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War on Want at 65: Time to end the privatisation of war

12 February 2016 - 8:00am

A letter from Victor Gollancz to The Guardian in February 1951 led to War on Want’s founding. As War on Want turns 65, the campaign group's new report reveals the changing face of warfare and how UK companies are reaping enormous profits from exploiting instability and conflict around the world.

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Why are Oscar nominees being given a free trip to Israel?

10 February 2016 - 10:30am

'Brand Israel' is an Israeli diplomatic strategy which involves courting stars and showering them with free trips, products and propaganda to discourage them from speaking out against Israeli violations of Palestinian rights. War on Want's Rvyka Barnard explains.

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