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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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Growing the movement in Scotland: a skill share event


02 November 2012

I’ve taken part in and supported social justice and environmental campaigns intermittently since earliest University, and their issues have been the subject of many a blogpost.  That said, I don’t consider myself an experienced campaigner.

Marching against austerity


23 October 2012

Last Saturday, over 100,000 people marched through the streets of London for the TUC march: A future that works. They were calling for an end to the austerity that is being forced upon this country by the ConDem government. WDM staff and group members were there to show our opposition to cuts which see the most hard-up in our society pay the price for a banking collapse for which they are not blame.

Victory for land reform campaigners


16 October 2012

On 3 October, 60,000 people from India’s poor and tribal communities embarked on Jan Satyagraha (“March for Justice”), a 350 km month-long march from Gwalior in the north of the country to the national capital Dehli to press their demands for their rights to land, forest, water and natural resources for food supply. Last week, on 11 October, in response to the protest the government decided to introduce significant land reform policy change and in light of this victory the march was called off.

Making a movement: from Scotland to Azerbaijan


12 October 2012

What’s it like to campaign in Azerbaijan?  How does it link with the campaigning we’re doing here in Scotland?  Find out at the WDM skill share event in October

Scotland needs to get its climate act together


10 October 2012

The mass lobby of parliament and twitter storm later this month should remind politicians of their duty to meet Scotland's climate change targets.

I recommend Mauritius…


07 September 2012

… No, not for its white sandy beaches and clear blue water, but for stashing millions in its growing offshore sector.

Latest update for groups and activists now online


31 August 2012

WDM's latest update for groups and activists - Think Global - is now available online.

Vedanta: clean up your mess


31 August 2012

On Tuesday 28 August, WDM volunteers Farha and Isabel attended a demonstration targeting the Vedanta Resources AGM. Here they report back on the protest.

Animated earth concert tour


21 August 2012

Guest blog by Jess Gold

Can songs about sustainability make a sustainable difference?

Sun, scenery and social justice


20 August 2012

Earlier this summer, three intrepid and inspiring WDM supporters - Keith, Matt and Kate - walked the 95 miles of the West Highland Way. From the outskirts of Glasgow to the foot of Ben Nevis, this spectacular route is not without its challenges.

Their motivation? To have fun, take in some stunning views and, of course, to support the fight for global justice by raising vital funds for WDM’s campaigns.

Here is what Keith had to say about the experience:

Drought: Never let a good crisis go to waste


16 August 2012

 “Never let a good crisis go to waste”, as the saying goes.  Well investors are certainly not known for their passive reflection in times of crisis.  As if food speculation wasn’t enough, the US drought provides yet another crisis for investors to take advantage of: water shortages.

Hunger summit: What legacy is the UK government leaving?


15 August 2012

DFID's technical fixes won't address the root causes of hunger.

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