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War on Want's upcoming events are listed below — accounts of our recent events can be found here.

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Gap actions near you on 24 April

Mind the safety gap24 April marks a year since the Rana Plaza building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,100 people, mainly female garment workers.

Two weeks ago we asked you if you wanted to take action at your local Gap shop on that date to demand the brand takes garment workers' safety seriously and signs the Bangladesh safety accord. We were overwhelmed with responses. Literally hundreds of you have replied to our call out. Thank you!

There will be actions taking place outside Gap shops in several locations. Please get in touch with local contacts directly to find out the time and venue:

Also please note:

  1. If a local organiser, you should have got placards & materials in the post and will receive a template news release and FAQs by email soon.
  2. There are enthusiastic people in Gravesend & Norwich, who are especially keen to be involved in a local action, but who are unable to take on the lead for various reasons. If you can play a leading role in any of these places, please email Nadia at
  3. If you ordered alternative tags for attachment to Gap clothing on the 24 April, they are on their way to you. Please try and take a picture of your tagged items and send it to us if possible!
  4. Why Gap? Read all about it in our new Never Again booklet on the fast fashion industry


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We Can Win: 50 years of protest - Manchester film launch

Saturday 26 April 2014, 11am – 4pm

Manchester launch of We Can Win, a set of ten moving and often funny short films documenting a proud 50 year history of campaigning, strikes, occupations, work ins and solidarity in the name of fair pay, decent jobs, and economic justice.

This event includes a very exciting preview of a Manchester based film looking at protest movements around the UK. From the Miners' Strike to the Poll Tax rebellion, from the steps of St Pauls to the docks of Upper Clyde, these films cover a wide swathe of ideas, places and time. This will be combined with a discussion with organisers from Manchester who are working for social, economic and environmental justice now.

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Please bring along food for a picnic or purchase lunch from The Left Bank cafe bar.
Suitable for adults and young people

Booking advised, please contact 0161 838 9190 or

Organised by War on Want's partners in the Economic Justice Project

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Comedy Gig 2014

Thursday 1 May 2014, 7pm
Bloomsbury Theatre, London, WC1H 0AH

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War on Want's annual comedy fest is back for another round of great humour in a great cause.

Featuring Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon and Marcus Brigstocke

New Venue: the Bloomsbury Theatre, London, WC1H 0AH

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Tickets just £20 (£17.50 concessions)

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