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War on Want partners talk workers' rights in China on BBC World Service's Newshour

26 July 2016 - 5:00pm

Workers’ rights abuses are rampant in garment factories in China. In spite of widespread repression by the Chinese government, the labour movement in China is on the rise. 

EVENT: Trade Justice in a post-Brexit World - where do we go next?

25 July 2016 - 8:45am

Event date: Thursday 28 July - 6.30pm

Location: Newspeak House - 133 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG

Students Against TTIP London is bringing together campaigners, activists and politicians for an evening of open discussion about the next steps for the trade justice movement.

Precarious contracts at the 'cold heart' of Sports Direct's working practices

22 July 2016 - 11:00am

An MPs' report on Sports Direct's working practices shows it's time the billionaire boss, Mike Ashley, was held to account and the government moved to end precarious contracts.

We haven't had UK trade policy for 40 years, but here's what we know from TTIP

21 July 2016 - 2:30pm

Despite being without national trade policy for four decades, we can predict a lot about the UK’s future trade deals outside of the EU from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - and what we know gives great cause for concern.

Trident Vote - renewal is a ‘reckless and criminal act’

18 July 2016 - 11:15am

Which part of the non-proliferation treaty do they not understand? Trident renewal is a reckless and criminal act and any MP voting for it should to be ashamed.

The ‘New Colonialism’: the case of Western Sahara

12 July 2016 - 5:00pm

Africa's wealth in natural resources is being seized by foreign, private interests whose operations are leaving a devastating trail of social, environmental and human rights abuses in their wake. In Western Sahara, the indigenous Saharawi people have consistently protested against the exploration activities of oil companies. By doing deals with the Moroccan government, British companies are complicit in the illegal and violent occupation of Western Sahara.

The ‘New Colonialism’: Rio Tinto in Madagascar

12 July 2016 - 10:00am

In recent years we have witnessed a new ‘scramble for Africa’ as governments and companies seek to control the continents valuable resources and cash-in at the expense of people and the planet. While the scale and scope of the UK’s involvement in the exploitation of Africa’s mineral resources is staggering, so too is the environmental and social damage left in its wake.

New report: British companies leading new ‘scramble for Africa’ worth $1 trillion

11 July 2016 - 7:00pm

British companies, aided and abetted by the UK government, are at the forefront of a new ‘scramble for Africa’, according to a new report published today by War on Want.

Gaza two years on: UK government remains complicit in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians

7 July 2016 - 4:00pm

It is two years since Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza, which killed more than 2,200 people. By continuing the arms trade with Israel, the UK government is giving material support to Israel’s aggression against the Palestinian people.

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