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Gaza two years on: UK government remains complicit in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians

7 July 2016 - 4:00pm

It is two years since Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza, which killed more than 2,200 people. By continuing the arms trade with Israel, the UK government is giving material support to Israel’s aggression against the Palestinian people.

European Commission forced into ‘humiliating climbdown’ on CETA

5 July 2016 - 4:00pm

Public pressure has forced the European Commission into a humiliating climbdown as they have been prevented from denying a democratic vote on whether to accept the toxic EU-Canada trade deal, CETA.This is a small victory for democracy in confronting the authoritarian European Commission that continues to put the interests of big business first and sell the rest of us down the river.

‘If you speak out you die’ say Colombian villagers fighting death squads and oil giants

5 July 2016 - 2:00pm

War on Want in the Scotsman. As part of the Oil Justice Project, War on Want is supporting communities and individuals to speak out and act against environmental and human rights abuses at the hands of oil giants. 

Chilcot report: The heavy legacy of the Iraq war

5 July 2016 - 10:00am

History cannot be undone. The stark reality of the 2003 Iraq war remains - horrific bloodshed in the hunt for oil. War on Want opposed the war, joining millions more people in the biggest mass protests the country had ever seen. Yet we were all ignored. Take your pick: the refugee crisis, the rise of Islamic State, the war in Syria, not to mention the numerous other conflict zones around the world. They are all in one way or another connected to the illegal Iraq war and following occupation.

Trade Justice After Brexit

5 July 2016 - 9:00am

Now is the time to organise for trade justice. For the first time in 40 years, trade policy will return to being a function of the UK government. We can and must build a radically different trade agenda that serves ordinary people in the UK and the wider world. 

USA seeks new UK trade talks: ‘It’ll be TTIP all over again’

1 July 2016 - 11:45am

The British public must be on their guard once any UK-US trade negotiations start. We know only too well from what we have seen in TTIP that this will mean a huge threat to our democracy, human rights and the fight against climate change.

Garment Workers Fight Back! China activists' tour UK - July 2016

30 June 2016 - 10:15am

Join us on this UK wide exciting speaker tour with an all women line up from China

Meet activists from our partner groups who have been winning battles on the ground and supporting workers' resistance to exploitation

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LuxLeaks: whistleblowers verdict ‘a scandal’ says War on Want

29 June 2016 - 2:15pm

A Luxembourg Court has handed the LuxLeaks whistleblowers suspended prison sentences and fines for their role in exposing global companies' secret tax deals in Luxembourg. For too long the public have been in the dark when it comes to the shady tax affairs of big business, so it’s a scandal that the whistleblowers should be punished for acting in the public interest and revealing the dodgy dealings of multinationals. 

High Court rejects attack on local councils standing up for Palestinians

28 June 2016 - 11:30am

Today the High Court ruled in favour of Swansea, Gwynedd and Leicester councils who faced a legal claim over motions passed concerning illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The ruling is a victory for local democracy and freedom of speech and affirms the right of local councils to act in solidarity with Palestinians and to ensure their policies are in line with international and UK law. 

Supply chain exploitation: 'supermarket watchdog needs more powers'

27 June 2016 - 8:00am

Supermarkets wield unprecedented power on a global scale, dictating unfair terms under which overseas producers are forced to sell their goods. While it’s clear from a recent investigation into Tesco that exploitation in supply chains is rife, the power of the Grocery Code Adjudicator to tackle abuse by the retailers and others in the supply chain remains limited.

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