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Stand With Migrant Workers: #ShameOnByron

27 July 2016 - 4:45pm

EVENT DATE: Monday 1 August 2016 – 18:30pm

LOCATION:  Byron Holborn, 114 High Holborn, London WC1V 6JQ, United Kingdom

Last week,a Spanish newspaper reported how the Byron burger chain brought their migrant workers to special 'training' session across 15 Byron restaurants in London. When they arrived, immigration police were waiting for them and a reported 50 were arrested and deported. A further 150 managed to avoid deportation and are in hiding acording to the source. 

Stop Arming Israel campaigners give Elbit a run for its money

27 July 2016 - 11:15am

In July 2016, on the two year anniversary of Israel's last major attacks on the Gaza Strip, Israeli arms company Elbit Systems announced that it is poised to expand in the UK. But Elbit is sure to run into some difficulties as Stop Arming Israel campaigners have already given the company a run for its money over its UK operations.

War on Want partners talk workers' rights in China on BBC World Service's Newshour

26 July 2016 - 5:00pm

Workers’ rights abuses are rampant in garment factories in China. In spite of widespread repression by the Chinese government, the labour movement in China is on the rise. 

EVENT: Trade Justice in a post-Brexit World - where do we go next?

25 July 2016 - 8:45am

Event date: Thursday 28 July - 6.30pm

Location: Newspeak House - 133 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG

Students Against TTIP London is bringing together campaigners, activists and politicians for an evening of open discussion about the next steps for the trade justice movement.

Precarious contracts at the 'cold heart' of Sports Direct's working practices

22 July 2016 - 11:00am

An MPs' report on Sports Direct's working practices shows it's time the billionaire boss, Mike Ashley, was held to account and the government moved to end precarious contracts.

We haven't had UK trade policy for 40 years, but here's what we know from TTIP

21 July 2016 - 2:30pm

Despite being without national trade policy for four decades, we can predict a lot about the UK’s future trade deals outside of the EU from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - and what we know gives great cause for concern.

Trident Vote - renewal is a ‘reckless and criminal act’

18 July 2016 - 11:15am

Which part of the non-proliferation treaty do they not understand? Trident renewal is a reckless and criminal act and any MP voting for it should to be ashamed.

The ‘New Colonialism’: the case of Western Sahara

12 July 2016 - 5:00pm

Africa's wealth in natural resources is being seized by foreign, private interests whose operations are leaving a devastating trail of social, environmental and human rights abuses in their wake. In Western Sahara, the indigenous Saharawi people have consistently protested against the exploration activities of oil companies. By doing deals with the Moroccan government, British companies are complicit in the illegal and violent occupation of Western Sahara.

The ‘New Colonialism’: Rio Tinto in Madagascar

12 July 2016 - 10:00am

In recent years we have witnessed a new ‘scramble for Africa’ as governments and companies seek to control the continents valuable resources and cash-in at the expense of people and the planet. While the scale and scope of the UK’s involvement in the exploitation of Africa’s mineral resources is staggering, so too is the environmental and social damage left in its wake.

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