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Judicial review into government’s attack on local democracy begins

14 June 2017 - 10:30am

A judicial review over the UK government’s controversial new pension investment regulations begins today. The government has a serious case to answer when it blocks local communities from taking ethical stances against the likes of G4S whose complicity in the abuse of Palestinians’ human rights is proven.

'Nothing short of genocide and ethnocide' for Brazil's indigenous peoples

13 June 2017 - 2:15pm

War on Want in the GuardianFor several decades now the Guarani-Kaiowá Indigenous community in Brazil have been under threat from the rapid expansion of large-scale Soybean and Sugarcane plantations for the global biofuels market. Most of their land has been stolen and their forests destroyed. They have been subjected to targeted assassinations, forced evictions and land grabs.

Migration has not undermined public services, it has strengthened them

13 June 2017 - 8:45am

Migrant workers have long made an essential contribution to public services, such as the NHS and social care, where employers recruit migrants in order to keep services running. We must  stand with migrant workers.

We will not falter in our commitment to the Palestinian people

12 June 2017 - 11:00am

By Asad Rehman, Executive Director, War on Want

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s longest running military occupations when Israel occupied the West Bank including East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Golan Heights, known as the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

The fight to build a better world: We are hopeful. We are fearless.

9 June 2017 - 6:15am

We have cast our votes. Whatever the new government, it doesn’t stop here. We are ready to hold the government to account, to challenge the choices it makes in the interests of the privileged few. We will stand together with the many.

New Report: Bad Company – BP, human rights and corporate crimes

4 June 2017 - 11:15am

Formal complaint and new report on BP’s human rights record

Ahead of the announcement of the winner of the BP Portrait Award on Tuesday 20th June, our friends at Culture Unstained issued a formal complaint to the National Portrait Gallery, alleging BP’s human rights record breaches the Gallery’s own ethics rules.

Oil giant BP shows contempt for human rights at AGM

2 June 2017 - 3:00pm

Shamefully, BP re-affirmed its business-as-usual approach at its 2017 Annual General Meeting, dismissing claims regarding serious human rights abuses, irreparable environmental impacts, and the company’s staggering contribution to climate change.

South African Shack Dwellers killed in fight for decent housing

2 June 2017 - 11:30am

This week, a two week old baby was killed during a police assault on the Foremen Road informal settlement in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. Two days before Baby Jayden Khoza was killed, community leader, Mthunzi 'Ras' Zuma was shot dead after a massive land occupation in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. 

Colombian strike: ‘To live with dignity, our people don’t give up’

31 May 2017 - 7:30am

The people of Buenaventura in the Colombian pacific have had enough. For over two weeks, communities and social movements in Colombia's most important port city have been engaged in an indefinite civil strike over the government’s historic neglect of the city's majority Afro-descendent population.

Strike a Rock - free film screening

30 May 2017 - 6:15pm

  • EVENT DATE: 14 June 2017, 6pm - 8:30pm
  • LOCATION: Bertha DocHouse; Curzon Bloomsbury; The Brunswick; WC1N 1AW London

 

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