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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.

President Obama in UK to force toxic trade deal TTIP

21 April 2016 - 5:30pm

TTIP is an unpopular, anti-democratic stitch-up. If President Obama truly believes in democracy he should forget about forcing this dodgy deal on the people of Europe.

War on Want slams government report on human rights and democracy

21 April 2016 - 4:00pm

Year after year, the UK government uses the 'Human Rights and Democracy' report to express concern over Israeli human rights abuses of Palestinians, while at the same time deepening its already close relationship with the Israeli government.

Community fightback: 'Conga' mining project halted in Peru

19 April 2016 - 8:00am

This victory is testament to the courage and resolve of the people of Cajamarca who have stood firm in the face of violence and intimidation. Two decades of gold and copper extraction in Cajamarca has wrecked land and water sources. For too long the demands of local people have been ignored. 

European Commission’s tax proposal slammed by War on Want

12 April 2016 - 2:00pm

The proposal is a recipe for more austerity, cuts to public services and tax competition, and leaves no seat at the table for southern countries, for whom genuine country-by-country reporting would help to collect taxes to fund essential public services, says War on Want.

TTIP’s clandestine get togethers continue

11 April 2016 - 2:00pm

While the European Commission’s spin agenda makes out the EU-US trade deal is ‘transparent’, the deal is so hush hush that our MPs still can’t read its key texts. And now the EC's trade commissioner is in London, to meet her opposite number from the USA, and no one knows where.

Sunday Telegraph retracts false claim over War on Want

9 April 2016 - 3:30pm

The Sunday Telegraph has retracted its false claim that War on Want had funding ‘pulled’ by the UK government as a result of its work for human rights in Palestine.

Telegraph story on War on Want confirmed a 'fabrication'

3 April 2016 - 9:45am

War on Want has dismissed the story in today's Sunday Telegraph suggesting that it has had its funding 'pulled' by the UK government and that the charity has been criticised by the government over its support for human rights in Palestine.

TTIP means no way back for UK steel industry

30 March 2016 - 3:15pm

The projected impacts of EU-US trade deal the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the UK metals sector means there is no way the government will be able to save the steel industry, warns War on Want.

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