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G4S reneges on promise to exit Israel

31 May 2016 - 4:45pm

G4S came under fire for the sixth year in a row at its 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The G4S executives were furious when we suggested from the floor that there is a common thread running through all G4S work: profiting from violence and abuse.

National strike: Colombians' demand ‘peace with justice’

28 May 2016 - 12:15pm

Peace in Colombia has all too often centred on government talks with the two armed insurgency groups leaving the vast majority of Colombians side-lined and the voices of grassroots social movements silenced. On 30 May, millions of Colombians will take to the streets in protest against the country’s massive inequality and to demand peace with social and environmental justice at its heart.  

RT: ‘Business as usual’: Activists condemn G4S at AGM over Israeli human rights abuses

26 May 2016 - 5:00pm

War on Want in RT: "Whether it’s supporting Israeli oppression, stoking violence against asylum seekers in the UK or exploiting crises caused by wars, G4S has continued to rake in the profits with little regard for human rights."

G4S slammed for link with Israel’s abhorrent prison system

26 May 2016 - 3:45pm

War on Want protested today at the G4S AGM against G4S's continued complicity in human rights violations across the world. In March 2016, G4S bowed to public pressure and promised to end its involvement in the Israeli prison system in two years. G4S has made similar promises in the past, under the pressure of public scrutiny, but has failed to take action on them. War on Want is calling on G4S to end immediately its connection with Israel's abhorrent prison system. 

Colombia: fighting for a different kind of peace

26 May 2016 - 10:45am

Colombians are tired of being ignored. On 30 May, millions of Colombians will take to the streets in protest, to demand a different kind of peace. They know that if their land, livelihoods, and culture are to be protected, they must be heard. Colombia's President Santos must listen. War on Want's Seb Munoz explains.

Abahlali base Mjondolo win struggle for justice

23 May 2016 - 11:45am

South African shack dweller movement, Abahlali base Mjondolo (AbM), welcomed the court ruling that found two ANC Councillors, Velile Lutyeku and Mduduzi Ngcobo, guilty for murdering AbM leader, Thuli Ndlovu. Each were given life sentences as the judge noted that Lutyeku and Ngcobo were a threat to the safety of the community. 

March against Monsanto: 'time to take back control'

20 May 2016 - 3:15pm

Monsanto represents the rotten core of the globalised and commodified food system, where a handful of multinational corporations dominate the market for seeds and agrochemicals at the expense of small scale farmers and communities around the world. It's time to take back control of the food we eat.

Fighting toxic CETA on the streets of London!

20 May 2016 - 11:45am

War on Want joined allies from both sides of the Atlantic to take to the streets of London this week. Our message: stop the toxic EU-Canada deal CETA!

Trade Union Act: ‘An attack on workers’ rights’

20 May 2016 - 10:15am

Trade unions have protected ordinary workers against poor conditions, low pay and unfair dismissal for generations. The Act remains a fundamental attack on workers’ rights, the ability of trade unions to organise and the right to take strike action.

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