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Anti-corruption summit: Cameron ‘wrong man for the job’

10 May 2016 - 7:00pm

The UK’s overseas territories and crown dependencies provide a hot bed for the dodgy affairs of big business and the super-rich, yet the man with the power to shut them down fails to act.

Israeli travel ban: ‘cementing its system of violence’

10 May 2016 - 11:30am

It’s time for the UK to live up to its obligations under international law; stop supporting Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights, and act now to protect the rights of Omar Barghouti and all other Palestinian human rights defenders.

Greece needs debt cancellation, not EU austerity, says War on Want

9 May 2016 - 4:45pm

It is time the troika stopped exacting revenge for Greece’s daring to speak out against ‘Austerity Europe’ and cancelled Greece’s debt.

Five top tasks for the new London Mayor and Assembly

6 May 2016 - 9:00pm

London is often glorified as the centre of global finance and commerce. It is also home to 8.6 million people and is a centre of huge inequality and injustice; something the city’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, must urgently address.

TTIP leaks: Cameron ‘playing the public for fools’

6 May 2016 - 4:30pm

This week’s TTIP leaks have revealed the truth about these appalling negotiations: the British people know this is a corporate stitch up, yet the Prime Minister continues to play them for fools.

Mining shareholder: ‘divest and stop the violence’, says War on Want

6 May 2016 - 1:00pm

War on Want has called on a British shareholder to divest his stake in a mining company whose plans for a new mine would force local people from their homes on the south east coast of South Africa.

Shameful attack on local councils respecting international law

3 May 2016 - 5:30pm

Tomorrow (4 May) will see the start of a judicial review hearing over motions passed by Swansea, Gwynedd and Leicester councils, concerning illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. 

Massive document leak spells 'end of TTIP'

2 May 2016 - 10:30am

Today's publication of the 248-page leak of negotiating documents for the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) spells the end of the controversial EU-US deal, campaigners said today.

The texts of the TTIP negotiations have been kept strictly secret until today's leak, which reveals European Commission negotiators preparing to trade away key sectors of the European economy in order to win contracts for multinational corporations in the USA.

EU to sacrifice public services and farmers in TTIP talks

28 April 2016 - 12:30pm

News coming out of the 13th round of secretive negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) taking place in New York this week reveals the new level of threat the deal poses to jobs and public services. Now is the time to pull the plug on this dodgy deal.

Rana Plaza: Bangladeshi garment workers still paying the price for fast fashion

22 April 2016 - 11:00am

It is not enough for consumers to buy ethically. If we’re serious about tackling the inherent exploitation in the fashion industry, the government has to act. National regulation, alongside legally binding international mechanisms, is long overdue.

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