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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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Could you stand for election to our council?


02 March 2018

Global Justice Now is a wonderful organisation to be a part of. The range of issues that we have campaigned on is amazing: from migrant rights to water privatisation and food sovereignty. Whilst it is fascinating and uplifting to be out there fighting for these great causes, behind the scenes there is a huge effort that makes all this happen.

Stop the bullying tactics of big pharma


02 March 2018

The Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Novartis holds it AGM today in Basel, Switzerland and different groups across the world are joining forces to protest its bullying tactics that  were exposed in a recently leaked letter. 

Asian and European campaigners vow to fight destructive trade deals and push for a binding UN corporate treaty


27 February 2018

“New generation free trade agreements  are being aggressively pursued in Asia and Europe. They are destructive to our lives, to our democracy and the planet, and they are being negotiated without transparency and public participation to give more power to transnational corporations.” This, in brief, was the shared analysis of the participants in a recently held conference in Jakarta.

The Trade Bill is now at the centre of the Brexit shambles


23 February 2018

When Liam Fox introduced his Trade Bill last Autumn, he must have hoped it would clear parliament in a couple of months, and by now he would be busy mapping out the shape of Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the world. 

Public funding but private profits - how to fight the pharmaceutical industry on your campus


22 February 2018

Forbes - the American business magazine  - showed that the Pharmaceutical industry was the world's most profitable industry in 2016, with a massive 30% profit for pharmaceutical companies selling generic medicines during that year.

Democracy has been kept out so far. But the Trade Bill battle is far from over


21 February 2018

Liam Fox’s Trade Bill is nearing the end of its time in the House of Commons, and so far our efforts to amend it have been frustrated. But there's a long way to go.

Another blow for May’s hostile environment for immigrants


20 February 2018

In the space of just two weeks, two separate parliamentary select committees have issued two damning blows to the government’s policy to create a ‘hostile environment’ for immigrants.

The Fanatical Mr Fox – 10 reasons the trade secretary is a threat to our food, the environment and democracy


19 February 2018

Can we trust our International Trade Secretary to represent public interest? No, and here are ten reasons why not...

It’s #WorldCancerDay, lets fight for affordable cancer drugs


04 February 2018

Access to cancer drugs plays a big part in the fight to save millions of preventable deaths each year. But as our chronically underfunded NHS buckles under pressure this winter, billions of pounds are handed over to pharmaceutical companies every year for overpriced medicines.

Who will benefit from the UK’s ‘golden partnership’ with China?


01 February 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May is currently visiting China to strengthen the UK’s relations with Beijing.

Our task is to make the UK break from Trump

So just ahead of today’s anniversary of his inauguration, Donald Trump has once again called off a visit to the UK, this time to open the new US embassy in London.

Budge ower* London - here are some Scottish events to inspire your year!


18 January 2018

Some upcoming events across Scotland to inspire you - including our very own spring activist gathering (*and for those of you down south, 'budge ower' is Scots for 'move over')

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