Austerity and the demands of capitalism

1 July 2015 - 12:00pm

The rights of workers are being eroded. Millions of workers, mainly women, suffer poverty wages, appalling working conditions and exploitation. The biggest culprits: austerity and the demands of capitalism for higher profits and lower costs.

There is an alternative: People before profit

1 July 2015 - 11:00am

Welcome to War on Want’s brand new website. Take a look around. We hope it inspires you to take action in the fight for global justice.

The capitalist system is the root cause of the growing inequality. The rules of the global economy are written in the interests of big business, with more and more power stripped away from ordinary people and local communities.

There is an alternative. Our campaigns continue to challenge the system and win important victories in the fight for a future based on justice, equality and rights, not exploitation and profit.

The defining global justice issue of our time

1 July 2015 - 10:00am

The catastrophe facing the Palestinian people is the defining global justice issue of our time. Palestinians have suffered Israeli oppression and human rights abuse for more than 60 years.

Arming Apartheid

July 2015

Our new report, 'Arming Apartheid', details how trading arms with Israel makes the UK complicit in Israel’s continuing violations of human rights and international law.

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HSBC faces protest for profiting from human rights abuses

17 April 2018 - 11:45am
HSBC is a major shareholder in companies which supply weapons and military equipment to Israel, which uses extensive and often lethal military against Palestinians, including the recent killing of unarmed protesters in the Gaza Strip.
 
Over 18,000 people around the UK have contacted HSBC Group Chief Executive John Flint, expressing their concerns on this issue, and HSBC branches in over 20 locations across the UK have been the focus of regular protests and pickets.
 
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Spring edition of Up Front out now: Why we won't be silenced

11 April 2018 - 3:15pm

War on Want’s values and our mission are the same today as when we were founded: to be a radical and fearless force for equality and social justice.

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