War on Want events for Annual Israeli Apartheid Week 2017

16 February 2017 - 7:00pm

Our two events for Israeli Apartheid Week this year bring together veteran activists from the anti-apartheid struggle, Black Lives Matter and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) in dialogue.

Stand With Migrant Workers on 20 February 2017 - #1DayWithoutUs

16 February 2017 - 10:45am

On Monday 20 February, groups across the UK are coming together to take part in One Day Without Us: a day of action to

  • Stand up for the rights of migrants
  • Celebrate the crucial contribution of migrants to our communities
  • Take a stand against the politics of hate and division

War on Want protest over garment worker crackdown in Bangladesh

16 February 2017 - 10:00am

War on Want will be protesting outside the Bangladesh High Commission in London today (Thursday 16 February). As long as garment workers are denied the fundamental right to organise in factories, the risk of another Rana Plaza disaster remains a very real possibility

CETA trade deal approved but 'future far from certain'

15 February 2017 - 11:00am

The EU-Canada trade deal has been passed by the European Parliament today but its future remains far from certain due to legal hurdles it still faces and entrenched opposition in countries which are yet to vote on the deal.

Government boycott ban: ‘an assault on local democracy’

13 February 2017 - 3:45pm

It’s vital we protect the right of local councils to make divestment and procurement decisions based on ethical grounds, in relation to Palestinian human rights, arms trade, fossil fuels, and other issues of concern.

War on Want on BBC One's The Big Questions

13 February 2017 - 8:15am

Israeli settlements are just one element of Israel’s systematic violation of Palestinian rights. Rather than deepening the UK's relationship with Israel’s human rights abusing government, the UK government should work to uphold international law and human rights and end the UK-Israel arms trade.

Israeli government is 'making a mockery of international law'

7 February 2017 - 2:00pm

Just hours after Theresa May rolled out the red carpet for Benjamin Netanyahu at Downing Street, the Israeli prime minister announced his support for a bill in the Israeli parliament that retroactively 'legalises' some Israeli settlement outposts in the West Bank. 

Event: How Do We Strike Today? Building Power from the Margins

6 February 2017 - 11:30am

  • EVENT DATE:  Friday 10 February 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm
  • Location: War on Want, 44-46 Shepherdess Walk, London N1 7JP
  • Free Tickets Available here

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Fashion brand Uniqlo’s sponsorship of Tate Modern in the spotlight over garment worker exploitation

23 February 2018 - 4:15pm
Last night, campaigners projected a series of messages to UNIQLO CEO, Tadashi Yanai demanding that the Japanese fast fashion chain takes responsibility for 2000 workers, collectively owed $5.5 million in unpaid wages and severance payments.
 
 
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Comment: Supreme Court must find for worker's rights in gig economy case

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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