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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.

Latest posts

Time for the SNP to make up its mind on CETA


19 October 2016

Global Justice Glasgow, along with activists from across Scotland, were out in force at the SNP conference on Saturday, telling delegates that it’s time to Stop CETA. We made a bit of a visual splash with our dastardly corporate rats and spoke to several hundred SNP members as they went in to the conference.

Today we have won a battle on CETA, but the war is not over


18 October 2016

TTIP is close to death, and EU governments just failed to pass another toxic ‘trade’ deal with Canada. Europe’s undemocratic trade deals are in serious trouble, but we need to step up our work to stop them if we care about our public services and out environment. 

CETA's threat to seed freedom


14 October 2016

Seeds are an emotive issue. Across the globe, generations of farmers have been able to save seeds from each year's crops, store them, exchange them and re-use them in the next season. Seeds are the source of our food and for many communities seeds lie at the heart of culture.

Standing with 90,000 people against corporate power


13 October 2016

Today a petition from over 90,000 European citizens will be delivered to decision makers across the continent. These tens of thousands of signatures are demanding that EU leaders take part in the upcoming UN Human Rights Council's session on establishing an international binding treaty that will end the impunity enjoyed by transnational corporations once and for all.    

The story behind Monsanto’s malicious monopolies in India


29 September 2016

India’s countryside has been marred with tragedy over the past twenty years with nearly 300,000 farmers committing suicide.  A staggering 60,000 of these tragic deaths have taken place in the state of Maharashtra, located in India’s ‘cotton-belt.’

Labour is now opposing toxic trade deals, but what sort of trade do we want?


28 September 2016

Trade is always about power. That’s why, in post-Brexit Britain, our trading relationships will be the most important question we face. These relationships will in effect embed our new constitution, detailing how we approach issues like immigration, food policy, finance and public services.

TTIP may be dead, but we’re still facing TTIP by the back door


28 September 2016

The architects of the current wave of trade deals have embarked on a desperate ploy to salvage something from the death of their flagship treaty. Sacrificing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP in order to get CETA (the close relation of TTIP, a deal between the EU and Canada) agreed was always going to be a risky strategy.

UK aid money needs to stop going to 'unhealthy development'


27 September 2016

Global Justice Now is right to demand that the UK’s aid budget should benefit the world’s poorest, not big business.

The future of our trade campaign: your thoughts


23 September 2016

The recent months have been somewhat of a rollercoaster for our trade campaign. Needless to say that with the likely failure of TTIP* and the ever more pressing threat of CETA**, our staff, activists, members and supporters have been very busy.

Farm Heroes Vs Monsanto: defeat corporate power in our new game


22 September 2016

In our latest game, Farm Heroes vs Monsanto, you can help a gang of cutsie farm animals take on the global seed and pesticide magnate Monsanto (fittingly represented as the fat cat).

Corporations running the world used to be science fiction - Now it's a reality.


12 September 2016

Today, of the 100 wealthiest economic entities in the world, 69 are now corporations and only 31 countries*. This is up from 63 to 37 a year ago. At this rate, within a generation we will be living in a world entirely dominated by giant corporations.

TTIP is on the floor, the referee is counting down…


02 September 2016

We’ve had an incredible victory this week. Some of the leading proponents of the EU-US corporate trade deal, known as TTIP, have said that the deal is dead.

 

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