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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.

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Step up and reject weak rules on food speculation


02 February 2017

Its been a long fight to stop corporations from treating food as a gambling chip in the financial markets. Back in 2008, prices for staple foods like wheat and corn rocketed to record levels in the global food crisis, unleashing hunger and social unrest in many countries.

Theresa May in the US and Turkey: Not in Our Name


30 January 2017

Donald Trump’s presidency is turning out to be every bit as dangerous and divisive as we feared. His executive order instituting restrictions on refugees fleeing for safety and nationals from certain Middle East countries is a violation of the US’s international duties, and its impact will spread racism, hatred and fear in the US and beyond, given its specific impact on Muslims.

The death of the toxic trade deal TPP was long overdue - but don’t praise Trump for it


25 January 2017

It’s good news that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead. In fact, the toxic deal – a pacific version of US-EU deal TTIP – was already dead before Trump took office. Popular pressure from trade unions and campaign groups in the US and elsewhere had killed it. Even free-trader Hillary Clinton turned against it during her campaign.

We must stop ‘hard’ Brexit – and we still have the chance to do so


25 January 2017

Global Justice Now welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court that parliament must have a role in the triggering of Article 50. Brexit represents the biggest constitutional change for Britain since the Second World War. It is only right that the people and their representatives play the fullest possible role in mapping out how this will happen and what it will look like.

The two faces of farming in Oxford


12 January 2017

Every January two big farming conferences take place at the same time - the Oxford Farming Conference was set up 80 years ago and has come to represent the establishment view of farming. Farming is seen as a business like any other, where priorities are economies of scale, the key drivers are profits and the pre-eminent markets are global.

Ten things you helped us achieve in the last year


29 December 2016

2016 may be a year you’d rather forget. But as politics changes beyond recognition, sometimes in frightening ways, let’s remember that together we won some incredible victories in 2016 as well. So let’s take some time to celebrate these achievements, and draw strength from them.

10 reasons you should join Global Justice Now at the Brighton Marathon 2017


28 December 2016

It’s that time of year again – the time for New Year’s resolutions. Here’s my 10 reasons why running the Brighton Marathon should be one of yours.

Seven inspirational protests of 2016


19 December 2016

Needless to say, 2016 has been a tough one for social justice activists around the world. With the rise in xenophobia after Brexit, the presidential election of Trump and the looming threat of trade deals such as TTIP and CETA, we’ve been busy.

From the Jungle to Kesha Niya - Winter in France's refugee camps


19 December 2016

In December 2016, a group of volunteers from Mid-Wales Refugee Action went to work with refugees in La Linière refugee camp in Dunkirk as part of the Kesha Niya project. They took with them much needed supplies of sleeping bags, blankets and clothes that had been donated by people across Mid-Wales.

Student fees, living costs and a bleak future: our society is not safe for young people


13 December 2016

With soaring rent prices and living costs, enormous debts and a bleak future, it is clear to me that the reason why more and more students are experiencing mental health issues is related to how our economy is run.

This isn’t what aid should look like - A fresh wave of controversy for the CDC Group


09 December 2016

No aid group can claim that all of its work is one hundred percent effective. It isn’t an exact science, any more than running a public service or a business. Mistakes will be made, the important thing is to learn from them.

Seven things the government did in 2016 to devastate the lives of migrants and refugees


02 December 2016

If there is one issue that defines 2016, it is the issue of immigration. This has been the year of the anti-migrant headline. We’ve been warned of “migrant invasions” and even been told that migrants are to blame for the country’s housing crisis.

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