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TTIP transparency 'farce' as Germany opens MP reading room

31 January 2016 - 9:15am

German MPs will be granted restricted access to documents from secret EU-US trade negotiations as of 1 February, with the opening of a Berlin reading room for consolidated texts of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

War on Want fights government attack on local democracy

22 January 2016 - 1:45pm

War on Want, together with several other organisations have launched a campaign to ‘Protect Local Democracy’, following government proposals to block local councils from deciding how to invest their members' pension funds.

As Israeli Apartheid deepens, UK government attacks local democracy

22 January 2016 - 1:00pm

The UK government remains silent on Israel's latest violations of international law and instead cynically attacks BDS. 

MEPs favour corporate profit over human rights and democracy in TiSA vote

18 January 2016 - 7:15pm

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) today voted to pass a resolution on the highly secretive trade agreement, TiSA.

TiSA, the Trade in Services Agreement, is an agreement being negotiated between 50 different countries, calling themselves “The Really Good Friends of Services”, which seeks to liberalise the global services market.

NEW REPORT: UK small business under threat from TTIP

17 January 2016 - 9:15pm

Small businesses in the UK will be at risk of mass bankruptcy if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty (TTIP) is allowed to go through, according to a new report published today.

The report, Rough Trade: The threat of TTIP to small businesses in the UK, is published by the social justice campaign group War on Want as part of its ongoing fight to end the EU's unfair trade deals.

Fast food workers’ rights demonstration

11 January 2016 - 3:30pm

War on Want will join UK and US fast food workers at McDonald’s in Whitehall, London, on Wednesday 13 January, as part of a global campaign for fast food workers’ rights.

Free the Chinese Labour Activists Now!

21 December 2015 - 10:45am

War on Want today joined a global day of action calling for the release of labour rights activists in China. This latest crackdown on the labour rights movement in China is another body blow for workers already forced to work excessively long hours in appalling conditions, for poverty pay.

WTO “in crisis” as summit ends without agreement on Doha Round

19 December 2015 - 3:15pm

The 10th ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ended in failure, as delegates could only ‘agree to disagree’ on how to take forward the Doha Round of negotiations.

War on Want hails Saharawi victory over EU-Morocco trade deal

11 December 2015 - 10:00am

War on Want welcomes yesterday's European Court of Justice ruling that an EU-Morocco trade agreement must be annulled because it permits implementation of its terms not only in Morocco but also in the occupied territory of Western Sahara.

The 2012 trade agreement covers agricultural, processed agricultural and fisheries produce, and has been widely criticised for laying claim to the natural resources of the Saharawi people living under occupation.

MPs debate TTIP – a threat to democracy

9 December 2015 - 2:00pm

On Thursday morning, 10 December, MPs are debating TTIP in parliament. This is an important debate which has been called by Geraint Davies MP, Zac Goldsmith MP and Caroline Lucas MP to ensure these secret negotiations get some parliamentary attention.

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