The government played the public for fools, and lost

28 June 2017 - 1:30pm

War on Want in Red Pepper. The recent High Court ruling against the government proves that Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) tactics are totally legitimate. They are legal ways to hold government and companies to account, and they are being fought so hard because they are so effective.

A victory for local democracy and the BDS movement

27 June 2017 - 3:00pm

War on Want in Ethical Consumer. When it comes to taking on abusive regimes it is clear that local council divestment works. This victory will give new energy to our movement to stand up for human rights and justice.

Stagnation, oil and oligarchy: a look at today’s Algeria

23 June 2017 - 2:15pm

War on Want in the New Internationalist. Power rests in the hands of a corrupt military and political oligarchy that denies people the right to self-determination, writes War on Want's Hamza Hamouchene.

Independent: Government acted unlawfully by restricting 'ethical' boycotts of Israel

23 June 2017 - 11:45am

War on Want in the Independent. In a victory for local democracy and the fight for human rights, the High Court has ruled that the government cannot block local councils from divesting from companies complicit in human rights abuses.

Report: Bad Company – BP, human rights and corporate crimes

24 June 2017 - 11:15am

Ahead of the announcement of the winner of the BP Portrait Award on Tuesday 20th June, our friends at Culture Unstained issued a formal complaint to the National Portrait Gallery, alleging BP’s human rights record breaches the Gallery’s own ethics rules.

Campaigners win legal challenge over government’s 'anti-democratic' pension regulation

22 June 2017 - 12:30pm

Today the High Court ruled that the government cannot block local councils from divesting from companies complicit in human rights abuses. This is a victory for local democracy and the fight for human rights. 

The Queen's Speech highlights a government out of touch with its people

22 June 2017 - 9:15am

The Queen’s Speech wholly ignored the seismic political shifts and horrific events which have brought renewed public engagement in politics and staunch opposition to an ideologically-driven, political agenda of austerity and deregulation. 

Struggles and stories of resistance in North Africa and West Asia (NAWA)

21 June 2017 - 3:15pm

This blog is based on the NAWA Senior Programme Officer's trips and work with partners, local organisations, social movements and activists in the region during the last few months. It is a small step towards highlighting some stories of resistance and social justice struggles.

Queen’s Speech: No to austerity, no to deregulation – yes to maximum accountability

21 June 2017 - 11:00am

The Queen’s Speech represents a crucial opportunity to carve out a progressive vision for a politically re-engaged country. And that means a no to austerity and a no to deregulation – but a yes to maximum accountability to the British people over the next two years.

 

Queen's Speech 2017: This is what she should say

21 June 2017 - 9:45am

As the government sets out its priorities in the Queen's Speech, we set out our concerns and recommendations.

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20 February 2018 - 11:30am

Speaking ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the ‘Pimlico Plumbers’ Gig Economy Case, Owen Espley Labour Rights campaigner at War on Want said:

“The supreme court case must confirm what many courts have already decided, that claiming these workers were self-employed is a ploy to dodge taxes and deny worker’s rights, such as holiday and sick pay.

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War on Want's commitment to safeguarding and code of conduct

16 February 2018 - 10:30am

The recent reports regarding the conduct of staff working for international humanitarian and development charities focussing on Oxfam, is a crucial reminder of the importance that charities should place on ensuring effective policies and practices in safeguarding, including commitments to recognise and uphold the dignity of local communities that the sector works with.

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