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Toxic trade deals like TTIP have given Trump oxygen

16 November 2016 - 12:30pm

Corporate trade deals like the EU-US agreement TTIP have been cynically exploited by Donald Trump to win the presidency of the United States. He has used those deals to show that the political system has been corrupted by big business. But Donald Trump will not stop this corporate corruption – he will make it far worse.

Who really benefits from free trade agreements like TTIP, Ceta and Nafta?

16 November 2016 - 12:15pm

To defeat the politics of racism and hatred we call on politicians to support economic policies that will benefit the majority of people, eradicate poverty, create decent jobs and good public services and halt climate change. War on Want in the Guardian.

From Grunwick to Deliveroo: getting organised, getting unionised

11 November 2016 - 11:00am

  • EVENT DATE: 10:30-16:30 Saturday 26 November
  • LOCATION: Willesden Library Centre, 95 High Road, London, NW10 2SF

A one-day conference on migrant workers, trade unions and the new economy organised by Grunwick 40 (and supported by War on Want). ** War on Want's Senior Economic Justice Campaigner, Owen Espley will be helping lead a participative workshop on "What does solidarity look like today?" ** 

Samarco mine: march to mark Brazil’s worst environmental disaster

10 November 2016 - 2:45pm

On 5 November 2015 a giant mining waste dam in eastern Brazil collapsed, unleashing toxic waste on the town of Bento Rodrigues. Twenty people were killed and the region’s most important river, the Rio Doce, was contaminated. War on Want was in Brazil accompanying communities affected by the disaster one year on. 

Transforming arms manufacture into socially useful jobs: the Lucas Plan revisited

7 November 2016 - 11:45am

War on Want is supporting the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Lucas Plan and the opportunity to debate socially useful work and ending the arms trade.

War on Want on BBC's Inside Out: the true cost of our throwaway culture

2 November 2016 - 12:30pm

War on Want and the true cost of our throwaway culture on BBC's Inside Out London.

Land conflicts and shady finances plague DR Congo palm oil company backed by development funds

2 November 2016 - 9:45am

European and US development funds are bankrolling palm oil company Feronia Inc despite land and labour conflicts at its plantations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). New information now raises questions as to whether the Canadian-based company misused millions of taxpayer dollars destined for international aid by way of companies connected to a high-level DRC politician.

Trade deal CETA signed but on the ropes?

30 October 2016 - 9:15am

On the delayed signing today of CETA by European Council president Donald Tusk, Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, Vicki Hird, Campaigns and Policy Director at War on Want, said: 

“This signing ceremony should be seen for what it is – a promotional opportunity designed to push a toxic trade deal and trade agenda that are in trouble.

London Migration Film Festival

26 October 2016 - 4:30pm

  • EVENT DATE: 11-13 November 2016 
  • Location: Deptford Cinema and Buster Mantis, SE London
  • Join War on Want at the London Migrant Film Festival as we discuss "Borders and their reproduction in everyday lives". 

Air of discontent around Cerrejón mine deepens

26 October 2016 - 4:15pm

The dirty, polluting mine has already forced 15 communities from their land and left their lives and livelihoods in tatters - now a vital water source is to be carved up and destroyed. War on Want in the Guardian

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