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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

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.

Don’t cry over spilled Nutella – Cry over hunger!


11 April 2013

Today’s Guardian website features an article about “food crime” mentioning thieves who stole five tonnes of Nutella in Germany as a key example. But at the same time, food prices remain at close to record levels as bankers speculate on food, resulting in falling living standards in the UK and in hunger elsewhere. It makes you wonder: What is the real food crime here? Depriving a few people of Nutella or forcing millions into starvation?

Sarah Berger


05 April 2013

A tribute to Sarah Berger, a dedicated WDM campaigner and member of the Brighton and Hove WDM group, who passed away recently following a long battle with cancer.

Local papers highlight food speculation


05 April 2013

During the last couple of weeks WDM supporters from all over the country have written to their local newspapers as part of the Bankers Anonymous campaign.

Take the Occupy tour of the City of London this Saturday


02 April 2013

Dan Iles suggests a city tour with an activist twist to add to your weekend plans 

WDM joins Black Activists Rising Against Cuts with the launch of MLK 50


15 March 2013

This week I was proud to represent WDM at the launch of MLK50 at the House of Commons. MLK50 is an initiative in response to the cuts to, and privatisation of, our public services that has been driven by the neoliberal ideology of the Con-Dem government. 

Africa: Growing concerns


11 March 2013

Economic growth rates in many African countries have soared in recent years. But real development is still sorely lacking argues Rick Rowden in this guest post for our blog

What a racket


01 March 2013

Argentina has been battling vulture funds for over a decade from profiteering from its 2001 debt crisis. Jubilee Debt Campaign demonstrated to draw attention to a New York court case which will determine the outcome of an appeal against a $1.3 billion judgement for vulture fund NML Capital.

Diverting aid to military spending ignores the link between poverty and conflict


21 February 2013

Cameron’s announcement today that some of the aid budget should be diverted to peace-keeping should come as no surprise. After the multi-lateral aid review was completed two years ago, the direction was written on the wall, as the World Development Movement pointed out at the time.

Life and debt in Thessaloniki


19 February 2013

Yesterday was the end of a European conference against debt and austerity being held in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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