News

Young Tunisians know 2011 changed nothing: the revolution goes on

8 February 2018 - 5:45pm

Written by Ghassen Ben Khelifa and Hamza Hamouchene for the Guardian

Away from tourist sites, a new uprising is boiling up. Can an old order mired in austerity and repression survive this time?

Government Response to Taylor Review is Green light to Abusive Employers

7 February 2018 - 4:30pm

Responding to the government’s response to the Taylor Review, released today, Owen Espley Labour Rights campaigner at War on Want said:

“The Government’s response to the Taylor review is a green light to abusive gig economy employers to continue bending the rules, and abusing their staff. As long as workers live in fear of losing future hours, and have to make themselves available with no guarantee of hours, abuse will continue. 

Stand With Migrant Workers: NHS In Crisis – Fix It Now Demonstration

2 February 2018 - 5:15pm

On Saturday 3 February, thousands will march on London to demand that the government ends the NHS winter crisis. It is time for the government to fully fund our health system and end the creeping privatisation, putting the NHS back into the hands of the public where it belongs.

Reaction: UN report on complicity of 206 corporations in Israel’s violation of international law

1 February 2018 - 11:15am

Responding to a new report from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, indicating corporate complicity in illegal Israeli settlements, Ryvka Barnard, War on Want Senior Campaigner said:

"Israel’s oppression of Palestinians depends on a chain of complicity that includes corporations around the world. Arms companies like BAE Systems sell weapons to Israel used in deadly attacks on Palestinians. JCB and Caterpillar sell equipment to the Israeli military used to demolish Palestinian homes. HSBC provides financial services and loans to these companies and others.

Buenaventura: Tireless leader and defender of human rights Temistocles Machado assasinated

30 January 2018 - 10:15am

The social organisations and human rights organisations of the Inter-organisational Committee of Buenaventura, along with social movements from across Colombia, denounce the assassination of community leader Temistocles Machado, defender of human rights and member of the Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN) and the Inter-organisational Committee of Buenaventura. Read the statement by our partners, Nomadesc. 

Public meeting: Make trade work for us all

25 January 2018 - 12:30pm

Join War on Want and Global Justice Now for a critical public event focused on the UK Trade Bill – and our urgent need to ensure trade democracy in Brexit trade deals.

 

When: Monday 5 February  at 7pm (please arrive early - spaces are limited)

Where: Autograph ABP/Rivington Place Art Gallery, Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA

South Africa Protests: State Violence Must End!

25 January 2018 - 11:30am

Thousands of shack dwellers from informal settlements in Durban, South Africa, took to the streets yesterday to protest the state sanctioned violence against landless and homeless people. 

War on Want responds to Bangladesh Accord settlement

23 January 2018 - 3:00pm

News broke on Monday that, after a two year arbitration process, unions representing Bangladeshi textile workers reached a $2.3m settlement with a multinational apparel brand over delays to fixing hazards on factory sites. Our Senior International Programmes Officer for Asia and the Pacific, Thulsi Narayanasamy, responds:

War on Want events for Annual Israeli Apartheid Week 2018

18 January 2018 - 2:00pm

War on Want is proud to be co-sponsoring an exciting array of events for Israeli Apartheid Week across the UK:

Remi Kanazi 2018 UK tour and Sounds of Resistance: Benjamin Zephaniah, Tamer Nafar, Remi Kanazi, DJ Hilwi, and more!

 

Pages

Filter

Join the conversation

Important statement by 80+ BAME & migrant groups reaffirming the right for communities to speak about and narrate t… https://t.co/qtEUAlWUGO 19 hours 51 min ago
'You've got mail', except when you live under occupation. Just another example of Israel's abuse of the basic right… https://t.co/xT0ArvDm34 1 day 1 hour ago
SATURDAY: Sounds of Freedom, , celebrate the wonderful culture of Palestine and the struggle of its p… https://t.co/JtFIethp7O 1 day 22 hours ago