James O'Nions

James O’Nions

Role

Head of activism

Biography

James heads up the activism team, which helps our network of local groups to campaign and organises our main public events. James has a background in anti-globalisation and anti-war activism and has previously worked at the Campaign Against Arms Trade. He was also an editor of Red Pepper magazine for five years.

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Latest posts

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.

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.

Defending and extending rights to freedom of movement


12 July 2016

Many people voted to leave the EU because they were fed up of the effects of an economic system which generates growing inequality, and of a political elite which has left their communities to rot while they look after the interests of banks and big business. They are right to be fed up.

But by building on years of anti-migrant propaganda from the press, the main leave campaigns persuaded too many of those people that the answer to their problems lies in somehow halting migration. Others, the Little Britain Tories, were not economically marginalised of course, but signed up to the anti-migrant rhetoric anyway.

Tunis plans for Paris - Day 2 of a World Social Forum Diary


27 March 2015

The sheer number of sessions at the World Social Forum can seem quite overwhelming. The programme is divided into six different streams of discussion: citizenship; environmental justice; social justice; equality and rights; the economy and alternatives; migration.

Thunder in Tunis - Day 1 of a World Social Forum Diary


26 March 2015

Thunder rumbled as we got off the tram at assembly point for the opening demonstration of the World Social Forum in Tunis. The skies, which had been drizzling  on and off all day, let out a full-on downpour. Before we even started marching we were soaked.

Seven reasons why we’ve just changed our name


15 January 2015

Today the World Development Movement has become Global Justice Now. An organisation which has been around for 45 years doesn’t change its name lightly – so why have we done it?

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