us, I woke up to the terrible news about the missing EgyptAir plane over the Mediterranean. I can only imagine how terrible it must be for the families who expected to see their loved ones happily emerge from Cairo Airport’s arrivals terminal.

This is not about Britain vs the EU - but the people vs big business


26 May 2016

Minutes just leaked from an obscure EU meeting show Cameron’s government is pushing to implement a dangerous trade deal called CETA without parliamentary consent.

Electricity privatisation has consistently failed from London to Lagos. So why are we still doing it?

Finally, after a year of campaigning against the DFID-funded privatisation of Nigeria’s energy, there is the glimmer of a breakthrough in the form of two high-level Parliamentary inquiries that scrutinise this work. 

Democracy, feminism and the city: My trip to Barcelona


25 May 2016

Last month I joined a week long social movement tour of Barcelona with Global Justice Now to learn about some of the inspiring political developments that have been taking place there in recent years.

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