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Settlers move into a house in Silwan

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03 September 2012

Israeli settlers accompanied by a heavy police presence have moved in to a house in Silwan, leaving the family sharing the space with the settlers. Police and settlers entered the family’s property on 2 September, and took over the room at the front of the house. The house, which has belonged to the Hamdallah family since 1952, is on the edge of East Jerusalem’s largest Israeli settlement Ma’aleh Zeitim. The takeover of part of the Hamdallah home has sparked fears of further evictions in Silwan.

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Beyond charity, towards justice

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24 August 2012

War on Want was founded 60 years ago on the understanding that the fight against global poverty is a fight for justice. Members and supporters tell us that this is one of the things they most value about War on Want: that we challenge the root causes of injustice rather than just addressing its symptoms. Our partnerships with grassroots social movements and our campaigns against the structures of oppression are all directed towards this one end.

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UK banks and the debt crisis

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22 August 2012

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Mexican debt default back in August 1982, we've unearthed this fantastic video on British banks' role in the debt crisis. Put together in 1986 by women's video collective Cinestra as part of War on Want's pioneering campaign Profits Out of Poverty, it explains how the big four high street banks (Nat West, Barclays, Lloyds and Midland) were responsible for fuelling the debt crisis that condemned millions in Latin America to poverty. Old school and brilliant - watch and learn!

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Threat of demolition grows in Silwan, East Jerusalem

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17 August 2012

As Muslims across Palestine celebrate the end of Ramadan, the future looks uncertain in Silwan. There are 88 homes with demolition orders in Silwan, a Palestinian town on the edge of Jerusalem’s Old City.

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"London Late" The Big Money Games

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08 August 2012

London Late: The Big Money Games is a spoof newspaper that critiques and pokes fun at some of the more controversial sponsors of the Olympic Games, including BP, Addidas, Rio Tinto, G4S and Dow Chemicals. The paper has been produced by five organisations – the London Mining Network, the anti-poverty charity War on Want, the Bhopal Medical Appeal, the oil campaign group Platform and the Tar Sands Network.

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Let the people trade

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26 July 2012

Street vendors in Zambia are one of the most prominent features of the city, selling everything and anything to survive. Yet they have been ordered to stop trading by government in two major Zambian cities - Lusaka and Mansa. It is hardly surprising that this ultimatum has been ignored, as if vendors stop trading they do not have alternative ways to provide for themselves and their families. Rather than criminalise vendors, War on Want supports its partner, the Alliance for Zambian Informal Economy Associations (AZIEA), in their assertion that the government needs to start enforcing legislation that protects vendors and make sure that vendors are at the heart of any solution.

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Time for Food Sovereignty in the UK! Join the movement!

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13 July 2012

More than 100 food producers, small holders, rural food workers, campaigners, researchers and other food lovers gathered this week to proclaim: another food system is possible – Food Sovereignty!

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Children in Silwan assaulted by settlers and police

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06 July 2012

The Wadi Hilweh Information Centre in Jerusalem reported this week that two Palestinian children from Silwan have been attacked in the last week by settlers and the Israeli army.

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Israel to build army training facility in East Jerusalem

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06 July 2012

The Israeli Interior Ministry has announced plans to build an army training college in occupied East Jerusalem. The 42,000-square-meter structure will be built in the Palestinian neighbourhoods of al-Suwane and al-Tur. The area was privately owned Palestinian land until the Israel Lands Authority seized it in January 1968.

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The devaluation of a currency – a double edged sword for Malawi’s informal workers

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06 July 2012

Although Malawi is celebrating 48 years of independence today, there will be no official pomp and splendour. Such austerity measures are in line with the recent devaluation of the currency by 49% to secure a three year US$175 million loan from the IMF. This has caused prices to skyrocket in a country that largely relies on imports. The Malawian Congress of Trade Unions is fighting for a 40% wage increase for the formal sector, but 88% of Malawians work in the informal sector where wages are not fixed and the devaluation has squeezed their already meagre profits pushing them further into poverty. War on Want’s partner, the Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS), is fighting back to protect informal workers.

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Bangladeshi garment workers successfully campaign for subsidised commodities

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29 June 2012

War on Want's partner, the National Garment Workers' Federation (NGWF), secured a victory for garment workers in Bangladesh. On 18 June, the government declared it will implement a “fair price card” programme to allow garment workers to buy basic food staples such as rice at subsidised prices. According to the Bangladesh Chronicle, government officials have said that workers will be able to purchase up to 20 kg of rice at 24 taka (£0.19) per kg each month from government-appointed providers. 

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Global Day of Action in Rio de Janeiro

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27 June 2012

On the afternoon of 20 June, War on Want took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro alongside thousands of activists and people participating in the Rio +20 People’s Summit to stand up against the false solutions to the economic and environmental crisis put forward by government officials, transnational corporations and financial institutions at the UN Rio + 20 Earth Summit.  

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Failed promises made in Rio+20: The story of a Babacu breaker

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22 June 2012

Raimunda Gomez Da Silva, a founding leader of War on Want’s partner The Movement of Women Babacu Breakers or MIQCB, speaks in an Aljazeera video about the promise of “creating a reserve for poor families who can cultivate the land in a sustainable manner” made by the Brazilian government 20 years ago during the 1992 UN Earth Summit.

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Rio+20: The fight of a community against land grabbing for mega sport events

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21 June 2012

Today, War on Want took action in solidarity with the community of Vila Autódromo. Since the announcement of the World Cup and the Olympic Games in Brazil the people of Vila Autodromo and hundreds of others across the country are facing the threat of forced eviction.

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Globalising the struggle, globalising the hope in Rio

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21 June 2012

Yesterday at Rio+20 a historic event took place. The global campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity was launched after more than a year of collective work by organisations from across the globe. Over a 100 organisations have joined the call for binding mechanisms to regulate transnational corporations and for an international body which has the power to investigate and prosecute corporations committing environmental and human rights abuses.

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