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Let’s stop the diversion of the Arroyo Stream in La Guajira, Colombia

29 April 2016 - 12:30pm

Afro-descendant and indigenous communities from the Guajira Region of Colombia are under threat by the proposed diversion of another of its principle sources of water and life – The Arroyo Stream – which provides water to some 40,000 people.

Read more to find out how you can support this struggle. 

EU to sacrifice public services and farmers in TTIP talks

28 April 2016 - 12:30pm

News coming out of the 13th round of secretive negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) taking place in New York this week reveals the new level of threat the deal poses to jobs and public services. Now is the time to pull the plug on this dodgy deal.

Afro-communities of Buenaventura speak out against Violence

28 April 2016 - 11:30am

Our partners Nomadesc and PCN – Palenque el Congal will today host a Public Commission on Human Rights in the Special District of Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca in Colombia.

The hearing is "For the victims of Development, and the unconstitutional state of affairs in Buenaventura” and has been called to address the gross violations of human rights and of international humanitarian law in Buenaventura.

The case against TTIP

28 April 2016 - 10:00am

War on Want in the New Statesman. Read Helen Lewis' article The case against TTIP: Let’s not weep for a US trade deal.

Questions for the FCO on the 2015 Human Rights Report

27 April 2016 - 6:15pm

Here are some questions we had after reading the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

Storify: War on Want's annual conference 2016

27 April 2016 - 4:15pm

'Resistance Rising: Responses to the Death of Democracy' was a day of discussion, film and workshops on how to fight back against the suppression of dissent in Britain and around the world.

Going Underground: The price of fashion for Bangladeshi garment workers

27 April 2016 - 2:15pm

War on Want's Senior Economic Justice Campaigner, Owen Espley, talks the price of fashion for Bangladeshi garment workers on RT's Going Underground.

Cameron telling porkies on TTIP!

25 April 2016 - 6:00pm

War on Want's executive director John Hilary interviewed on TTIP by RT UK: David Cameron is telling porky pies when it comes to TTIP. Official statistics show that it will cost at least one million jobs.

 

No Freedom for the Poor in South Africa

25 April 2016 - 12:15pm

Yesterday, thousands of Abahlali base Mjondolo members attended a rally to show that the poor remain "unfree". In South Africa there are still 1.9 million households living in informal settlements  - an increase of over 26% since 1996. Many of Abahlali's members remain unemployed, unable to get any jobs in a city that is being marketed internationally as a "Premier African City". Children living in shacks are less able to afford to go to school and remain trapped in a never-ending cycle of poverty.

Rana Plaza: Bangladeshi garment workers still paying the price for fast fashion

22 April 2016 - 11:00am

It is not enough for consumers to buy ethically. If we’re serious about tackling the inherent exploitation in the fashion industry, the government has to act. National regulation, alongside legally binding international mechanisms, is long overdue.

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