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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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We need the people's prescription to fix pharma


19 October 2018

Our new report ‘The people’s prescription: Re-imagining health innovation to deliver public value’ reveals how pharmaceutical companies not only charge unaffordable prices for medicines, they are also not delivering the drugs we need. It’s a scandal of our time but there are alternatives to a system that puts profits above public need. 

We have come to Geneva from 40 countries to demand an end to corporate impunity

Global Justice Now is joining the Week of People’s Mobilisation from 13 to 20 October in Geneva. It has been organised at the same time as the fourth session of an intergovernmental working group of the UN Human Rights Council, which is mandated to develop a UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises with respect to human rights. The battle for this long-sought treaty is entering a decisive stage.

The far-right Brazilian candidate and the women’s movement fighting fascism


12 October 2018

On 7 October millions of Brazilians across the world voted in the presidential elections - 46% of them voted for the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, dubbed ‘The Brazilian Trump’. In London I queued up for three hours, along with hundreds of other Brazilians living in the UK, to vote and fight against him.

Untrammelled corporate power threatens global breakdown, says UN agency


11 October 2018

It’s a rare thing for UN economic reports to mention Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and quote Antonio Gramsci in their introduction. Neither do most such reports normally contain stark warnings about the damage that untrammelled corporate power is causing to political fabric of countries across the world.

10 Years Since the Financial Crisis: Why the multiple crises will not be solved by business as usual

The neoliberal promise that we will have increased economic growth through free trade to improve our lives and the health of our planet was never delivered by the institutions that created the multiple crises we are facing because it is not possible. It never was. The continued pursuits of such policies are resulting in greater inequality, worsening environmental crisis, and erosion of peoples’ rights and sovereignty.

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.

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