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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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Challenging the corporate control of medicines: 10 highlights


08 October 2018

Amazingly it’s one year on from the launch of our pharmaceuticals campaign. Time has flown, but together, we’ve achieved a lot. A huge thank you to all our supporters, members and local groups for challenging the corporate control of medicines.

Rising for climate, jobs and justice: get the frack out of our pension funds

This summer Scandinavian scientists watched thousands-of-years-old ice melt in just a matter of weeks, whilst wildfires in the Swedish Arctic circle spread rapidly due to hot, dry conditions, and fire tornadoes burnt through parts of California. Crop failures hit Europe and 1000 people in the UK died due to heat-related illnesses. The strongest typhoon to hit Japan’s mainland in 25 years killed 200 people, and 69,000 people died and hundreds of thousands were displaced in Kerala, Southern India due to an incredibly intense rainy season. On top of that, rates of sea level rise have tripled over the past five years.  Are we witnessing the end of ‘normality’?

Asia Europe People’s Forum: Responding to new global challenges and building new solidarity partnerships between Asia and Europe


29 September 2018

This weekend Global Justice Now has joined partner organisations in Asia and Europe in co-organising the 12th Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF12) which is being held in Ghent, Belgium from 29 September to 1 October. More than 400 registered participants from 44 countries will be joining over the three days.

Alarming Legal Precedents Hang Over Crucial Case for Protest against Mining in Peru

Grave accusations of aggravated extortion, conspiracy, or illicit association with criminal intent might not be the first things that come to mind when we think about indigenous and peasant social movements trying to safeguard their land and environment in countries like Peru in the Global South.

#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.

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