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Forced evictions in East Jerusalem leave 67 homeless in a week

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27 April 2012

67 people, over half of them children, have been forcibly displaced by the Israeli authorities in East Jerusalem this week. The evictions come at a tense time for East Jerusalem, as the Jerusalem municipality announced plans earlier this year to redevelop large areas around the Old City. The planned developments, designed to make way for National Parks and housing units for Israelis, would wipe out some existing Palestinian neighbourhoods.

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New Evictions in East Jerusalem

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19 April 2012

Yesterday the Natsheh family were evicted from their home in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem, leaving the 11 members of the family homeless. The eviction took place just hours before the property was taken over by settlers, marking the first settlement of the previously all-Palestinian neighbourhood. Further evictions are threatened in Beit Hanina and neighbouring Sheik Jarrah.

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Silwan Activist released from House Arrest

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13 April 2012

"We will keep dreaming to die in our houses": Jawad Siyam, a leading community activist in Silwan and director of Silwan's two community centres, remains defiant despite spending the months under house arrest.

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Sweatshop workers fight against garment company

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02 April 2012

Honduran women workers, organised within the Honduran Women’s Collective (CODEMUH) and War on Want took the Honduran streets last Friday to protest against US Company Hanesbrands Inc. The protest follows the company's decision to sack several female workers with serious work-related diseases.

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Food Sovereignty Day: Reclaiming our food system

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05 March 2012

The present food system is clearly unsustainable. A number of extremely powerful corporations have transformed the production and distribution of food into a money-making activity under the blind eye of governments and international institutions.

In this short film War on Want presents the views of our partners from La Vía Campesina, on how an alternative food system can be developed under the principles of food sovereignty.

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Private military & security contractors: a culture of impunity

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28 February 2012

War on Want today launched its campaign for tougher legal regulation of Private Military & Security Companies, criticising current attempts at regulation for showing 'no real determination to deter or punish human rights violations'.

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Multinational, HanesBrands (HBI), sacks Honduran sweatshop workers

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08 February 2012

Hundreds of sweatshops workers are now jobless following the closure of three USA HanesBrands (HBI) company factories. The majority of these workers are unskilled women whose families depend solely on their income. Many also suffer occupational diseases after working for several years for the company. The sudden news of the factory closures has left them with no hope to get compensation and no right to redress for their health issues.

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Family victims win compensation

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03 February 2012

Yesterday, the families of three workers who were killed in Eurotex and Continental Garment factories as a result of two incidences last December, a fire and an accident in a lift, got compensation set at an historic level, based on "loss of earnings".

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Two Bangladeshi garment workers killed in a stampede

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12 December 2011

Jeesimn Akter, 20 years old, and Taslima Akter, 22 years old, were killed last week in a stampede following a boiler explosion in the Eurotex garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 62 workers were also badly injured.

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Chinese sweatshops: Making Toys without Joy

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09 December 2011

"While toys bring joy to children, and while toy companies feast on their profits, let us not forget that toy workers in China, who make over 70% of the world's toys, continue to toil in coastal sweatshops miles away from their family members in inland provinces" says War on Want's partner Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) in their latest report. They campaign for the improvement of Chinese workers' rights.

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112 labour rights organisations call for legislation threatening workers’ rights to be withdrawn in Malaysia

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08 December 2011

112 labour organizations, amongst them the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) and War on Want, are calling on the Malaysian government to scrap a new Employment Act which proposes to make changes to the way in which labour is contracted out. The groups have denounced the changes as unconstitutional and detrimental to workers' rights and trade unions. The Bill has already been approved by the Malaysian House of Representatives, but still needs to be passed by the Senate and receive royal assent in order to come into effect.

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CODEMUH calls for decent work principles and to put an end to impunity!

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02 December 2011

In November, the Honduran Women's Collective (CODEMUH), War on Want's long term partner supporting women maquila workers in Honduras, launched a campaign to raise awareness among the Honduran population of the occupational health problems endured by sweatshop workers and to strengthen women workers' organizational skills enabling them to stand up for their rights.

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Bangladeshi garment workers supporting UK strike

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01 December 2011

Bangladeshi garment workers supporting striking workers in the UK Nov 30Several hundred garment workers took part in a solidarity rally in Dhaka (Bangladesh) organised by War on Want's partner, the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), in support of trade unions and workers in the UK taking industrial action.

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International Food Sovereignty Day: 5 December 2011

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01 December 2011

La Via Campesina is calling for an international food sovereignty day of mass actions on 5 December 2011. The international network is calling on all farmers, workers and the landless and all social movements to demand:

  • Genuine agrarian reform for food sovereignty
  • Agro ecological revolution as the solution to climate change
  • Restructuring of the entire food system
  • Full and equal participation of women in the new food system and in the society as a whole
  • Building of a food system based on human needs
  • End to multinational control of our genetic resources
  • Seed sovereignty where seed can adapt and mitigate climate change

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Support the trade unions on 30 November!

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22 November 2011

War on Want marches with trade unions demanding a stop to cutsOn 30 November millions of public sector workers – including nurses, teachers, local government and care workers – will take industrial action across the UK for pensions justice and against the government's austerity programme. War on Want is urging its supporters to add their voices in support of workers' rights and public services.

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