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Charities Must Stop being Merchants of Misery and Embrace the Story of Resistance and Solidarity

28 February 2019 - 4:45pm

Using celebrities to highlight poverty in communities in Africa, and reverting to over-simplistic harmful stereotypes, is a sector wide problem, where humanitarian and development organisations too often resort to communications that perpetuate the ‘white saviour’ complex, or misrepresent a cycle of aid and despair, using de-humanising images of poor black and brown people in their fundraising materials. There is no place for such colonial stereotypes and imagery like this, and we must be prepared to challenge them wherever they appear.

UN Inquiry on Gaza protests finds Israel's repression unlawful

28 February 2019 - 11:15am

The UK Government must stop trading arms with a state found to be committing war crimes.

Garment sector is a shocking snapshot of a broken economic model

19 February 2019 - 11:30am

Until we fix the neo-liberal economic model that sustains itself on the exploitation of people forcing 70% of the worlds population to live in poverty whilst the super rich amass more and more of global wealth, this story of exploitation will continue and cannot be fixed by penny taxes. 

We Heart Unions

14 February 2019 - 11:30am

Women garment workers of the world fight back

No trade deal with Israel until it respects international law

23 January 2019 - 4:30pm

The UK must follow its own regulations and suspend current trade with Israel 

Lords defeat government on Trade Bill

21 January 2019 - 5:45pm

Government must bring proposals for post-Brexit trade deals before Trade Bill can reach next stage 

Worker exploitation behind Spice Girls t-shirts unsurprising

21 January 2019 - 4:00pm

Responding to reports of worker exploitation behind the production of Comic Relief and Spice Girls t-shirts, War on Want’s Executive Director, Asad Rehman, said:

Statement in solidarity with Roche Community in La Guajira, Colombia

18 January 2019 - 5:00pm

50 people from the community of Roche staged a non-violent occupation of part of the vast Cerrejon coal mine

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