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H&M’s offensive advert is just one thread in the rotten fabric of a deeply racist industry

15 January 2018 - 5:15pm

Written by Thulsi Narayanasamy & Marienna Pope-Weidemann for Open Democracy

 

Will those angered by the H&M advert also support the fightback by the brave and resilient women of colour who produce H&M's clothes for poverty wages?

Forgetting Marikana: What does Ramaphosa’s rise mean for poor South Africans?

15 January 2018 - 5:00pm

Written by Saranel Benjamin for African Arguments

As director of Lonmin, the multi-millionaire saw miners striking for a living wage as criminals.

 

Israel's blacklist a desperate attempt to silence a movement for justice

7 January 2018 - 11:00pm

Israel’s blacklist targeting international charities and human rights organisations such as War on Want is part of a wider crackdown on BDS. It is a desperate attempt to silence a growing movement that is holding Israel to account for its systematic abuse of Palestinian rights and persistent violations of international law.

 

UK must condemn Trump's weaponisation of humanitarian aid to Palestinians

3 January 2018 - 1:00pm

Responding to the Trump administration’s comment that the U.S. may stop aid to UNRWA if Palestinians are "no longer willing to talk peace”, War on Want’s senior militarism and security campaigner, Ryvka Barnard, said:

"Over 5 million Palestinian refugees in Palestine, Jordan, and Syria depend on that aid for their basic needs, at a time when conditions for Palestinian refugees are perhaps worse than ever. 

2017 Highlights

30 December 2017 - 12:15am

War on Want's 2017 highlights

Fighting corporate impunity

In 2017 we brought community activists from South Africa, Colombia, Chile and Brazil to the UK, to challenge the devastation of land, lives and livelihoods by companies in the extractive industries.

6,500 people called on HSBC to end its complicity in Israel’s violations of international law

Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity Statement

22 December 2017 - 12:15pm

Attempt at Sabotage in New York: the European Union aims to Eliminate the Financing of the United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group Entrusted with Drafting a Legally Binding Treaty on TNCs and Human Rights

Tuesday 19th December 2017

UK demands secrecy in Brexit trade talks with the US leaving Parliament in the dark

21 December 2017 - 12:45pm

There needs to be total transparency rather than 'total secrecy'

 

Responding to the news of the British Government demanding 'total secrecy' in its free trade talks with the US for a post-Brexit deal, War on Want Senior Trade Campaigner Mark Dearn said:

“Despite what he says, Liam Fox seems intent on repeating the mistakes of TTIP – a secretly negotiated deal in which our government sought to unpick regulations and lock the NHS into privatisation while showing disdain for any degree of public or parliamentary scrutiny.

 

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