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

'Appalling, anti-democratic' travel ban shows Israel’s contempt for human rights

16 March 2017 - 11:15am

Israel’s travel ban is part of its wider crackdown on BDS and is a desperate attempt to silence a growing movement that is holding Israel to account for its systematic abuse of Palestinian rights.

Israeli Apartheid factsheet

A long-term solution to the crisis facing the Palestinian people is only possible through a proper understanding of the situation that has developed over the past century, and through the proper use of words to describe that situation correctly. Apartheid is one of those words. 

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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

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