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'Nothing short of genocide and ethnocide' for Brazil's indigenous peoples

13 June 2017 - 2:15pm

War on Want in the GuardianFor several decades now the Guarani-Kaiowá Indigenous community in Brazil have been under threat from the rapid expansion of large-scale Soybean and Sugarcane plantations for the global biofuels market. Most of their land has been stolen and their forests destroyed. They have been subjected to targeted assassinations, forced evictions and land grabs.

Colombian strike: ‘To live with dignity, our people don’t give up’

31 May 2017 - 7:30am

The people of Buenaventura in the Colombian pacific have had enough. For over two weeks, communities and social movements in Colombia's most important port city have been engaged in an indefinite civil strike over the government’s historic neglect of the city's majority Afro-descendent population.

WATCH NOW: How garment workers are exploited

27 April 2017 - 5:00pm

War on Want’s Senior International Programmes Officer (Asia and the Pacific),Thulsi Narayanasamy, talks garment worker exploitation on 'Economic Divide'  (14 April 2017)

War on Want takes on The Big Questions on BBC One

9 April 2017 - 11:45am

The UK government should work to uphold international law and human rights by putting human rights, workers' rights and environmental protections at the core of its trade policy. Watch War on Want's Ryvka Barnard on BBC One's The Big Questions.

Colombia's fracking boom risks deepening environmental conflicts

7 April 2017 - 4:15pm

The revelation of this fracking boom shows that while  the Colombian government talks about peace, it is threatening to deepen over 100 existing environmental conflicts related to extractive companies and their operations by opening the door to the influx of further multinationals. 

War on Want on BBC One's The Big Questions

13 February 2017 - 8:15am

Israeli settlements are just one element of Israel’s systematic violation of Palestinian rights. Rather than deepening the UK's relationship with Israel’s human rights abusing government, the UK government should work to uphold international law and human rights and end the UK-Israel arms trade.

Theresa May is showing contempt for Palestinian rights

6 February 2017 - 12:15pm

This article was first carried by the Independent. Theresa May rolls out the red carpet for Israel's Netanhayu today, their meeting raises serious questions about the UK government’s commitment to its obligations under international law, and its willingness to promote and enforce even its own policies regarding Israel and the Palestinians. 

Brexit Britain trade deal with Trump: goodbye NHS, hello financial crisis

17 January 2017 - 12:00pm

Any trade deal between Trump’s USA and May’s Brexit Britain is a real danger to our democracy, the NHS, rules protecting food, the environment and much else besides.

Undeterred in the face of Israeli embassy’s tactics

16 January 2017 - 12:30pm

Ultimately the grassroots movements of justice-loving people will prevail over the desperate attempts of embassy officials to save the image of a criminal regime. 

Canada trade deal CETA will fuel rampant EU inequality

19 December 2016 - 10:30am

Inequality is grist to the mill of far right populists, yet the European Commission and MEPs are failing to learn the lessons of Brexit and the rise of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. Instead, it’s big business as usual, and continued support for policies that generate inequality and fuel the racist right.

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