Resources

Resource thumbail

Healthcare for all? How UK aid undermines universal public healthcare

January 2021

The UK government is at the forefront of a trend to invest large amounts of development funding in private healthcare. Over half a billion pounds of UK public funds have been invested in private healthcare in the global south in the past decade alone. What’s more, this figure is likely to increase in the years to come as the UK seeks to expand its post-Brexit economic role as a key exporter of health services.

Aid
Resource thumbail

Freedom of Movement: Why we need open borders

December 2020

Even in the middle of a global pandemic, few days go by when migration is not in the news. Migrants have become the perpetual scapegoat, to distract from the damaging anti-social policies of the elite and to boost the votes of demagogues – in the UK and around the world.

Resource thumbail

The horrible history of Big Pharma

December 2020

Why we can’t leave pharmaceutical corporations in the driving seat of the Covid-19 response

Any long-term solution to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic involves the discovery and equitable distribution of an effective vaccine and treatment options. Yet, across the world, governments are handing responsibility for Covid-19 solutions over to big pharmaceutical firms, who have a long track record of prioritising corporate profit over people’s health. 

Resource thumbail

Scotland's place in the world: a manifesto for global solidarity

December 2020

Our suggestions for the manifestos of the Scottish parties standing candidates in the Holyrood elections 2021

Aid
Resource thumbail

How trade deals are fuelling climate breakdown

December 2020

We are living through a climate emergency. If we don’t get a grip on this crisis, our future on this planet is in jeopardy. Trade rules are a key part of this. If we are to have any hope of tackling the climate crisis, we need to confront the corporate interests embedded in trade deals.

This short leaflet explains three key problems with trade deals, what a climate-friendly trade deal would look like and what we can do.

People's Vaccine Alliance letter to the GAVI Board

December 2020

A letter from the People's Vaccine Alliance to the board of GAVI on 16 December 2020.

Resource thumbail

MP briefing on post-Brexit trade with Ghana and Cameroon

November 2020

Under the threat of losing trading access to the UK market after Brexit, the UK is pressuring Ghana and Cameroon into signing damaging trade deals. Instead the UK should offer the countries tariff-free access, as they currently have with the EU.

 

Resource thumbail

MP briefing on the UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights

October 2020

Briefing Paper of the UK Working Group on the Binding UN Treaty on TNCs, October 2020 

Ahead of the start of the 6th session of UN negotiations on the Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights on Monday 26 October, this briefing paper calls on MPs to support the process to ensure primacy of rights over corporate profits.

Resource thumbail

Under the radar: Private sector debt and coronavirus in developing countries

October 2020

The G20 must step in and compel private creditors to cancel the debts of developing countries to avoid the loss of many more lives.

Resource thumbail

Think Global, October 2020

October 2020

Welcome to the October issue of Think Global, our newsletter for Global Justice Now local activists.

Resource thumbail

Stop the US trade deal A5 leaflet

September 2020

This two-sided A5 leaflet makes the basic case against the US trade deal without assuming too much prior knowledge, focusing on the threat to public services, the attack on our standards and the way the deal could block climate action.

We have plenty of pre-printed copies of this, so email activism@globaljustice.org.uk to order them in multiples of 50.

Resource thumbail

Drop Debt, Save Lives Supporter Toolkit

August 2020

Covid-19 and the debt crisis in developing countries

As the world continues to battle coronavirus, the pandemic is wreaking havoc on the economies of lower-income countries and could push 500 million more people into poverty. Governments desperately need money to

Aid
Resource thumbail

What's at risk in Scotland from a US-UK trade deal?

July 2020

This wee 12-page booklet shows the different ways that a trade deal with the US could affect Scotland.

Resource thumbail

Passing the buck on debt relief

July 2020

How the failure of the private sector to cancel debts is fueling a crisis across the developing world. Produced in partnership with Oxfam, Christian Aid, Jubilee Debt Campaign and Citizens for Financial Justice.

Resource thumbail

The future of aid after DfID: Shocking development projects supported by the UK

July 2020

With the government having recently announced plans to abolish the Department for International Development (DfID) and give control of UK aid policy to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), many are wondering how the change is likely to affect the type of projects that receive development funds in the future.

Aid
Resource thumbail

Stop the US trade deal window poster

June 2020

Display your opposition to the US trade deal with this A4 poster, for use in windows at home or elsewhere.

Resource thumbail

The Case for Climate Justice: illustrated booklet

June 2020

Climate breakdown isn’t just an ecological crisis, serious though that is. It’s a crisis which exacerbates much of the inequality and injustice of the economic system it’s rooted in. But like climate change, economic systems are man-made. 

This booklet argues that by building a climate justice movement that challenges the powerful, we can make a world where the needs of people and the planet matter more than corporate profits.

Resource thumbail

Decarbonising aid: why the UK must end its overseas fossil fuel financing before COP26

June 2020

Under the terms of the Paris Agreement, signed April 2016, the UK government committed to making global financial flows "consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development". Despite this, the UK continues to provide high amounts of finance for fossil fuel infrastructure overseas using the international development budget and UK Export Finance (UKEF) credits to UK businesses and exporters. 

Aid

Letter to government to support Covid-19 vaccines pool

May 2020

Letter signed by Global Justice Now, Just Treatment, Oxfam, STOPAIDS and Nurses United to call on the government to support a global plan for affordable and accessible Covid-19 vaccines around the world. 

Resource thumbail

Exiting the permanent crisis in the global south

April 2020

The case for a global financial reset in the wake of Covid-19 

Even in the wealthiest countries on earth, years of austerity combined with ‘market knows best’ ideology has hollowed out our ability to deal with coronavirus. But for many countries in the global south, the weakness of the public sector was not a democratic choice but was imposed by rich countries and international institutions like the IMF...

Aid

Pages