Ed Lewis

Role

Policy and campaigns manager

Biography

Ed was Global Justice Now’s policy and campaigns manager. He had previously worked with the network of local groups to maximise the impact of Global Justice Now’s campaigns and develop a culture of vibrant and effective activism. Ed comes to Global Justice Now after several years of working as a teacher in state education, during which time he has also been involved with various political education projects, including Demand the Impossible, a summer school on political activism for inner-city London teenagers.

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Latest posts

The great aid betrayal


17 May 2019
Aid

Last summer, Theresa May made headlines on a trip to Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, where she declared in the most bullish terms yet the government’s objectives for international aid. The Prime Minister said she was “unashamed” about ensuring that our aid spending “works for the UK”.

Millions of pounds of UK aid has been spent on profit-making private schools. Why?


19 April 2019
Aid

What do you think we should be spending the UK’s international aid budget on? Vaccines? Dealing with climate change? Helping countries close tax loopholes?

I’m guessing you didn’t say profit-making private schools. But unfortunately, that’s exactly what the UK government has been doing.

Why we’re asking MPs not to act as border guards


19 June 2018

Some MPs are now acting as personal agents of the hostile environment, voluntarily turning over their own constituents to immigration officials. That’s why, with Migrants Organise, we’ve launching our new campaign, MPs Not Border Guards.

Five reasons to add Demand the Impossible to your summer plans this year


23 June 2017

Demand the Impossible is holding a FREE summer school on politics and activism in Manchester 24-28 July 2017 for 16-25 year olds.

 

 

Young people rising – creating a new youth activist network


16 March 2017

In just two weeks’ time, Global Justice Now’s youth network will be hosting its first national gathering at Goldsmiths University in London. We Rise is a day of discussion, debate, live performance and action planning.

Building power: activism in Global Justice Now


16 January 2015

We live in an intolerable world. No decent human being can defend the injustices and inequalities that mark our world, where a global elite enjoy luxuries beyond imagination whilst billions of people are deprived of the conditions needed for a dignified life. Whilst such a state of affairs can easily provoke despair and cynicism, what it demands is a response.

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