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'Back of the queue is the best place' for Trump’s trade deal

16 January 2017 - 12:00pm

It’s increasingly clear that the back of the queue is the best place to be when it comes a US-UK trade deal led by the administrations of Theresa May and Donald Trump.  Any such deal would be geared toward stripping ordinary people of their power and handing it to corporations and elites.

A Week Volunteering in the Office

13 January 2017 - 5:00pm

Tom, a university student,  reflects on spending a week in the war on want office volunteering for the Stand With Migrant Workers campaign. 

Victory for UNIQLO garment workers!

12 January 2017 - 11:15am

Uniqlo's parent company Fast Retailing bows to campaigning pressure and announces it will make its supply chain public.

Israeli embassy’s ‘take down’ tactics must not distract from the real issue

12 January 2017 - 10:00am

This week an Al Jazeera undercover investigation is shining a light on ‘behind the scenes’ activities of the Israeli government in the UK. The investigation exposes employees of the Israeli government trying to influence UK government policies and positions on Israel. Here are a few thoughts on the topic to keep in mind as you watch.

Critical vote looms on Canada trade deal which forced tar sands on Europe

11 January 2017 - 4:30pm

What Big Oil companies see as 'burdensome regulations' are for millions around the world the difference between life and death. British MEPs will be among those voting tomorrow (12 January) on whether CETA is bad news for the environment, public health and food safety – ahead of a final vote on the deal in February.

'Disgraceful': Netanyahu calls for pardon of Israeli soldier who killed defenceless Palestinian

5 January 2017 - 10:15am

Benyamin Netanyahu’s call to pardon an Israeli soldier filmed shooting dead an injured and defenceless Palestinian man is disgraceful, and a stark reminder of Israeli prime minister’s lack of respect for justice, due process, rights or the law.

Government's workers’ rights tsar is 'wrong' on rogue employers and exploitation

5 January 2017 - 10:15am

David Metcalf is wrong to suggest exploitation is limited to rogue employers in the UK: with as many as 4.5 million workers in insecure work, workers increasingly live under constant fear of losing future work, meaning abuse by bosses goes unchallenged.

2016 - An incredible year. Thank you!

22 December 2016 - 10:30am

Thanks to War on Want's incredible supporters 2016 has been a year of amazing achievements.

Canada trade deal CETA will fuel rampant EU inequality

19 December 2016 - 10:30am

Inequality is grist to the mill of far right populists, yet the European Commission and MEPs are failing to learn the lessons of Brexit and the rise of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. Instead, it’s big business as usual, and continued support for policies that generate inequality and fuel the racist right.

War on Want supports legal challenge to UK government's pension policy

16 December 2016 - 2:45pm

The government has a serious case to answer when it blocks local communities from taking ethical stances against the likes of G4S, whose complicity in the abuse of Palestinians’ human rights is proven. This week the Palestine Solidarity Campaign applied to take the government to judicial review.  War on Want and Campaign Against Arms Trade provided witness statements to support the case.

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