News

Frankie Boyle tells Cameron: don't bomb Syria

27 November 2015 - 10:15am

Frankie Boyle has joined musicians, writers, union chiefs and politicians telling David Cameron not to bomb Syria as 25,000 protesters prepare to march on Westminster.

International Street Vendors Day

13 November 2015 - 4:45pm

Informal traders are the heartbeat of the economy in sub-Saharan Africa, yet their fight for the right to live and work in the city continues.

40 years of suffering for Sahrawi refugees from Western Sahara

4 November 2015 - 7:00am

Letter first published in the Guardian

While the current refugee crisis across Europe makes headlines, the people of Western Sahara have been experiencing a refugee crisis for 40 years.

Oil Justice Activist takes on BP

26 October 2015 - 10:30am

Trade union activist Gilberto Torres was abducted by paramilitaries, apparently connected to the security arm of Ocensa – the joint venture company transporting BP’s oil, writes Ed Vulliamy in the Observer

Time to address a refugee crisis of our own making

18 October 2015 - 12:00am

The Guardian 

From conflicts to poverty, the UK has often played a role in creating the conditions from which people are forced to flee.

I didn’t think TTIP could get any scarier, but then...

14 October 2015 - 9:15am

John Hilary, Executive Director, War on Want

I was recently granted a rare glimpse behind the official façade of the EU when I met with its Trade Commissioner in her Brussels office. I was there to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the controversial treaty currently under negotiation between the EU and the USA.

Global Goals vs TTIP: trading human rights for profit

7 October 2015 - 12:00am

Three million concerned Europeans signed a petition against a controversial new trade deal that will undermine human rights, explains Mark Dearn

John Hilary talks 'People Power' on Inside Story

13 September 2015 - 2:45pm

Al Jazeera 'Inside Story' featuring John Hilary, Executive Director, War on Want.

Pages

Filter

Join the conversation

Don't be a political mug, GET a political mug! #PovertyIsPolitical https://t.co/0zT5nkHJBS 1 hour 19 min ago
Inside the #WTO the men in suits use ‘green rooms’ to secretly shape #trade rules to favour the rich . Meanwhile, o… https://t.co/l477adyRkW 2 hours 15 min ago
Join us in telling @HSBC to end business links with human rights abusing companies. https://t.co/D9JTOIClm3https://t.co/M5TtQqNxQF 2 hours 33 min ago