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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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Humanity isn't a disease - but ecofascism is

Since coronavirus hit Europe, ideas about this destructive pandemic, which has killed thousands, as the ‘cure’ for environmental damage have been circulating. On stickers, Instagram graphics and viral Tweets, across the internet people are trying to ‘look on the bright side’ of Covid-19 by claiming that if the human population were to drop or people were to stop consuming, that would solve global warming. This idea is dangerously wrong, and it’s not new.

Covid-19: the spectre of an Africa unprepared for health crises


31 March 2020

On March 29, 2020, African Center for Disease Control (CDC) had reported a total of 4,282 cases, 134 deaths, and 302 recoveries from Covid-19. 46 out of 54 countries have been affected since the first case reported on the continent in Egypt on February 15. Africa is almost closed by Covid-19 and the situation is almost similar to the first month of invasion of the pandemic in Europe.

Women’s activism in the time of climate and other emergencies

We are facing a climate emergency, a possible economic recession, and now a global pandemic that will test the limits of our health systems and expose the short-sightedness of our governments and their skewed priorities.

The race for a coronavirus vaccine proves big pharma isn't fit for purpose


18 March 2020

As the spread of coronavirus continues unabated, the response of the pharmaceutical industry is being thrust into the spotlight. For years, major public health crises have exposed the fundamental conflict between profit and public health in our pharmaceutical system.

Who has the right to be free? Thoughts from Freedom of Movement 2.0


09 March 2020

On Saturday 15 February, Global Justice Now and their London youth group Our Future Now, hosted Freedom of Movement 2.0, ‘a day of workshops, panel discussions, poetry and live music from migrant led activist groups, creative collectives and bands’. Speakers included Maya Goodfellow, author of ‘Hostile Environment’, scholar Bridget Anderson and Dalia Gebrial from Novara Media.

International Women's Day: Seven ways women changed the face of the last decade


05 March 2020

The 2010s marked a period of mass protest and social upheaval. Today, the first International Women’s Day of a new decade, we look back at just a few of the thousands of women-led movements across the world challenging and toppling oppressive systems.

It's #WorldBookDay. So here are 10 great books about global justice


05 March 2020

Here are 10 great books about global justice

International Women's Day: Six stories of women who've defended the environment and resisted corporate power


04 March 2020

This International Women's Day we're taking time to learn about some of the women who've been at the forefront of radical movements around the world.

Don’t be fooled by the government’s pledge to keep the NHS out of a Trump trade deal, these are just empty words

The government published its long-awaited negotiating objectives for a US-UK trade deal this week which included categorical statements that the NHS and drug prices are not on the table. But this does not represent a victory for all who want to protect our NHS.

From Serena Williams to women fighting dictatorship, here are the badass women who inspire us


03 March 2020

This International Women's Day we asked the badass women at Global Justice Now to write a little something about the women who inspire them. From tennis players to actors and activists, here are the badass women who we love. 

Happy International Women's day!

It’s time to get back to the radical roots of International Women’s Day


02 March 2020

What started off as a radical socialist movement is now an international day of 'celebration'. But lots of the same issues women were battling 100 years ago, we’re still facing today.

Doing more harm than good? Our latest report on the UK's development bank, CDC


15 February 2020
Aid

Amid the recent back and forth over whether the Department for International Development will be merged into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, very little attention has been paid to the role of the UK's development finance institution, CDC, in UK development policy.

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