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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

Taking on the economy, with a reading group


30 November 2012

Last week I went to my first reading group meeting. With the impacts of the financial crisis hitting the poorest people the hardest and a growing movement against austerity; I thought it was time to brush up on my knowledge of economics. The ‘Econo…what?’ reading group project provided the perfect opportunity for doing so.

To tweet or not to tweet? – that was the question


29 November 2012

A journey into the twitter-sphere by a previously reluctant group member: "Having carefully avoided this question for more months than I care to remember, through not wanting to spend still more time on a computer, a colleague’s comment after a lobby meeting got me thinking".

Global solidarity and action


28 November 2012

Is a concern for global justice just for the middle class? Does being poor mean you have to prioritise helping yourself?

I don't think so, and have the evidence!

Lara Marsh


19 November 2012

We would like to pay tribute to the life of Lara Marsh, who was WDM’s Events Officer from 2000 – 2002. Lara died tragically on 31st August this year, aged 37, having been diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2011.

Anyone who came into contact with Lara will remember how infectious her passion, inspiration and humour were. She joined WDM just as our campaign to stop the GATS trade agreement was picking up speed and set to work to find creative ways to involve WDM groups and activists in the campaign.  

The many dimensions of poverty


16 November 2012

The Oxford WDM group held a talk on the many dimensions of poverty with Sabina Alkire, director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). Here is an account of the event by Kate Griffin from the Oxford group.

Speaking for WDM in Milton Keynes


13 November 2012

On 8 November the Milton Keynes WDM group took part in a panel discussion and ran a workshop at the Global Development Conference: The Millennium Development Goals - 'Are we nearly there yet?'. Read Pauline's account of what it was like to take part, and whether it was worth doing.

Econo...what? A reading group for the age of austerity


07 November 2012

Jubilee Debt Campaign along with other organisations including War on Want and the Trade Justice Movement has launched a new reading group Econo...what? for the age of austerity.

Joking for Justice - comedy night in photos


02 November 2012

Last night was WDM's third Joking for Justice comedy benefit gig.

Growing the movement in Scotland: a skill share event


02 November 2012

I’ve taken part in and supported social justice and environmental campaigns intermittently since earliest University, and their issues have been the subject of many a blogpost.  That said, I don’t consider myself an experienced campaigner.

Marching against austerity


23 October 2012

Last Saturday, over 100,000 people marched through the streets of London for the TUC march: A future that works. They were calling for an end to the austerity that is being forced upon this country by the ConDem government. WDM staff and group members were there to show our opposition to cuts which see the most hard-up in our society pay the price for a banking collapse for which they are not blame.

Victory for land reform campaigners


16 October 2012

On 3 October, 60,000 people from India’s poor and tribal communities embarked on Jan Satyagraha (“March for Justice”), a 350 km month-long march from Gwalior in the north of the country to the national capital Dehli to press their demands for their rights to land, forest, water and natural resources for food supply. Last week, on 11 October, in response to the protest the government decided to introduce significant land reform policy change and in light of this victory the march was called off.

Making a movement: from Scotland to Azerbaijan


12 October 2012

What’s it like to campaign in Azerbaijan?  How does it link with the campaigning we’re doing here in Scotland?  Find out at the WDM skill share event in October

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