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The Times: ‘Exploited’ workers, hotels and online shopping funded by aid

9 December 2016 - 9:00am

War on Want in The Times. A recent report by nine charities including RIAO-RDC, a Congolese NGO, and the western charities Grain and War on Want, levels a string of criticisms against Feronia, including allegations of land grabs, low pay and exploitation, writes Billy Kenber. 

War on Want gives evidence to MPs on DFID’s ‘shameful’ CDC Bill

7 December 2016 - 12:45pm

The government has serious case to answer when UK taxpayers’ money ends up in the coffers of a palm oil company linked to land grabs and labour violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The lack of oversight and due diligence is shocking, particularly when DFID is seeking to siphon off more of the public’s money to its private equity arm, CDC Group.

G4S sells Israeli business but should ‘leave Israeli market entirely’

2 December 2016 - 11:30am

G4S has long profited from Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, its decision to sell its Israeli business shows that boycott and divestment campaigns work. However, G4S remains complicit in human rights abuses through its ownership and investment in the Israeli police academy. If G4S is concerned about human rights, it must now leave the Israeli market entirely, just as Veolia, Orange, and CRH have done.

Evening Standard:G4S sells off Israeli prisons arm after pressure groups’ protest

2 December 2016 - 11:30am

War on Want in Evening StandardWar on Want’s Ryvka Barnard said G4S remains complicit in human rights abuses through its ownership of and investment in the facility.  “If G4S was concerned about human rights, it would leave the Israeli market completely,” she added

‘A child’s place is not in a prison’: the scandal of the Israeli prison crisis

1 December 2016 - 4:00pm

Every political prisoner has a story. War on Want has joined forces with Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Centre to produce a series of photo stories about Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli detention.

Talking Trade: War on Want on BBC World Service

25 November 2016 - 12:00pm

For over 30 years, multinational corporations have used free trade agreements as the primary means to increase their power.  A 'new generation' of trade deals like CETA, TTIP and TPP continue to prioritise big business profits over the public interest. War on Want's senior trade campaigner, Mark Dearn, talks trade on BBC World Service, Newshour Extra - Trade Wars: the End of Globalisation?

Latin America Conference 2016 - Adelante!

23 November 2016 - 2:30pm

Once again, War on Want is proud to be one of the supporters of the hugely successful Latin America Conference taking place from 9.15 – 17.00 on Saturday 26 November at the TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS 

Priti Patel has 'serious case to answer' over UK aid money

22 November 2016 - 4:30pm

The International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, has a serious case to answer in continuing with the privatisation of aid through the CDC Group. Increasing government support to this overseas private equity firm is a slap in the face for taxpayers whose hard earned tax money is going to fund private business ventures in the global South.

Beware: Trump believes in deregulation, privatisation and profits before people

22 November 2016 - 4:15pm

Trump has an agenda that appears to oppose toxic trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) but in reality he believes in deregulation, privatisation, and putting corporate profit before people.

The Sun: Confectionary giant Ferrero 'simply don't care' says War on Want

22 November 2016 - 7:30am

War on Want in The Sun.  Families in Romania are enduring long hours and poor working conditions making products for confectionery giant Ferrero. Thulsi Narayanasamy, of campaigners War on Want, said: “It’s not that companies like Ferrero are not aware of the abuse of children that sustain their profits, they simply don’t care.”

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