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Colombia ceasefire: ‘Ordinary Colombians must not be left behind’

23 June 2016 - 6:00pm

A post-conflict Colombia on the terms of the state is not enough, Colombians want peace with social and environment justice at its heart.

John Hilary to move on from War on Want after 12 years

20 June 2016 - 3:45pm

John Hilary has announced today that he is to step down from the position of Executive Director of War on Want in the autumn, after a period of 12 years with the organisation.

Refugees treatment is ‘cruel and shameful’

20 June 2016 - 11:45am

For too long western nations have fuelled conflict through invasions and occupations in the Middle East and by promoting the deadly arms trade, yet they continue to ignore their culpability in creating a global crisis where one in every 113 people is now either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refugee. On World Refugee Day, War on Want is joining the Safe Passage Now! protest at Australia House.

Soweto uprising 40 years on: Young people at forefront of political struggle

16 June 2016 - 10:45am

It's 40 years since the Soweto uprising and young people in South Africa are once again at the forefront of political struggle, leading communities against evictions and water and electricity cut-offs through social movements like Abahlali base Mjondolo, Housing Assembly and Ubunye Bama Hostela. 

UK aid ‘fuelling corporate take-over of Africa’

13 June 2016 - 3:15pm

For too long, we have seen the UK’s aid budget slip into the coffers of multinationals, helping to secure the corporate take-over of land and water resources in Africa at the expense of people and the planet. It’s time DFID used the aid budget to support small-scale farming, rather than boosting the profits of big business.

TTIP to trigger financial crisis and taxpayer bailouts

10 June 2016 - 1:30pm

It’s a scandal that the finance sector, backed by the European Commission, is trying to use TTIP to scrap rules and regulations designed to end ‘too big to fail’ and stop taxpayers footing the bill for greedy and reckless bankers.

'Human rights crisis' unfolding in Colombia

8 June 2016 - 12:15pm

Ordinary Colombians demanding a say in peace negotiations have been met with brutal violence by the Colombian state. Three indigenous leaders have died and hundreds more people injured.  

#SportsDirectShame MPs must ban unfair contracts

7 June 2016 - 1:15pm

As long as the law allows it, employers like Mike Ashley will continue to exploit workers using unfair precarious contracts. Without job security and the right to join a union, workers are unable to challenge abuse, and it becomes entrenched. These precarious contracts are designed to control workers and have no defence. MPs must ban these unfair contracts.

‘Disgraceful’ Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley should get the boot

6 June 2016 - 2:00pm

It’s outrageous that while billionaire Mike Ashley talks of defending Sports Direct's ‘good name’, he reigns over an empire built on low pay, insecure zero-hour contracts and exploitation, says War on Want.

TTIP makes a mockery of democracy

2 June 2016 - 4:30pm

The EU-US deal is the biggest threat to our democracy in a generation. It is time our government hammered the final nail into TTIP’s coffin. Jeremy Corbyn is not alone in opposing TTIP. More than 3.4 million people across Europe have signed up in opposition to TTIP, joining trade unions, businesses, students, artists and politicians from across the political spectrum.

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