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Stand With Migrant Workers on 20 February 2017 - #1DayWithoutUs

16 February 2017 - 10:45am

On Monday 20 February, groups across the UK are coming together to take part in One Day Without Us: a day of action to

  • Stand up for the rights of migrants
  • Celebrate the crucial contribution of migrants to our communities
  • Take a stand against the politics of hate and division

War on Want protest over garment worker crackdown in Bangladesh

16 February 2017 - 10:00am

War on Want will be protesting outside the Bangladesh High Commission in London today (Thursday 16 February). As long as garment workers are denied the fundamental right to organise in factories, the risk of another Rana Plaza disaster remains a very real possibility

CETA trade deal approved but 'future far from certain'

15 February 2017 - 11:00am

The EU-Canada trade deal has been passed by the European Parliament today but its future remains far from certain due to legal hurdles it still faces and entrenched opposition in countries which are yet to vote on the deal.

MPs call for action on illegal Israeli settlements

13 February 2017 - 5:30pm

On 9 February 2017, MPs held a back-bench debate on Israel’s illegal settlements. MPs called for moving beyond words into action to hold Israel to account for its continued building of settlements, a war crime under international law.

Government boycott ban: ‘an assault on local democracy’

13 February 2017 - 3:45pm

It’s vital we protect the right of local councils to make divestment and procurement decisions based on ethical grounds, in relation to Palestinian human rights, arms trade, fossil fuels, and other issues of concern.

War on Want on BBC One's The Big Questions

13 February 2017 - 8:15am

Israeli settlements are just one element of Israel’s systematic violation of Palestinian rights. Rather than deepening the UK's relationship with Israel’s human rights abusing government, the UK government should work to uphold international law and human rights and end the UK-Israel arms trade.

Israeli government is 'making a mockery of international law'

7 February 2017 - 2:00pm

Just hours after Theresa May rolled out the red carpet for Benjamin Netanyahu at Downing Street, the Israeli prime minister announced his support for a bill in the Israeli parliament that retroactively 'legalises' some Israeli settlement outposts in the West Bank. 

Theresa May is showing contempt for Palestinian rights

6 February 2017 - 12:15pm

This article was first carried by the Independent. Theresa May rolls out the red carpet for Israel's Netanhayu today, their meeting raises serious questions about the UK government’s commitment to its obligations under international law, and its willingness to promote and enforce even its own policies regarding Israel and the Palestinians. 

Event: How Do We Strike Today? Building Power from the Margins

6 February 2017 - 11:30am

  • EVENT DATE:  Friday 10 February 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm
  • Location: War on Want, 44-46 Shepherdess Walk, London N1 7JP
  • Free Tickets Available here

Fox breaks promise to hold parliament debate on Brexit template trade deal

6 February 2017 - 8:30am

It is scandalous that while telling us he has 'taken back control' from Europe, Liam Fox has signed us up to a secretly negotiated European Commission trade deal that will hit the UK before, during and after Brexit without any debate in parliament.

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