Up Front: Fighting Oppression

April 2017

In this edition read about the voices that must be heard in the fight against oppression. You can read about how British firms are reinforcing a ruthless dictatorship in Eritrea and how we are demanding action to halt corporate complicity in brutal human rights abuses. Read too about the growing resistance of the Saharawi people, denied their basic human rights and suffering under the Moroccan occupation. Also in this edition learn more about how we’re standing with migrant workers, fighting racism and together with our partners in Sri Lanka securing fundamental rights for garment workers.

Up Front: Fighting Oppression

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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.

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“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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RT @protestencil: “There is no justice under occupation” said #AhedTamimi , handed 8 months jail time for resisting. 9 hours 16 min ago
Hear from Sahar, Director of @Addameer, as well as 3 other powerful #women from our partner organisations:… 14 hours 39 min ago
The community of #Cajamarca, #Colombia used direct democracy to stop what would have been the world’s largest gold… 15 hours 6 min ago