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7 September 2015 - 8:00am

Stop the Arms Fair 2015

EVENT DATE: 7 September 2015

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!

14 August 2015 - 7:00pm

Miners Shot Down: Remembering Marikana

Join War on Want, film maker Rehad Desai and James Nichol, lawyer for the miners' families in commemorating the 3rd anniversary of the Marikana Mining Massacre and in building a global movement against the criminalisation of protest. Book your tickets here

4 August 2015 - 7:45pm

Death threats against indigenous human rights defender

War on Want’s partner in Peru, the Platform Inter-Municipal of Celendin, supporting the struggle of Maxima Acuna, has communicated that a worker of the Yanacocha Mine Co. has threatened ‘to make her disappeared’. 

4 August 2015 - 6:00pm

Our Resistance, Our Hope

The International People's Conference on Mining in Manila closed with a global commitment to resist devastation of the environment, plunder of resources and victimisation of people by large scale mining. 

2 August 2015 - 5:30pm

UK and France paid 24m euros in Calais migrants ISDS case

A spokesperson for the company Eurotunnel has revealed that the UK and French governments were required by a private arbitration tribunal to pay out nearly 24 million euros for failing to provide adequate security around the entrance to the Channel Tunnel between 1999 and 2002.

1 August 2015 - 10:00am

TTIP, CETA, TiSA and public services

John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, talks to Carrie Cracknell of Artists Against TTIP about the threat from free trade agreements to public services.

 

31 July 2015 - 3:45am

Impact of mining and people’s resistance in the Philippines

War on Want’s Graciela Romero participated in the four-day visit to the local communities in a ‘learning and solidarity mission’ organised by Centre for Environmental Concern and Cordillera Peoples Alliance. During the visit, community and grassroots leaders as well as a municipal Councillor commented on the environmental damages caused by the Lepanto mine in the Cordillera of the Mankayan municipality in the Philippines. 

27 July 2015 - 12:15pm

John Hilary talks #TTIP on Going Underground

Today's broadcast of Going Underground features an extended interview with War on Want's Executive Director, John Hilary, on TTIP. 

Watch here from 3 minutes in:

 

 

24 July 2015 - 10:45am

International People’s Conference on Mining

EVENT DATE: 30 July -1 August 2015

Location: Manila-Philippines 

War on Want will be joining around 100 people from 28 countries at the International People’s Conference on Mining in Manila. 

24 July 2015 - 10:45am

Arms sales to Israel: The UK government can’t be trusted

Until the UK government applies its own criteria to the arms trade, we need to keep up our own public review process to hold our government to its word.

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