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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

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.

Why the fight for global justice means putting an end to TTIP


16 January 2015

Yesterday several MPs, from across the political spectrum declared in Parliament that they had received more correspondence from their constituents expressing concerns about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) than anything else.

Fighting for Food Sovereignty


15 January 2015

Over the last few years I have travelled to a number of countries including Ethiopia, Venezuela and Indonesia to meet activists from around the world who are fighting for food sovereignty.

Global Justice Now


15 January 2015

This is an important day for us. We’re opening a new chapter in our struggle for social and economic justice. With a new name – Global Justice Now – we’re relaunching WDM. Our aim is to make an even more effective movement for a world where resources are in the hands of the many, not the few.

Seven reasons why we’ve just changed our name


15 January 2015

Today the World Development Movement has become Global Justice Now. An organisation which has been around for 45 years doesn’t change its name lightly – so why have we done it?

German energy co-op takes on big energy in the UK

International resistance is building against another nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. German sustainable energy cooperative EWS (Elektrizitätswerk Schönau) is taking on Electricité de France (EDF). In a fight against large corporate controlled energy and unfair subsidies EWS has lodged a formal complaint against the UK government’s subsidy of Hinkley, with the EU Commission.

2014: a year in review


23 December 2014

What a year it's been. We started the year with a big win for our food speculation campaign and continued the year with protests against coal-sponsoring banks and two days of action against the EU-US trade deal (TTIP). A massive thanks to everyone who have helped us make all this possible!

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