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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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Our cultural picks of the month


14 March 2019

Things to read, listen to and watch. Here are some cultural picks put together by people at Global Justice Now. 

How racist myths built the population growth bogey-man

The environmental movement in the Global North needs to address the elephant in its white and middle-class room – the myth of overpopulation as a driver of climate extinction.

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


08 March 2019

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!

The last year of incredible women-led movements around the world


07 March 2019

This International Women's Day, as tens of thousands globally take part in this year’s Women’s Strike, we look back on some of the many incredible movements led by and for women around the world since 8 March 2018.

Degrowth could be the answer to the climate crisis: five takeaways from our climate justice conference

It is almost stated as an unquestionable fact: increasing GDP improves lives by lifting people out of poverty. However, it’s clear to see that economic growth does not necessarily reduce poverty. Rising country GDP more often than not goes hand in hand with unequal income distribution; it’s simply the accumulation of wealth for the richest 1%, while the number of people living in poverty are unaffected.

The UK’s post-Brexit immigration regime will help business exploit migrant workers

It is true that globalisation has created benefits for consumers, businesses and suppliers. It is propelled, however, by global supply chains, or the dominant practice of sourcing goods and services from developing countries where wages are low, laws are lax and governance of supply chains is ineffective.

Why climate change and migration are unavoidably linked

Across the world, two issues have everyone’s attention – immigration and climate change. It’s easy to think those two things are unconnected, but like so many issues of global inequality, they’re intimately linked.

Will 2019 be the year that Scotland sets a path to zero climate change emissions?


12 February 2019

If rich countries are to do what's really needed to avert climate breakdown, then there is no option but to go for zero emissions - and soon. With a new climate change bill going through the Scottish parliament, now is the time for Scotland to do that.

Why we need a global fightback against corporate courts


11 February 2019

With just weeks to go before Brexit day, we want to let the government know that corporate courts have no place in UK trade and investment policy.

Big Tech should be taxed and regulated – but the Davos elite wants to give Amazon and Facebook even more power


25 January 2019

This morning a group of mostly rich countries used the World Economic Forum in Davos to call for negotiations on digital trade. This is ‘next big thing’ in trade talks: trying to create global rules to govern rapidly increasing online trade and accompanying flows of data (the so-called ‘oil’ of the new economy).

Globalisation doesn’t have to be neoliberal. Our challenge is still to alter it

There are more people now who are aware that we are facing the deep, joint and linked crises of the environment and inequality. Both have already reached very unsustainable levels never seen before.

Highlights of the year: what we achieved together in 2018


20 December 2018

Brexit, Trump, trade wars, climate catastrophe, creeping fascism. Fear of what the future holds was never far from the minds of global justice campaigners in 2018. But the only way to build a better future is to organise and campaign – to light a candle rather than curse the darkness.  

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