Radhika Patel

Role

Communications and campaigns officer

Biography

Radhika joined Global Justice Now in May 2017 as the communications and campaigns officer, working on things digital and corporations related. Before joining Global Justice Now she was the network and communications assistant at Stamp Out Poverty which oversees the Robin Hood Tax campaign. 

Latest posts

Zwarte Piet: blackface is the colonial hangover that's lasted too long


05 December 2018

I open the curtains to see fairy lights twinkling in my neighbour’s house. I open the kitchen door and see little crumbs on the table, traces of a mince pie eater. And then I open Facebook to see the annual arguments about blackface. Yep. It’s nearly Christmas.

It's time to get privatised medicines out of our public health system


03 December 2018

It’s good news for the NHS and patients. After years of big pharma having patent control over a medicine and hiking up its price extortionately, a drug that treats rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease, adalimumab, is being replaced with much cheaper alternatives.

We need the people's prescription to fix pharma


19 October 2018

Our new report ‘The people’s prescription: Re-imagining health innovation to deliver public value’ reveals how pharmaceutical companies not only charge unaffordable prices for medicines, they are also not delivering the drugs we need. It’s a scandal of our time but there are alternatives to a system that puts profits above public need. 

Abolishing the slave trade isn’t Britain’s credit to take. It is a history that belongs to black rebels


24 August 2018

Yesterday the UN commemorated the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. It doesn’t really roll off the tongue and it didn’t get much attention in the media.

Things I was never told about the partition of India


15 August 2017

Today marks the anniversary of India’s independence from colonial Britain. Flags in both India and Pakistan fly high to commemorate the end of colonial rule.