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War on Want can provide free speakers on the listed topics and more!

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Topics

Trade

TTIP & CETA and trade post-Brexit  >>Link to Campaign

Palestine

Stop Arming Israel campaign, stories from grassroots in Palestine, corporate complicity in the Occupation, role of the UK government, global movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel, drones technology >>Link to Campaign

Migrant workers & precarious contracts

Migrant workers across the UK face prejudice, abuse and exploitation. In the wake of Brexit, the call to ‘control our borders’ risks being used to not only restrict freedom of movement but to weaken the rights of migrant workers. The rights of workers who are already here, as well as those who come in the future, are at risk. Precarious contracts mean workers face the constant threat of losing future work, as well as having to make themselves available with no guarantee of hours. Employers are given the power to withdraw workers’ livelihoods without accountability. With this imbalance of power, workers face obstacles to challenging abuse.

>>Link to Campaign

Garment workers/sweatshops/fashion industry

Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops campaign, exploitation of workers, sweatshops &  poverty wages, Rana Plaza building collapse, Bangladesh Safety Accord, UK brands, wins so far, workshops for KS3/4 schools on sweatshops

Financial crisis, capitalism & austerity

Austerity as ideology, affect of structural adjustment policies on states & populations,  history of financial architecture in relation to current situation, financial institutions vs. public interest

The War on Want - Building a global justice movement

A general talk on who we are and what we do and how people can make a difference. Can be catered for school children of all ages, university students, local groups or trade union branches

UK NGOs and the global justice movement - a War on Want perspective
A more academic talk catered for university students

Campaigning as an antidote to apathy
A more academic talk catered for university students

Messaging & power mapping - effective communication for your campaign - a workshop for local groups.

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