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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

People seeking safe haven is not a 'crisis'

2 January 2019 - 4:30pm

People migrate simply to survive and have the right to a dignified life

Parliament says current trade negotiation procedures are ‘insufficient’

28 December 2018 - 8:15am

·    Parliamentary trade committee says current trade negotiation procedures are ‘insufficient’ to secure public trust.

·    Committee calls for parliament to have a vote on trade deals.

·    Committee calls for a ‘presumption of transparency’.

·    Campaigners welcome the drive for Parliament and the public to have a voice on trade, and call for action to be taken to implement this in the Trade Bill, currently going through Parliament.

Banking giant HSBC divests from Israeli arms manufacturer following pressure from human rights campaigners

27 December 2018 - 9:00am

 “HSBC has taken a positive first step in divesting from Elbit Systems, the notorious manufacturer of drones, chemical weapons, cluster bomb artillery systems, and other technology used in attacks against Palestinian civilians, and to militarise walls and borders around the world. Doing business with companies like Elbit means profiting from violence and human rights violation, which is both immoral and a contravention of international law. However, HSBC continues to do business with over a dozen companies selling military equipment and technology used in human rights violation, including Caterpillar, whose bulldozers are used in demolition of Palestinian homes and properties, and BAE Systems, whose weapons are used in war crimes by Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other repressive regimes.”

BDS Victory: HSBC Divests from Elbit

27 December 2018 - 9:00am

HSBC confirmed that it has fully divested from Israeli drone manufacturer Elbit Systems, which sells weapons to the Israeli military used in attacks on Palestinians.

2018 Highlights

20 December 2018 - 11:45am

2018 in review 

This year has been an eventful year for War on Want. Whether you’ve taken action by emailing your MP, signing one of our petitions, or donating to one of our appeals, we want to say a heartfelt thank you for everything you've helped us achieve throughout 2018. Interested in joining our movement? 

 

"Good Work Plan" fails to address precarious contracts

17 December 2018 - 11:15am

Responding to the Government’s announcement of the “Good Work Plan”, which implements recommendations arising from the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, Owen Espley, War on Want’s Senior Economic Justice Campaigner said:

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