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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.

Delegation from Colombian community that stopped world’s biggest gold mine & redefined local democracy visit UK

20 March 2018 - 4:30pm

A year ago this rural community used direct democracy to stop what would have been the world’s largest gold mine. Their example has inspired 50 Colombian communities to challenge corporate exploitation through popular consultations and revolutionised the Colombian presidential debate. 25-30 March they visit London to share their vision for a just, sustainable future.

Event: "Curfew" Contemporary dance by El-Funoun & Hawiyya

16 March 2018 - 5:30pm

War on Want is happy to be supporting “Curfew”, a contemporary dance production performed by El-Funoun (Palestine) and Hawiyya Dance Company (UK), presented by Arts Canteen. "Curfew" is a thought-provoking contemporary dance production that encourages individuals to self-reflect and take action in front of injustice.

Families of massacred workers protest Lonmin’s final AGM tomorrow

13 March 2018 - 12:45pm

Families of massacred workers protest Lonmin’s final AGM tomorrow, saying corporate takeover doesn’t dissolve responsibility of mining company linked to South African president. 

Civil rights activist, bishop and lawyer representing workers at Marikana, South Africa, are in London this week to hold platinum mining company Lonmin to account over 2012 Massacre.

Water, Land, Life: celebrating Cajamarca's true treasures

12 March 2018 - 11:45am

Join inspiring visitors from Colombia to celebrate the courage and creativity of Cajamarca – the Colombian municipality that stopped a mega mine and is pioneering alternatives to extractivism – with a night of storytelling, music and food!

Protest Lonmin's AGM: In solidarity with Marikana Miners

12 March 2018 - 11:15am

Join us with the London Mining Network and frontline campaigners from South Africa at a protest to hold Lonmin to account for the Marikana massacre!

BBC's The Big Questions: Should Britain be proud of its arms trade?

12 March 2018 - 11:00am

Ryvka Barnard, War on Want's Senior Campaigns Officer (Militarism and Security), appeared on BBC’s The Big Questions on 12 March 2018, in a debate on whether Britain should be proud of its arms trade. She argued that the UK must stop trading arms with some of the world's most repressive regimes, including Saudi Arabia. So long as the UK is selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, it is complicit in the violence. 

Here are some highlights from the debate:

A message on International Women’s Day - from Maria Luisa Regalado, founder & coordinator of the Collective of Honduran Women, CODEMUH

8 March 2018 - 10:00am

"We’ve got a situation here where if legal complaints are made about working conditions, the owners and managers of the sweatshops come to agreements with the Ministry of Labour, and they can just carry on as before, getting women here to work very long shifts with no breaks to meet unreasonable targets, causing work-related injuries and illness." 

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