The Global Justice Now Podcast

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Episode 11: Can we ensure the climate has a future after the corona-crisis?

In this episode we explore what a post-lockdown world might look like and how it will affect the climate. Our panel of international campaigners discusses why we need to treat the climate crisis as urgently as the Covid-19 pandemic, why challenging the free market ideology and committing to universal public healthcare is essential, and what actions we can take to win a brighter, greener future.

Guy Taylor, activism manager at Global Justice Now is joined by Nnimmo Bassey, a leading environmental activist and author in Nigeria, Alice Picard, activist and board member of ATTAC France and Danni Paffard, head of organising at Green New Deal UK, and part of the Build Back Better campaign.

Created by: Malise Rosbech
Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence


Episode 10: US political crisis and the need for internationalism

Dorothy Guerrero, head of policy at Global Justice Now, chairs a panel consisting of Abdul Alkalimat, African-American activist, scholar and author, Walden Bello, Filipino public intellectual and activist and Liz Fekete, director of the Institute of Race Relations in London.

The panelists explore how structural inequalities and racism in the US, Trump’s catastrophic handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and yet another black man’s death at the hands of US law enforcement combined into the explosive country-wide mass uprising that is now causing ripples around the world.

Created by: Malise Rosbech
Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence


Episode 9: How corporate trade deals make the world more vulnerable to Covid-19

In this episode, Jean Blaylock, trade campaigner at Global Justice Now is joined by Sharon Treat, senior attorney at the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy in the US, Cecilia Olivet, co-ordinator of the trade and investment programme at the Transnational Institute, and Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now.

They discuss how trade rules underpin the corporate structure of the global economy, what the Trump administration's trade agenda is, and how the pandemic could lead to a new wave of corporate court (ISDS) cases – and what we can do to change this.

Created by: Malise Rosbech
Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence


Episode 8: Fighting For Global Access To Covid-19 Vaccines And Treatment

For decades, campaigners around the world have been fighting for access to essential medicines. Drugs produced by the profit-hungry pharmaceutical industry have for far too long been priced so high that millions die every year from treatable conditions. With numerous researchers across the world racing to find effective Covid-19 vaccines and treatments, campaigners are increasing their efforts to ensure that access for all is pushed to the top of the political agenda.

In this episode, we're talking to Umunyana Rugege from Section 27 and Pedro Villardi from ABIAIDS about their fight for access to medicines in the global south and how this long standing issue is impacting their struggle to ensure fair access to Covid-19 treatments and vaccines.

Created by: Malise Rosbech
Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence


Episode 7: Women on the front line of the crisis

Although coronavirus affects the health of both men and women, it is women who are carrying the heaviest burden. In this episode, we'll be talking to two women from the global south who have been campaigning for many years to challenge the power structures that result in inequality for women and marginalized people. Jean Enriquez, National Coordinator, World March of Women,  and Mercia Andrews from the  Rural Women’s Assembly, will compare their experiences of the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in urban Philippines and in rural South Africa.

Created by: Malise Rosbech
Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence


Episode 6: Business as usual isn’t good enough

This is the second of a series of online webinars we are hosting in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dorothy Guerrero, head of policy at Global Justice Now is joined by Myriam Vander Stichele from The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations , Gyekye Tanoh, formerly with Third World Network and Tim Jones, head of policy, Jubilee Debt Campaign to discuss what a post-covid19 global economy might look like and how we continue the struggle for a better world.

Created by: Malise Rosbech
Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence


Episode 5: Coronavirus, capitalism and global inequality

The first of a series of online webinars we are hosting in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Shalmali Guttal, executive director of Focus on the Global South, Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now and Heidi Chow, senior campaigner at Global Justice Now, discuss global health, big finance, the rise of inequality and how we move forward from the crippling crisis. 

Created by: Malise Rosbech
Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence


Episode 4: Trade Wars: What’s next after Brexit?

Joined by trade campaigners Kierra Box, Sonia Adesara and Nick Dearden, we’ll explore what trade might look like now that Britain has left the EU. What could this mean for our food standards, for our NHS, for climate change and more? What kind of deal will Boris Johnson strike with the EU and what is he willing to sacrifice for a deal with Trump’s America? This episode of the Global Justice Podcast is co-hosted by Heidi Chow, campaigner at Global Justice Now, and Malise Rosbech, communications manager at Global Justice Now.

Created by: Malise Rosbech
Photo credit: The White House/Flickr
Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence


Episode 3: Radical roots of International Women's Day

On 8 March we celebrate International Women's Day. What started off as a radical socialist movement is now an international day of celebration. Yet, at a time when women are incarcerated and kept in inhumane conditions at Yarl’s Wood, and female garment workers in poorer countries are lacking basic workers’ rights, is this really enough? International Women's Day started out as a day of campaigning – not celebrations – and we must not overlook its radical roots. Because lots of the same issues women were battling 100 years ago, we’re still facing today. Join our hosts Radhika Patel and Malise Rosbech to find out more about the history of International Women's Day.

Created by: Malise Rosbech and Radhika Patel
Photo Credit: Library of Congress/Wikipedia
Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence


Episode 2: How Corporate Courts Work: The Case of the Amulsar Gold Mine

Global Justice Now and War on Want went to Armenia in June 2019 to find out more about how the locals have been resisting Lydian’s toxic plans by blockading the entrances to the mine and how corporate courts can be used by multinationals to force governments into submission. Listen to our new episode of the Global Justice Now podcast to hear from locals and activists in Armenia, and UK-based campaigners about what we can do to support the campaign and stop corporate courts.

Created by: Malise Rosbech
Music: Strange Dream by David Hilowitz @ Free Music Archive 


Episode 1: What is the 'hostile environment'?

A year ago, we saw story after story in the news about how people of a whole generation of Commonwealth citizens, who’d been living in the UK for decades were left homeless, wrongly detained, denied their legal rights and threatened with deportation. A year on from these brutal events, it’s important to understand that they didn’t just happen because some people didn’t have the ‘right documents’ – they were a direct result of the government’s horrific approach to immigration enforcement also known as the hostile environment policies instituted by Theresa May in 2012.

In this very first episode of the Global Justice Now podcast, I’ll be looking into what exactly the hostile environment policies are and how they affect people and society as a whole. We’ll also be hearing more about why they came about and what we can do to challenge them.

Created by: Malise Rosbech
Music: Creepy Delta Ship by Sro @ Free Music Archive