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Mobilisations in Colombia and London over violence against communities in Buenaventura

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28 August 2014

Activists in Colombia and London took to the streets this Wednesday 27 August to highlight the ongoing violence and mass displacement occurring in the Colombian port city of Buenaventura.

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Communities in the Niger Delta demand justice

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06 August 2014

Ogoni protest 2014

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Gaza: the call for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

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05 August 2014

Three great short films from our friends at the Rainbow Collective on why this is the moment that everyone must join the global movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. Filmed at last week's demonstration outside the Israeli embassy in London, in solidarity with the Palestinian people besieged and under attack in Gaza. 

 

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TTIP: battle of the choirs

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04 August 2014

The battle over TTIP, the major corporate power deal currently being negotiated in secret by the European Commission and US government, has moved into the cultural sphere. Here are our friends from the Strawberry Thieves Socialist Choir with a bespoke TTIP version of Cole Porter's 'Don't Fence Me In': 

 

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Gaza under attack! Stop Arming Israel! BDS now!

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01 August 2014

Photo: Patrick Abi Salloum

Photo: Patrick Abi Salloum

On 8 July 2014, Israel launched its third military attack on Gaza in five years. Entire neighbourhoods have been wiped out, with even more people killed than in the massacres of January 2009. Palestinian families living in Gaza have no safe places to flee to as schools, mosques and hospitals have been targeted by the Israeli military. Buildings hit include Gaza’s main hospital, a home for the elderly and disabled, a UN school which constitutes Gaza’s principal evacuation centre, a busy food market and Gaza’s main electricity plant.

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GM promotes poverty and dependency in Africa

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28 July 2014

Millions of BBC World Service radio listeners were misled again on why African civil society rejects genetically modified crops and big business control over food. The misinformation came when the programme Science in Action featured Rob Bailey, acting research director at the UK-based international affairs think tank Chatham House. Bailey co-wrote the new Chatham House report On Trial: Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa.

Leading campaigners in Africa have already responded to Bailey's misleading arguments in the Guardian, yet Bailey continues to recite the same lines.

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Launch of European Citizens' Initiative on TTIP and CETA

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21 July 2014

On Tuesday 15 July 2014, the European Citizens' Initiative on TTIP and CETA was officially launched in Brussels. The initiative calls for an end to negotiations on both the EU-US and EU-Canada trade talks, and demands instead a new approach to EU trade policy that puts people and the planet before corporate profit. In order to be successful, the initiative needs to collect at least one million signatures from across the EU in the space of a year. War on Want is coordinating the collection of signatures in the UK. 

 

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New death threats against Colombian activist Alfamir Castillo

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07 July 2014

War on Want is deeply concerned for the safety of Colombian activist Alfamir Castillo, who has received two death threats in recent days. Alfamir is the mother of Darvey Mosquera Castillo, who was murdered by the Colombian army in 2008. The latest threats follow the recent escape of one of the soliders found guilty of the murder.

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War on Want response to EU consultation on TTIP

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26 June 2014

War on Want responded today (26 June 2014) to the European Union's public consultation on the inclusion of investor protection provisions, especially the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism, within the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). All readers are encouraged to submit their own responses to the consultation, either using our text (below) or making use of the alternative response mechanisms described here. For more background on TTIP, click here.

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Response to 'Stop Glencore's Deadly Mine' Campaign

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20 June 2014

A huge thank you to the over 5,000 people took up War on Want’s recent call to demand that Anglo-Swiss multinational Glencore withdraw from the Tampakan project in the southern Philippines. In response to our campaign we received a reply from Sagittarius Mines Inc (SMI), the firm controlled by Glencore and responsible for managing the Tampakan project.

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Take action on TTIP! Stop the power grab!

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19 June 2014

ttip new cover 100As awareness grows across Europe of the huge threat posed by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the European Commission has been forced to open a public consultation on one of the most controversial aspects of the deal: the so-called investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism. This will grant new powers to transnational corporations to sue governments before special tribunals, bypassing domestic courts and making a mockery of democracy. Here's how you can take part in the consultation and say no!

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Agroecology Bill: a step towards food sovereignty

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12 June 2014

The Private Members Bill ballot was drawn this morning (12 June), and 20 MPs were selected to introduce the bill of their choice to the 2014-15 session of parliament. The Agroecology Alliance (of which War on Want is a member) has worked with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology to draft an Agroecology Bill in the hope that one of the lucky MPs drawn in the ballot could take it on as theirs. The bill represents another step among the many changes needed for people to regain control over our food and agricultural system. 

STOP PRESS: We've just heard back from the first three MPs who we had hoped might pick the Agroecology Bill, and sadly they have chosen other priorities. We are now looking for alternatives...

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Alliance Boots – Public Health Risk!

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10 June 2014

War on Want activists have been joined by medical professionals in campaigning against tax avoidance by Alliance Boots. Activists donned white coats and placed a public health notice in front of the store to highlight that the missing tax puts public health at risk, by reducing the amount of money available for the NHS.

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War on Want at G4S shareholders meeting

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03 June 2014

War on Want campaigners attended the G4S Annual General Meeting and called for an end to the company’s complicity in Israel’s illegal occupation and the imprisonment and torture of Palestinians, including children.

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Gates Foundation sells down its shares in G4S

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29 May 2014

In the face of worldwide pressure, the Gates Foundation has sold down its shares in the world’s largest Private Military and Security Company, G4S. Over 100 Palestinian and international organisations, including War on Want, launched a campaign calling on the Gates Foundation to divest its £110m stake from the company. Thanks to everyone who joined the campaign, signed the petition and participated in protests. 

“We are glad the pressure on the Gates Foundation to divest from G4S is starting to work. We urge the Foundation to sell any remaining shares it still holds and release a public statement pledging not to invest in corporations profiting from Israel’s military occupation,” said Rafeef Ziadah, Senior Campaigns Officer at War on Want.

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