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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

10 reasons why you should be worried about TTIP


06 June 2014
  1. TTIP IS A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY
    If agreed, TTIP would give corporations the power to sue governments over decisions that could harm their future profits, undermining democratic decision-making made in the public interest.
     
  2. TTIP IS A THREAT TO PUBLIC SERVICES

Interview: Scotland’s place in building a just world


30 May 2014

Hear from two prominent Scottish politicians on their vision for the future of Scotland as Scottish people prepare to vote in the independence referendum

HSBC: Be a no-coal bank!

Judging by the scarcity of journalists at the AGM of ‘local bank’ HSBC this morning, the bank seems to be doing slightly better in the public image stakes than some of its competitors. Yet HSBC pours more money into fossil fuels than any other UK bank.

Call this democracy?


22 May 2014

Today we choose who will represent us in the European Parliament. A lot of people are sceptical about European elections – the parliament still has few powers in an overwhelmingly undemocratic decision-making system driven by corporate interests.

SOAS needs stop outsourcing workers and making profits for Goldman Sachs


02 May 2014

Humanity cannot afford the greed of Goldman Sachs. Steve Rushton from Occupy.com reveals how the investment bank reaps profit on exploiting London cleaners and speculating on food.

A sneak preview


28 April 2014

This week Janet Maro from Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) will be speaking at three events around the UK as part of the launch of our new agribusiness campaign. Here she gives a sneak preview of what she'll be talking about.

Barclays, stop bankrolling coal!


24 April 2014

This morning a few of my colleagues and I went to protest against Barclays at its AGM. Since 2005 Barclays has invested more than £3.1 billion in dirty coal projects that are destroying the environment and propelling climate change.

We need more than technology to combat climate change


15 April 2014

With the recent confirmation by the IPCC that climate change is caused by humans, urgent action is needed to counter the impact it will have on lives around the world. The massive scale of the problem and the difficulties of combating it, mean that governments and NGOs have looked to increasingly diverse projects for solutions

Stop carving up Africa (Manchester WDM with friends)


10 April 2014

Manchester being the place it is one can find all sorts of causes and campaign groups through the internet and networks, but fail to interact with them in the integrated way some fondly enjoin groups to do. So, whilst putting out feelers and finding our inboxes and facebook pages flooded with postings from worthy groups one doesn’t like to cut out, we ended up using personal contacts and experiences to help us launch the new Agribusiness campaign on a wet Saturday morning in suburban Manchester.  

Whole world to experience climate chaos

The whole world is set to experience climate chaos according to a new report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC). The IPCC has this week released it’s Fifth Assessment Report; Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The report confirms that climate change is happening and that humans are driving it.

Tony Benn: Ideas and movements change the world


27 March 2014

Today we laid Tony Benn to rest. I felt very privileged to be able to attend his funeral and pay my respects to such an inspirational and life-long campaigner for social justice.

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