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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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TTIP is a ‘revolution against international law’, says UN Expert


16 October 2015

“Globalization cannot be allowed to become the grand global casino where investors rig the system to guarantee that they always win.” UN human rights expert Alfred-Maurice de Zayas doesn’t mince his words when it comes to the new generation of trade deals like TTIP.

Food sovereignty: it just makes sense


16 October 2015

Today on world food day, I’m thinking about Madam Rebecca and Madam Stella who I met in Ghana earlier this year. Two inspirational women from the expanding food sovereignty network, the Rural Women Farmers Association of Ghana.

Agribiz and small farmers battle for control of our food systems in Rome


15 October 2015

It’s not often that Monsanto executives are forced to confront smallholder famers from South India in negotiating rooms. But that’s what happened in Rome this week at the 42nd session of the UN’s Committee on Food Security.

Not saving the world at COP 21

Over the last few months, attempts have been made to present COP 21, the ‘landmark’ Paris climate summit to be held in December as an opportunity to ‘save the world’. The people behind these appeals appear to believe that if only we had a big enough petition or an impressive enough march, the political elite might be persuaded to use the Paris COP to take serious action on climate change.

Rise Up Against TTIP... and keep rising!


13 October 2015

The fightback against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - an extremely dangerous trade deal being negotiated by the EU and the US - is undoubtedly building steam, but we must further step up our efforts to raise awareness, organise and mobilise.

Act now to defend public education and challenge privatisation


12 October 2015

Forty years ago the provision of water was a public service that was taken for granted in many parts of the world. Few people thought water could ever be privatised and sold for private profit.

Will the Paris climate talks be a COP of the crops?


06 October 2015

Tackling carbon emissions from agriculture from farming isn't even on the table at the UN climate talks in December. It ought to be, and it's big agribusiness that's at the heart of the problem.

Nine thoughts on the TPP agreement being reached today


05 October 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the biggest trade deal in a generation and part of the same 'new generation' of trade deals as TTIP. Its primary purpose is to rewrite global economic rules in favour of capital. But it’s not over and we shouldn’t lose hope.

Deregulation of finance takes off again

Civil society groups denounce the Commission's plan for a Capital Markets Union. No lesson has been learnt from the financial crisis, they say.

Lisa Nandy’s vision of energy democracy isn’t idealism – it’s already starting to happen


29 September 2015

A bold and refreshing vision for the UK’s energy future was spelled out this morning by Lisa Nandy, the Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, at the Labour party conference. It wasn’t only about her commitment to clean energy -  she spoke of Labour’s plans to “democratise [energy]” in Britain, by putting “people back in charge”. 

Open the borders: reflections on a solidarity trip to Calais


29 September 2015

Before I visited Calais last week, I thought I had a good understanding of the refugee crisis. But after meeting the people living there, I realised just how much I've been influenced by media stereotypes.

The UN development goals miss the point – it’s all about power


25 September 2015

Not many people enjoy the existence of poverty. Some think it’s inevitable, others that tackling it is politically impossible. But for those with ambition, an end to poverty is a worthy enough goal.

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