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Peru: The Hugo Blanco Galdos School for Environmental and Social Leaders

2 September 2016 - 4:45pm

War on Want partner, The Plataforma Interinstitucional de Celendin (PIC), launched The Hugo Blanco Galdos School for Environmental and Social Leaders: a space for community building through sharing, feeling and stimulating convergence between the anti-mining struggles of communities in the northern provinces of Peru.

#SportsDirectShame: Turning tragedy into change for migrant workers

2 September 2016 - 4:00pm

The past week was a sad one for migrant workers in the UK. On Tuesday morning, we heard the awful news of the murder of Arkadiusz Jozwik, 40, in Harlow. Reports say he was attacked for speaking Polish. 

It is another terrible indicator of the rise in racism and xenophobia in the wake of the Brexit. We must however transform our outrage into determination that the week ahead will become a decisive one in the struggle for migrant workers’ rights. 

War on Want to work in North Africa and West Asia

2 September 2016 - 2:15pm

War on Want is expanding its international programme work to North Africa and West Asia. We have also made a conscious decision to correctly name what has long been called the Middle East to reflect decolonial terminology.

“Middle East” as a colonial designation

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Nationwide protests over Sports Direct's ‘appalling work practices’

2 September 2016 - 11:15am

Supporters of campaigning charity War on Want are organising nationwide protests outside Sports Direct stores over the retailer’s appalling treatment of its workers and use of insecure zero hour contracts. The demonstrations come ahead of Sports Direct’s 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 7 September where a Trade Union sponsored resolution has called for an independent investigation to look at ensuring workers move onto permanent contracts.

The rush to oppose TTIP – and what it means for CETA

1 September 2016 - 11:00am

One by one we have seen Germany, France and now Austria condemn the EU-US trade deal, TTIP, and any chance of its success. But what explains this apparent about-face from politicians who were previously all too keen to label TTIP’s opponents as ‘anti-trade’, ‘anti-US’ or even more simply, as peddling ‘myths’. A version of this article was first carried by politics.co.uk

Time for Tax Justice: Apple must pay and the European Commission must go further

31 August 2016 - 10:30am

A sweetheart tax deal between technology giant Apple and the Irish government has turned sour. Until all multinational companies are forced to publicly report the profits they make and taxes they pay everywhere they operate tax dodgers will continue want their cake and eat it.  It’s time for tax justice. This article was first carried by the Independent.

Time for governments to declare the end of TTIP and CETA

30 August 2016 - 1:00pm

Responding to news that France has demanded an end to TTIP talks, War on Want's Mark Dearn said: "It’s about time an EU government stepped up to the plate and listened to the people of Europe. Yet, opposing TTIP rings a little hollow when the same EU governments are still trying to force through the ‘Canadian TTIP’, CETA."

Pay up: Apple's 'sweetheart tax deal turns sour'

30 August 2016 - 12:30pm

Multinationals are dodging taxes on an industrial scale, leaving the public short changed. The EU has ordered Apple to pay up to €13bn in Irish taxes. This is one sweetheart deal that has turned sour for Apple.

Canada trade deal threatens food safety

29 August 2016 - 3:00pm

EU-Canada trade deal CETA is a major threat to UK food safety, a new report published by War on Want and allies in Europe and Canada warns today.

Colombia: Peace accord signed

25 August 2016 - 12:45pm

The signing of the accord is an historic moment. The survivors of violence and human rights abuses, who have long been at the forefront of the struggle for peace and justice, know only too well that the prospect of peace in Colombia does not rest solely on a deal done between the rebel groups and the state. Many more people have a stake.

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