01 November 2011
During the food sovereignty day organised by War on Want at the House of Commons on 18 October, Roberto Caballero, expert from the Cuban Association of Technicians on Agriculture and Forestry, explained how the agro-ecology model has been successfully applied in his country. He stressed that food can be produced everywhere by everybody.Add Comment
31 October 2011
Two years on from the supposed 'end' of the financial crisis, the economic outlook continues to worsen for the vast majority of ordinary people. Unemployment, particularly for young people, has reached record highs following government austerity programmes, while inflation continues to rocket. At the European level, the Eurozone itself is in crisis and is being propped up by further taxpayer-funded bailouts.Add Comment
24 October 2011
If you have not yet got your copy of the Album in a Day recorded by G2 Studios, in aid of War on Want, it is now available to download from iTunes.Add Comment
17 October 2011
We have launched our new report - ‘Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming the Food System’. The report contrasts the UK government’s preferred approach of ‘food security’, based on free markets supplemented by aid, with the positive alternative of food sovereignty, which returns control over the food system to farmers.Add Comment
14 October 2011
Great work, Year 10s! What a result!
On 13 October, a group of Year 10s at George Green School in East London took part in a day of campaigning activities for their Citizenship course work.Add Comment
11 October 2011
On the 8th October 2011, G2 Studios set themselves a seemingly impossible task - to record an entire album with 12 diffferent artitsts in one day - and they did it!
The album is available to buy on download from G2 Studio's Album in a Day Facebook page.
All proceeds will be coming to War on Want. Buy a copy now! You'll be helping the fight against global poverty plus you'll get an album packed full of killer tunes from Sheffield's finest talent.
Take a look at the promo video if you want to find out more about the artists.
A huge thanks to everyone who got involved and made it happen. We really appreciate it.Add Comment
22 September 2011
Sheffield based g2studios are raising funds for War on Want by rising to the challenge to record an entire album in 24 hours. The epic recording session begins at 10am on Saturday 8th October and finish at 10am on Sunday 9th. It will be mixed, mastered and available for download no later than 11.59 PM on Sunday 9th October 2011.
The lovely people at Origin Broadband are taking care of the hosting and downloading side of things. The full album can be purchased for a minimum price of £4.Add Comment
09 September 2011
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02 September 2011
War on Want’s Kenyan partner, the Kenya National Alliance for Street Vendors and Informal Traders, KENASVIT, who represent over 400,000 informal sector traders, has been actively demanding that the government delivers on its broken promises to protect the rights Kenyans forced to work in the informal economy through a legal framework and developmental fund. KENASVIT members took to the streets twice last month to deliver memorandums demanding the needs of informal sector traders throughout the country be addressed and is planning on staging marches in six more cities in September.Add Comment
24 August 2011
After a year and a half of consistent pressure by members of Sikhula Sonke, a South African women-led trade union and War on Want partner, 19 workers in a citrus farm two hours drive north-east of Cape Town will finally see improvements to their precarious living conditions. After a protracted struggle, farm management have agreed to temporarily relocate workers from September this year to enable improvement on the houses to take place.Add Comment
23 August 2011
Clothing manufacturer Delta Apparel has been condemned by sweatshop workers in Honduras for repeatedly failing to comply with Honduran and international labour laws.Add Comment
22 August 2011
A movement of people from 34 European countries and international delegations from Africa, Latin America, Asia and North America gathered in Krems, Austria last week to build the European food sovereignty movement.Add Comment
15 August 2011
As the European Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Forum prepares to open its doors, War on Want launches a new briefing to challenge the prevailing free-market approach to the scandal of world hunger.Add Comment
Honduran women workers speak out against labour violations during the Canadian Prime Minister’s visit to Honduras
12 August 2011
War on Want partner the Honduran Women’s Collective or Codemuh, has today issued an open letter to the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The letter, which coincides with the Prime Minister’s arrival today in San Pedro Sula the Honduran industrial centre, outlines the appalling working conditions suffered by women in Honduran factories, or maquilas as they are known in Central America, producing garments for export primarily to North America.Add Comment
12 August 2011
Following the launch of a campaign by War on Want partner the Free Trade Zones & General Services Employees Union (FTZ-GSEU) to challenge a parliamentary bill which will leave many workers poorer and without a pension when they retire, the trade union has faced attacks and oppression by the police.Add Comment
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