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Speaker Tour: Indigenous Resistance to Agribusiness Expansion in Brazil

10 April 2017 - 1:30pm

SPEAKER TOUR 17-21 APRIL 

War on Want will be hosting Cacique Ladio Veron, leader of the Guarani-Kaiowá Indigenous community in Brazil, who will be in the UK to raise awareness about the struggle of his people against the violent expansion of agribusiness on their ancestral territories, which is endangering their livelihoods and survival.

 

War on Want takes on The Big Questions on BBC One

9 April 2017 - 11:45am

The UK government should work to uphold international law and human rights by putting human rights, workers' rights and environmental protections at the core of its trade policy. Watch War on Want's Ryvka Barnard on BBC One's The Big Questions.

Colombia's fracking boom risks deepening environmental conflicts

7 April 2017 - 4:15pm

The revelation of this fracking boom shows that while  the Colombian government talks about peace, it is threatening to deepen over 100 existing environmental conflicts related to extractive companies and their operations by opening the door to the influx of further multinationals. 

Farmer not ‘qualified’ to speak on destruction of his livelihood, says government

7 April 2017 - 11:00am

The Home Office has denied a visa to a Madagascan farmer due to speak in London about the environmental and social impact of Rio Tinto’s QMM mineral sands mine and its ‘biodiversity offset’ scheme on his community.  

Women are the Resistance: Remembering Rana Plaza

6 April 2017 - 4:15pm

  • EVENT DATE: Monday 24 April
  • TIME: 6pm – 8pm (film screening will begin at 6:30pm)
  • PLACE: Rich Mix Main Hall 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
  • COST: Free!

Join us for an evening to commemorate the anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, premiering the new film: Workers Voices and a photo exhibition: Women are the Resistance.

War on Want announces new Executive Director

4 April 2017 - 9:00am

War on Want has appointed Asad Rehman, Head of International Climate at Friends of the Earth, as its new Executive Director. Asad will join the anti-poverty charity in May 2017.

Brexit begins: We must ensure trade justice

31 March 2017 - 12:30pm

With the UK government triggering Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, we have now entered a two-year phase of negotiations which, among a host of other issues, will address our future trade relationship with the EU.

It is currently thought to be likely that negotiations on a UK-EU trade deal, whether interim or otherwise, will not take place until key issues including EU migrants’ rights, the Brexit ‘divorce bill’ and the Irish border have been addressed. This may mean that no trade negotiations will take place until 2018.

El Salvador mining ban a victory for democracy over corporate greed

30 March 2017 - 11:45am

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to pass a nationwide ban on metal mining. This is a historic moment for El Salvador and for a social movement which has long demanded that the needs of the people and environment of El Salvador supersede mining industry profits.

Brexit begins: What will it mean for Economic Justice?

30 March 2017 - 11:30am

Article 50 has been triggered and the countdown to Brexit has begun. Formal negotiations on how the UK will leave the European Union will now start. The implications are wide-ranging, and there are many unknowns, not least in terms of how far the UK’s future economy will serve economic justice. War on Want's Owen Espley reflects on the key issues at the heart of the UK’s future.

Brexit begins: War on Want’s fight for justice and human rights continues

29 March 2017 - 12:45pm

War on Want has always stood for human rights, internationalism, justice and solidarity. Now, with the starting gun fired on Brexit talks, we must be ready to fight for these values.

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