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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 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?

Why today's trade deals are incompatible with climate action

Talk about fiddling while Rome burns. As the G7 met at the weekend, unprecedented fires were raging in the Amazon, symbolising a climate emergency that gets more serious by the day. But while world leaders express concern about the Amazon fires, they continue to pursue the very policies which drive climate change, including ever deeper free trade deals.

G7 Summit 2019: The super-rich countries fight against inequality they themselves created

The 45th Summit of the seven richest capitalist countries, known as the Group of Seven or G7, opened in the south-western French city of Biarritz, in the French Basque Country, on 24 August. Presided over by the French president Emmanuel Macron, this year’s focus is on fighting global inequality. The host country of the summit normally takes the leadership in setting the objectives.

Greenland is not for sale: A lesson to Trump (and Denmark) on colonialism


24 August 2019

Another day, another Trump tweet. Sad! This time the president of the United States, Donald Trump, attacked the Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, for not wanting to sell him Greenland. Describing the ‘offer’ as “absurd”, Frederiksen joined Trump’s list of ‘nasty women’ as he swiftly cancelled his upcoming state visit to Denmark as a result.

Modi's colonial assault on Kashmir is like a 1947 revival. We must not stay silent


13 August 2019

Late night on Sunday 4 August, India-occupied Kashmir went into lockdown. Mobile, internet and TV connections were shut down, public meetings and rallies prohibited, schools and public institutions closed, and state leaders placed under house arrest.

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