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Time for Tax Justice: Apple must pay and the European Commission must go further

31 August 2016 - 10:30am

A sweetheart tax deal between technology giant Apple and the Irish government has turned sour. The deal, declared illegal by the European Commission, has deprived the public of £11bn in tax revenue. Yet until all multinational companies are forced to publicly report the profits they make and taxes they pay everywhere they operate tax dodgers will continue want their cake and eat it.  It’s time for tax justice.

Time for governments to declare the end of TTIP and CETA

30 August 2016 - 1:00pm

Responding to news that France has demanded an end to TTIP talks, War on Want's Mark Dearn said: "It’s about time an EU government stepped up to the plate and listened to the people of Europe. Yet, opposing TTIP rings a little hollow when the same EU governments are still trying to force through the ‘Canadian TTIP’, CETA."

Pay up: Apple's 'sweetheart tax deal turns sour'

30 August 2016 - 12:30pm

Multinationals are dodging taxes on an industrial scale, leaving the public short changed. The EU has ordered Apple to pay up to €13bn in Irish taxes. This is one sweetheart deal that has turned sour for Apple.

Canada trade deal threatens food safety

29 August 2016 - 3:00pm

EU-Canada trade deal CETA is a major threat to UK food safety, a new report published by War on Want and allies in Europe and Canada warns today.

Colombia: Peace accord signed

25 August 2016 - 12:45pm

The signing of the accord is an historic moment. The survivors of violence and human rights abuses, who have long been at the forefront of the struggle for peace and justice, know only too well that the prospect of peace in Colombia does not rest solely on a deal done between the rebel groups and the state. Many more people have a stake.

Sports Direct - National Day of Action

25 August 2016 - 12:45pm

EVENT DATE: Saturday 3 September 2016

LOCATION:  UK Wide

Government work permit plan ‘plays into the hands of exploitative bosses’

25 August 2016 - 12:15pm

The government's plan for a work permit system for EU migrants is a recipe for eroding the pay and conditions of all workers. By creating hoops for migrant workers to jump through, there is a real danger the work permit system will push migrant workers into the shadows and into the hands of exploitative bosses.

'Outpourings of public anger' not enough, says War on Want's John Hilary

22 August 2016 - 12:30pm

As the image of a Syrian boy injured by an air strike in Aleppo goes viral, Al Jazeera asks: Do powerful pictures make a difference? John Hilary, War on Want's Executive Director, appears on Al Jazeera's Inside Story. 

War on Want at the International Permanent People's Tribunal

16 August 2016 - 2:45pm

War on Want is at the International Permanent People's Tribunal being held in Swaziland from the 16-17 August 2016. The  Tribunal is hearing testimonies from Southern African communities on the impact of Transnational Corporations' (TNCs) unethical conduct.

Sri Lanka’s garment workers: paying a high price for cheap clothes

15 August 2016 - 12:15pm

Behind the electrified fences of Sri Lanka’s free trade zones are factories full of women, paying a high price for making the cheap clothes sold on the UK high street. War on Want’s Thulsi Narayanasamy explains.

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Trade deals must not undermine workers' rights - while championing corporate 'rights' via #ISDS. #NoTTIP #CETA https://t.co/MmFbE34uuW 9 hours 33 min ago
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#AppleTax sweetheart deals are rotten to the core. Time for co-operation and to end the tax competition https://t.co/kcwndgTol1 11 hours 29 min ago