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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

EU plan for secure migrant centres is a 'walls and fences' agenda

29 June 2018 - 4:00pm

Today’s EU agreement on migration is a ‘walls and fences’ agenda that has little to do with addressing the real drivers of migration.

Reaction: parliament passes CETA as Labour abstains

26 June 2018 - 1:30pm

Responding to today’s parliamentary debate and vote on the CETA trade deal, from which the Labour Party abstained, Jean Blaylock, senior trade campaigner at War on Want, says:

“Quite simply, CETA puts corporate power above democratic rule. It includes the notorious ‘corporate courts’ which give big business the power to sue countries for any policy they claim could affect their profits, even if it is vital to the public interest.

Civil society asks MPs to defend democracy and reject CETA today

26 June 2018 - 10:45am

As MPs finally get to debate CETA, the EU-Canada trade deal, in parliament today, civil society groups warn this toxic trade deal threatens our democracy and public services, calling on MPs to reject it.

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