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Colombia: High Court ends trade unionist’s case against BP

13 October 2016 - 10:30am

‘Big Oil’ is a violent business, Colombian trade union activist, Gilberto Torres, knows only too well. Kidnapped and tortured by paramilitaries in 2002, Gilberto was held for 42 days, and released after fellow oil workers shut down pumping stations and refineries, across Colombia, in protest. 

Monsanto Tribunal - African farmers speak out

13 October 2016 - 9:00am

  • Big agribusiness under the spotlight: Monsanto Tribunal opens Friday 14 October 2016

On the eve of the ground-breaking legal action on Monsanto, our partners NGOMA, a farmers movement in Kenya and the wider East-Africa region, show their support.

At Home in Gaza and London

12 October 2016 - 11:45am

  • Event date: 13 November 2016 -- 5:00pm
  • Location: Station House Opera, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, E1 6AB

At Home in Gaza and London brings people together across great political, economic and physical divides. Join us for the culminating event--a live performance with audiences in Gaza and London sharing the event!

Brexit - not the end of toxic trade deals

11 October 2016 - 11:45am

  • Event date: 17 October 2016, 1900 - 2100
  • Location: Phoenix Centre, 26 Malling Street, Lewes, BN7 2RD

The new British Imperialism in the Persian Gulf

10 October 2016 - 9:15am

The British government is playing a key role in arming repression throughout the Persian Gulf. War on Want’s new report, Arming Repression, details for the first time the sheer scope of weapons exports and training provided to regimes in the Gulf in order to police their own populations. 

The UK government is arming repression in the Persian Gulf

8 October 2016 - 7:00am

The British government is playing a key role in arming repression throughout the Persian Gulf with devastating consequences for democracy and human rights. This article was first carried by the Morning Star.

Colombia: What next in the quest for lasting peace?

7 October 2016 - 5:15pm

The aftermath of the decision that shook Colombia last Sunday was charged with frustration that quickly turned into confusion, yet the response from social movements and Colombians around the world has been definitive: we must defend the peace process. A version of this article was carried by the Morning Star.

Government gives green light to anti-democratic pension investment policy

7 October 2016 - 3:30pm

After months of waiting, the government has finally responded to a consultation on its controversial new policy that will prevent local authorities from democratically deciding how their pensions should be invested. It has ignored 98% of respondents. This article first appeared in Ethical Consumer.

War on Want supports the World Day for Decent Work

7 October 2016 - 9:00am

Today is the World Day for Decent Work, an international event that calls on trade unionists, activists and campaigners to fight for decent work. 

Decent work isn't a fantasy. Decent work means a living wage, fair working conditions and the right to join a trade union.

Reaction: A true workers' party would stand with migrant workers and end precarious contracts

6 October 2016 - 3:30pm

“A true 'workers' party' would stand with migrant workers and end precarious contracts. Conservative immigration policy has already turned bosses into border guards. Workers with the threat of deportation hanging over them are unable to demand their rights at work.

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