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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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The Horrible History of the Daily Mail

This week the Daily Mail has teamed with up Horrible Histories to give out free copies of new, pocket-sized Horrible Histories of Great Britain. We take our own trip into the dark and deep depths of the Daily Mail’s racism and xenophobia through the last century.

It’s been quite a year (and a half) on migration


30 October 2017

Our migration campaign is one and a half years old! Safe to say, this can be an emotionally demanding issue to work on, so it’s important we recognise how much we’ve done together. So I thought I'd put together a blog post trying to sum of some of the big moments for this campaign. A massive thank you to all of our supporters, members and activists for making all of this possible.

The long and winding road to a binding corporate treaty

The struggle to make transnational corporations accountable for the ill-effects of their operations and abuses, especially in the global South, has been a long and hard one. This week's meeting in Geneva is just the latest battle.

Why we can’t trust billionaires with our health


25 October 2017

Morten Thaysen introduces our new campaign against the corporate control of medicine.

Time to stop big corporations from ruling the world

Social movements from around the world are in Geneva this week to push the United Nations to adopt a binding treaty on corporations and human rights.

How Scotland can spare itself from chlorinated chicken


12 October 2017

The SNP have said that Scotland should be developing its own trade policy. We agree - and here are five ideas for what that trade policy could look like.

Five things to know about the independence movement in Catalonia


06 October 2017

Last year, a group of Global Justice Now activists went to Barcelona to see how movements for food sovereignty, energy democracy and housing rights had created significant infrastructure and fed into the historic win by Barcelona En Comú (Barcelona in Common) in the city council elections the previous year.

Tariffs, Bombardier and the dangers of dealing with Trump


05 October 2017

The recent dispute over the US slapping a 219% tariff on Bombardier made aircraft hit the headlines recently and will doubtless bubble away in the background for months to come.

The expected shock of the German elections


29 September 2017

As expected and based on numerous pre-election polls, Angela Merkel has secured her fourth term as German Chancellor. Yet despite the relatively strong performance of the German economy, the result of Sunday’s election shows a sharp swing to the right. It is part of the growing political and social polarisation overtaking Europe, created by anti-migrant and anti-establishment sentiments.

Four ways to challenge the 1% this autumn

Summer has come to an end, it’s back to school, university and work – and it’s time to get organised and mobilise! At the general election and the protests against Trump, this year young voices have really come to the forefront of politics and we need to make sure that they carry on being heard. Fighting for a better world happens in many ways and they are all important.

Sharing Skills and Reconsidering our Movements: Young activists at the European Summer University for Social Movements

‘Let’s Debate, Resist, Act - The Time Is Now!’ was the rallying slogan of the European Summer University for Social Movements that took place from 23 to 27 August in Toulouse, France. The conference, organised by the Attac Network, brought together thousands of alter-globalist, ecofeminist, anti-capitalist and pro-migrant activists from all over Europe and beyond.

Schools, hospitals and now banks - where will the 'hostile environment' end?


22 September 2017

Theresa May’s pet project of creating a 'hostile environment' towards migrants took a turn for the worse today. Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced that checks on 70 million bank accounts will start in the new year, and banks found providing banking services to irregular migrants will be penalised.

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