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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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Seven inspirational protests of 2016


19 December 2016

Needless to say, 2016 has been a tough one for social justice activists around the world. With the rise in xenophobia after Brexit, the presidential election of Trump and the looming threat of trade deals such as TTIP and CETA, we’ve been busy.

From the Jungle to Kesha Niya - Winter in France's refugee camps


19 December 2016

In December 2016, a group of volunteers from Mid-Wales Refugee Action went to work with refugees in La Linière refugee camp in Dunkirk as part of the Kesha Niya project. They took with them much needed supplies of sleeping bags, blankets and clothes that had been donated by people across Mid-Wales.

Student fees, living costs and a bleak future: our society is not safe for young people


13 December 2016

With soaring rent prices and living costs, enormous debts and a bleak future, it is clear to me that the reason why more and more students are experiencing mental health issues is related to how our economy is run.

This isn’t what aid should look like - A fresh wave of controversy for the CDC Group


09 December 2016

No aid group can claim that all of its work is one hundred percent effective. It isn’t an exact science, any more than running a public service or a business. Mistakes will be made, the important thing is to learn from them.

Seven things the government did in 2016 to devastate the lives of migrants and refugees


02 December 2016

If there is one issue that defines 2016, it is the issue of immigration. This has been the year of the anti-migrant headline. We’ve been warned of “migrant invasions” and even been told that migrants are to blame for the country’s housing crisis.

The hustles in Brussels – MEPs vote to block legal scrutiny of toxic trade deal


23 November 2016

One of the most controversial aspects of the toxic trade deals being pushed by the EU is the system of corporate courts.

Ten reasons why the Canada-EU trade deal (CETA) must be stopped


17 November 2016

Here’s ten reasons why you should be seriously concerned about CETA, and why you might want to email your MEP about it.

Toxic trade deals like TTIP have given Trump oxygen – we can defeat them both


16 November 2016

Corporate trade deals like the US-EU agreement TTIP have been cynically exploited by Donald Trump to win the presidency of the United States. He has used those deals to show that the political system has been corrupted by big business. But Donald Trump will not stop this corporate corruption – he will make it far worse.

Manchester ignores CETA’s destructive force over local democracy


12 November 2016

On Thursday Manchester City Council decided to reject our TTIP/CETA Free Zone, despite the fact that these deals could seriously undermine the additional powers that the region is pushing for under devolution. 

No one is fooled! The private security trade fair disguised as a social justice forum


11 November 2016

Europe’s security industry is gathering in London for a two-day summit next week. The event, hosted at the Tower of London, is trying to use a guise of promoting progressive reforms and improving care for people in detention facilities or the prison system, but a closer look at the agenda and list of participants reveals that it is really about how to make more money out of peoples’ misery.

Syria: the self-interested meddling of foreign states has created a generation-long war


11 November 2016

As we have watched the terrible bombing of Aleppo in recent weeks it has become clear that international rules, designed to limit suffering during conflict, have been blatantly and consistently violated. The longer this terrible conflict continues, the more likely it is that those rules will be discarded forever.

Nine quotes of hope in the face of US election despair


09 November 2016

It’s been a pretty dreadful day. It’s dreadful in the abstract for those of us living outside of the US, much more concretely dreadful for those within the USA, and worst of all for the visible migrants, Mexicans, Muslims, queers, and people of colour who will now be facing a wave of enabled hatred and violence in the wake of Trump’s racist victory.

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