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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

Five things to consider on Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement

The US made the world weaken the Kyoto Protocol, and then refused to ratify it. We made sure the Paris agreement was non-binding and not a treaty, and then we withdrew from it. The US has always been a roadblock to global climate action. Trump is worse but previous administrations were hardly champions.

What happens next with CETA?


25 May 2017

After the mid-February approval of CETA by the European parliament, the focus turned to Canada and the member states of the European Union who all need to ratify the deal.

Ecuador rips up 16 toxic trade treaties


25 May 2017

Ecuador struck another blow against the power of big business last week, ripping up 16 trade deals with countries including the US and UK. President Correa cited the notorious ‘corporate court’ system as the key reason for ending the deals.

Migrants welcome here: snapshots from Glasgow’s Migration Gathering


23 May 2017

Local activist Jawad Anjum shares snapshots of the Migration Gathering in Govan and how it is inspiring Global Justice Glasgow's campaign on migrant rights.

Rising drug prices are now more than twice the entire NHS deficit


18 May 2017

It’s not just government cuts bleeding the NHS dry, big pharmaceutical companies are leeching more and more money from our health service. Every year the NHS is handing over billions of pounds to big pharmaceutical companies. And that amount is going up by a staggering amount every year.

China is great again, but how is Britain dealing with globalisation’s new champion in the age of Brexit?

Politics is always entwined with economics and often produce strange and unforeseen results. With the UK withdrawal of membership from the European Union and Donald Trump’s isolationist US policies, it seems they have both relinquished their role as leaders of the globalisation process.

Reason, imagination and empathy - an extract from 'Creating Freedom'


16 May 2017

Broadly speaking, our cognitive biases channel our empathy towards specific, vivid, observable examples of human suffering, and away from stigmatised groups, while our social conditioning channels our empathy in directions that serve the interests of those with the power to do the conditioning, determining which groups are stigmatised and to what degree.

Dangerous deals are being done in the dark – time to shine a light on them


10 May 2017

From the Philippines to Saudi Arabia to the United States, British government ministers are flying around the world to talk trade deals. Although big business lobbyists may get access to these discussions, they take place in the dark, with no accountability to the public or parliament.

How many Hepatitis-C deaths does it take to make a billion dollars for a drug company?


10 May 2017

Shareholders of American pharmaceutical giant Gilead are meeting in California today to review the work and profits of the company. We’ve done some of the maths for them: Every 79 seconds* someone in the world dies of hepatitis C. And in that same amount of time, Gilead makes $26,068* from selling the cure for hepatitis C.

Election 2017: Will your candidates support global justice?

What kind of world do you want to live in? That’s what the next five weeks are about if you cut through the media circus. Because between now and 2022, the next set of MPs will make decisions with big consequences on everything from Brexit to climate change, affecting people here and around the world.

Pushing private education across Africa is about profits, not meeting peoples needs


04 May 2017

No one is any denial that there are huge challenges in many African countries in providing access to education.

How Trump's presidency has kicked off a wave of resistance in the US


28 April 2017

It’s been hard to find silver linings in the United States these last few months. Our arcane electoral system put a no-holds-barred bigot in office, and – via a disastrous budget bill and healthcare proposal – his party is competing with itself over who can condemn the most poor people of colour to lives of poverty and misery.

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