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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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When Yanis met the Prince of Darkness - An extract from 'Adults in the Room'


12 June 2017

The only colour piercing the dimness of the hotel bar was the amber liquid flickering in the glass before him. As I approached, he raised his eyes to greet me with a nod before staring back down into his tumbler of whiskey. I sank onto the plush sofa, exhausted. On cue, his familiar voice sounded imposingly morose. ‘Yanis,’ he said, ‘you made a big mistake.’

After the general election – write the script for what comes next


09 June 2017

In the last six weeks we’ve seen that change is possible.

The general election was called because the prime minister insisted there was too much opposition to her plans in parliament. We were told that this general election was going to go in one direction. The most powerful media in the country threw everything at it.

Six things you can do to get the youth vote out on Thursday


06 June 2017

Like the great Whitney Houston, I too believe that the children are the future. So it just seems all wrong that the demographic with the highest percentage of voters (the over 55s) end up having more of a say over issues that are going to impact young people for the longest.

M&S responds to our campaign about advertising in the Daily Mail

Thanks to thousands of people putting pressure on Marks & Spencer to stop funding the Daily Mail, we finally received a letter from M&S CEO, Steve Rowe.

Trump, the Paris Agreement and the breakdown of multilateralism

Withdrawing from the UN Paris Climate Accord is one of more than a hundred electoral campaign promises that Donald Trump made. By delivering on that promise, the US now joined Nicaragua and Syria, the only countries that did not sign the agreement. Nicaragua did not sign due to indifference or denialism of climate change, it’s reason was the contrary.

Five things to consider on Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement

The US made the world weaken the Kyoto Protocol, and then refused to ratify it. We made sure the Paris agreement was non-binding and not a treaty, and then we withdrew from it. The US has always been a roadblock to global climate action. Trump is worse but previous administrations were hardly champions.

What happens next with CETA?


25 May 2017

After the mid-February approval of CETA by the European parliament, the focus turned to Canada and the member states of the European Union who all need to ratify the deal.

Ecuador rips up 16 toxic trade treaties


25 May 2017

Ecuador struck another blow against the power of big business last week, ripping up 16 trade deals with countries including the US and UK. President Correa cited the notorious ‘corporate court’ system as the key reason for ending the deals.

Migrants welcome here: snapshots from Glasgow’s Migration Gathering


23 May 2017

Local activist Jawad Anjum shares snapshots of the Migration Gathering in Govan and how it is inspiring Global Justice Glasgow's campaign on migrant rights.

Rising drug prices are now more than twice the entire NHS deficit


18 May 2017

It’s not just government cuts bleeding the NHS dry, big pharmaceutical companies are leeching more and more money from our health service. Every year the NHS is handing over billions of pounds to big pharmaceutical companies. And that amount is going up by a staggering amount every year.

China is great again, but how is Britain dealing with globalisation’s new champion in the age of Brexit?

Politics is always entwined with economics and often produce strange and unforeseen results. With the UK withdrawal of membership from the European Union and Donald Trump’s isolationist US policies, it seems they have both relinquished their role as leaders of the globalisation process.

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.

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