Food is a right, not a commodity

1 July 2015 - 2:00pm

More than 800 million people live in hunger. Hunger on this scale is the result of a global economy that continues to ruin the lives and livelihoods of small-scale farmers, fisherfolk, pastoralists and indigenous people.

The global plunder of natural resources

1 July 2015 - 1:00pm

The global plunder of natural resources is intensifying. Corporations are increasingly buying up land and taking over water, oil, gas, mineral and metal deposits. 

Life Under Occupation

April 2014

A report of the first parliamentary visit to Occupied Western Sahara, February 2014

Life Under Occupation, Western Sahara delegation report, 2014.pdf

Austerity and the demands of capitalism

1 July 2015 - 12:00pm

The rights of workers are being eroded. Millions of workers, mainly women, suffer poverty wages, appalling working conditions and exploitation. The biggest culprits: austerity and the demands of capitalism for higher profits and lower costs.

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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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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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