Farmer not ‘qualified’ to speak on destruction of his livelihood, says government

7 April 2017 - 11:00am

The Home Office has denied a visa to a Madagascan farmer due to speak in London about the environmental and social impact of Rio Tinto’s QMM mineral sands mine and its ‘biodiversity offset’ scheme on his community.  

Women are the Resistance: Remembering Rana Plaza

6 April 2017 - 4:15pm

  • EVENT DATE: Monday 24 April
  • TIME: 6pm – 8pm (film screening will begin at 6:30pm)
  • PLACE: Rich Mix Main Hall 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
  • COST: Free!

Join us for an evening to commemorate the anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, premiering the new film: Workers Voices and a photo exhibition: Women are the Resistance.

War on Want announces new Executive Director

4 April 2017 - 9:00am

War on Want has appointed Asad Rehman, Head of International Climate at Friends of the Earth, as its new Executive Director. Asad will join the anti-poverty charity in May 2017.

El Salvador mining ban a victory for democracy over corporate greed

30 March 2017 - 11:45am

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to pass a nationwide ban on metal mining. This is a historic moment for El Salvador and for a social movement which has long demanded that the needs of the people and environment of El Salvador supersede mining industry profits.

Brexit begins: What will it mean for Economic Justice?

30 March 2017 - 11:30am

Article 50 has been triggered and the countdown to Brexit has begun. Formal negotiations on how the UK will leave the European Union will now start. The implications are wide-ranging, and there are many unknowns, not least in terms of how far the UK’s future economy will serve economic justice. War on Want's Owen Espley reflects on the key issues at the heart of the UK’s future.

Brexit begins: War on Want’s fight for justice and human rights continues

29 March 2017 - 12:45pm

War on Want has always stood for human rights, internationalism, justice and solidarity. Now, with the starting gun fired on Brexit talks, we must be ready to fight for these values.

War on Want patron Omar Barghouti enters fourth day of interrogation by Israeli authorities

22 March 2017 - 5:30pm

This repressive treatment of Omar Barghouti and other Palestinian human rights defenders shows that Israel is cementing its system of violence and discrimination towards Palestinians. The repression of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists only proves why it is so necessary in the first place, and will only make the movement grow more.

£400 million ‘corporate court’ case highlights need to abolish ISDS system

22 March 2017 - 4:15pm

A private justice case in which Canada was sued for £400 million ($500 million) by a pharmaceutical corporation has ended in favour of the state – highlighting the urgent need for the ‘corporate court’ system to be abolished.

British companies and the water crisis in Colombia

22 March 2017 - 12:30pm

Today is World Water Day. Meanwhile mining operations in the global South continue to pollute and destroy vital land and water sources and deprive communties of the right to water and life. 

Event: Eritreans Exploited

21 March 2017 - 5:15pm

Join War on Want and Eritrea Focus to hear about UK mining companies complicity in human rights abuses in Eritrea

  • ​EVENT DATE: Wednesday, 29 March 2017
  • TIME: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
  • LOCATION: War on Want
  • Free tickets available here

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National action for trade democracy

23 November 2017 - 2:30pm

Join a two day mobilisation to build the campaign for trade democracy, organised by Global Justice Now and War on Want.

Thanks to the hard work of activists on the ground, and the brazenness of the government, trade democracy is climbing up the political agenda. Over 100 MPs have signed an EDM calling for increased parliamentary scrutiny over trade deals. The SNP are calling for Scotland to have its own trade policy. People don’t want chlorinated chicken flooding UK supermarkets. Now is the time to strengthen the campaign for trade democracy.

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Watch videos of "Paradises of the Earth" Web Documentary - Tunisia

23 November 2017 - 8:15am

First Episode - Gabes: Watch now!

This episode follows an international solidarity caravan to the first stop of the trip: the mediterranean oasis of Gabes in southern #Tunisia, where the installation of a chemical phosphate factory on its shores caused an ecocide deeply impacting fishing, agriculture, water resources and people's livelihoods.

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