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Cameron telling porkies on TTIP!

25 April 2016 - 6:00pm

War on Want's executive director John Hilary interviewed on TTIP by RT UK: David Cameron is telling porky pies when it comes to TTIP. Official statistics show that it will cost at least one million jobs.

 

Revealed: How mercenaries are making millions from the misery in war zones around the world

7 February 2016 - 7:00am

War on Want in the Scottish Sunday Record. War on Want have condemned private security firms in Britain and are calling on the UK Government to ban companies from operating in conflict zones.

The return of the dogs of war: what's it like to be a soldier for hire?

6 February 2016 - 7:00am

War on Want in the Guardian. “We did our first investigation into this 10 years ago when it was going haywire around Iraq and Afghanistan,” says John Hilary, executive director of War on Want. "Fast-forward 10 years and the UK government has explicitly said it is not interested in any form of regulation [of private security companies], just self-regulation.”

Britain is at centre of global mercenary industry, says charity

3 February 2016 - 7:00am

War on Want in the Guardian. Private military contractors ran amok in Iraq and Afghanistan, leaving a trail of human rights abuses in their wake. Now we are seeing the alarming rise of mercenaries fighting on the frontline in conflict zones across the world: it is the return of the ‘dogs of war’.

British dogs of war behind surging billion-pound mercenary market

3 February 2016 - 7:00am

War on Want in the Daily Mirror. For too long this murky world of guns for hire has been allowed to grow unchecked. In letting the industry regulate itself, the government has failed: only binding regulation will do. The time has come to ban these companies from operating in conflict zones and end the privatisation of war.

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