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Court bins injunction banning protests at drones factory

27 October 2015 - 2:00pm

The Birmingham High Court today threw out an injuction banning protests at a drones factory in Shenstone.

TTIP talks in trouble, no end in sight

23 October 2015 - 5:15pm

TTIP may not be completed by the end of the Obama presidency, business and European Commission sources revealed during negotiations in Miami this week.

Corporate tax dodging costs Zambia $3 billion a year

21 October 2015 - 12:00am

Zambia is losing $3 billion a year from corporate tax dodging according to a new report launched by War on Want. The sum is equivalent to nearly twice Zambia’s spending on health and education. It's time George Osborne investigated the UK companies at the heart of this global extortion racket.

Colombian trade unionist confronts BP at British Museum

12 October 2015 - 12:00pm

War on Want join forces with theatrical group ‘BP or not BP?’ in protest at the British Museum’s sponsorship deal with BP and the oil giant’s alleged involvement in human rights abuses in Colombia.

Free trade deals set to ravage Europe’s public services

11 October 2015 - 8:15pm

Public services in the EU are under threat from trade agreements that could endanger citizens’ rights to basic services like water, health and energy for the sake of corporate profits, according to a new report released today by an international group of NGOs and trade unions.

Three million people across Europe demand end to secret trade deals

7 October 2015 - 12:15am

A 3 million signature petition against TTIP, the EU-US trade deal, is being handed in to the European Commission in London and Brussels today.

Palestine: People won’t be silenced by boycott bans

6 October 2015 - 5:00pm

The government's latest move is a callous and anti-democratic attempt to clamp down on BDS.

Drones Week of Action 2015

2 October 2015 - 3:45pm

Drones are indiscriminate weapons of war responsible for thousands of civilian deaths. 

War on Want to join 'No to Austerity' Manchester march

2 October 2015 - 12:00pm

War on Want says ‘No to Austerity, Yes to Workers’ Rights’ march. We reject the government's attack on trade unions, workers’ rights and public services. 

Italian NGO complaint on McDonald's tax practices

1 October 2015 - 2:30pm

Response to Movimento Difesa dei Consumatori e da Cittadinanzattiva raising complaint about McDonald's tax practices in Italy:

Owen Espley, Senior Economic Justice Campaigner, said:

"People are rightly angered by McDonald’s shady tax affairs.  It is a scandal that while public services across Europe are being cut, this high street company continues to dodge taxes to the tune of 1 billion euros.

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