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War on Want hails Saharawi victory over EU-Morocco trade deal

11 December 2015 - 10:00am

War on Want welcomes yesterday's European Court of Justice ruling that an EU-Morocco trade agreement must be annulled because it permits implementation of its terms not only in Morocco but also in the occupied territory of Western Sahara.

The 2012 trade agreement covers agricultural, processed agricultural and fisheries produce, and has been widely criticised for laying claim to the natural resources of the Saharawi people living under occupation.

MPs debate TTIP – a threat to democracy

9 December 2015 - 2:00pm

On Thursday morning, 10 December, MPs are debating TTIP in parliament. This is an important debate which has been called by Geraint Davies MP, Zac Goldsmith MP and Caroline Lucas MP to ensure these secret negotiations get some parliamentary attention.

Case against anti-drone protestors collapses

4 December 2015 - 10:45am

All charges against 19 anti-drone protestors have been dropped, after the Crown Prosecution Service admitted there was no realistic prospect of conviction.

New TTIP ‘transparency’ agenda still leaves public in the dark

3 December 2015 - 11:00am

This week’s concession to create more access to secretive EU-US trade deal documents falls woefully short of any meaningful transparency for the 500 million people of Europe.

EU MUST SUPERSIZE ACTION ON TAX

3 December 2015 - 9:45am

The European Commission’s investigation into McDonald's dodgy tax practices is long overdue. For too long McDonald's has been driving-thru without paying: creaming off profits and serving an unhappy meal of poverty wages and zero hour contracts.  

Taxpayers are lovin’ it: EU to investigate McDonald’s

3 December 2015 - 8:15am

European Commission opens state aid investigation into McDonald’s tax arrangements.

EU-US trade deal a danger to public health

26 November 2015 - 12:15am

New hard hitting film, Death on a plate: TTIP, meat inspections and your food, lays bare the grave threat TTIP poses to the food we eat.

Labour Party votes not to renew its G4S contract

23 November 2015 - 5:00pm

War on Want welcomes the news that the Labour Party has voted not to renew its contract with G4S, a company that is complicit in Israeli violations of human rights.

‘Corporate Courts’ still alive, EC rejects demands of people and UN

12 November 2015 - 2:15pm

The European Commission’s proposal for an ‘Investment Court System' is not an alternative system to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) – it is simply a new version of ISDS. Nobody will be fooled by this cosmetic reform.

Palestinians Boycott Boris

11 November 2015 - 2:15pm

Is it any wonder Palestinians in the West Bank have denied Boris Johnson a platform, when he continues to deny the brutality of Israeli Apartheid and the global movement for Palestinian rights.

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