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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

100km round London on a bike


02 July 2013

A couple of weeks ago some of my colleagues and I took on a 100km cycle ride across London.

Taking control of financial language: Cutting through commodities trading jargon


21 June 2013

The financial sector is a system of power. And like many systems of power, it has a way of keeping outsiders at bay, and the use of language is a very effective way of achieving this.

Community energy in west Java


18 June 2013

In west Java, communities are demonstrating how clean energy can be produced to meet their needs and not for the profit of major corporations. This is a story that is being replicated in many regions of Indonesia, in the face of energy access issues and the large scale exploitation of fossil fuel reserves for export.

The G8 is harking back to an era that no longer exists


14 June 2013

The UK hosts the G8 once again next week. In 2005, the Gleneagles Summit was marked as a milestone for international development – with deals on aid and debt relief dominating the headlines. It was meant to hail a brand new era of prosperity for developing countries and the world. Only it didn’t.

Oil City: site-specific theatre perfomances in London


04 June 2013

<p>Find out about the new piece of site specific theatre produced by Platform in London: a spy thriller for the post-Occupy era.</p>

A report from the Lapindo mud flow


03 June 2013

Andrew Taylor reports from a protest at the Lapindo mud flow in Indonesia.

They owe us: Why we need to take the climate crisis to the heart of global finance


31 May 2013

Over the past five years as recession has turned first into depression and then into slump, governments and corporations have been highly effective at putting climate change on the back burner; in the age of austerity, saving the planet is a frivolous luxury we simply can’t afford.

Price-fixing carbon junkies and tar sand pancakes


30 May 2013

Morten Thaysen reviews what the news tells us about the current economic system of carbon capital and its ‘drill first, ask later’-logic

For your eyes only, HSBC?


22 May 2013

We have already revealed that the HSBC is funding £75 billion worth of fossil fuel projects worldwide. And it is no secret that these projects are not only the cause of the displacement of entire villages and local environmental degradation – but also of accelerating CO2 emissions that are already causing catastrophic changes to the climate. What remains a secret is the level of CO2 emissions HSBC is responsible for through its funding of companies and fossil fuel projects.

Taking local action against food speculation


08 May 2013

If you walk down the high-street you will find them. Even though they are mostly associated with the City of London, they are present in towns and cities across the UK. Banks speculating on food are present from town centres to government corridors – and so we must be, if we want to challenge them.

A special report from the Grim Reaper


19 April 2013

Morten Thaysen gives a special report from inside the Grim Reaper costume outside the Anglo-American AGM in London

A normal Thursday morning - with John Kerry


12 April 2013

Yesterday morning in central London was a morning like any other. It was a morning of world leaders and business executives developing new ways of destroying our planet for profit. But it was also a morning of an increasingly global protest against greed and environmental destruction.

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