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New report: HSBC a ‘crucial link in the chain’ of Palestinian oppression says War on Want

12 July 2017 - 12:30pm

Some of the UK’s best known banks and financial institutions are complicit in Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people according to a new report by War on Want.

UK government complicit in Saudi Arabia’s war crimes, no matter what the high court says

10 July 2017 - 1:00pm

The court’s decision is dangerous, as it lends added legitimacy to a poorly regulated arms trade that allows for profit to be made from death and destruction, says War on Want.

Trump visit: Government must not 'cosy up' to US president

3 July 2017 - 10:15am

The last thing the UK government should be offering is a veneer of respectability to someone who promotes divisive and reactionary policies such as Muslim and refugee bans.

Campaigners win legal challenge over government’s 'anti-democratic' pension regulation

22 June 2017 - 12:30pm

Today the High Court ruled that the government cannot block local councils from divesting from companies complicit in human rights abuses. This is a victory for local democracy and the fight for human rights. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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