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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.

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Black History Month series: Understanding empire, decolonising our movements


11 October 2019

Many of the racial, economic and social injustices we see today are rooted in empire’s legacy. It’s only through decolonising our minds, our institutions and our movements that we’ll be able to create a truly just and equal world.

Walden Bello: "The far right ate our lunch"


08 October 2019

Walden Bello on the global rise of the far right and what we can do about it

Colonialism + capitalism = climate crisis

At Brighton’s fifth youth strike a colourful banner proclaiming ‘Colonialism + Capitalism = Climate Breakdown’ led the front of the march. Young people from across the city had gathered a few days earlier to design and paint the banner.

Black History Month series: Abolishing the slave trade is a history that belongs to black rebels


01 October 2019

This Black History Month we're focusing on black-led movements and resistance throughout history. How have they shaped our understanding of politics and activism, how do they continue to inspire social movements today? From the Black Jacobins to Black Lives Matter there is a thread of rebellious connection that, as a movement, we must learn from.

The new Scottish climate bill shows how far we’ve come – but it’s not enough

Yesterday, on Wednesday 25 September, Holyrood passed the new Climate Bill for Scotland. It’s much more ambitious than it was when it was first proposed – but it doesn’t do enough to address the climate emergency.

People-power helped Labour adopt policies to tackle big pharma's grip over health


25 September 2019

The Labour Party announced a range of policies to tackle this broken system in which pharma giants gain while patients lose out. It didn’t happen overnight. It’s taken people-power and resources to get the attention of politicians in Labour and other parties. 

Degrowth and the perspectives about it from the South

Degrowth is a political, economic, and social movement based on ecological economics, anti-consumerist and anti-capitalist ideas that seek to address the limits-to-growth dilemma.

Why we're striking for climate and how you can join the action


19 September 2019

On Friday 20 September, the world’s biggest climate demonstration will see millions of people taking to the streets to demand urgent action on climate change.

Reimagining aid: why DfID must prioritise UN development goals over British financial interests


17 September 2019
Aid

The recent announcement by incoming Secretary of State for International Development Alok Sharma, that he will protect the UK aid budget, might be consolation to some. However, the real threat to aid is not necessarily in a cut to funding, but in the government’s continuing efforts to redefine international development. 

Going beyond growth for climate justice

For decades, carbon emissions have grown in lockstep with the expansion of the economy. That's why climate justice requires an economy beyond growth and profit.

Stopping climate change also means stopping the vampires known as the arms industry


11 September 2019

I am here today, blockading the set-up of the arms fair with you all, because I am a former refugee and current migrant. I have seen my country and people torn apart by the companies looking to sell arms here in the next couple of days. I am a person whose land and community suffers every day from the trauma and pollution that the slow and fast violence of war creates.

Amazonian communities need solidarity, not saviours

A multitude of images of burning rainforest have circulated across social media over the last week with the hashtag #PrayfortheAmazon. A familiar refrain in these tweets and posts has been: if billionaires could dig in their pockets for Notre Dame, why won’t they save the Amazon?

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