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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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Reason, imagination and empathy - an extract from 'Creating Freedom'


16 May 2017

Broadly speaking, our cognitive biases channel our empathy towards specific, vivid, observable examples of human suffering, and away from stigmatised groups, while our social conditioning channels our empathy in directions that serve the interests of those with the power to do the conditioning, determining which groups are stigmatised and to what degree.

Dangerous deals are being done in the dark – time to shine a light on them


10 May 2017

From the Philippines to Saudi Arabia to the United States, British government ministers are flying around the world to talk trade deals. Although big business lobbyists may get access to these discussions, they take place in the dark, with no accountability to the public or parliament.

How many Hepatitis-C deaths does it take to make a billion dollars for a drug company?


10 May 2017

Shareholders of American pharmaceutical giant Gilead are meeting in California today to review the work and profits of the company. We’ve done some of the maths for them: Every 79 seconds* someone in the world dies of hepatitis C. And in that same amount of time, Gilead makes $26,068* from selling the cure for hepatitis C.

Election 2017: Will your candidates support global justice?

What kind of world do you want to live in? That’s what the next five weeks are about if you cut through the media circus. Because between now and 2022, the next set of MPs will make decisions with big consequences on everything from Brexit to climate change, affecting people here and around the world.

Pushing private education across Africa is about profits, not meeting peoples needs


04 May 2017

No one is any denial that there are huge challenges in many African countries in providing access to education.

How Trump's presidency has kicked off a wave of resistance in the US


28 April 2017

It’s been hard to find silver linings in the United States these last few months. Our arcane electoral system put a no-holds-barred bigot in office, and – via a disastrous budget bill and healthcare proposal – his party is competing with itself over who can condemn the most poor people of colour to lives of poverty and misery.

The UN needs to start supporting the rights of peasants around the world


17 April 2017

One morning in March, 36 houses belonging to peasant families of Mekar Jaya village in Indonesia’s North Sumatera province were razed to the ground.

We Rise - equipping young people to face the political challenges ahead


11 April 2017

Last Saturday, over 140 young people got together for a day of discussion, debate, activism and live performance. We Rise was the Global Justice Now youth network’s first national gathering since forming only a few months ago.

Why I’ve decided to run 52 miles for justice


03 April 2017

I wasn’t planning on running two marathons in 2017. But in a few days, before spring has even arrived, I’ll be running my second this year. Why? Well, I’ve got a few reasons. But the main one is that I’ll be raising money for a worthy cause - creating a better world based on humanity, democracy and equality. And that’s how you come into the picture.

What's the Great Repeal Bill and why should we be worried about it?


29 March 2017

Now that Article 50 has been triggered, we face a monumental battle for our rights. Tomorrow, Theresa May will announce plans for the first of these far-reaching bills, the Great Repeal Bill, which will affect how our country works for decades to come. Here's everything you need to know about the Bill.

M&S has pulled its adverts from Google, so why not the Daily Mail?

Last week it was confirmed that a host of household brands, including Marks and Spencer, have withdrawn their advertising contracts with Google for fear they have been placed next to hate speech and extremist content.

Five reasons young people should come to We Rise

Angry and frustrated with the politics of Trump and May and the 1%? Want to join the growing movement against racism and inequality?

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