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The cost of mining in Latin America

23 October 2018 - 1:45pm

According to the UN, we have 12 years to make good on our climate goals. But three gigantic mining corporations continue to extract fossil fuels across Latin America, Marienna Pope-Weidemann and Sebastian Ordoñez Muñoz report.

The original article was published on New Internationalist.

"Lift the Ban" on Asylum Seekers Working

17 October 2018 - 11:45am

War on Want is a part of a coalition of organisations calling on the government to "Lift the Ban" on people seeking asylum working. 

Currently, people seeking asylum in the UK are effectively banned from working, which means they are dependent on asylum support whilst they wait for a decision on their asylum claim. People seeking asylum are given just £5.39 per day to meet all their essential living costs, including food, clothing, toiletries and transport and often the cost of their asylum application.

Indigenous Colombians threatened with death for opposition to mega-mining project as defenders visit UK

16 October 2018 - 11:00am

“Death to all these scum”: threats made by far-right paramilitaries promise to “clean” the region of indigenous Wayúu campaigning against mega-mining projects by UK-listed companies in their ancestral lands. Threats arrive just days before a week of action launches in London to highlight the issue. Delegates have arrived from the United States, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, including Wayúu community leader, Misael Socarras Ipuana.

Fast Food Shut Down FFS410 Report Back

15 October 2018 - 4:45pm

On 4th October 2018 there was an historic co-ordinated strike of hospitality workers. It was named “Fast Food Shutdown 4-10” (#FFS410). Workers in hospitality and food couriers in the gig economy took action across the UK to demand an end to poverty wages and for their right to a union to be respected.

Reaction: The UK must apply an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia

15 October 2018 - 3:45pm

"This is not just a Saudi war on Yemen; the £5billion worth of UK weapons sent to Saudi since the bombing in Yemen began makes this a UK war as well."

South African Environmental Human Rights Defender Nonhle Mbuthuma comes to London

15 October 2018 - 10:15am

We welcome South African Land Defender Nonhle Mbuthuma to the UK for a series of events highlighting her community’s struggle to protect their lands and waters from a British-linked mining company.

‘Decade zero’ to stop millions more facing hunger and forced displacement

12 October 2018 - 5:15pm

We believe those most responsible for the ecological crisis in do not hold the answers for how to get out of it.

Beyond BHP: introducing the environmental human rights defenders coming to the UK

8 October 2018 - 12:15pm

Meet the four environmental human rights defenders who are travelling from Latin America and the US to the UK for Beyond BHP: breaking free from the world’s biggest mining giant.


Photo: Leandro Taques

Beyond BHP: breaking free from the world's biggest mining giant

4 October 2018 - 5:15pm

Join us 13-20 October for a week of art, discussion and protest with leading environmental human rights defenders visiting London from the Americas to share their experiences resisting the world's largest mining company, which has been devastating communities with impunity for decades. We will also come together to call for the UK government to commit to a Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights to end corporate impunity for good.

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