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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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Seeds, solidarity and synergy: A visit from Samia Nkrumah


25 February 2015

When we found that Food Sovereignty Ghana had elected to send Samia Nkrumah to represent them at Take Back Our World, I was aware that it was a bit of a scoop.

Which groups are lobbying the UK government on TTIP?


24 February 2015

What unites the British Egg Industry Council and the social justice organisation Global Justice Now? And what puts consumer group Which?, food giant Tate & Lyle, and alcohol producer Diageo in the same camp?

Take Back Our World conference roundup


21 February 2015

The World Development Movement relaunched as Global Justice Now last month, opening a new chapter in the struggle for social and economic justice. Our launch event was held on Saturday 21 February in London's Rich Mix, featuring international speakers, films, workshops, music and art.

Time to take on the energy Monopoly – and win!

Today’s news that the Big Six are overcharging its most loyal and vulnerable customers up to £234 a year is just the latest evidence that energy privatisation doesn’t work.

A Slick Mystery: Holmes and Watson confront the oily criminal BP in the British Museum


12 February 2015

On Sunday, activists entered the British Museum and launched a guerrilla theatre performance featuring Holmes and Watson searching for the BP ‘criminal’ hiding in the museum.

TTIP – The Corporate Power Grab


11 February 2015

Guest blog by Laura Harrisson who came on the #noTTIP Train to Brussels with us last week.

Introducing our new magazine Ninety-Nine


09 February 2015

Why our new magazine is called Ninety-Nine: During the high times of globalisation, there was a common belief that we need not worry about the wealth of the rich, as long we made sure that the very poor were not being left behind...

A manifesto for global justice


06 February 2015

Ditching development doesn’t mean simply changing language – it’s about radicalising our demands and reassessing old and new political ideas. In this blog, I've made some suggestions for a global justice manifesto and invite you to take part in the debate.

Energy justice not packed lunches

The idea at the core of our energy justice campaign is that corporate control of energy has failed to deliver for people or the planet, and that more democratic ways of running our energy systems are needed if we want everyone to be able to access the energy they need without destroying the climate or anyone’s backyard. Events of this week have definitely demonstrated this.

Live blog: confronting the Brussels trade negotiations


03 February 2015

A group of UK activists travelled together to Brussels on the #noTTIP train to protest at the next round of negotiations of the controversial trade deal being pushed by the EU and the USA – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

We need to unite in the fight for equality


29 January 2015

This week I attended a conference at the University of Westminster held by Operation Black Vote. It was a gathering to inspire ethnic minorities to engage and vote in the 2015 General Election. Significantly, the underlying message I received from this conference was that within society we have language which expresses equality and diversity. However, in practical experience this is not the case.

The movement needs your voice


28 January 2015

2015 is election year for Global Justice Now. Taking place every three years, council elections determine the governing body of Global Justice Now, which is made up of a range of people including recent and long-term supporters of the organisation and activists from local groups.

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