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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)

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. 

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.

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. 

Brexit Britain trade deal with Trump: goodbye NHS, hello financial crisis

17 January 2017 - 12:00pm

Any trade deal between Trump’s USA and May’s Brexit Britain is a real danger to our democracy, the NHS, rules protecting food, the environment and much else besides.

Undeterred in the face of Israeli embassy’s tactics

16 January 2017 - 12:30pm

Ultimately the grassroots movements of justice-loving people will prevail over the desperate attempts of embassy officials to save the image of a criminal regime. 

Canada trade deal CETA will fuel rampant EU inequality

19 December 2016 - 10:30am

Inequality is grist to the mill of far right populists, yet the European Commission and MEPs are failing to learn the lessons of Brexit and the rise of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. Instead, it’s big business as usual, and continued support for policies that generate inequality and fuel the racist right.

The Times: ‘Exploited’ workers, hotels and online shopping funded by aid

9 December 2016 - 9:00am

War on Want in The Times. A recent report by nine charities including RIAO-RDC, a Congolese NGO, and the western charities Grain and War on Want, levels a string of criticisms against Feronia, including allegations of land grabs, low pay and exploitation, writes Billy Kenber. 

Evening Standard:G4S sells off Israeli prisons arm after pressure groups’ protest

2 December 2016 - 11:30am

War on Want in Evening StandardWar on Want’s Ryvka Barnard said G4S remains complicit in human rights abuses through its ownership of and investment in the facility.  “If G4S was concerned about human rights, it would leave the Israeli market completely,” she added

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