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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.

Brexit is a rejection of the EU, TTIP and the political caste

26 June 2016 - 4:15pm

The fight is on to secure justice, rights and democracy inside and outside the EU, to reject the appalling scapegoating of migrants that we have seen during the Brexit debate and to stand up for social justice for all peoples.

The future of the UK after Brexit

25 June 2016 - 10:00am

What's the future of the UK in the wake of Brexit? War on Want's Executive Director John Hilary shares his thoughts with Al Jazeera's Inside Story on the positive way forward for Britain.

Brexit: What now for TTIP, CETA and UK trade?

24 June 2016 - 5:45pm

In recent years trade has gone from an esoteric policy interest, to the heart of the biggest social movement in Europe, to an often misunderstood feature of a vitriolic referendum campaign.

Colombia ceasefire: ‘Ordinary Colombians must not be left behind’

23 June 2016 - 6:00pm

A post-conflict Colombia on the terms of the state is not enough, Colombians want peace with social and environment justice at its heart.

John Hilary to move on from War on Want after 12 years

20 June 2016 - 3:45pm

John Hilary has announced today that he is to step down from the position of Executive Director of War on Want in the autumn, after a period of 12 years with the organisation.

Refugees treatment is ‘cruel and shameful’

20 June 2016 - 11:45am

For too long western nations have fuelled conflict through invasions and occupations in the Middle East and by promoting the deadly arms trade, yet they continue to ignore their culpability in creating a global crisis where one in every 113 people is now either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refugee. On World Refugee Day, War on Want is joining the Safe Passage Now! protest at Australia House.

Refugees Welcome: Convoy to Calais

16 June 2016 - 3:30pm

Now more than ever we need to show our support for the refugees in Europe fleeing war, crisis and persecution. The Convoy to Calais on 18 June will be a huge demonstration of solidarity with refugees. 

Soweto uprising 40 years on: Young people at forefront of political struggle

16 June 2016 - 10:45am

It's 40 years since the Soweto uprising and young people in South Africa are once again at the forefront of political struggle, leading communities against evictions and water and electricity cut-offs through social movements like Abahlali base Mjondolo, Housing Assembly and Ubunye Bama Hostela. 

Colombia: government is ‘a hammer that sees only nails’

15 June 2016 - 1:00pm

Some were beaten. Others were stripped of their clothes and forced to endure the freezing cold.  Many were robbed of their mobile phones and money. Colombians fighting for justice have been met with brutal violence in recent weeks. Three indigenous leaders were killed and hundreds more people injured during the two week national strike.

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