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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.

If you've got something to say and are interested in blogging for us, please get in touch with Morten.

Latest posts

If we support fairtrade, then we must oppose unfair trade deals like CETA and TTIP


02 March 2016

Supporting fairtade is surely a no brainer - and I've yet to meet a politician who doesn't think it's a good thing.  But ignoring (or worse still supporting) mega trade deals TTIP and CETA could threaten decades of good work to ensure that fairtrade supports small-scale producers. 

Corbyn's leadership and the democratic surge in the Labour Party


26 February 2016

Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader in September 2015 must rank as one of the most singularly unexpected events of recent British history. Even now it remains tricky to explain, unclear in its implications and unpredictable in its outcomes.

Why TTIP is a feminist issue


25 February 2016

From online harassment to sex trafficking: nowadays most world problems seem to be ‘feminist issues’. And now trade deals too?

The answer to the EU referendum: Plan B for Europe


22 February 2016

A former Madrid slaughterhouse, renovated to show the awe-inspiring beauty of its architectural design, was last weekend’s venue for the rebuilding of Europe.

Five reasons why the TTIP talks are looking a bit wobbly


22 February 2016

The twelfth round of negotiations for TTIP, the biggest trade deal of them all, starts today in Brussels. The impacts of TTIP are disturbing and well documented elsewhere on this site, but we are seeing signs of panic setting in on the pro-TTIP side of the fence. They’re right to panic.

The new debt crisis


17 February 2016

In the markets of Mozambique before Christmas there was a sudden increase in the price of food. The price of maize shot up by a quarter, tomatoes by a third and cooking oil by over 10%.

Paradoxically, this surge in food prices is linked to the same reasons why prices in other parts of the world are falling.

Local democracy under attack


15 February 2016

The government wants the power to overrule council pension investment decisions. George Osborne wants to grant the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government the ‘power of intervention’, meaning they could override decisions made democratically by local councils.

Bottom up organising for food sovereignty - An interview with Javier Sanchez-Rodriguez


12 February 2016

In October 2015, I went to the food sovereignty gathering in Hebden Bridge with Global Justice Now. I was really interested to capture the stories from some of the amazing people who came along.

Maude Barlow - Combating TTIP's Canadian cousin


11 February 2016

Maude Barlow, Chair of the Council for Canadians, has dedicated her life to fighting injustice, particularly 'free trade' deals. In November, she toured the UK to raise awareness of CETA, a Canada-EU trade deal which has been called 'TTIP's ugly brother'. In this interview, Maude told Nick Dearden why she thinks CETA is just as scary as TTIP - and how she got into campaigning.

Hunger games at the casino - the return of food speculation


09 February 2016

'Take the highest stakes, riskiest economic behaviour ever devised, and marry it to the most fundamental basic need of humankind.' My friend, Tim Jones, author of The Great Hunger Lottery sums up all that's wrong with the idea of betting on food prices in financial markets.

Industrialising African agriculture to help the poor? Some myths exposed


08 February 2016

A farming revolution is being driven in Africa and is affecting the lives of hundreds of millions of rural African families. A magic formula has been devised with ambitions to modernise their agriculture, raise their incomes, develop their countries’ economies and (so the logic goes) to eliminate their hunger and poverty.

A food system for the people by the people


05 February 2016

A tax on chemical fertilisers? Subsidies for farms under 5 hectares? Putting food growing on the national curriculum? Start up funds for food cooperatives? A living wage for fast food workers? Land reform?

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