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Five top tasks for the new London Mayor and Assembly

6 May 2016 - 9:00pm

London is often glorified as the centre of global finance and commerce. It is also home to 8.6 million people and is a centre of huge inequality and injustice; something the city’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, must urgently address.

TTIP leaks: Cameron ‘playing the public for fools’

6 May 2016 - 4:30pm

This week’s TTIP leaks have revealed the truth about these appalling negotiations: the British people know this is a corporate stitch up, yet the Prime Minister continues to play them for fools.

Mining shareholder: ‘divest and stop the violence’, says War on Want

6 May 2016 - 1:00pm

War on Want has called on a British shareholder to divest his stake in a mining company whose plans for a new mine would force local people from their homes on the south east coast of South Africa.

Shameful attack on local councils respecting international law

3 May 2016 - 5:30pm

Tomorrow (4 May) will see the start of a judicial review hearing over motions passed by Swansea, Gwynedd and Leicester councils, concerning illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. 

Massive document leak spells 'end of TTIP'

2 May 2016 - 10:30am

Today's publication of the 248-page leak of negotiating documents for the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) spells the end of the controversial EU-US deal, campaigners said today.

The texts of the TTIP negotiations have been kept strictly secret until today's leak, which reveals European Commission negotiators preparing to trade away key sectors of the European economy in order to win contracts for multinational corporations in the USA.

EU to sacrifice public services and farmers in TTIP talks

28 April 2016 - 12:30pm

News coming out of the 13th round of secretive negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) taking place in New York this week reveals the new level of threat the deal poses to jobs and public services. Now is the time to pull the plug on this dodgy deal.

Rana Plaza: Bangladeshi garment workers still paying the price for fast fashion

22 April 2016 - 11:00am

It is not enough for consumers to buy ethically. If we’re serious about tackling the inherent exploitation in the fashion industry, the government has to act. National regulation, alongside legally binding international mechanisms, is long overdue.

President Obama in UK to force toxic trade deal TTIP

21 April 2016 - 5:30pm

TTIP is an unpopular, anti-democratic stitch-up. If President Obama truly believes in democracy he should forget about forcing this dodgy deal on the people of Europe.

War on Want slams government report on human rights and democracy

21 April 2016 - 4:00pm

Year after year, the UK government uses the 'Human Rights and Democracy' report to express concern over Israeli human rights abuses of Palestinians, while at the same time deepening its already close relationship with the Israeli government.

Community fightback: 'Conga' mining project halted in Peru

19 April 2016 - 8:00am

This victory is testament to the courage and resolve of the people of Cajamarca who have stood firm in the face of violence and intimidation. Two decades of gold and copper extraction in Cajamarca has wrecked land and water sources. For too long the demands of local people have been ignored. 

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