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Byron Burgers and Sports Direct are two sides of the same coin

8 August 2016 - 12:00pm

The first shots have been fired in the run up to formal Brexit talks. Theresa May’s tour of European capitals is complete, and we are seeing a real danger that the call to ‘control our borders’ will be used not only to restrict freedom of movement but to further weaken the rights of those migrant workers who are already in the UK. We can’t let this happen.  An edited version of this article was first carried by politics.co.uk

War on Want partners talk workers' rights in China on BBC World Service's Newshour

26 July 2016 - 5:00pm

Workers’ rights abuses are rampant in garment factories in China. In spite of widespread repression by the Chinese government, the labour movement in China is on the rise. 

We haven't had UK trade policy for 40 years, but here's what we know from TTIP

21 July 2016 - 2:30pm

Despite being without national trade policy for four decades, we can predict a lot about the UK’s future trade deals outside of the EU from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - and what we know gives great cause for concern.

‘If you speak out you die’ say Colombian villagers fighting death squads and oil giants

5 July 2016 - 2:00pm

War on Want in the Scotsman. As part of the Oil Justice Project, War on Want is supporting communities and individuals to speak out and act against environmental and human rights abuses at the hands of oil giants. 

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.

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.

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."

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