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Reaction: parliament passes CETA as Labour abstains

26 June 2018 - 1:30pm

Responding to today’s parliamentary debate and vote on the CETA trade deal, from which the Labour Party abstained, Jean Blaylock, senior trade campaigner at War on Want, says:

“Quite simply, CETA puts corporate power above democratic rule. It includes the notorious ‘corporate courts’ which give big business the power to sue countries for any policy they claim could affect their profits, even if it is vital to the public interest.

Civil society asks MPs to defend democracy and reject CETA today

26 June 2018 - 10:45am

As MPs finally get to debate CETA, the EU-Canada trade deal, in parliament today, civil society groups warn this toxic trade deal threatens our democracy and public services, calling on MPs to reject it.

Civil society statement against CETA

25 June 2018 - 1:00pm

CETA will threaten our ability to decide how we run our public services.

Windrush Anniversary: too little, too late

22 June 2018 - 4:45pm

The UK can't make up for the Windrush scandal without making reparations for the injustices of Britain’s colonial past.

Reaction: McDonald's called before tax committee

20 June 2018 - 2:45pm

Responding to the news that McDonald's will appear before Parliament's special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance, War on Want's Senior Campaigner on economic justice, Owen Espley, says: 

Reaction: US withdrawal from UN human rights council

20 June 2018 - 12:00pm

Responding to the US withdrawal from the UN human rights council today, War on Want's senior campaigner on militarism and security Ryvka Barnard, said:

Reaction: Colombian Elections

19 June 2018 - 12:00pm

Responding to the victory of far-right candidate Ivan Duque in the second round of Colombia's presidential election, War on Want's Senior International Programmes Officer (Latin America), says: 

Press Comment: Pimlico Plumbers Supreme Court Ruling

13 June 2018 - 2:30pm

Responding to the Supreme Court judgement on the Pimlico Plumbers case, Owen Espley, labour rights campaigner at War on Want, says:
 
“New technology does not mean no rights. This is a victory for common sense and will benefit ordinary people all over the country who are denied basic rights such as holiday and sick pay. 
 
It is a stinging rebuke to the government for failing to uphold the law and forcing people to fight for their rights.
 

Letter to the FCO: project funding should not be conditional on working with perpetrators of human rights violation

4 June 2018 - 1:45pm

Dear Minister Burt,

We are a coalition of Palestinian and UK-based charities and human rights organisations working directly with Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, and with Palestinians, including minors, held in Israeli military detention.

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