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MPs call on UN to monitor human rights in Western Sahara

03 April 2014, Press releases

The UN Security Council must extend the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission to Western Sahara so that it can monitor and protect human rights, an all-party group of British MPs said today.

The call comes in the report of the first ever British parliamentary delegation to the Occupied Territory of Western Sahara, released two weeks before the UN Security Council’s scheduled debate on the issue.

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Frontlines conference and tour

27 March 2014, Previous events

Hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds joined War on Want’s annual conference, The New Frontlines of War, on 22 March 2014, and the subsequent tour to cities around the UK. It was an incredible series of events of analysis, art and action on corporate abuse, struggles over the control of resources and the aggressive spread of militarism.

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Shell blasted amid poverty, conflict

20 March 2014, Press releases

Shell will come under fire on Saturday, World Water Day, when a Nigerian campaigner speaks out in London against the Anglo-Dutch corporation exploiting oil, as thousands of people face grim hardship, including lack of running water.

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RIP Tony Benn, 1925-2014

14 March 2014, Latest news

War on Want pays tribute to Tony Benn, a great internationalist and a long-term supporter of War on Want.

We will continue to draw inspiration from his life and his many achievements in reaffirming our commitment to the fight for justice around the world. He was a true comrade, and we will miss him.

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Oil uprising: Two decades after Ken Saro-Wiwa’s death, the Ogoni struggle is reigniting

12 March 2014, Latest news

Nigeria erupted in protest in January 2012 when the government announced it was to remove the subsidy on domestic fuel supplies. Despite exporting 2.5 million barrels of oil per day, Nigeria doesn’t have the refining capacity to meet domestic demand and has to import petrol. The fuel subsidy uprising went on for almost two weeks and offered a glimpse of the country’s simmering social unrest.

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RIP Bob Crow, a staunch internationalist

11 March 2014, Latest news

Bob Crow

We at War on Want are greatly saddened at the passing of Bob Crow, a staunch ally in the fight for workers' rights. We remember him as a friend of Palestine, a champion of working people, and someone who was undaunted in standing up for what he believed in. 

Our condolences go out to his family and friends, and all of those whose lives his touched. Many individuals have a better quality of life thanks to the battles he fought.

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Drop trade talks

10 March 2014, Latest news

Read our joint letter on TTIP trade negotiations in The Times today.

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Top designer and charity join forces for fashion victims

07 March 2014, Press releases

The anti-poverty charity War on Want is joining forces with political activist and fashion designer Katharine Hamnett to step up efforts to protect garment workers making clothes for British high street retailers.

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Tags: bangladesh | campaigns | LFHS | love fashion hate sweatshops | overseas work | rana plaza

   

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Western Sahara report back, House of Commons

07 March 2014, Previous events

The first ever British parliamentary delegation to occupied Western Sahara reported back to a packed public meeting at the House of Commons on 25 February 2014. Here is video evidence from three members of the delegation, plus testimony presented to the meeting by leading Saharawi human rights defender Brahim Dahane. 

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Successful Palestinian lives, British profits speaking tour

03 March 2014, Previous events

Thanks to everyone who supported and attended War on Want’s “Palestinian lives, British profits” speaking tour events with our partner organisation ADDAMEER, Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (24 Februrary - 1 March).

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Drone "field tested" on Palestinians to fly over UK

24 February 2014, Press releases

The Watchkeeper drone, due to fly over British skies this week ahead of trials in Afghanistan, is based on a model that Israel has ‘field tested’ in attacks on Gaza which have left scores of Palestinians dead, including children.

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G4S targeted in Israeli 'apartheid' drive

24 February 2014, Press releases

The British security corporation G4S today faces heavy pressure to end its contracts with Israel’s prison system, amid new claims over the provision of equipment to prisons where Palestinians are illegally detained without charge or trial.

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Can we reach one million for the Robin Hood Tax?

18 February 2014, Latest news

Over 635,000 people have so far leant their voice to make the European Robin Hood Tax the tax we deserve. And with the support of some special friends, the campaign is looking to make the call million strong.

Starring Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy, Clémence Poésy, Heike Makatsch and Javier Cámara, the new Robin Hood Tax video takes a cheeky look at what the news could report in 2024, after the tax is a huge success, of course!

 

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Life under occupation in Western Sahara

17 February 2014, Latest news

John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, offers initial reflections from the first UK parliamentary delegation to occupied Western Sahara

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Mali, Algeria, Libya and the New Front Line In 'Energy Diplomacy'

14 February 2014, Latest news

With the start of 2013 the 'War on Terror' has burst back into the headlines. The attack on a BP gas plant in Algeria sparked declarations from David Cameron which identified North Africa as the new front line. Already the UK has backed military intervention in Mali and upgraded military support for Algeria and Libya. In Algeria, Cameron announced a strengthened 'military partnership' to combat terrorism and "improve security in the region", and in Libya he pledged more British training for security forces and support for securing the country's borders.

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