UK aid ‘fuelling corporate take-over of Africa’

13 June 2016 - 3:15pm

For too long, we have seen the UK’s aid budget slip into the coffers of multinationals, helping to secure the corporate take-over of land and water resources in Africa at the expense of people and the planet. It’s time DFID used the aid budget to support small-scale farming, rather than boosting the profits of big business.

TTIP to trigger financial crisis and taxpayer bailouts

10 June 2016 - 1:30pm

It’s a scandal that the finance sector, backed by the European Commission, is trying to use TTIP to scrap rules and regulations designed to end ‘too big to fail’ and stop taxpayers footing the bill for greedy and reckless bankers.

Solidaricat: The radicalisation of Joni the fashionista cat

8 June 2016 - 5:15pm

Students enlisted Joni the cat in the global struggle for garment workers’ rights. Students  teamed up with War on Want to produce a film for War on Want’s Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops campaign. The film shows the journey of Joni the Fashionista cat as she learns about the abuses at the heart of the fashion industry and joins War on Want’s Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops campaign in solidarity with garment workers around the world.

'Human rights crisis' unfolding in Colombia

8 June 2016 - 12:15pm

Ordinary Colombians demanding a say in peace negotiations have been met with brutal violence by the Colombian state. Three indigenous leaders have died and hundreds more people injured.  

#SportsDirectShame MPs must ban unfair contracts

7 June 2016 - 1:15pm

As long as the law allows it, employers like Mike Ashley will continue to exploit workers using unfair precarious contracts. Without job security and the right to join a union, workers are unable to challenge abuse, and it becomes entrenched. These precarious contracts are designed to control workers and have no defence. MPs must ban these unfair contracts.

‘Disgraceful’ Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley should get the boot

6 June 2016 - 2:00pm

It’s outrageous that while billionaire Mike Ashley talks of defending Sports Direct's ‘good name’, he reigns over an empire built on low pay, insecure zero-hour contracts and exploitation, says War on Want.

Going Underground: Power, Corruption & Water in Chile

3 June 2016 - 11:15am

For almost a decade, the community of Caimanes have argued that the company has deprived them of a vital resource and fundamental human right: water.

Why EU leaders should follow Corbyn and reject TTIP

3 June 2016 - 11:00am

War on Want in The Independent: Jeremy Corbyn has listened to the people and rejected TTIP. The leaders of Europe would do well to follow his lead. Corbyn’s pledge comes at the end of a disastrous month for TTIP, in which a stunning leak of the agreement’s draft chapters revealed the full threat that it poses.

TTIP makes a mockery of democracy

2 June 2016 - 4:30pm

The EU-US deal is the biggest threat to our democracy in a generation. It is time our government hammered the final nail into TTIP’s coffin. Jeremy Corbyn is not alone in opposing TTIP. More than 3.4 million people across Europe have signed up in opposition to TTIP, joining trade unions, businesses, students, artists and politicians from across the political spectrum.

TTIP leaks expose massive threat to food and farming

1 June 2016 - 11:45am

As the TTIP leaks recently revealed, this dodgy EU-US trade deal is not a pretty sight for citizens, consumers, farmers or developing countries. We must oppose TTIP and similar deals, which will devastate our food and farming and hand even greater power to corporations to dictate policy.



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