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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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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

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.

Parliament was asleep at the wheel on CETA. It can’t be allowed to happen again

Few people noticed but parliament just made a big mistake on trade. On Tuesday, MPs passed a motion in support of CETA – the EU-Canada trade agreement.

Why we’re asking MPs not to act as border guards


19 June 2018

Some MPs are now acting as personal agents of the hostile environment, voluntarily turning over their own constituents to immigration officials. That’s why, with Migrants Organise, we’ve launching our new campaign, MPs Not Border Guards.

Trump’s trade war is not the alternative to free trade we need

American protectionism, under Donald Trump’s “America First”, is creating and accelerating deep global shifts that are threatening the global trade, investment and financial regime that the US built and has benefited from over the last four decades.

Standing against the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

On 4 June we handed in a petition from 4,672 UK citizens standing up and calling on Theresa May to close the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).

Art, theatre, festivals and fun this summer in Scotland


05 June 2018

Looking for something to inspire you this summer? Every year, thousands flock to Edinburgh for the Fringe. But the Edinburgh Festivals are just a fraction of the fun on offer north of the border. Art, theatre, festivals and fun are everywhere in the Scottish summertime, and there’s plenty out there to make you laugh, cry and think.

What a year for our trade campaign!

This time 12 months ago, trade ministers were jetting round the globe racing to set up secretive trade talks with almost any country that would talk to them. The desperation was palapable as trade sectretary Liam Fox talked of “shared values” with the Philippines’ murderous dictator Rodrigo Duterte, and Theresa May refused to take the NHS of the table in talks with the US.

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