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EU-Canada trade deal CETA ‘must be stopped’

23 September 2016 - 2:45pm

CETA is a recipe for economic doom in the EU. MEPs have highlighted that it is now clear that CETA is also a threat to workers’ rights and public services, and that the ISDS ‘corporate court’ mechanism is not fit for purpose. The time has come to stop this deal for good.

UK government block on local councils’ ethical investments 'an attack on democracy'

22 September 2016 - 10:45am

The government’s latest act is an attack on democracy and explicit clamp down on the growing strength of the grassroots Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement which aims to end government and corporate complicity in Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.

Putting democracy at the heart of food production in Sri Lanka

21 September 2016 - 4:00pm

In Sri Lanka, War on Want’s partner, The Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR), is supporting farmers to rebuild their lives and livelihoods, following decades of war and conflict.

CETA deal spells economic doom for the EU, new study warns

21 September 2016 - 12:00pm

EU-Canada trade deal CETA will lead to hundreds of thousands of lost jobs, lower wages for workers and will damage trade between EU countries, according to a new study. 

SACOM launch UNIQLO video

20 September 2016 - 4:15pm

London Fashion Week has kicked off, and once again the focus is on the clothes at the expense of the millions of people making them.

Drone Campaign Network: New briefing launch event

20 September 2016 - 12:45pm

Event date: Monday 3 October 2016 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Location: Friends House Bookshop. Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE

War on Want is proud to be a member of the Drone Campaign Network, launching a new briefing on 3 October 2016. Join us for the launch event!

Local democracy under attack

15 September 2016 - 4:45pm

In response to the report in The Daily Telegraph (‘Councils face ban on using public funds to boycott Israel’  13 September 2016 by Christopher Hope) suggesting that a ban – which requires new legislation in Parliament – will be introduced in November to stop Councils using public funds to boycott Israel, Ryvka Barnard, Senior Militarism and Security Campaigner War on Want, said:

Report Back: #SportsDirectShame Day of Action

15 September 2016 - 3:15pm

On Saturday 3 September 2016, War on Want supporters took action across the country to stand with migrant workers and demand Sports Direct end precarious contracts.

The following week Sports Direct responded. They announced they would be offering 12 hour contracts to all their shop staff currently on zero hours. 

The campaigning pressure of War on Want supporters together with Unite-The-Union made change inevitable. From actions outside shops [see photos above] to an army of taggers in the great high street re-brand, the public pressure meant Sports Direct had to change. 

When two giants merge – Monsanto-Bayer merger won’t hide corporate horrors

14 September 2016 - 3:30pm

The colossus which will arise from a merger between pharmaceutical giant Bayer and agrochemical and seeds giant Monsanto must not divert attention from the true nature of Monsanto’s food crimes.

Monsanto as a corporation has deservedly gained huge public contempt over the past few decades. The model of industrial agriculture and food production it promotes - through its seeds and agrochemical business - leads to poverty and injustice worldwide.

Africa: The Scale of the UK's Involvement in Africa's Resources Is Staggering.

14 September 2016 - 2:15pm

War on Want in African Arguments. Africa's natural resources are being appropriated by foreign private interests who are leaving a devastating trail of social, environmental and human rights abuses in their wake. Over the past few decades, there has been a new scramble for African resources as foreign governments and companies have sought to control the continent's reserves of minerals, oil and gas.

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