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£400 million ‘corporate court’ case highlights need to abolish ISDS system

22 March 2017 - 4:15pm

A private justice case in which Canada was sued for £400 million ($500 million) by a pharmaceutical corporation has ended in favour of the state – highlighting the urgent need for the ‘corporate court’ system to be abolished.

'Appalling, anti-democratic' travel ban shows Israel’s contempt for human rights

16 March 2017 - 11:15am

Israel’s travel ban is part of its wider crackdown on BDS and is a desperate attempt to silence a growing movement that is holding Israel to account for its systematic abuse of Palestinian rights.

Every Day is a Day of Resistance for Women

8 March 2017 - 4:00pm

For years, International Women’s Day has seen a mix of protest and celebration as women gather across countries and continents to mark the global struggle for women’s rights and gender equality.

Each year, the 8th of March offers an opportunity to reflect on progress, renew our commitment and energy for the struggles ahead, and celebrate the crucial leadership and strength of those sisters who are at the coal face fighting for their rights, and the rights of those around them.

Activists demand UNIQLO pay workers what they are due

7 March 2017 - 6:00pm

On International Women's Day a coalition of global campaigners are organising a series of actions aimed at the Japanese-owned corporation UNIQLO. The immediate goal is for UNIQLO to take responsibility for 4,000 workers in their supply chain. Protests in front of UNIQLO's stores are taking place in Hong Kong today, running parallel to a letter petition targeting UNIQLO's CEO.

UNIQLO caves to campaign pressure and publishes factory list

1 March 2017 - 11:00pm

This is a lesson for UNIQLO. They might have an international network of factories but garment workers have an international network of people who stand in solidarity with them and have shown that they are prepared to act in support of them.

Israeli Apartheid Week events held in the UK, as Israel intensifies its colonisation

28 February 2017 - 12:30am

This week universities across the UK will hold educational, cultural, and campaigning events under the banner of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). The events, part of an annual international series, seek to raise awareness about Israel’s military occupation, apartheid policies and decades long settler-colonial project.

IAW builds support for the growing Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to end government and corporate complicity in Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights and international law.

#1DayWithoutUs: War on Want says ‘stand with migrant workers’

20 February 2017 - 8:15am

Today many migrant workers across the UK face racism, abuse and exploitation fuelled by years of hostile policies and anti-migrant rhetoric. We must fight for the rights of migrants, celebrate migrants’ crucial contribution to society and stand with migrant workers.

War on Want protest over garment worker crackdown in Bangladesh

16 February 2017 - 10:00am

War on Want will be protesting outside the Bangladesh High Commission in London today (Thursday 16 February). As long as garment workers are denied the fundamental right to organise in factories, the risk of another Rana Plaza disaster remains a very real possibility

CETA trade deal approved but 'future far from certain'

15 February 2017 - 11:00am

The EU-Canada trade deal has been passed by the European Parliament today but its future remains far from certain due to legal hurdles it still faces and entrenched opposition in countries which are yet to vote on the deal.

Government boycott ban: ‘an assault on local democracy’

13 February 2017 - 3:45pm

It’s vital we protect the right of local councils to make divestment and procurement decisions based on ethical grounds, in relation to Palestinian human rights, arms trade, fossil fuels, and other issues of concern.

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