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The Times: ‘Exploited’ workers, hotels and online shopping funded by aid

9 December 2016 - 9:00am

War on Want in The Times. A recent report by nine charities including RIAO-RDC, a Congolese NGO, and the western charities Grain and War on Want, levels a string of criticisms against Feronia, including allegations of land grabs, low pay and exploitation, writes Billy Kenber. 

Evening Standard:G4S sells off Israeli prisons arm after pressure groups’ protest

2 December 2016 - 11:30am

War on Want in Evening StandardWar on Want’s Ryvka Barnard said G4S remains complicit in human rights abuses through its ownership of and investment in the facility.  “If G4S was concerned about human rights, it would leave the Israeli market completely,” she added

Talking Trade: War on Want on BBC World Service

25 November 2016 - 12:00pm

For over 30 years, multinational corporations have used free trade agreements as the primary means to increase their power.  A 'new generation' of trade deals like CETA, TTIP and TPP continue to prioritise big business profits over the public interest. War on Want's senior trade campaigner, Mark Dearn, talks trade on BBC World Service, Newshour Extra - Trade Wars: the End of Globalisation?

The Sun: Confectionary giant Ferrero 'simply don't care' says War on Want

22 November 2016 - 7:30am

War on Want in The Sun.  Families in Romania are enduring long hours and poor working conditions making products for confectionery giant Ferrero. Thulsi Narayanasamy, of campaigners War on Want, said: “It’s not that companies like Ferrero are not aware of the abuse of children that sustain their profits, they simply don’t care.”

Who really benefits from free trade agreements like TTIP, Ceta and Nafta?

16 November 2016 - 12:15pm

To defeat the politics of racism and hatred we call on politicians to support economic policies that will benefit the majority of people, eradicate poverty, create decent jobs and good public services and halt climate change. War on Want in the Guardian.

War on Want on BBC's Inside Out: the true cost of our throwaway culture

2 November 2016 - 12:30pm

War on Want and the true cost of our throwaway culture on BBC's Inside Out London.

Air of discontent around Cerrejón mine deepens

26 October 2016 - 4:15pm

The dirty, polluting mine has already forced 15 communities from their land and left their lives and livelihoods in tatters - now a vital water source is to be carved up and destroyed. War on Want in the Guardian

Does Priti Patel even understand how aid works?

26 October 2016 - 1:15pm

The International Development Secretary suggested that aid spending should not ‘exclude the whole areas of trade and trade opportunities’. Yet free trade agreements are a disaster for most people in poorer countries. A version of this article was first carried by the Independent.

Report praising companies on human rights criticised as 'whitewash'

21 October 2016 - 7:30am

It is not the responsibility of civil society groups to ‘motivate private sector stakeholders’ to respect human rights. We are demanding strong regulation and accountability of the private sector. Why are we providing them with a choice about whether or not to respect human rights? War on Want in the Guardian

‘Oil and Money 2016’ is not a conference, it’s a crime scene

17 October 2016 - 1:45pm

The annual event is a kick in the teeth for the communities of the global South that are being driven off their land and forced to endure the destruction of their environment and exhaustion of their natural resources on which they depend. An edited version of this article was first carried by the Independent.

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