Event: "Curfew" Contemporary dance by El-Funoun & Hawiyya

16 March 2018 - 5:30pm

War on Want is happy to be supporting “Curfew”, a contemporary dance production performed by El-Funoun (Palestine) and Hawiyya Dance Company (UK), presented by Arts Canteen. "Curfew" is a thought-provoking contemporary dance production that encourages individuals to self-reflect and take action in front of injustice.

Families of massacred workers protest Lonmin’s final AGM tomorrow

13 March 2018 - 12:45pm

Families of massacred workers protest Lonmin’s final AGM tomorrow, saying corporate takeover doesn’t dissolve responsibility of mining company linked to South African president. 

Civil rights activist, bishop and lawyer representing workers at Marikana, South Africa, are in London this week to hold platinum mining company Lonmin to account over 2012 Massacre.

Water, Land, Life: celebrating Cajamarca's true treasures

12 March 2018 - 11:45am

Join inspiring visitors from Colombia to celebrate the courage and creativity of Cajamarca – the Colombian municipality that stopped a mega mine and is pioneering alternatives to extractivism – with a night of storytelling, music and food!

Protest Lonmin's AGM: In solidarity with Marikana Miners

12 March 2018 - 11:15am

Join us with the London Mining Network and frontline campaigners from South Africa at a protest to hold Lonmin to account for the Marikana massacre!

BBC's The Big Questions: Should Britain be proud of its arms trade?

12 March 2018 - 11:00am

Ryvka Barnard, War on Want's Senior Campaigns Officer (Militarism and Security), appeared on BBC’s The Big Questions on 12 March 2018, in a debate on whether Britain should be proud of its arms trade. She argued that the UK must stop trading arms with some of the world's most repressive regimes, including Saudi Arabia. So long as the UK is selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, it is complicit in the violence. 

Here are some highlights from the debate:

A message on International Women’s Day - from Maria Luisa Regalado, founder & coordinator of the Collective of Honduran Women, CODEMUH

8 March 2018 - 10:00am

"We’ve got a situation here where if legal complaints are made about working conditions, the owners and managers of the sweatshops come to agreements with the Ministry of Labour, and they can just carry on as before, getting women here to work very long shifts with no breaks to meet unreasonable targets, causing work-related injuries and illness." 

We must honour lost land defenders by fighting the system which killed them

7 March 2018 - 2:15pm

Written by Sebastian Ordoñez Muñoz for the Guardian.

Two more defenders in Latin America have lost their lives challenging their country’s economic growth model which prizes profit at all costs.

BREAKING: Trade deals with Occupied Western Sahara illegal, rules EU Court of Justice

27 February 2018 - 10:30am

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today ruled the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement illegal under international law, as it breaches the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination by including produce from Western Sahara, currently under military occupation by Morocco.

Fashion brand Uniqlo’s sponsorship of Tate Modern in the spotlight over garment worker exploitation

23 February 2018 - 4:15pm

Last night, campaigners projected a series of messages to UNIQLO CEO, Tadashi Yanai demanding that the Japanese fast fashion chain takes responsibility for 2000 workers, collectively owed $5.5 million in unpaid wages and severance payments.

Comment: Supreme Court must find for worker's rights in gig economy case

20 February 2018 - 11:30am

Speaking ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the ‘Pimlico Plumbers’ Gig Economy Case, Owen Espley Labour Rights campaigner at War on Want said:

“The supreme court case must confirm what many courts have already decided, that claiming these workers were self-employed is a ploy to dodge taxes and deny worker’s rights, such as holiday and sick pay.



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