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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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Trade leaks show Trump has already pushed us into a more damaging Brexit


03 December 2019

Boris Johnson knows his Brexit deal is worse for the UK economy - but Trump is calling the shots. That is clearly revealed in a set of leaked papers detailing trade talks between US and UK officials over the last three years.

A Trump trade deal could multiply the threat from 'corporate courts'

The US has insisted on the most extreme version of corporate courts in US trade talks – just like in TTIP, the EU-US trade deal we stopped in 2016.

How Trump wants to force the NHS to pay more for medicines


02 December 2019

Boris Johnson’s government has been adamant that drug pricing is not on the table for a trade deal with Trump. But the leaked trade papers of their secret meetings with the US exposed that this is simply not true.

Election 2019: Young people - have you registered to vote?


22 November 2019

The past ten years of government policies have left young people in a dire predicament. Faced with a growing housing crisis, mountains of student debt, a lack of youth services and the worsening climate crisis, the choice of who to vote for in the upcoming general election on 12 December is undoubtedly a very important one for young people today.

Election 2019: For the first time, climate change is a key issue

The sustained climate mobilisations since last year have brought the climate crisis to the fore, not just in daily conversation, but crucially in government policy circles as well. The UK parliament declared a climate change emergency last May following big protests from Extinction Rebellion and the School Strikes for Climate.

The choice is clear: we must oppose the racist Right in Bolivia


14 November 2019

On Sunday 10 November, the thirteen year tenure of Bolivian President Evo Morales ended when the army withdrew its support and called on him to resign. Protests have been ongoing in Bolivia for several weeks over a variety of concerns, including Morales' handling of fires in the Chiquitania region and allegations of electoral fraud.

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe is a continent of walls.


11 November 2019

Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall was brought down in a euphoric rush of hope and reunification. 

How a US-UK trade deal threatens our protection from hazardous chemicals


11 November 2019

A central tenet of Brexit has long been the promise of free trade agreements for the UK outside the EU. Specifically, a US-UK trade deal is trumpeted as the single biggest economic benefit of Brexit, though the prospect alone has already sparked heated debate.

A toxic trade deal with Trump means a blank cheque for big pharma


29 October 2019

Last night, Channel 4’s Dispatches exposed the dangers to the NHS of a trade deal with the US. In spite of the government’s insistence that the NHS is off the table, the documentary revealed that five secret meetings have taken place between senior civil servants and representatives of the US pharmaceutical industry - none of these meetings have been declared claimed the show.

Black History Month series: How can we learn lessons when we only hear a fraction of the story?


29 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 and activists today? From the Black Jacobins to Black Lives Matter there is a thread of rebellious connection that, as a movement, we must learn from. We must learn the histories that were never taught to us in school, learn about the reality of our own histories and truly understand what solidarity looks like, not just this month but everyday.

This blog is third and final installment on our series this month. Effie Jordan writes about how our movements can learn from the history and impact of 'othering' which is rooted in European imperialism.

Health is a human right. So why is the NHS turning migrants away?


22 October 2019

The founding principles of the NHS are slowly being diluted, eroded and privatised. Since 2017, NHS trusts have been obliged by the government to charge refused asylum seekers and irregular migrants upfront for secondary care services.

Frontline communities affected by mining projects call for international solidarity against transnational corporations

Community representatives and activists from Colombia, Brazil and Chile have been in London this week to share their experiences and call for international solidarity with mining-affected communities against the power of transnational corporations.

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