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We are a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. We mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south.

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We are a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. We mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south.

    Episode 11: Can we ensure the climate has a future after the corona-crisis?

    Episode 11: Can we ensure the climate has a future after the corona-crisis?

    In this episode we explore what a post-lockdown world might look like and how it will affect the climate. Our panel on international campaigners discusses why we need to treat the climate crisis as urgently as the Covid-19 pandemic, why challenging the free market ideology and committing to universal public healthcare is essential, and what actions we can take to win a brighter, greener future.

    Guy Taylor, activism manager at Global Justice Now is joined by Nnimmo Bassey, a leading environmental activist and author in Nigeria, Alice Picard, activist and board member of ATTAC France and Danni Paffard, head of organising at Green New Deal UK, and part of the Build Back Better campaign.

    Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 10: US political crisis and the need for internationalism [recorded 8 June 2020]

    Episode 10: US political crisis and the need for internationalism [recorded 8 June 2020]

    Dorothy Guerrero, head of policy at Global Justice Now, chairs a panel consisting of Abdul Alkalimat, African-American activist, scholar and author, Walden Bello, Filipino public intellectual and activist and Liz Fekete, director of the Institute of Race Relations in London.

    The panelists explore how structural inequalities and racism in the US, Trump’s catastrophic handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and yet another black man’s death at the hands of US law enforcement combined into the explosive country-wide mass uprising that is now causing ripples around the world.

    Music: Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 9:How corporate trade deals make the world more vulnerable to Covid-19

    Episode 9:How corporate trade deals make the world more vulnerable to Covid-19

    In this episode, Jean Blaylock, trade campaigner at Global Justice Now is joined by Sharon Treat, senior attorney at the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy in the US, Cecilia Olivet, co-ordinator of the trade and investment programme at the Transnational Institute, and Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now.

    They discuss how trade rules underpin the corporate structure of the global economy, what the Trump administration's trade agenda is, and how the pandemic could lead to a new wave of corporate court (ISDS) cases – and what we can do to change this.

    Music: Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 8: Fighting For Global Access To Covid-19 Vaccines And Treatment

    Episode 8: Fighting For Global Access To Covid-19 Vaccines And Treatment

    For decades, campaigners around the world have been fighting for access to essential medicines. Drugs produced by the profit-hungry pharmaceutical industry have for far too long been priced so high that millions die every year from treatable conditions. With numerous researchers across the world racing to find effective Covid-19 vaccines and treatments, campaigners are increasing their efforts to ensure that access for all is pushed to the top of the political agenda.

    In this episode, we're talking to Umunyana Rugege from Section 27 and Pedro Villardi from ABIAIDS about their fight for access to medicines in the global south and how this long standing issue is impacting their struggle to ensure fair access to Covid-19 treatments and vaccines.

    Music: Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 7: Women on the front lines

    Episode 7: Women on the front lines

    Although coronavirus affects the health of both men and women, it is women who are carrying the heaviest burden. In this episode, we'll be talking to two women from the global south who have been campaigning for many years to challenge the power structures that result in inequality for women and marginalized people. Jean Enriquez, National Coordinator, World March of Women, and Mercia Andrews from the Rural Women’s Assembly, will compare their experiences of the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in urban Philippines and in rural South Africa.

    Music: Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence

    • 58 min
    Episode 6: Business as usual isn’t good enough

    Episode 6: Business as usual isn’t good enough

    This is the second of a series of online webinars we are hosting in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dorothy Guerrero, head of policy at Global Justice Now is joined by Myriam Vander Stichele from The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations , Gyekye Tanoh, formerly with Third World Network and Tim Jones, head of policy, Jubilee Debt Campaign to discuss what a post-covid19 global economy might look like and how we continue the struggle for a better world.

    Music: Brylie Christopher Oxley, Remnants of Effervescence

    • 48 min

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