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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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The race for a coronavirus vaccine proves big pharma isn't fit for purpose


18 March 2020

As the spread of coronavirus continues unabated, the response of the pharmaceutical industry is being thrust into the spotlight. For years, major public health crises have exposed the fundamental conflict between profit and public health in our pharmaceutical system.

Who has the right to be free? Thoughts from Freedom of Movement 2.0


09 March 2020

On Saturday 15 February, Global Justice Now and their London youth group Our Future Now, hosted Freedom of Movement 2.0, ‘a day of workshops, panel discussions, poetry and live music from migrant led activist groups, creative collectives and bands’. Speakers included Maya Goodfellow, author of ‘Hostile Environment’, scholar Bridget Anderson and Dalia Gebrial from Novara Media.

International Women's Day: Seven ways women changed the face of the last decade


05 March 2020

The 2010s marked a period of mass protest and social upheaval. Today, the first International Women’s Day of a new decade, we look back at just a few of the thousands of women-led movements across the world challenging and toppling oppressive systems.

It's #WorldBookDay. So here are 10 great books about global justice


05 March 2020

Here are 10 great books about global justice

International Women's Day: Six stories of women who've defended the environment and resisted corporate power


04 March 2020

This International Women's Day we're taking time to learn about some of the women who've been at the forefront of radical movements around the world.

Don’t be fooled by the government’s pledge to keep the NHS out of a Trump trade deal, these are just empty words

The government published its long-awaited negotiating objectives for a US-UK trade deal this week which included categorical statements that the NHS and drug prices are not on the table. But this does not represent a victory for all who want to protect our NHS.

From Serena Williams to women fighting dictatorship, here are the badass women who inspire us


03 March 2020

This International Women's Day we asked the badass women at Global Justice Now to write a little something about the women who inspire them. From tennis players to actors and activists, here are the badass women who we love. 

Happy International Women's day!

It’s time to get back to the radical roots of International Women’s Day


02 March 2020

What started off as a radical socialist movement is now an international day of 'celebration'. But lots of the same issues women were battling 100 years ago, we’re still facing today.

Doing more harm than good? Our latest report on the UK's development bank, CDC


15 February 2020
Aid

Amid the recent back and forth over whether the Department for International Development will be merged into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, very little attention has been paid to the role of the UK's development finance institution, CDC, in UK development policy.

Freedom of Movement 2.0 Party – a day to imagine a world without borders

We currently live in a dystopian world of borders. In the past couple of weeks Greece has revealed plans to install a ‘floating wall’ in the Aegean sea to deter migrants from attempting to enter Europe. Trump has announced he will expand his travel ban to citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. And Boris Johnson has deported 17 Jamaicans many of whom have been in the UK since they were children. None of this is natural, and none of this should be normal. On 15 February we will gather  to listen, discuss and dance to the utopian ideals of open borders. Join us!

Trump in your trolley: how big business is pushing for lower standards through a trade deal with the US


23 January 2020

Big business wants to use a US-UK trade deal as a way to get deregulation that they have long been pushing for. Transnational corporations try to justify this by saying it would be easier for them to produce to one set of standards, but somehow it is always the lowest common denominator that they push for, not a raising of standards across the board.

We are nearing a climate ‘point of no return’ – climate activists are not terrorists!

Many know by now that another two-weeks long United Nations negotiation on climate change ended with the world’s richest countries and biggest emitters of greenhouse gasses blocking agreements on mitigation, adaptation and recovery.

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