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Chile: APEC and COP25 statement by MAT

1 November 2019 - 11:15am

There is no possibility of dialogue with the government while the human rights violations continue

Largest McStrike launched at 6 South London stores

25 October 2019 - 10:00am

Workers from six London McDonald’s will strike on November 12

McStrike: our plan to win Conference Call

24 October 2019 - 4:45pm

With Owen Jones – Tuesday 29 October, 7pm

Press Release: Frontline defenders expose BHP’s role in climate breakdown

15 October 2019 - 11:15am

Unmasking BHP: frontline defenders travel to London to expose company’s greenwashing tactics and role in climate breakdown

Frontline human rights defenders travel from Latin America to the UK to share their experiences of climate breakdown, the threat of violence and the greenwashing tactics of multinational mining company BHP

Time for constructive engagement: Statement on UN Binding Treaty

14 October 2019 - 11:15am

Today, 14 October 2019, negotiations for a UN BindingTreaty on Business and Human Rights are underway at  the UN in Geneva. War on Want together with 58 other organisations are calling on the Uk govenment and other European representatives to help deliver a treaty that ensures multinationals are held to account for human rights violations, and victims have access to justice. 
 

McDonald's worker Melissa speaks at 'Organising the Unorganisable' - TWT 2019

10 October 2019 - 4:30pm

Melissa Evans a McDonald's worker in South London spoke at the "Organising the Unorganisable" session at The World Transformed. 

Watch her speech below: 

Israeli military raids Palestinian human rights group stealing crucial equipment

10 October 2019 - 1:00pm

Addameer staff members have been regularly targeted with defamation and smear campaigns, travel bans, restrictions on lawyers’ access to clients, and arbitrary arrest. The raid of Addameer’s office, and confiscation of key equipment, is an escalation of this harassment. Israeli authorities are clearly targeting Addameer because of its work of exposing violations against Palestinian political prisoners.

Charity Commission response to complaint by UK Lawyers for Israel and US-based The Lawfare Project

2 October 2019 - 4:15pm

We are pleased to report that the Charity Commission’s assessment of the allegations made against War on Want by UK Lawyers for Israel and The Lawfare Project has concluded. The Charity Commission ‘have not identified any issues that we need to take forward’.

In September 2018 a complaint against War on Want was submitted to the Charity Commission by UK Lawyers for Israel and The Lawfare Project. War on Want submitted a full response to the Charity Commission, refuting these allegations.

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