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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 energy justice, climate change and the WTO, to TTIP, food sovereignty and aid.

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#10YearsOn – Our leaders failed us. It’s up to us to tackle the power of big finance


14 September 2018

Ten years have passed since the defining moment of the financial crash: on 15 September 2008, investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed. The financial system froze and political elites stared into the abyss.

Trump’s top ten trade hitlist: what a trade deal with Trump could really mean


14 September 2018

Trade secretary Liam Fox is still trying to push through his dangerous Trade Bill as quickly as possible. The Bill has started its journey through the House of Lords and if it passes there unamended, Fox will have enormous power to sign a trade deal with Trump, or anyone else he likes, without proper democratic scrutiny.

A tug of war for Scotland's future


05 September 2018

The sun is unexpectedly shining from a clear blue sky as I arrive at Holyrood. I’m wearing my finest business suit and bowler hat, and I’m standing outside the Scottish parliament. With me are Liam Fox, Theresa May, Donald Trump, and UK trade minister George Hollingbery. But I’m not here to discuss investments or tax breaks. There’s something more important at stake.

A victory won by a joint resistance on land and at sea


29 August 2018

I'll try and sum up Saturday's extraordinary events, though it's not easy... Zero Boats #14: CATANIA!

Abolishing the slave trade isn’t Britain’s credit to take. It is a history that belongs to black rebels


24 August 2018

Yesterday the UN commemorated the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. It doesn’t really roll off the tongue and it didn’t get much attention in the media.

From Greece to the UK, false histories are a key part of the far right’s rise


24 August 2018

Today’s society owes more than a small part to how we have seen others and ourselves in history. In particular, and something that is highly relevant to Global Justice Now’s work, the historical misrepresentations of groups within culture have held huge significance in the rise of the far-right within the UK and across Europe. 

How I got involved with Global Justice Now – and why you should too


16 August 2018

I first became interested in Global Justice Now during the summer of my final year of secondary school, as I believed in social justice and in creating a fairer world. I had been bullied and left my final year with fragility and promised myself I would help those burdened to pursue a voice, I desired to make a change, to mould the surroundings around me.

Monsanto’s day of reckoning


16 August 2018

It's not every day that a powerful corporation is brought to account. But last week, a former groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson won a landmark victory against corporate giant, Monsanto.

How Sicilians are responding to Salvini’s anti-migrant agenda


14 August 2018

Sitting in the beautiful Piazza della Repubblica, a pistachio ice cream in my hands melting faster than I can eat it, I’m enjoying a lazy Saturday in Marsala, a beach town on the west coast of Sicily. Everything moves slowly and I feel far removed from the ‘real’ world.

From ID cards to echoing the BNP – seven ways to make migrants feel unwelcome


31 July 2018

The Border Audit, a new report from the centre-right thinktank Policy Exchange was released on Monday. The authors essentially argue that the problem with the hostile environment for migrants is not that it is too tough but that it hasn’t gone far enough.

Britain: the newest ‘Pacific Island’ paradise?

In a somewhat surreal twist, UK trade minister Liam Fox has announced a consultation on whether the UK should seek to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) when it leaves the EU next March. Quite rightly, many think this move is ridiculous as we are nowhere near the Pacific.

Liam Fox thinks it’s all over and absolute power over trade deals is his. Not yet, Sonny Jim


19 July 2018

He thinks he’s done it. The relief on Liam Fox’s face after his government survived a series of votes on his beloved Trade Bill relatively unscathed was clear.

If this really was all over he would have reasons to be happy. After all, as things stand the Trade Bill gives him truly intoxicating amounts of power.

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