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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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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!

Crisis point for TTIP as Cameron is summoned to Brussels by Big Business


18 December 2014

Cameron is meeting in Brussels today alongside other European heads of state in a meeting convened by the Confederation for British Industry (CBI).

TTIP: a recipe for disaster


17 December 2014

5 reasons why the EU-US trade deal could put you off your dinner.

Campaigners keep up fight to stop Bangladesh coal mine


12 December 2014

This week we found ourselves back outside the AGM of London based mining company GCM Resources again to stand in solidarity with our friends from Bangladesh who are campaigning to stop the proposed opening of an open-pit mine by GCM in Phulbari, Bangladesh.

2014: International year of family farming


11 December 2014

Family farmers hold the key to global food security, but they need support to combat the agribusiness big boys.

The land is ours


10 December 2014

This week the Scottish Land Action Movement launched and added itself to a growing global movement of activists, small-scale farmers, landless workers, indigenous communities and many others all working to shift control of land from the hands of the few to the hands of the many.

Taking action on TTIP - how can we put pressure on politicians? Impressions from the Turning the Tide event


05 December 2014

On Monday evening I attended a workshop organised by WDM aimed at building the skills and knowledge of people who want to lobby their MPs and MEPs to stop TTIP. Speakers included MPs Zac Goldsmith, Geraint Davies, Andrew George, MEP Jean Lambert and Polly Jones of WDM.

An invitation to take the #noTTIP Train to Brussels


05 December 2014

We’re block booking seats on Eurostar, arranging accommodation, a walking tour of the corporate and lobbying villains of Brussels, a protest at the European Parliament and a chance for you to meet your MEP and tell them direct your feelings about TTIP.

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