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The government played the public for fools, and lost

28 June 2017 - 1:30pm

War on Want in Red Pepper. The recent High Court ruling against the government proves that Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) tactics are totally legitimate. They are legal ways to hold government and companies to account, and they are being fought so hard because they are so effective.

A victory for local democracy and the BDS movement

27 June 2017 - 3:00pm

War on Want in Ethical Consumer. When it comes to taking on abusive regimes it is clear that local council divestment works. This victory will give new energy to our movement to stand up for human rights and justice.

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.

Independent: Government acted unlawfully by restricting 'ethical' boycotts of Israel

23 June 2017 - 11:45am

War on Want in the Independent. In a victory for local democracy and the fight for human rights, the High Court has ruled that the government cannot block local councils from divesting from companies complicit in human rights abuses.

The Queen's Speech highlights a government out of touch with its people

22 June 2017 - 9:15am

The Queen’s Speech wholly ignored the seismic political shifts and horrific events which have brought renewed public engagement in politics and staunch opposition to an ideologically-driven, political agenda of austerity and deregulation. 

'Nothing short of genocide and ethnocide' for Brazil's indigenous peoples

13 June 2017 - 2:15pm

War on Want in the GuardianFor several decades now the Guarani-Kaiowá Indigenous community in Brazil have been under threat from the rapid expansion of large-scale Soybean and Sugarcane plantations for the global biofuels market. Most of their land has been stolen and their forests destroyed. They have been subjected to targeted assassinations, forced evictions and land grabs.

Colombian strike: ‘To live with dignity, our people don’t give up’

31 May 2017 - 7:30am

The people of Buenaventura in the Colombian pacific have had enough. For over two weeks, communities and social movements in Colombia's most important port city have been engaged in an indefinite civil strike over the government’s historic neglect of the city's majority Afro-descendent population.

WATCH NOW: How garment workers are exploited

27 April 2017 - 5:00pm

War on Want’s Senior International Programmes Officer (Asia and the Pacific),Thulsi Narayanasamy, talks garment worker exploitation on 'Economic Divide'  (14 April 2017)

War on Want takes on The Big Questions on BBC One

9 April 2017 - 11:45am

The UK government should work to uphold international law and human rights by putting human rights, workers' rights and environmental protections at the core of its trade policy. Watch War on Want's Ryvka Barnard on BBC One's The Big Questions.

Colombia's fracking boom risks deepening environmental conflicts

7 April 2017 - 4:15pm

The revelation of this fracking boom shows that while  the Colombian government talks about peace, it is threatening to deepen over 100 existing environmental conflicts related to extractive companies and their operations by opening the door to the influx of further multinationals. 

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