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Stop the Arms Fair 2015

7 September 2015 - 8:00am

EVENT DATE: 7 September 2015 -11:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: ExCel Centre London; Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL London

Join us on 7 September for a day of creative action to Stop Arming Israel. Bring creativity, energy, banners, flags & drums!

Two BDS victories in Palestine

3 September 2015 - 1:15pm

Good news this week for the BDS campaign as a major target company - Veolia - has pulled out investments in the illegally Occupied Palestinian territories.

Criminalisation against human rights defenders in Peru

3 September 2015 - 10:00am

Today, human rights defenders from War on Want’s partner the Interinstitutional Platform of Celendin in Peru are facing court charges after opposing the large mining “Conga Project”. The World Bank and the mining company Newmont Plc are pushing to open new mining sites which will destroy four lakes, despite strong opposition from local communities.

Agribusiness expansion putting at risk Babaçu women

1 September 2015 - 4:00pm

War on Want's partner, the Movement of Women Babaçu Breakers (MIQCB) in Brazil put at risk due to agro-industry expansion.

The Guardian reports the struggle of thousands of women to attain “title to land and babassu, laws permitting free access to babassu on private land in some regions to be respected, and a law permitting free access to babassu on private land nationwide to be passed"

National Food Sovereignty Gathering

1 September 2015 - 12:45pm

National Food Sovereignty Gathering

EVENT DATES: 23-26 October 2015

Location: Hebden Bridge – Birchcliffe Centre, HX7 8DG

To register click here

War on Want would like to invite you to the 2015 National Food Sovereignty Gathering.

Resurgence of neo-colonialism: feeding the global market

1 September 2015 - 12:00am

A battle for control over land and seed is raging, and Africa is on the front line.

Justice-loving people vs. arms trade: we won't be silenced

28 August 2015 - 9:00pm

War on Want traveled to Shenstone today for a protest/vigil outside of UAV Engines factory, which makes drone engines for export to Israel.

TTIP talks coming up

28 August 2015 - 9:00am

Our campaign against TTIP continues to build across the country. Here are some of the public events on TTIP that War on Want is involved with over the next couple of months - click on the links for details:

TTIP and why we have to fight it
Burton upon Trent Caribbean Centre, 3 Sept, 7pm

TTIP: an end to democracy
Ruskin College, Oxford, 11 Sept, 7pm

Vigil outside drone factory in Shenstone

28 August 2015 - 12:00am

War on Want today joined a vigil outside a factory in Shenstone which makes engines for drones exported to Israel.

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