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The McStrike demonstrates why the right to collective bargaining is a fundamental human right

10 December 2017 - 12:15am

10 December 2017 - On Human Rights Day,  War on Want's Economic Justice campaigner Owen Espley explains why Workers Rights are Human Rights. 

This article originally appeared on the TUC Blog 

Two things you can do right now to support Palestinian rights

8 December 2017 - 11:15am

We stand with the Palestinians of Jerusalem who will never give up their right to live in peace and with dignity in their beautiful city, and we stand with all the Palestinian people struggling for justice. And we commit to taking concrete action to translate our solidarity into effective campaigns for human rights and justice for all.

UK Coal Costs Colombia

7 December 2017 - 11:30am

By Mark Metcalf, originally published in Big Issue North 27 NOV - 3 DEC.

Claims human rights violated in Colombia

UK-owned mine is vital to local economy

 Mariana Greif Etchebehere

A worker at Cerrejon coal mine in Colombia. UK owners are accused of displacing locals and environmental damage. Photo: Mariana Greif Etchebehere

IndustriALL takes fight to Glencore in London

1 December 2017 - 4:30pm

IndustriALL took its global campaign against Glencore to the London Mines and Money conference where it was joined by a broad coalition - including War on Want - protesting Glencore’s abuses of workers, communities and the environment. 

This piece was first published by IndustriALL on Dec 1, 2017

#WAGETHEFT – 5 WAYS EMPLOYERS ROB THEIR WORKERS

30 November 2017 - 2:15pm

Thursday 30 November 2017

New research has found that at least 2 million workers in Britain are losing over £3 billion in unpaid holiday pay and wages a year. Workers on precarious contracts are often afraid to enforce their rights for fear they’ll lose future work. Migrant workers are often afraid to approach authorities for fear they’ll be arrested, detained and deported by the very authorities meant to be enforcing their rights.

Theresa May set to outline post-Brexit vision for UK role in the Middle East

30 November 2017 - 1:00pm

Concluding her trip to the Middle East today, Theresa May is set to outline her ‘post-Brexit vision for the UK’s role in the region’. Ahead of her speech due to take place in Jordan, War on Want’s Executive Director, Asad Rehman, said:

“The true legacy of the UK’s involvement in the Middle East is one of arming repression through the selling of weapons that have fueled conflict, cozying up to regimes that continuously violate human rights, and of complicity in Israel’s relentless oppression of the Palestinians.

National action for trade democracy

23 November 2017 - 2:30pm

Join a two day mobilisation in February 2018 to build the campaign for trade democracy, organised by Global Justice Now and War on Want.

Watch videos of "Paradises of the Earth" Web Documentary - Tunisia

23 November 2017 - 8:15am

First Episode - Gabes: Watch now!

This episode follows an international solidarity caravan to the first stop of the trip: the mediterranean oasis of Gabes in southern #Tunisia, where the installation of a chemical phosphate factory on its shores caused an ecocide deeply impacting fishing, agriculture, water resources and people's livelihoods.

The Ecologist: President Santos: environmental saint or sinner?

21 November 2017 - 11:00am

President Santos of Colombia recently won two international awards for championing peace and biodiversity despite criticism from campaigners who say he is "encouraging agro-industrial projects that displace local communities", writes Catherine Early at The Ecologist (20 November 2017).

Quoting War on Want's Seb Muñoz, Early writes about the controversies around Santos' contributions, including the issue of displacing indigenous people through destructive extraction industries:

Rise, Resist, Renew: Alternatives to Mines & Money

20 November 2017 - 4:30pm

Between 25-30 November, we will be hosting frontline activists from Uganda, Philippines and Colombia to challenge the Mines and Money Conference in London – the premier space for the global mining industry and its destructive deals. Our speakers will be sharing stories of resistance, successes and alternatives to mining – and opposing mining violence and current threats from extracitivism in their communities. Join us!

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