Letter to Foreign Office: Gdeim Izik Political Prisoners, Occupied Western Sahara

7 November 2017 - 11:30am

We were asked by our Saharawi partners to write a letter to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs expressing our deep concerns over the severe sentences handed out by the Moroccan court against the Gdeim Izik 24 Saharawi activists. The letter has been signed by several trade unions' General Secretaries.

For more information, you can read the text of the letter below or download the PDF here.

ParadiseLeaks Response: The Time to Act Is NOW

6 November 2017 - 10:00am

Responding to #ParadiseLeaks Owen Espley, Senior Economic Justice Campaigner, War on Want said:

“Leak after leak demonstrates how politicians have failed to tackle a system that enables wealthy corporations and the rich to hide their wealth and avoid paying their fair share of tax, whilst ordinary people suffer from low pay and cuts to essential public services. The UK Government has the power to prevent its Overseas Territories and Dependencies from being used as tax havens, tough talking means nothing if it is not followed up with action.

Apple's iPhone X: rotten to the core

3 November 2017 - 2:30pm

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the Apple iPhone, and 10 years of grisly labour abuses of the millions of workers who have made Apple the richest company in the world, now worth a staggering $868 billion.

Priti Patel’s Israel visit undermines attempts to hold Israel to account for international law violations

3 November 2017 - 1:00pm

In the week that marks a century since the Balfour Declaration, it has come to light that International Development Secretary Priti Patel has held undisclosed meetings in Israel, without informing the Foreign Office or British diplomats. Reports state that she was accompanied in these meetings by an influential pro-Israeli lobbyist.

Responding to news, War on Want’s senior militarism and security campaigner, Ryvka Barnard, said:

Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy & Ken Loach join international call to free political prisoners in Morocco

3 November 2017 - 11:15am

A year after the tragic death of a fishmonger sparked the rise of the popular social justice movement, Hirak in northern Morocco, over 200 intellectuals join European MPs, academics, trade unionists and public figures from across the globe to petition the Moroccan government to release hundreds of political prisoners. 

Memory Metamorphosis: an exhibition on Palestinian memory

2 November 2017 - 2:00pm

DATES: Tuesday 5 December to Saturday 9 December 2017


Tuesday: 11.00am - 5.00pm
Wed-Fri: 11.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday: 11.00am - 4.00pm

LOCATION: Menier Gallery (Lower Ground Floor Gallery*), 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

*We regret that the gallery is not wheelchair accessible.

Event: Oil Justice Now - Stop Corporate Impunity!

31 October 2017 - 5:15pm

DATE: Monday 13 November 2017

WHAT: Documentary Launch + Panel

TIME: 7-10pm

LOCATION: Wolfson Lecture Thetre, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

On Monday, November 13th we will be hosting a special event to highlight our work with communities affected by oil companies in Colombia. Join us to learn what you can do to stop corporate impunity and to hold 'Big Oil' to account. 

Durham book launch - The Way of the Activist

31 October 2017 - 12:45pm

DATE: Saturday 11 November 2017

TIME: 1-3pm

LOCATION: The Miners' Hall, Redhills, Flass Street, Durham, DH1 4BE. 

War on Want  partnered with groundbreaking group Talk Socialism to deliver communication training up and down the country through Operation Hedgehog.  Now that training is condensed in one accessible book!

Water warriors worldwide putting water back in people's hands

26 October 2017 - 5:15pm

Around the world, people are waking up to the threat of privatised water and taking it back from the corporations to be recognised as a human right, not a privilege. In the UK, an overwhelming 80 percent of people now want British water back in public hands, too. 



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