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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.

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.

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Power to the people, not the private sector

Nigerians have been blackmailed into believing that there was no solution to the electricity challenges without privatisation. Politicians have sold off electricity infrastructure to their friends for ridiculously small amounts of money, spent huge amounts of public funds in a questionable fashion and laid off thousands of workers.

TTIP chaos in Strasbourg


12 June 2015

On the evening of the 9th of June the EU Parliament decided to postpone a crucial plenary vote on the TTIP resolution a day before the vote was to occur.  I was in Strasbourg representing Students Against TTIP in the Europe-wide campaign against the toxic trade deal when this snap decision occurred.  Myself and other activists from across Europe had already begun planning o

The great TTIP debate that never was


10 June 2015

Is TTIP now on the ropes? The US-EU trade deal known as TTIP is being dealt weekly setbacks at the moment, culminating in angry scenes in the European parliament this morning.

TTIP: A constitutional crisis?


09 June 2015

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a treaty which is being negotiated between the EU and USA.  We believe it will give corporations power over our democratically determined food standards, environmental safeguards, workers rights and public services.  It is also a corporate power grab which shatters our constitution safeguards.

Five things I learned from the Reclaim the Power Didcot Camp

Last week, I took part of the Reclaim the Power Camp, in Didcot Oxfordshire. What may be erroneously depicted as a bunch of hippies’ gathering, was in fact a powerful moment to network, learn new skills, and strengthen the climate justice movement.

What we've learnt about the TiSA leaks so far


04 June 2015

Across the world there is outrage at what is being decided in secret on our behalves. A huge leak of documents, marked with the opinions and edits of negotiators from many different countries, from the TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) has appeared on Wikileaks.

Trade committee ignores two million people on TTIP


28 May 2015

Today the INTA committee met to decide what opinion should be placed before the plenary session of the European parliament regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), including the status of investor protection (ISDS).

Reclaim the Power: join the camp for energy democracy

It doesn’t come as a surprise that whilst support for renewable energy is being cut, government subsidies to the fossil fuel industry remain steady.

Stop the Indomet coal mine

Global Justice Now and London Mining Network handed in a petition to global mining giant BHP Billiton asking them to pull out of the devastating Indo Met Coal project in Indonesian Borneo.

Maybe giving aid money to big business doesn't solve poverty. Who knew?


21 May 2015

In 2009 the Conservative party unveiled their new international aid agenda and stated that, “capitalism and development was Britain’s gift to the world.

Hungry for justice: Consequences of the election for global poverty


20 May 2015

It’s safe to say that the results of the General Election came as a major surprise to virtually everyone, including the victorious Tories. Understandably, this has triggered a considerable amount of soul-searching amongst pollsters, as well as within those parties that performed badly.

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