Protect Local Democracy

UPDATE: In May/June 2017, War on Want supported a Judicial Review challenging the block on local council divestment, and WE WON! What a fantastic victory for local democracy and the BDS movement, but we'll have to remain vigilant to make sure our success isn't rolled back. Thanks to everyone who took action on this!


The government is changing the way local authorities in England and Wales invest their members’ pension funds. Under the new policy, central government has the power to veto investment decisions made by democratically elected local authorities.

This is an attack on local democracy.

The new pension regulations went into effect on 1 November 2016, but the fight for local democracy is not over.

For more information read our Q & A.


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Event: "Curfew" Contemporary dance by El-Funoun & Hawiyya

16 March 2018 - 5:30pm

War on Want is happy to be supporting “Curfew”, a contemporary dance production performed by El-Funoun (Palestine) and Hawiyya Dance Company (UK), presented by Arts Canteen. "Curfew" is a thought-provoking contemporary dance production that encourages individuals to self-reflect and take action in front of injustice.

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Families of massacred workers protest Lonmin’s final AGM tomorrow

13 March 2018 - 12:45pm

Families of massacred workers protest Lonmin’s final AGM tomorrow, saying corporate takeover doesn’t dissolve responsibility of mining company linked to South African president. 

Civil rights activist, bishop and lawyer representing workers at Marikana, South Africa, are in London this week to hold platinum mining company Lonmin to account over 2012 Massacre.

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