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On Strike: The people of Buenaventura have had enough

22 May 2017 - 4:15pm

Communities and social movements in Colombia's most important port city, Buenaventura, are engaged in an indefinite civic strike over the state's historic neglect of the city's majority Afro-descendent population. Over 150 000 people have shown their discontent and shut down the city and its port, bringing the economy to a grinding halt.

Mining and conflict in Chile – the British connection

20 May 2017 - 2:45pm

  • Event Date: Tuesday 23 May, 7pm – 9pm
  • Location: Room 243, Second floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Join us to hear about Antofagasta, the London-listed company entangled in ongoing corruption scandals, exacerbation of major droughts, destruction and cover-up of archaeological sites and attempts to expand the largest mine waste tailings dam in Latin America.

General Election 2017: Contact your candidates

18 May 2017 - 2:45pm

We are urging all our supporters to get in contact with candidates seeking election in their constituency to raise concerns about the things that matter most to them. 

Any future government must ‘hand power back to workers’ says War on Want

15 May 2017 - 2:45pm

The priority of any future government must be to hand power back to workers to allow them to claim their rights and feel secure enough to challenge poor pay and abusive conditions. Workers in insecure employment, on precarious contracts, such as zero hours or bogus self-employment, are often too afraid of speaking out for fear of losing their job or future work.  Any future government serious about the rights of workers must ensure workers are secure enough to claim their rights.

'It's not rocket science': government czar misses the point on zero-hours

9 May 2017 - 1:45pm

This is not about how much bosses know or don't know when it comes to appreciating their workforce, it's about whether workers are able to claim their rights and feel secure enough to push back against poor pay and bad practices.

Fundraiser! BARCLAY'S BIRTHDAY CABARET

4 May 2017 - 2:45pm

With Jeremy Hardy, Jim Barclay, Scummy Mummies, Neil Bromley, Steve Gribbin, and Ian Saville

Eritrea: British firms bankrolling a brutal regime

3 May 2017 - 11:15am

Eritrea is one of the most repressive states in the world. Yet in the pursuit of profit British firms are turning a blind eye to human rights abuses and reinforcing a ruthless dictatorship.

WATCH NOW: How garment workers are exploited

27 April 2017 - 5:00pm

War on Want’s Senior International Programmes Officer (Asia and the Pacific),Thulsi Narayanasamy, talks garment worker exploitation on 'Economic Divide'  (14 April 2017)

BDS is a legitimate means of protest against human rights abuse, says War on Want

27 April 2017 - 12:15pm

Campaigning for BDS is a legitimate means of protest, a fact that has been affirmed time and time again by bodies such as the European Union. It’s effectiveness is one of the main reasons why there is an organised campaign led by the Israeli government to shut it down. Students have every right to use their democratic rights to organise and exercise freedom of expression, and should be applauded for calling out violations of international law and human rights abuse.

Jemna in Tunisia: an inspiring land struggle in North Africa

27 April 2017 - 11:15am

Jemna is a beacon of hope for a Tunisia where its people have sovereignty over their land and resources. Jemna needs to be supported, celebrated and emulated for the sake of its people and for our sake. 

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