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TTIP leaks expose massive threat to food and farming

1 June 2016 - 11:45am

As the TTIP leaks recently revealed, this dodgy EU-US trade deal is not a pretty sight for citizens, consumers, farmers or developing countries. We must oppose TTIP and similar deals, which will devastate our food and farming and hand even greater power to corporations to dictate policy.

National strike: Colombians' demand ‘peace with justice’

28 May 2016 - 12:15pm

Peace in Colombia has all too often centred on government talks with the two armed insurgency groups leaving the vast majority of Colombians side-lined and the voices of grassroots social movements silenced. On 30 May, millions of Colombians will take to the streets in protest against the country’s massive inequality and to demand peace with social and environmental justice at its heart.  

G4S slammed for link with Israel’s abhorrent prison system

26 May 2016 - 3:45pm

War on Want protested today at the G4S AGM against G4S's continued complicity in human rights violations across the world. In March 2016, G4S bowed to public pressure and promised to end its involvement in the Israeli prison system in two years. G4S has made similar promises in the past, under the pressure of public scrutiny, but has failed to take action on them. War on Want is calling on G4S to end immediately its connection with Israel's abhorrent prison system. 

March against Monsanto: 'time to take back control'

20 May 2016 - 3:15pm

Monsanto represents the rotten core of the globalised and commodified food system, where a handful of multinational corporations dominate the market for seeds and agrochemicals at the expense of small scale farmers and communities around the world. It's time to take back control of the food we eat.

Trade Union Act: ‘An attack on workers’ rights’

20 May 2016 - 10:15am

Trade unions have protected ordinary workers against poor conditions, low pay and unfair dismissal for generations. The Act remains a fundamental attack on workers’ rights, the ability of trade unions to organise and the right to take strike action.

TTIP a ‘clear and present danger to NHS’: whole deal must be rejected

19 May 2016 - 1:45pm

The government and European Commission’s claim that the NHS is safe is complete rubbish. The NHS has always been in TTIP and the danger this deal poses to our health, medical and dental services is clear and present. 

EU planning parallel justice system for business, new leak shows

19 May 2016 - 7:30am

A leaked EU document, published today, reveals that European governments are secretly planning to introduce a special justice system for business investors across Europe.

TTIP will damage public health and climate, says official report

13 May 2016 - 6:15pm

The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the EU and USA will have negative effects on public health, jobs and the climate, according to the official impact assessment published today.

The 394-page report has taken two and a half years to complete, and provides a unique insight into the damaging social and environmental consequences of TTIP for the people of Europe and the USA.

Fashion brands failure keeps garments workers in danger

12 May 2016 - 7:00am

The Bangladesh Safety Accord has been ground-breaking in bringing together unions and brands to create safe workplaces for garment workers, but despite their commitments to making factories safer, fashion brands have failed to act.

Anti-corruption summit: Cameron ‘wrong man for the job’

10 May 2016 - 7:00pm

The UK’s overseas territories and crown dependencies provide a hot bed for the dodgy affairs of big business and the super-rich, yet the man with the power to shut them down fails to act.

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