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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

Food speculation: UK government in bed with the culprits


18 December 2013

Over the last few years, the EU has been trying to pass legislation to curb speculation in the commodity markets.

Santas deliver pile of coal to HSBC


17 December 2013

Today 25 "climate justice Santas" delivered a tonne of coal to HSBC in Moorgate - which reacted by shutting its doors.

TTIP-TAFTA: The sellout of our democracy


16 December 2013

A new trade agreement is currently being negotiated between the US and the EU and it threatens our democracy. Guest blog post by Susanne Schuster from Brighton and Hove WDM.

Hypocrisy, blackmail and power politics: same old WTO


12 December 2013

The first global trade deal in 20 years has been a source of great celebration. The story goes that it’s a modest start but it’s got the World Trade Organization (WTO) back on track, maybe even adding US$1 trillion to the ailing global economy.

Food Rights vs Corporations


05 December 2013

The battle lines couldn’t be clearer at the WTO today – do you think ‘free trade’ is the answer to the world’s problems or must trade come second to a government’s ability to control its food system?

This morning India held a packed press conference at which its lead negotiator didn’t mince his words. He told a room of the world’s press:

The media’s disgust with the South standing up for itself


04 December 2013

India is leading the charge for a very modest proposal here at the WTO which will allow the government to continue a programme to make the ‘right to food’ a reality for its people. The US and EU look determined to block this proposal, even at the risk of derailing the talks.

Protests at GCM Resources AGM over Bangladesh coal mine


04 December 2013

Protests were held outside the AGM of London-based mining company GCM Resources today over the company’s Phulbari coal mine in Bangladesh, which if it goes ahead will displace up to 220,000 people.

The low down


03 December 2013

The WTO has languished for 12 years, unable to push forward its agenda of trade liberalisation in the face of opposition from Southern governments and global organising by social movements, trade unions and campaign groups.

The G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: an instrument to control African agriculture


27 November 2013

I joined WDM four weeks ago as an intern and I must say it is an exciting time for a start, as I will be involved in a new ambitious campaign that will be launched in the new year.

18th anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni 9’s execution


26 November 2013

 

A guest blog from Platform's Sarah Shoraka.

Nature for sale


22 November 2013

Nature is up for sale! If you’re quick you might just get a good price on a piece of Scottish wilderness, as the World Development has listed Loch Ness for sale on the auction site eBay. We also tried to sell Ben Nevis, but for some reason eBay removed the listing. If you miss the auction, not to worry, just head down to the World Forum on Natural Capital taking place this week in Edinburgh. At this UN-hosted conference, governments, corporations and some conservationists are continuing their discussions on putting a price on nature.

Dodgy deals with nature


21 November 2013

As the World Forum on Natural Capital started this morning in Edinburgh, three rather dodgy looking salespeople turned up with their battered suitcase, offering to do a deal on Scottish natural landmarks.

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