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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.

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You spoke, we listened


08 November 2014

In 2013 we asked WDM supporters to share their views with us through our third supporter survey. We did this for one very simple reason: you, our supporters make our campaigns. Therefore by getting to know you better and listening to what you say we can take action to improve and adapt what we do and thereby make our campaigns even more effective.

For lower wages, higher inequality and more austerity – vote TTIP


07 November 2014

A new report on the EU-US trade deal – known as TTIP – has made some dire predictions about the long-term impact of the deal.

The fight for seed sovereignty in Ghana


06 November 2014

This week, WDM called on the UK Government to stop the backing the corporate takeover of seeds in Africa and beyond, and to protect the seed sovereignty for farmers instead. In just a few days, we’ve got cross-party support from MPs who have signed a ‘Seed Sovereignty’ early day motion in Parliament.

End Coal! WDM joins new global campaign for an end to dirtiest fossil fuel

The battle against coal is heating up. From our very own Carbon Capital campaign to get the banks out of coal to the fossil fuel divestment movement being led by 350.org and People and Planet in the UK, more and more pressure is being brought to bear to end the coal industry.

Globalise struggle, globalise hope! – Friends of MST international gathering


03 November 2014

On the 25 and 26 October, 250 activists, union organizers, agricultural workers and producers met in a small city nestled in the Galician hills

Art and social change - confessions of a converted sceptic


03 November 2014

I can admit it. I used to be a political art sceptic. For a number of years when I was first involved in activism and mobilisations, I felt like the ‘real’ politics was happening on protests and actions and organising meetings.

It’s time to radically reduce inequality


31 October 2014

Last night I was defending the proposition that wealth needs to be aggressively reduced, alongside Jeremy Corbyn MP and Adam Swift at Warwick University.

This is more or less what I said: 

UK banks prominent in new coal financers global hall of shame

For two years now, we have exposed the dirty fossil fuel secrets of the major UK banks. We’ve shown how big banks plough billions of pounds into coal, oil and gas, threatening dangerous climate change. We’ve also exposed the terrible things some of the big coal mining companies they fund are doing in the name of corporate profit.

Fighting energy injustice at home

As part of the new phase of our climate and energy justice campaign, we’re looking at ways to make the links with struggles against corporate control of energy at home. Earlier this week, we attended the launch of Fuel Poverty Action's Energy Bill of Rights in parliament.

TTIP Update 4


29 October 2014

Update number four on the latest in the fight against TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

MPs back our call for action on ‘unethical’ mining industry

Today, a parliamentary committee has released its verdict on the future of the mining and extractive industry.

It's Philip Morris vs Uruguayan lungs, so why would governments be on #TeamPhilipMorris?


23 October 2014

You’re the government of a small South American country with a modest-sized health budget and you want to do what you can to encourage citizens to lead healthier, longer lives by dissuading them to give up smoking.

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