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War on Want at 65: Time to end the privatisation of war

12 February 2016 - 8:00am

A letter from Victor Gollancz to The Guardian in February 1951 led to War on Want’s founding. As War on Want turns 65, the campaign group's new report reveals the changing face of warfare and how UK companies are reaping enormous profits from exploiting instability and conflict around the world.

Why are Oscar nominees being given a free trip to Israel?

10 February 2016 - 10:30am

'Brand Israel' is an Israeli diplomatic strategy which involves courting stars and showering them with free trips, products and propaganda to discourage them from speaking out against Israeli violations of Palestinian rights. War on Want's Rvyka Barnard explains.

Nine reasons why unions are important

9 February 2016 - 10:15am

The #heartunions week of action (8‑14 February) celebrates the great work done by union reps and members in our workplaces and in society. 

Sports Direct - second national day of action

9 February 2016 - 10:00am

EVENT DATE: Saturday 13 February

LOCATION: 30+ sites around England

War on Want is supporting Unite the Union and Unite Community's day of action to end #SportsDirectShame on week of action on Trade Union Bill

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War on Want supports heartunions week

8 February 2016 - 9:00am

Roses are red, violets are blue, we're in a union - you could be too! War on Want is supporting heartunions, the TUC’s week of action from 8-14 February against the Government's damaging Trade Union Bill.

Newcastle City Council opposes government's anti-democratic plan

8 February 2016 - 7:00am

War on Want welcomes the news that Newcastle City Council has voted to approve a motion opposing the government’s latest attack on local democracy. Under new proposals, the government will have the power to veto investment decisions made locally on ethical grounds concerning human rights, arms trade, fossil fuels and much else.

What I didn’t read in the TTIP reading room

7 February 2016 - 5:45pm

Katja Kipping was one of the first German MPs to gain access to the new TTIP reading room opened in Berlin this week, and she has written up a report of her experience. We thought it was well worth reading, so here's a translation.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Attack on Democracy

4 February 2016 - 1:45pm

Contrary to big business and government spin, the TPP is bad news for the peoples of all the countries involved – it is an outright attack on democracy, human rights, public services, health and the environment.

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