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Middle East Monitor: Protests target HSBC over shares in Israel weapons company

17 September 2018 - 3:45pm

Activists come together to protest outside branches of HSBC bank over shares in an Israeli arms company accused of manufacturing internationally banned weapons.

Protestors directed their anger against the bank’s $4.7 million worth of shares in a number of Israeli arms manufactures, including Elbit system, calling on the bank to sever ties with the firms accused of abetting Israel’s crimes against Palestinians.

The New Arab: 'Trade over human rights': Britain drifts towards repressive regimes as no-deal Brexit looms

12 September 2018 - 1:30pm

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel jostle for position at the top of the Conservative government's list of ideal trading partners, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey for the New Arab.

Climate Home News: Rich countries cannot be allowed to buy their way out of climate change

5 September 2018 - 1:15pm

Favouring market tools over real pollution cuts in the richest countries is a recipe for climate disasterwrites Asad Rehman, Meena Raman, Tom Goldtooth and Nnimmo Bassey for Climate Home News

This week’s UN climate negotiations in Bangkok begin four months of climate summits that could make 2018 the year that world governments chart a path toward tackling climate change.

Middle East Eye: UK aid to Gaza is absurd while it sells guns to Israel

23 August 2018 - 1:30pm

The new UK aid package ignores the root cause of the problems facing Palestinians: Israel's occupation and apartheid regime, writes Ryvka Barnard for Middle East Monitor

The UK is pumping development and aid money into Gaza and the West Bank, while also selling weapons to Israel that are used to demolish, besiege, and destroy the same communities the UK claims to be helping.

The Guardian: Diverse and grassroots, the Trump marches were how protest should look

23 July 2018 - 12:00pm

Last week’s demonstrations showed that to tackle the far right, the traditional left has to give way to grassroots activism, writes Shaista Aziz and Asad Rehman for the Guardian.

The Guardian: Here’s why you should join us on the Trump protest in London on 13 July

2 July 2018 - 12:15pm

We’re organising the rally to march not only against this dangerous man, but the rise of all fascism and hatred

HSBC faces protests at AGM over investments in arms companies supplying Israeli government

24 April 2018 - 2:45pm

Campaign groups demand bank divest from companies they say supply arms used for violence against Palestinians, writes Ben Chapman for the Independent

Labour sets out to overhaul neo-colonial development policy

28 March 2018 - 12:45pm

Written by Asad Rehman for Red Pepper

For too long, politicians and many in the development sector have ignored the true driver of global poverty: neoliberal capitalism. That may be about to change... 

“From garment factories to rural communities, women are the resistance.”

21 March 2018 - 3:00pm

Written by Marienna Pope-Weidemann and originally published in Red Pepper. 

Meet the women activists from around the world taking up the fight for social justice. By Marienna Pope-Weidemann from War on Want.

BBC's The Big Questions: Should Britain be proud of its arms trade?

12 March 2018 - 11:00am

Ryvka Barnard, War on Want's Senior Campaigns Officer (Militarism and Security), appeared on BBC’s The Big Questions on 12 March 2018, in a debate on whether Britain should be proud of its arms trade. She argued that the UK must stop trading arms with some of the world's most repressive regimes, including Saudi Arabia. So long as the UK is selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, it is complicit in the violence. 

Here are some highlights from the debate:

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