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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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Cleansing the souls of the international arbitration industry


01 May 2015

“It’s alright, sarge, they’re just about to exorcise the building” mutters a policeman over his walkie-talkie.

Not just transition? Coal and a Colombian miners union

Last week, along with colleagues at London Mining Network, global union IndustriALL, Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Justice for Colombia and War on Want, we hosted Jairo Quiroz and Igor Diaz, members of Sintracarbon, the union that organises workers at the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia.

Eyes wide shut on ISDS - implications of the Bilcon vs Canada case


30 April 2015

Recent agreement among congressional leaders on a “fast-track” bill may have been a victory for the Obama administration’s trade agenda.

US: trade deals and resistance


29 April 2015

Ask people on the streets in the USA about TTIP and they are less likely to know what you’re talking about than if you ask the same in the UK. Certainly the secrecy around the deal in the States is even more intense than in the UK, and the media is complicit with a similarly business-pages-only coverage afforded to the negotiations. There’s another dimension: that of NAFTA and TPP.

Should aid money be used as a tool for expanding free markets?


27 April 2015

Ask a particularly extreme proponent of the free market how they see the future, and they might conjure up schools run by Coca-Cola and education programmes administered by Price Waterhouse Coopers. Or they might see hospitals operated as companies by nurse-entrepreneurs who compete for private equity funds. 

Why we're not so sweet on industrial agriculture


23 April 2015

The Land Workers’ Alliance (LWA) will be marching from Bury St Edmunds to the British Sugar factory on April 29 from 1pm-4pm. The LWA is a coalition of producers across the UK who are fed up with the un-level state of affairs between corporate and small-scale farming.

Tackling trade in the Fast Track - a report from the USA


22 April 2015

I'm in the USA for the next round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations in New York, and it's certainly a busy week for trade policy.

Drowned bodies in the Mediterranean and Europe’s responsibility


20 April 2015

This will never stop.

This weekend’s tragedy with up to 700 migrants feared drowned is just the most recent in a long series of tragedies involving desperate people trying to reach Europe.

So TTIP won’t stop public services being run in the interests of ordinary people? Tell that to Argentina


16 April 2015

Another week, another victory for big business over a government in a secret pseudo-court. This time it’s the turn of private water giant Suez, who successfully sued Argentina for reversing the privatisation of Buenos Aires's water supply.

Fast food and the movement for food sovereignty


14 April 2015

When you think of food sovereignty your mind often gets drawn to the rural; small-scale farmers, community gardens, allotments and ecological growing practices. All this is true. But if we in the post industrialised UK are ever to achieve food sovereignty we also need decent livelihoods as part of decent food systems in our cities.

Why the Daily Mail is right that aid money is wasted, but wrong that we must reduce it


13 April 2015

The Daily Mail is right to be scandalised that more than £1 billion of the aid budget ends up in British and American private consultancy firms. But for Global Justice Now, our solution is quite different from that put forward by the Mail.

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