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Reaction: EU drops probe into McDonald’s €1 billion tax dodge

19 September 2018 - 3:15pm

Responding to the breaking news that the EU Commission has scrapped its tax probe into McDonalds, War on Want’s senior campaigner for economic justice Owen Espley says:

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.

Wave of UK protests to hit HSBC over Israeli arms company shares

17 September 2018 - 1:15pm

  • Multiple protests planned across the UK targeting high-street bank on 15 September 2018
  • HSBC has millions of pounds worth of shares in Elbit and other companies arming Israel
  • Activists say bank must sever ties with firms 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.

War on Want at The World Transformed 2018

10 September 2018 - 3:30pm


Photo: Our panel at The World Transformed 2017 featuring Naomi Klein, Gary Younge and Asad Rehman

War on Want will be at The World Transformed in Liverpool, 22–25 September. The World Transformed will be mixing big names with the most inspiring grassroots voices and tackling topics that others overlook.

Middle East Eye: Bulldozing Palestinian villages: The global firms aiding Israeli demolitions

10 September 2018 - 10:45am

Multinational construction companies sell vehicles to the Israeli authorities for demolitions that activists condemn, writes Areeb Ullah for Middle East Eye.

Joint statement: The UK must show leadership on UNRWA and the rights of Palestinian refugees

7 September 2018 - 12:45pm

As a group of UK-based humanitarian, development, human rights and faith organisations working to support the rights of the Palestinian people, we are deeply concerned by the implications of the US’ decision to end all funding to UNRWA and call upon the UK government to demonstrate its support for the agency and the Palestinian refugees it serves at this critical time.

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.

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