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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.

Latest posts

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.

Peruvian protestors are facing police violence while standing up for democracy


15 November 2020

Reports suggest that protestors across Peru have been met with police violence as they demonstrate against the removal of President Martín Vizcarra by Congress. This is the latest in a series of attempted power grabs by parties in Peru's Congress with worrying implications for the upcoming Presidential elections in 2021.

What will a Biden administration mean for the climate?

Many celebrated the electoral defeat of Donald Trump, danced in the streets and cried with tears of joy. For those from the progressive movements, it was a hard-earned victory born out of their collective power and strong political will to confront white supremacy and fascism. 

An activist's guide to surviving Lockdown #2


13 November 2020

A few tips on how to keeping ourselves healthy and effective during lockdown.

The government still says 'trust us' on chlorinated chicken. We don't.


02 November 2020

The pressure is working. This weekend, government ministers performed a U-turn and announced concessions on food standards in future trade deals.

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