Refugee crisis: why the UK bears a double responsibility

4 September 2015 - 9:00am

John Hilary, Executive Director, War on Want

I was one of the 2,000 passengers stuck on the Eurostar outside Calais on Tuesday night, as the refugee crisis forced its way onto Europe’s front pages. Contrary to media reports of passengers being prepared to smash windows in anger, the people in my carriage remained quiet throughout the five hours we were held in the dark outside the tunnel.

Criminalisation against human rights defenders in Peru

3 September 2015 - 10:00am

Today, human rights defenders from War on Want’s partner the Interinstitutional Platform of Celendin in Peru are facing court charges after opposing the large mining “Conga Project”. The World Bank and the mining company Newmont Plc are pushing to open new mining sites which will destroy four lakes, despite strong opposition from local communities.

Agribusiness expansion putting at risk Babaçu women

1 September 2015 - 4:00pm

War on Want's partner, the Movement of Women Babaçu Breakers (MIQCB) in Brazil put at risk due to agro-industry expansion.

The Guardian reports the struggle of thousands of women to attain “title to land and babassu, laws permitting free access to babassu on private land in some regions to be respected, and a law permitting free access to babassu on private land nationwide to be passed"

National Food Sovereignty Gathering

1 September 2015 - 12:45pm

National Food Sovereignty Gathering

EVENT DATES: 23-26 October 2015

Location: Hebden Bridge – Birchcliffe Centre, HX7 8DG

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War on Want would like to invite you to the 2015 National Food Sovereignty Gathering.

Resurgence of neo-colonialism: feeding the global market

1 September 2015 - 12:00am

A battle for control over land and seed is raging, and Africa is on the front line.

National Food Sovereignty Gathering

Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 5:45pm

Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire – Birchcliffe Centre, HX7 8DG

National Food Sovereignty Gathering

EVENT DATES: 23-26 October 2015

Location:Hebden Bridge – Birchcliffe Centre, HX7 8DG

To register click here

War on Want would like to invite you to the 2015 National Food Sovereignty Gathering.

National Food Sovereignty Gathering

Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 3:30pm

Location: Hebden Bridge – Birchcliffe Centre, HX7 8DG

National Food Sovereignty Gathering

EVENT DATES: 23-26 October 2015

Location:Hebden Bridge – Birchcliffe Centre, HX7 8DG

To register click here

War on Want would like to invite you to the 2015 National Food Sovereignty Gathering.

Another food system is possible! National gathering to build a stronger movement for food sovereignty in the UK.

Why protesting is an important part of opposing arms trade

26 August 2015 - 2:00pm

On Monday 7 September, we will be heading over to the ExCel Centre in London to protest one of the world's largest arms fairs known as DSEI. 

Court Victory for South African Shack Dwellers

20 August 2015 - 12:00pm

Shack dwellers from social movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, are celebrating their victory in the Durban High Court today as they successfully overturned a court order used to violently evict them.

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