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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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UK officials conspire with Trump to force feed us chlorinated chicken


04 December 2019

Would you be happy to buy chlorine washed chicken? No? Nor would I. But leaked papers from secret trade talks between the US and UK show that both governments have been discussing how best to sell factory farmed chicken like this to ‘sceptical’ consumers like you and me.

When Trump said climate change was off-limits, the UK didn't even put up a fight

The US has banned mention of climate change from trade talks that Trump’s administration has been holding with the UK. Leaked documents show that the UK raised the issue of climate change only to be bluntly told it is off limits because it is too politically sensitive and a ‘lightening rod issue’.

The secrecy at the heart of the trade deal with Trump


03 December 2019

Every step of the way so far, the talks between the US and UK about a post-Brexit trade deal have been cloaked in secrecy. That’s the way the governments both countries seem to prefer to operate.

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.

A trade deal with Trump cannot cross these 10 red lines


19 November 2019

We have joined forces with the Trade Justice Movement as well as other civil society organisations to draw up our red lines for a US trade deal and urge all election candidates to join us in saying that a US trade deal must not cross the following red lines: 

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.

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