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Civil society groups reject CETA deal

25 September 2015 - 10:15am

Civil society groups on both sides of the Atlantic will today reject the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a major new trade and investment agreement signed one year ago in Ottawa after secret negotiations between Canada and the European Commission (EC).

Vivienne Westwood, War on Want and Lush come together to fight TTIP

15 September 2015 - 10:30am

From 18 September to 1 October 2015 Lush will join forces with War on Want and Vivienne Westwood’s Climate Revolution in the fight against TTIP.

Stop Arming Israel: Arms dealers descend on DSEI

14 September 2015 - 3:45pm

DSEI, one of the world's biggest arms fairs, begins in London tomorrow. It is time the UK ended the shameful arms trade with Israel.

Vigil outside drone factory in Shenstone

28 August 2015 - 12:00am

War on Want today joined a vigil outside a factory in Shenstone which makes engines for drones exported to Israel.

Marikana mining massacre: three years on, justice still denied.

13 August 2015 - 10:45am

On 16 August, 34 striking miners were shot dead by police at the British-owned Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa. Three years on, the families of the killed miners’ are still denied justice.

UK and France paid 24m euros in Calais migrants ISDS case

2 August 2015 - 5:30pm

A spokesperson for the company Eurotunnel has revealed that the UK and French governments were required by a private arbitration tribunal to pay out nearly 24 million euros for failing to provide adequate security around the entrance to the Channel Tunnel between 1999 and 2002.

High Court rules to lift ban on protests at Israeli drone factory

22 July 2015 - 4:30pm

The High Court today lifted a ban on protests taking place within a 250 metre 'forbidden zone' around an arms factory in Shenstone, Staffordshire. 

Campaigners gagged by draconian injunction head to the High Court

22 July 2015 - 12:15am

Campaigners go to the High Court today in a bid to overturn an injunction forbidding protest at an arms factory in Shenstone, Staffordshire. 

UK government: Business as usual in sending arms to Israel

17 July 2015 - 12:15pm

In the midst of Israel’s brutal bombing of Gaza last year, the UK government announced that it would review 12 military export licences for items which could have been used in the Israeli military attacks on Palestinians. The 11-month review resulted in no export licence suspensions and an announcement on Wednesday that no 'additional measures' will be applied.

 

Divided MEPs pass controversial TTIP resolution

8 July 2015 - 12:45pm

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) today voted to pass a resolution on the secretly negotiated EU-US trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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