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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 trade justice and climate change to migration and aid.

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The choice is clear: we must oppose the racist Right in Bolivia


14 November 2019

On Sunday 10 November, the thirteen year tenure of Bolivian President Evo Morales ended when the army withdrew its support and called on him to resign. Protests have been ongoing in Bolivia for several weeks over a variety of concerns, including Morales' handling of fires in the Chiquitania region and allegations of electoral fraud.

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe is a continent of walls.


11 November 2019

Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall was brought down in a euphoric rush of hope and reunification. 

How a US-UK trade deal threatens our protection from hazardous chemicals


11 November 2019

A central tenet of Brexit has long been the promise of free trade agreements for the UK outside the EU. Specifically, a US-UK trade deal is trumpeted as the single biggest economic benefit of Brexit, though the prospect alone has already sparked heated debate.

A toxic trade deal with Trump means a blank cheque for big pharma


29 October 2019

Last night, Channel 4’s Dispatches exposed the dangers to the NHS of a trade deal with the US. In spite of the government’s insistence that the NHS is off the table, the documentary revealed that five secret meetings have taken place between senior civil servants and representatives of the US pharmaceutical industry - none of these meetings have been declared claimed the show.

Black History Month series: How can we learn lessons when we only hear a fraction of the story?


29 October 2019

This Black History Month we're focusing on black-led movements and resistance throughout history. How have they shaped our understanding of politics and activism, how do they continue to inspire social movements and activists today? From the Black Jacobins to Black Lives Matter there is a thread of rebellious connection that, as a movement, we must learn from. We must learn the histories that were never taught to us in school, learn about the reality of our own histories and truly understand what solidarity looks like, not just this month but everyday.

This blog is third and final installment on our series this month. Effie Jordan writes about how our movements can learn from the history and impact of 'othering' which is rooted in European imperialism.

Health is a human right. So why is the NHS turning migrants away?


22 October 2019

The founding principles of the NHS are slowly being diluted, eroded and privatised. Since 2017, NHS trusts have been obliged by the government to charge refused asylum seekers and irregular migrants upfront for secondary care services.

Frontline communities affected by mining projects call for international solidarity against transnational corporations

Community representatives and activists from Colombia, Brazil and Chile have been in London this week to share their experiences and call for international solidarity with mining-affected communities against the power of transnational corporations.

Crafting a treaty to stop corporate impunity: the challenges we face in the Fifth Session

Social movements, environmental groups, trade unions and campaigners have once again organised a “Week of Mobilisations” in Geneva to follow and influence the five-day negotiation process of the United Nations Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group (OEIGWG) on the Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises (UN Binding Treaty on TNCs).

Black History Month series: Understanding empire, decolonising our movements


11 October 2019

Many of the racial, economic and social injustices we see today are rooted in empire’s legacy. It’s only through decolonising our minds, our institutions and our movements that we’ll be able to create a truly just and equal world.

Walden Bello: "The far right ate our lunch"


08 October 2019

Walden Bello on the global rise of the far right and what we can do about it

Colonialism + capitalism = climate crisis

At Brighton’s fifth youth strike a colourful banner proclaiming ‘Colonialism + Capitalism = Climate Breakdown’ led the front of the march. Young people from across the city had gathered a few days earlier to design and paint the banner.

Black History Month series: Abolishing the slave trade is a history that belongs to black rebels


01 October 2019

This Black History Month we're focusing on black-led movements and resistance throughout history. How have they shaped our understanding of politics and activism, how do they continue to inspire social movements today? From the Black Jacobins to Black Lives Matter there is a thread of rebellious connection that, as a movement, we must learn from.

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