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UK government: Business as usual in sending arms to Israel

17 July 2015 - 12:15pm

In the midst of Israel’s brutal bombing of Gaza last year, the UK government announced that it would review 12 military export licences for items which could have been used in the Israeli military attacks on Palestinians. The 11-month review resulted in no export licence suspensions and an announcement on Wednesday that no 'additional measures' will be applied.

 

Divided MEPs pass controversial TTIP resolution

8 July 2015 - 12:45pm

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) today voted to pass a resolution on the secretly negotiated EU-US trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Stop Arming Israel: ‘Block the factory’ protest

3 July 2015 - 12:30pm

War on Want will join a coalition of groups and campaigners from across the UK on Monday 6 July to demand that the UK stop arming Israel.

The ‘Block the Factory’ all day action will take place in Shenstone, Staffordshire, outside the arms factory UAV Engines Ltd. The factory is a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, one of Israel's largest arms companies and a producer of drones and other military technology used in Israeli military assaults on Gaza.

UK complicit in Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people

2 July 2015 - 3:00am

UK licensed £4 million of arms sales to Israel in four months following the bombing of Gaza. Read our new report into how the UK is Arming Apartheid.

War on Want's revamped website: It’s a good ‘un!

1 July 2015 - 4:00pm

War on Want launched a revamped website today. The launch coincides with a new report on Palestine due this week and the 10th anniversary of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.

Protest as mining elite snub ordinary Africans

23 June 2015 - 3:00pm

As world's mining elite meet in London this week to discuss how best to exploit a continent's resources, the voices of ordinary Africans will not be heard.

European Parliament fails to pass TTIP resolution

9 June 2015 - 3:45pm

The European Parliament has failed to pass a resolution in support of ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations.

MEPs had been due to vote tomorrow, 10 June, but the vote was called off this afternoon, according to sources in the European Parliament.

The lack of any vote means the European Commission is denied a mandate from parliament on TTIP.

News reaction: Workers to get full compensation from 'Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund'

8 June 2015 - 3:30pm

Finally, two years on since the Rana Plaza disaster, the victims and their families will receive the compensation to which they are entitled.

Two million Europeans say no to US trade deal

8 June 2015 - 10:45am

The European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Stop TTIP’ has reached a record number of signatures on the eve of a critical vote in the European Parliament on whether to support the US trade deal.

G4S slammed for human rights abuses in Palestine

3 June 2015 - 3:45pm

War on Want is protesting tomorrow at the G4S AGM against G4S's continued complicity in human rights violations across the world.

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