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Celebrating the Grunwick strike 40 years on

20 August 2018 - 1:30pm

It's been 40 years since the Grunwick strike ended. On this day in 1976, six Asian women workers at Grunwick factory walked out in protest over the sacking of a fellow worker. The strikers were challenging racist and sexist abuse, and poverty wages.

The Guardian: Diverse and grassroots, the Trump marches were how protest should look

23 July 2018 - 12:00pm

Last week’s demonstrations showed that to tackle the far right, the traditional left has to give way to grassroots activism, writes Shaista Aziz and Asad Rehman for the Guardian.

Parliament fails to win democratic oversight on trade

17 July 2018 - 4:00pm

Responding to votes on scrutiny of trade agreements in the Trade Bill, senior trade campaigner at War on Want Jean Blaylock, says: “Democratic oversight of trade is not rocket science. MEPs in the European Parliament and members of Congress get an automatic vote on trade deals. Why shouldn’t MPs?

Reaction: Irish Seanad stands with human rights, bans trade with illegal settlements

11 July 2018 - 5:30pm

Responding to the news that the Irish Senate has voted for a motion to ban goods originating in occupied territories, Ryvka Barnard, senior campaigner on militarism and security at War on Want, says

Reaction: Israeli military to demolish West Bank Palestinian village

5 July 2018 - 3:00pm

"It's time for the UK government to step up and hold complicit companies to account over their involvement and to end its own complicity in Israel’s systematic violation of Palestinian rights.”

As our NHS turns 70, we must defend healthcare as a universal human right

5 July 2018 - 2:00pm

After 70 years of loyal and lifesaving service, the NHS deserves to be celebrated. But unless we can defend healthcare as a universal human right, we will always be fighting to preserve the NHS for future generations.

Stop Arming Israel campaigners renew focus on Elbit Systems and its British backer HSBC

5 July 2018 - 10:45am

Israel’s militarised repression of Gaza’s Great Return March has led Stop Arming Israel campaigners to renew their focus on UK complicity in Israel’s violence against Palestinians.

The Guardian: Here’s why you should join us on the Trump protest in London on 13 July

2 July 2018 - 12:15pm

We’re organising the rally to march not only against this dangerous man, but the rise of all fascism and hatred

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