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Israeli Apartheid Week a success despite attempts to shut it down

4 March 2017 - 11:15am

Statement from the Israeli Apartheid Week UK organising committee:

The 13th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) was successfully launched on more than 30 university campuses across the UK over the past two weeks.

Getting away with murder: the case of Berta Caceres

2 March 2017 - 11:45am

One year ago today, Berta Caceres, indigenous Lenca leader and land defender, was murdered in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. Berta was the co-founder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (COPINH), and led the successful grassroots resistance to the Agua Zarca dam that threatened the Lenca community of Rio Blanco. Today we remember her life and join the global call for justice. 

UNIQLO caves to campaign pressure and publishes factory list

1 March 2017 - 11:00pm

This is a lesson for UNIQLO. They might have an international network of factories but garment workers have an international network of people who stand in solidarity with them and have shown that they are prepared to act in support of them.

Reflections on Western Sahara's struggle for self-determination

1 March 2017 - 5:00pm

Reflections on the Sahrawi struggle for self-determination on the 41st anniversary of the proclamation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). By Hamza Hamouchene Senior International Programmes Officer (North Africa and West Asia).                                      

Israeli Apartheid Week events held in the UK, as Israel intensifies its colonisation

28 February 2017 - 12:30am

This week universities across the UK will hold educational, cultural, and campaigning events under the banner of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). The events, part of an annual international series, seek to raise awareness about Israel’s military occupation, apartheid policies and decades long settler-colonial project.

IAW builds support for the growing Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to end government and corporate complicity in Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights and international law.

Operation Hedgehog - free training for you!

27 February 2017 - 5:15pm

War on Want and Talk Socialism have teamed up to bring you Operation Hedgehog, and we want you to join us on this journey!

Operation Hedgehog is a free ‘train the trainers’ programme. We will train you to deliver fun, interactive workshops which will help people in your community win arguments over the economy, progressive policies and a fair future. Or in other words, we’ll work on countering the ‘common sense’ economic arguments we hear in the pub while avoiding boring people stiff!

#1DayWithoutUs: War on Want says ‘stand with migrant workers’

20 February 2017 - 8:15am

Today many migrant workers across the UK face racism, abuse and exploitation fuelled by years of hostile policies and anti-migrant rhetoric. We must fight for the rights of migrants, celebrate migrants’ crucial contribution to society and stand with migrant workers.

Event: Defend Migrants Stop Trump Demonstration

17 February 2017 - 2:00pm

  • EVENT DATE:  Monday 20 February 2017 – 5pm 
  • Location: Parliament Square.  London, SW1A 2 London, United Kingdom

Event: Fast Food Rights says Migrants welcome: £10 an hour for all!

17 February 2017 - 11:30am

  • EVENT DATE:  Monday 20 February 2017 – 8am
  • Location: Main Concourse, Kings Cross Station, London 

War on Want is supporting  this demonstration called by The Bakers' Union FastFoodRights campaign and the RMT. 

Please do come and #StandWithMigrantworkers

Fast Food Rights says Migrants welcome: £10 an hour for all!

  • What: Demonstration
  • When: 8am Monday 20 February 2017 
  • Where: Main Concourse, Kings Cross Station, London 

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