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Remembering Rodney Bickerstaffe, War on Want President: 6 April 1945 – 3 October 2017

5 October 2017 - 4:00pm

All of us at War on Want were deeply sorry to hear that Rodney Bickerstaffe, our long-standing President, passed away this week. Rodney's passion for tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice was matched by his humility. Rodney wasn't interested in titles. He was our President because he was determined to further War on Want's vision for a better world. "Use me while people still know who I am," he used to say. 

The neocolonial violence of mining: stories of resistance against BHP

29 September 2017 - 11:30am

Speaker Tour 14-20 October

BHP is the world’s biggest mining company. The Anglo-Australian giant's record of forced displacement of indigenous and afro-descendant communities and its catastrophic environmental damage stretches back decades. 

During October, community representatives and activists from Colombia and Brazil will be in London to challenge the company at their Annual General Meeting, demanding respect for their rights and seeking justice for the harm caused by BHP’s mining operations. Join us!

Precarious Labour is on the March

27 September 2017 - 3:30pm

Today, Wednesday 27 September, War on Want joined precarious workers to march together with workers from Deliveroo, Uber, McStrikers,  precarious University teaching staff, Picture House staff, BA Mixed Fleet crew and many others.

Two Days of Events: Resistance and Social Justice Struggles in the Maghreb

27 September 2017 - 1:00pm

FIRST EVENT: Friday 29th September. 18:30-20:00

WHAT: Panel discussion with activists from the Maghreb

TITLE: The Maghreb - A Boiling Site of Resistance to Neoliberalism

LOCATION: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS. London, WC1H 0XG

SECOND EVENT: Saturday 30th September. 15:00-19:00

WHAT: Two documentary screenings + Q&A with directors

Buenaventura after the Civic Strike: What Next in the Resistance?

20 September 2017 - 12:15pm

DATE: Tuesday 26 September 2017

TIME: 7-8.30pm

LOCATION: Unite the Union, 128 Theobald's Road, London, WC1X 8TN

Join us for a panel discussion with Adriel Ruiz Galvan and Gilberto Lopez Vallecilla, two frontline community activists who were at the heart of the mobilisations which brought the city of Buenaventura to a standstill earlier this year. They have travelled to Europe to denounce the ongoing human rights abuses and to denounce the UK and Europe's 'Free-Trade' connnection to violence in the city. 

Event: Precarious Workers of the World Unite

19 September 2017 - 4:45pm

Date: Monday 25th September 2017

Time:  11:30 -12:30

Location:  Synergy Centre, Brighton,

Event: Precarious Workers of the World Unite: 

Britain is facing an epidemic of insecure work. Zero hour contracts proliferate and millions of workers are denied basic employment rights and protections. Yet across the country workers are getting organised and fighting back. Join us and hear from workers from McStrike, the Picturehouse and cleaners campaigns, and discuss how precarious workers can win.

Event: Reclaiming Internationalism: Moving UK Development Policy Beyond Empire 2.0

14 September 2017 - 12:15pm

Date: Monday 25th September 2017

Time:  13:00 -14:30

Location:  Hilton Brighton – Durham Hall – Wentwood

NB you will need a Labour Party Conference pass to attend this event as it is inside the Labour Party Conference 

Government immigration plans are a betrayal of justice: we all deserve dignity

12 September 2017 - 1:15pm

Last week’s post-Brexit immigration leak revealed a government so utterly without answers to the big questions facing Britain, that their only idea to defend the rights of citizens is to strip those rights from our families, friends and neighbours.

Event: Living on the margins: the fight for migrant worker rights in a precarious world

8 September 2017 - 2:00pm

EVENT DATE: 17:30 -19:15, Monday 11 September 2017

LOCATION:  Room, 1b Brighton Centre, BrightonAll around the UK

WHAT: TUC Fringe Event [Part of the TUC] 

NB As this event is part of #TUC17, you will need a TUC pass to attend. 

Sports Direct: Workers Still Exploited

6 September 2017 - 11:45am

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

Responding to Unite the Union’s finding that Sports Direct has failed to keep its commitments to take workers off precarious contracts and offer workers guaranteed hours and permanent employment, Owen Espley, Labour Rights campaigner, War on Want said:

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