Global Justice Now

Global Justice Now is 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.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
G20 Fails to Release Developing World From 'Debtors Prison', Despite Suspension
Reacting to the G20 finance minister's communique, Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now, said: "The G20 are waking up to the fact that many countries have been confined to a debtors’ prison by coronavirus, but they need to do more than suspend their sentence. Rather, they should be tearing...
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Newswire article
Friday, August 14, 2020
Campaigners Warn UK's Covid-19 Vaccine Deals With Novavax and Janssen Threaten Fair Global Distribution
Public health campaigners warn the government’s latest deal to secure advanced supplies of potential Covid-19 vaccines for the UK will fuel the global scramble to hoard vaccines by rich countries. (1) The government’s deals with Novavax and Janssen to purchase 90 million doses of a potential...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Campaigners Warn That the Government Is Fueling Vaccine Nationalism in Its Deal With GSK and Sanofi
Public health and social justice organisations have warned that the government's latest deal to secure advanced supplies of potential Covid-19 vaccines for the UK will fuel the global scramble to hoard vaccines by rich countries. The government's move to purchase 60 million doses of a potential...
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Newswire article
Monday, July 27, 2020
New Obesity Strategy Could Be 'Torpedoed' By US Trade Deal
Reacting to the government's obesity strategy, published today, Jean Blaylock, trade campaigner at Global Justice Now said: "Key elements of the government's obesity strategy, published today, could be torpedoed by trade negotiations with the US. "The watershed on junk food advertising to tackle...
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Newswire article
Monday, June 29, 2020
$2,000 Price Tag for Covid-19 Drug Shows Pharma Industry Is 'Out of Touch With Reality'
Reacting to US pharma company Gilead's announcement of its global pricing for its remdesivir drug, Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now, said: "Remdesivir is a drug which has been produced with substantial amounts of public money in the US, and which researchers have estimated could be made...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Pacific Trade Deal Is 'Corporate Powergrab', Say Campaigners, as UK Pledges to Join
Commenting on the Liz Truss’s announcement today that Britain will seek to accede to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (known as TPP for short), Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now said: “The Transpacific Partnership is an awful deal which fuelled...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Patients Call on AstraZeneca to Make Coronavirus Vaccine Patent-free
Patient groups have joined with campaigners to ask AstraZeneca for full disclosure of their plans to develop a coronavirus vaccine with Oxford University, outlining the need for vaccines to be patent-free. [1] The British pharmaceutical company has recently signed a deal with Oxford University to...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Campaigners Condemn UK for Putting Big Pharma Profits Ahead of Coronavirus Vaccine at WHO
Global Justice Now today criticised Health Secretary Matt Hancock for failing to join world leaders in declaring a potential coronavirus vaccine to be a ‘public good’, and instead acting as a cheerleader for the pharmaceutical industry at the World Health Assembly, which has concluded its online...
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Newswire article
Monday, May 04, 2020
With Trade Talks Starting, U.S. and UK Unions and Public Interest Groups Demand a Deal that Puts People and the Planet First in Letter to Trade Ministers
With most of the world focused on stopping the Covid-19 pandemic, the Trump and Johnson administrations are moving forward this week with US-UK trade negotiations that civil society groups in both countries worry could privilege corporate profits at the expense of the environment, consumer safety,...
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Newswire article
Friday, May 01, 2020
'Reckless' to Restart US-UK Trade Talks in Midst of Pandemic, Campaigners Say
Reacting to reports that US-UK trade talks are to restart virtually next week (1), Jean Blaylock, trade campaign and policy manager at Global Justice Now, said: "This would be a high risk trade deal at the best of times, but to try and embark on negotiations in the midst of a pandemic crisis when...
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