UK government’s posturing on Israel to appease Trump ‘is appalling’

17 January 2017 - 11:30am

Look beyond the blatant geo-political posturing and the real issue is as stark as ever: the UK government’s unwillingness to face up to fact that its ally, Israel, is committing war crimes. Rather than cosying up to Trump, Boris Johnson should be urging Israel to abide by international law.

Undeterred in the face of Israeli embassy’s tactics

16 January 2017 - 12:30pm

Ultimately the grassroots movements of justice-loving people will prevail over the desperate attempts of embassy officials to save the image of a criminal regime. 

'Back of the queue is the best place' for Trump’s trade deal

16 January 2017 - 12:00pm

It’s increasingly clear that the back of the queue is the best place to be when it comes a US-UK trade deal led by the administrations of Theresa May and Donald Trump.  Any such deal would be geared toward stripping ordinary people of their power and handing it to corporations and elites.

Victory for UNIQLO garment workers!

12 January 2017 - 11:15am

Uniqlo's parent company Fast Retailing bows to campaigning pressure and announces it will make its supply chain public.

Israeli embassy’s ‘take down’ tactics must not distract from the real issue

12 January 2017 - 10:00am

This week an Al Jazeera undercover investigation is shining a light on ‘behind the scenes’ activities of the Israeli government in the UK. The investigation exposes employees of the Israeli government trying to influence UK government policies and positions on Israel. Here are a few thoughts on the topic to keep in mind as you watch.

Critical vote looms on Canada trade deal which forced tar sands on Europe

11 January 2017 - 4:30pm

What Big Oil companies see as 'burdensome regulations' are for millions around the world the difference between life and death. British MEPs will be among those voting tomorrow (12 January) on whether CETA is bad news for the environment, public health and food safety – ahead of a final vote on the deal in February.

Government's workers’ rights tsar is 'wrong' on rogue employers and exploitation

5 January 2017 - 10:15am

David Metcalf is wrong to suggest exploitation is limited to rogue employers in the UK: with as many as 4.5 million workers in insecure work, workers increasingly live under constant fear of losing future work, meaning abuse by bosses goes unchallenged.

'Disgraceful': Netanyahu calls for pardon of Israeli soldier who killed defenceless Palestinian

5 January 2017 - 10:15am

Benyamin Netanyahu’s call to pardon an Israeli soldier filmed shooting dead an injured and defenceless Palestinian man is disgraceful, and a stark reminder of Israeli prime minister’s lack of respect for justice, due process, rights or the law.

Campaigning for Trade Justice in 2016: TTIP, CETA, Brexit and Trump

From the mass leaks of TTIP documents through to Brexit, CETA’s near demise, and the rise of Donald Trump, trade deals were at the top of the agenda through 2016. Here's our look back at what happened in the battle for trade justice.

2016 - An incredible year. Thank you!

22 December 2016 - 10:30am

Thanks to War on Want's incredible supporters 2016 has been a year of amazing achievements.

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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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