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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.

Latest posts

TTIP – The Corporate Power Grab


11 February 2015

Guest blog by Laura Harrisson who came on the #noTTIP Train to Brussels with us last week.

Introducing our new magazine Ninety-Nine


09 February 2015

Why our new magazine is called Ninety-Nine: During the high times of globalisation, there was a common belief that we need not worry about the wealth of the rich, as long we made sure that the very poor were not being left behind...

A manifesto for global justice


06 February 2015

Ditching development doesn’t mean simply changing language – it’s about radicalising our demands and reassessing old and new political ideas. In this blog, I've made some suggestions for a global justice manifesto and invite you to take part in the debate.

Energy justice not packed lunches

The idea at the core of our energy justice campaign is that corporate control of energy has failed to deliver for people or the planet, and that more democratic ways of running our energy systems are needed if we want everyone to be able to access the energy they need without destroying the climate or anyone’s backyard. Events of this week have definitely demonstrated this.

Live blog: confronting the Brussels trade negotiations


03 February 2015

A group of UK activists travelled together to Brussels on the #noTTIP train to protest at the next round of negotiations of the controversial trade deal being pushed by the EU and the USA – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

We need to unite in the fight for equality


29 January 2015

This week I attended a conference at the University of Westminster held by Operation Black Vote. It was a gathering to inspire ethnic minorities to engage and vote in the 2015 General Election. Significantly, the underlying message I received from this conference was that within society we have language which expresses equality and diversity. However, in practical experience this is not the case.

The movement needs your voice


28 January 2015

2015 is election year for Global Justice Now. Taking place every three years, council elections determine the governing body of Global Justice Now, which is made up of a range of people including recent and long-term supporters of the organisation and activists from local groups.

Greece lights up Europe


27 January 2015

It’s difficult to overestimate the importance of the Greek election last Sunday. It is the first time in decades that a government has come to power in Europe which is both hostile to neoliberal economics and grounded in social movements. The people who have suffered most from the financial crisis have created a spark of hope for all of us.

Hope lies in challenging the power of the rich


21 January 2015

Today ‘the great and the good’ meet in Davos, Switzerland to discuss how the world is changing, and how corporate executives and senior politicians should respond to these changes.

Speak truth to power


20 January 2015

I started working as a fundraiser at the World Development Movement in 2007, almost eight years ago to the day. Coming from a large international development charity, WDM looked like a rare authentic voice, unafraid to speak the truth and to openly challenge the government and big business.

Building power: activism in Global Justice Now


16 January 2015

We live in an intolerable world. No decent human being can defend the injustices and inequalities that mark our world, where a global elite enjoy luxuries beyond imagination whilst billions of people are deprived of the conditions needed for a dignified life. Whilst such a state of affairs can easily provoke despair and cynicism, what it demands is a response.

Power to the people

Energy privatisation has been a disaster. In the UK, it’s obvious to everyone. Household bills have increased eight times faster than wages in the last few years, while the Big Six energy companies are pocketing literally billions a year.

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