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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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In the city of revolutions


21 August 2014

Thirty activists from the UK, mostly from WDM groups, are in Paris for the Summer University of Attac – the global justice network founded two decades ago to fight the power of finance. 

Reclaim the Power!

Fracking is just one example of how the corporate grip on power is getting stronger in the UK. Therefore the World Development Movement will be at Reclaim the Power camp in Blackpool this weekend to resist fracking and to link up with other movements against the corporate power grab.

Activist August


13 August 2014

This August the World Development Movement will be going to Reclaim the Power in Blackpool and the Attac’s European Summer University in Paris to link up with activists from across the UK and Europe fighting against the corporate takeover of our democracy, our energy, and our food.

The eviction of Tabaco: 13 years of struggle

I met Ines Perez earlier this summer in Colombia, where I was visiting people affected by the Cerrejón coal mine. Ines is from Tabaco, a community that was brutally pulled apart by the mine. The eviction of Tabaco, or the ‘cleaning up of the community’ as it was called, was one of the darkest moments of Cerrejón’s 30 year history. It took place thirteen years ago tomorrow.

 

RBS tell us that they’ve improved on coal. Are they right?

The UK’s biggest coal bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group has responded to WDM’s campaign for them to kick their addiction to financing companies engaged in coal mining and coal-fired power.

The response comes after over 2,700 WDM supporters emailed RBS chief executive Ross McEwan demanding that RBS pull out of coal.

Coca-Cola's investment in Africa is not about solving hunger


06 August 2014

Yesterday, Coca Cola announced it would expand its business activities in Africa. The corporate giant announced it will increase investments in Africa by $5 billion over the next 6 years, bringing the total to $17 billion by 2020. Coca Cola is part of the latest wave of corporations moving in to Africa to secure markets, land, resources and labour which promise vast corporate profits. 

 

Aviation biofuels: debunking the greenwash

The aviation industry insists that its use of biofuels, made from plants and blended with conventional jet fuels, is ‘sustainable’. Rose Bridger begs to differ

Youths: Feeding the Future of Farming


17 July 2014

Ele Saltmarsh writes about the challenges and opportunities facing aspiring young farmers in the UK.

 

Biodiversity offsetting: Making dreams come true

Biodiversity offsetting makes dreams come true.  As our new mockumentary shows, it is the license that can make bad developers’ dreams a reality.

Infrastructure – who benefits?


26 June 2014

Today, investment from multinational companies and aid money from rich countries are joining forces once more to extract Africa's wealth. Colonial history repeating? Find out more in Heidi's blog.

 

Victory for campaign against airport in Aranmula

An epic campaign against construction of an airport on paddy fields, used for growing rice, in Aranmula, Kerala has achieved a monumental victory. 

Joining a major social justice gathering in Paris this summer


16 June 2014

On 12 July, WDM will be part of a day of action against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This proposed agreement, between the US and the EU, is more accurately described as a corporate power grab by big business on both sides of the Atlantic.

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