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The Queen's Speech highlights a government out of touch with its people

22 June 2017 - 9:15am

The Queen’s Speech wholly ignored the seismic political shifts and horrific events which have brought renewed public engagement in politics and staunch opposition to an ideologically-driven, political agenda of austerity and deregulation. 

Struggles and stories of resistance in North Africa and West Asia (NAWA)

21 June 2017 - 3:15pm

This blog is based on the NAWA Senior Programme Officer's trips and work with partners, local organisations, social movements and activists in the region during the last few months. It is a small step towards highlighting some stories of resistance and social justice struggles.

Queen’s Speech: No to austerity, no to deregulation – yes to maximum accountability

21 June 2017 - 11:00am

The Queen’s Speech represents a crucial opportunity to carve out a progressive vision for a politically re-engaged country. And that means a no to austerity and a no to deregulation – but a yes to maximum accountability to the British people over the next two years.

 

Queen's Speech 2017: This is what she should say

21 June 2017 - 9:45am

As the government sets out its priorities in the Queen's Speech, we set out our concerns and recommendations.

Election result puts trade future in doubt - trade justice remains our call

16 June 2017 - 12:15pm

By Mark Dearn

In the past week we have seen seismic changes in UK politics. For our campaigning for trade justice, these changes may have a significant impact – but one which must not and will not affect the core principles and values we champion.

BBC investigation highlights BAE’s deadly deals and UK’s role in arming repression

15 June 2017 - 3:15pm

The BBC report simply underscores the central role that the UK government plays in arming repression around the world. It makes a mockery of any commitment to democracy and human rights. The UK government has a serious case to answer in allowing these deadly deals to be done.

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).

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