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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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Full list of MPs who voted AGAINST giving Parliament a say on future trade deals

Yesterday MPs once again voted down an amendment to the Trade Bill which would have given MPs a guaranteed vote on future trade deals, by a majority of 75.

The government's reasons for not stopping the Cumbria coal mine are nonsense

While claiming to be a climate leader ahead of the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow this November, our government is planning to allow a new coal mine to be built in Whitehaven, Cumbria. We must stop it.

Is the UK trying to delay its pledge to dump dirty development?

The UK government has just launched a new consultation on how to stop funding fossil fuel projects in the global south. We need your help to send them a clear message: dump dirty development immediately, and dump it for good.

The ‘Post-Trump Systemic Disorder’ we will continue to live in

Hundreds of millions of viewers yesterday watched the live coverage of Air Force One, which took Donald Trump on his last flight as US president from the Joint Base Andrews military facility in Maryland to his massive Mar-a-Lago estate, his post-presidential permanent home in Florida.

The government’s trade agenda threatens disastrous deregulation – but we can stop it


15 January 2021

The Brexit trade deal with the EU might be completed, but the type of country Britain becomes next is still to be defined - and trade rules will play a key role in shaping our future. That’s why we need to keep campaigning on trade in the months and years ahead.  

What we've stood for together in 2020


21 December 2020

We have lived through 12 months dominated by coronavirus – a disease which has exposed the fragility and inequality of the global economy like nothing before. This virus has turned our world upside down, and we want to offer our heartfelt thanks for your support in such a difficult time. 

Three things I don’t want to find in my Christmas stocking


19 December 2020

Why we need to stop a US-UK trade deal if we don't wanted banned chemicals in our Christmas presents.

The border regime is a form of global apartheid. Eventually it must fall


18 December 2020

Even in the middle of a global pandemic, few days go by when migration is not in the news. Migrants have become the perpetual scapegoat, to distract from the damaging anti-social policies of the elite and to boost the votes of demagogues – in the UK and around the world.

What might the RCEP tell us about the future of trade deals and Britain’s place in the world?

Global Justice Glasgow group member Erica Bradley-Young shares her thoughts on the geopolitics of the huge new trading bloc: the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. 

A victory for aid scrutiny


17 December 2020
Aid

Plans by the Leader of the House of Commons to abolish the International Development Committee after Christmas have been shelved. But there is still a long way to go to protect the 0.7%.

Dirty development dumped

The government has finally announced that it will soon stop funding fossil fuel projects in the global south. This is a huge win for the frontline communities and activists who have been opposing this climate hypocrisy for years.

The Climate Ambition Summit 2020: a phoney “sprint to Glasgow”?

Five years ago, the landmark 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) produced the Paris Agreement.

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