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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.

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Sun, scenery and social justice


20 August 2012

Earlier this summer, three intrepid and inspiring WDM supporters - Keith, Matt and Kate - walked the 95 miles of the West Highland Way. From the outskirts of Glasgow to the foot of Ben Nevis, this spectacular route is not without its challenges.

Their motivation? To have fun, take in some stunning views and, of course, to support the fight for global justice by raising vital funds for WDM’s campaigns.

Here is what Keith had to say about the experience:

Drought: Never let a good crisis go to waste


16 August 2012

 “Never let a good crisis go to waste”, as the saying goes.  Well investors are certainly not known for their passive reflection in times of crisis.  As if food speculation wasn’t enough, the US drought provides yet another crisis for investors to take advantage of: water shortages.

Hunger summit: What legacy is the UK government leaving?


15 August 2012

DFID's technical fixes won't address the root causes of hunger.

Where will you be on 1 September?


13 August 2012

I’ll be joining WDM groups and campaigners in Bristol for ‘Making a movement: tools, skills and networking for social justice’. You should come too!

Deadly floods strike the Philippines


09 August 2012

Deadly floods have hit the Philippines capital Manila. WDM ally Lidy Nacpil has been sending us updates from Manila.

A fair price for milk? Thinking beyond fair trade


03 August 2012

The recent plight of British dairy farmers has sparked a debate in some circles about the creation of a fair trade mark for UK products. Yet should we be considering more radical solutions to our global food crisis? 

On the brink of another global food crisis


02 August 2012

WDM food campaigner Amy Horton writes in the Guardian today that in the context of a major drought in the US, food speculators are driving up cereal prices, underlining the inherent vulnerability of a system in urgent need of reform.

Reality check for the Scottish government during First Minister’s ‘year of climate justice’


25 July 2012

Last week, the Scottish government published the results of its first annual target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  It was not good news. The target was missed. In fact greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland had increased by 2%.  

A new movement is born: food sovereignty in the UK


12 July 2012

Today 2,500 dairy farmers descended on Westminster to express their outrage at cuts in milk prices paid by the processing companies. Six companies control 93 per cent of UK dairy processing, giving them huge power.

UK signs international water convention


29 June 2012

The World Development Movement joined forces with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2008 to campaign for the UK government to accede to the UN Watercourses Convention, to help ensure that the world’s 263 international boundary crossing rivers are protected and peacefully shared.

The end of a very long supply chain: join the summer of resistance


29 June 2012

How can one lowly individual go about fighting the lucrative monster that constitutes the global arms trade? Living in Brighton, the company EDO / ITT is on my doorstep, located on Home Farm Road, Moulsecoomb. Yet what is it that they actually do?

Food crises - Is aid the answer?


28 June 2012

It is difficult to watch Africa in the midst of yet another food crisis and hear the plea from aid agencies desperately searching for more funds. Organisations such as Action Against Hunger and World Vision, have estimated that a further $200 million is needed to fight the growing food crisis and more than 15 million people are now said to be at risk, including many from some of the poorest countries in the world: Chad, Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Burkina Faso . 

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