This 8 March, as women across the world took part in strikes, demonstrations, and walkouts to mark International Women’s Day, thousands gathered in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico, for a three day summit filled with debates, theatre, art, and even sports, all dedicated to ’women in the struggle’. I was lucky enough to be one of them.
King was not only the leading civil and political rights leader in America but he was also an internationalist. He was aware of, and informed by, the independence movements of the global south; he saw the dangers of a new USA neo-imperialist foreign policy - and not just in Vietnam but more widely.
The Labour Party’s new development policy, released by shadow international development secretary Kate Osamor today, represents a big step forward. It also represents many of the ideas and policies that Global Justice Now has been campaigning for over many years.
Campaign group Global Justice Now has commended the Labour Party on its new development policy, released today, saying it represents a long overdue recognition that charity can never make up for the damage that Western corporations, finance and foreign policy have caused in the world.
Reacting to Theresa May and Donald Trump's meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where they asked officials to finalise a visit by the president to the UK later this year, Nick Dearden director of Global Justice Now, said: