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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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Trade unions come out swinging against toxic EU trade deal with Canada


13 February 2017

Dear Labour MEPs, we write to ask you to oppose the ratification of Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the EU-Canada  trade deal due to be voted on in the European parliament on February 15.

CETA isn’t about siding with Trudeau against Trump


10 February 2017

With the European parliament’s vote on CETA coming up next week, the European Attac network, of which Global Justice Now is a part, has been working hard to persuade undecided centre-left MEPs across the EU to reject the deal.

Is corporate greed killing modern medicine? Animals, drugs and superbugs


09 February 2017

Imagine a world where a small cut could kill you or where treatments such as chemotherapy or caesarean sections would be too dangerous to perform. That could be our all-too-near-future if we don't take action.

Secret CETA vote - a cut in the dark that won't stop bleeding


07 February 2017

The Government has ushered in the controversial EU-Canada free trade agreement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement CETA under the cloak of darkness amidst serious concerns on human rights, public health and rule of law. 

Brexit White Paper – does it meet our Red Lines?


06 February 2017

Last week the government released their White Paper on Bexit. Despite stretching to 77 pages, it gives little concrete detail on how the government will go about this most massive of constitutional changes.

Step up and reject weak rules on food speculation


02 February 2017

Its been a long fight to stop corporations from treating food as a gambling chip in the financial markets. Back in 2008, prices for staple foods like wheat and corn rocketed to record levels in the global food crisis, unleashing hunger and social unrest in many countries.

Theresa May in the US and Turkey: Not in Our Name


30 January 2017

Donald Trump’s presidency is turning out to be every bit as dangerous and divisive as we feared. His executive order instituting restrictions on refugees fleeing for safety and nationals from certain Middle East countries is a violation of the US’s international duties, and its impact will spread racism, hatred and fear in the US and beyond, given its specific impact on Muslims.

The death of the toxic trade deal TPP was long overdue - but don’t praise Trump for it


25 January 2017

It’s good news that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead. In fact, the toxic deal – a pacific version of US-EU deal TTIP – was already dead before Trump took office. Popular pressure from trade unions and campaign groups in the US and elsewhere had killed it. Even free-trader Hillary Clinton turned against it during her campaign.

We must stop ‘hard’ Brexit – and we still have the chance to do so


25 January 2017

Global Justice Now welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court that parliament must have a role in the triggering of Article 50. Brexit represents the biggest constitutional change for Britain since the Second World War. It is only right that the people and their representatives play the fullest possible role in mapping out how this will happen and what it will look like.

The two faces of farming in Oxford


12 January 2017

Every January two big farming conferences take place at the same time - the Oxford Farming Conference was set up 80 years ago and has come to represent the establishment view of farming. Farming is seen as a business like any other, where priorities are economies of scale, the key drivers are profits and the pre-eminent markets are global.

Ten things you helped us achieve in the last year


29 December 2016

2016 may be a year you’d rather forget. But as politics changes beyond recognition, sometimes in frightening ways, let’s remember that together we won some incredible victories in 2016 as well. So let’s take some time to celebrate these achievements, and draw strength from them.

10 reasons you should join Global Justice Now at the Brighton Marathon 2017


28 December 2016

It’s that time of year again – the time for New Year’s resolutions. Here’s my 10 reasons why running the Brighton Marathon should be one of yours.

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