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Up Front: Fighting Oppression

April 2017

In this edition read about the voices that must be heard in the fight against oppression. You can read about how British firms are reinforcing a ruthless dictatorship in Eritrea and how we are demanding action to halt corporate complicity in brutal human rights abuses. Read too about the growing resistance of the Saharawi people, denied their basic human rights and suffering under the Moroccan occupation. Also in this edition learn more about how we’re standing with migrant workers, fighting racism and together with our partners in Sri Lanka securing fundamental rights for garment workers.

Up Front: Fighting Oppression

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Stagnation, oil and oligarchy: a look at today’s Algeria

23 June 2017 - 2:15pm

War on Want in the New Internationalist. Power rests in the hands of a corrupt military and political oligarchy that denies people the right to self-determination, writes War on Want's Hamza Hamouchene.

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Colombia: a win for people power

23 June 2017 - 12:30pm

They took on the government and won. After years of state neglect, the people of Buenaventura in the Colombian pacific took to the streets to demand peace and dignity. Following three weeks of intense civic strike and non-stop negotiations, they emerged victorious.

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Stagnation, oil and oligarchy: a look at today’s #Algeria by War on Want's @BenToumert for @newint https://t.co/QHXZTXMczo 1 day 22 hours ago
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