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Get the latest news and analysis on global justice issues and join in the debate. Our bloggers include WDM staff as well as activists from around the world who work on a broad range of subjects.

Our blog links experiences in the UK to issues affecting people globally, and covers everything from energy justice, climate change and the WTO, to TTIP, food sovereignty and aid.

If you've got something to say and are interested in blogging for us, please get in touch.

Latest posts

Crisis point for TTIP as Cameron is summoned to Brussels by Big Business


18 December 2014

Cameron is meeting in Brussels today alongside other European heads of state in a meeting convened by the Confederation for British Industry (CBI).

TTIP: a recipe for disaster


17 December 2014

5 reasons why the EU-US trade deal could put you off your dinner.

Campaigners keep up fight to stop Bangladesh coal mine


12 December 2014

This week we found ourselves back outside the AGM of London based mining company GCM Resources again to stand in solidarity with our friends from Bangladesh who are campaigning to stop the proposed opening of an open-pit mine by GCM in Phulbari, Bangladesh.

2014: International year of family farming


11 December 2014

Family farmers hold the key to global food security, but they need support to combat the agribusiness big boys.

The land is ours


10 December 2014

This week the Scottish Land Action Movement launched and added itself to a growing global movement of activists, small-scale farmers, landless workers, indigenous communities and many others all working to shift control of land from the hands of the few to the hands of the many.

Taking action on TTIP - how can we put pressure on politicians? Impressions from the Turning the Tide event


05 December 2014

On Monday evening I attended a workshop organised by WDM aimed at building the skills and knowledge of people who want to lobby their MPs and MEPs to stop TTIP. Speakers included MPs Zac Goldsmith, Geraint Davies, Andrew George, MEP Jean Lambert and Polly Jones of WDM.

An invitation to take the #noTTIP Train to Brussels


05 December 2014

We’re block booking seats on Eurostar, arranging accommodation, a walking tour of the corporate and lobbying villains of Brussels, a protest at the European Parliament and a chance for you to meet your MEP and tell them direct your feelings about TTIP.

Scaling up seed sovereignty


04 December 2014

At a time when seed corporations are pressuring African governments to pass new laws which will create legally-binding seed monopolies (as in Ghana), it is critical that our campaigning efforts are directed at stopping these ‘Monsanto laws’ as well as supporting the alternatives to them.

We did it! One million signed the TTIP petition


04 December 2014

One million voices are now raised against TTIP throughout Europe!

Protests at GCM Resources AGM over Bangladesh coal mine


04 December 2014

Protests were held outside the AGM of London-based mining company GCM Resources today over the company’s Phulbari coal mine in Bangladesh, which if it goes ahead will displace up to 220,000 people.

What are your MP's pressure points on TTIP? A report back from Westminster


03 December 2014

When 150 people decide to make a nuisance of themselves to their MPs, it can be a powerful thing. When a cross party panel of MPs tell them the best issues and tactics to approach others in their own parties, it gives them even more clout.

Fostering food sovereignty here in the UK


01 December 2014

In my role at WDM, I have been supporting the food sovereignty movement here in the UK. As the food sovereignty movement is an international movement with hundreds of millions of people behind it is important that the UK is a strong part of it.

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