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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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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')

The 2018 London bucket list: 5 events you don't want to miss


02 January 2018

From film screenings to protests, dance performances and art exhibitions, here’s a list of unmissable events to kick off your 2018. Let us know if you have any other suggestions in the comments below.

Our ten campaign highlights of 2017


27 December 2017

Here are some highlights from our fight for a more just world over the last 12 months. I hope they show just how much we appreciate your continued support for Global Justice Now. They’re proof that by working together, we can change things. And long may it continue.

What was your cultural highlight of 2017? Our top picks


22 December 2017

Here's Global Justice Now's round up of our favourite cultural highlights from books to festivals this year. 

Six radical and awesome things that happened in 2017

It has been a strange and surprising year. When we look back it’s easy to find ourselves stuck in a negative headspace. From Trump’s inauguration, to the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, to the rise of the populist right in European elections, it’s all pretty scary and can easily bring us down.

Jeremy Corbyn has made a huge commitment against corporate power


15 December 2017

In his speech to the United Nations last Friday, Jeremy Corbyn gave a timely boost to the long-standing global campaign to tackle corporate power. 

Five inspiring Instagram accounts you should be following

Here’s a selection of five inspiring Instagram accounts using art and self-expression to challenge racism, sexism and neoliberalism one snap at a time.

We need not be spectators in the climate catastrophe

Today, our earth is literally on fire and those keeping this global issue burning must be brought to justice. Sometimes the law can be an ally of the struggle for climate justice, not an enemy.

The Syria police scandal shows it’s time to reclaim aid from the private profiteers


04 December 2017
Aid

Today UK aid is on the front pages again for all the wrong reasons. As today’s headlines peddle yet another story of aid misused by private contractors, this time in a conflict zone, the anti-aid lobby have been handed an open goal by the government’s continuing attempts to divert aid away from its core purpose.

First I was interviewed by MPs. Then I was banned from Argentina. This is why trade democracy matters


30 November 2017

I started yesterday presenting evidence to parliament’s international trade committee, and I finished it by having my accreditation to next week’s WTO summit withdrawn. Both events relate to the same issue: the lack of power we as citizens have over trade policy.

Another climate summit comes to an end. Are we all in the same canoe?

In an ideal world, this year's UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, would have agreed a roadmap to implement the Paris Agreement of 2015. But once again, signatories dragged their heels at a time when we need to be sprinting forwards.

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