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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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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.

We came in our thousands to stand up to Trump. Now let’s tackle the root causes of Trumpism


16 July 2018

Friday was the most exciting demonstration I’ve been to for a decade. 250,000 of us stood up to the divisive, bigoted, climate-change-denying policies of Donald Trump. It was the biggest protest against Trump outside the US to date, which made international headlines.

This is how the Big Four accountants water down EU tax avoidance rules


10 July 2018

We pay our taxes. So why don’t corporations? Billions of euros are lost each year due to corporate tax avoidance, depriving public budgets of much-needed resources to fund education, health care, social services, and much more.

We can’t just turn our backs on Trump and hope he’ll go away


06 July 2018

"I have no intention of even giving him the time to march”. “Just ignore him and he’ll go away”. Among the enthusiastic responses to our call for people to march against Trump, we’ve also had a few along these lines.

Our NHS at 70 is still amazing. Why isn't there an NHS for the world?


05 July 2018

The National Health Service turns 70 today. Despite too many years of austerity cuts, contracting out and PFIs, most of us still feel the NHS is one of the defining achievements of our society.

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