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Dispatches: 'nothing modern about the exploitation behind internet shopping'

31 January 2017 - 11:15am

The Dispatches investigation reveals yet another case of workers on precarious contracts living under constant fear of losing future work. Precarious agency work, digital surveillance and low wages are a recipe for exploitation and abuse.

Theresa May's NHS sacrifice to seal Trump deal is 'TTIP all over again'

27 January 2017 - 8:45am

The prime minister suggests UK health services could be part of a US trade deal. It would be no surprise at all if Theresa May offered up the NHS when you consider that the UK government has already done exactly the same in TTIP. 

Pint & Politics workshop - countering ‘common sense’ economic arguments in the pub!

23 January 2017 - 9:15pm

  • EVENT DATE: Sunday 12 February
  • TIME: 5-7pm
  • PLACE: Club Room, Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, GLASGOW G2 3JD 
  • COST: Free

What next for the Marikana Miners

23 January 2017 - 10:15am

  • EVENT DATE: 6:15 - 9pm, 26 January 2017
  • LOCATION: Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA​
  • RSVP: richard@londonminingnetwork.org 

Join War on Want and our friends,  the London Mining Network, as they host a meeting with Bishop Johannes Seoka  on Thursday, 26 January from 6:15-9pm at Amnesty International.

£3 an hour UK garment workers reveals 'ugly face of the fashion industry'

23 January 2017 - 9:45am

Channel 4’s Dispatches has revealed that garment workers in the UK are being paid workers £3 an hour. These allegations reveal the ugly face of the fashion industry. Fast fashion's race to produce the latest trend drives down conditions in pursuit of ever greater profit. 

Theresa May’s promise to protect workers’ rights rings hollow for migrant workers

20 January 2017 - 10:00am

Theresa May’s set piece speech on Brexit this week repeated several insidious migration myths. Protecting workers’ rights means standing with migrant workers – something the prime minister is failing to understand.

 

Neoliberalism v Democracy - Waking Up to Reality

17 January 2017 - 12:30pm

  • EVENT DATE: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February 2017
  • TIME: Main Congress 10am-4:30pm. Pint & Politics workshop, Book launch and socials in the evening
  • LOCATION: The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP and Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
  • COST: FREE

Brexit Britain trade deal with Trump: goodbye NHS, hello financial crisis

17 January 2017 - 12:00pm

Any trade deal between Trump’s USA and May’s Brexit Britain is a real danger to our democracy, the NHS, rules protecting food, the environment and much else besides.

Free public event: Piling the Pressure on CETA

17 January 2017 - 11:30am

  • Date: Thursday 26 January 2016
  • Time: 7 - 9pm
  • Place: Wood Lecture Theatre, Westminster University NW1 5LS
  • Cost: FREE 

UK government’s posturing on Israel to appease Trump ‘is appalling’

17 January 2017 - 11:30am

Look beyond the blatant geo-political posturing and the real issue is as stark as ever: the UK government’s unwillingness to face up to fact that its ally, Israel, is committing war crimes. Rather than cosying up to Trump, Boris Johnson should be urging Israel to abide by international law.

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