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HSBC faces protests at AGM over investments in arms companies supplying Israeli government

24 April 2018 - 2:45pm

Campaign groups demand bank divest from companies they say supply arms used for violence against Palestinians, writes Ben Chapman for the Independent

HSBC grilled over complicity in human rights abuse by shareholders and campaigners at Friday’s AGM

23 April 2018 - 5:00pm

  • HSBC’s annual general meeting on Friday was attended by activists from War on Want and Palestine Solidarity Campaign, asking the bank about its business dealings with companies selling weapons and military equipment to Israel
  • Over a quarter of questions asked at the AGM were about the bank’s complicity in human rights violations against Palestinians. Several referenced the bank’s criminal complicity in other abuses

Show McSolidarity this International Workers Day

19 April 2018 - 4:30pm

The McStrike is back and bigger than before. We’ve put together the following list of actions so you can show your McSolidarity. 

HSBC faces protest for profiting from human rights abuses

17 April 2018 - 11:45am

HSBC is a major shareholder in companies which supply weapons and military equipment to Israel, which uses extensive and often lethal military against Palestinians, including the recent killing of unarmed protesters in the Gaza Strip.
 
Over 18,000 people around the UK have contacted HSBC Group Chief Executive John Flint, expressing their concerns on this issue, and HSBC branches in over 20 locations across the UK have been the focus of regular protests and pickets.
 

Spring edition of Up Front out now: Why we won't be silenced

11 April 2018 - 3:15pm

War on Want’s values and our mission are the same today as when we were founded: to be a radical and fearless force for equality and social justice.

Labour sets out to overhaul neo-colonial development policy

28 March 2018 - 12:45pm

Written by Asad Rehman for Red Pepper

For too long, politicians and many in the development sector have ignored the true driver of global poverty: neoliberal capitalism. That may be about to change... 

Human Rights Day: Remember Sharpeville

21 March 2018 - 6:45pm

War on Want continues to stand with our partners, as we did back then in 1960, in their fight against the root causes of racism – neo-colonialism and neoliberalism.

“From garment factories to rural communities, women are the resistance.”

21 March 2018 - 3:00pm

Written by Marienna Pope-Weidemann and originally published in Red Pepper. 

Meet the women activists from around the world taking up the fight for social justice. By Marienna Pope-Weidemann from War on Want.

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