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New TTIP ‘transparency’ agenda still leaves public in the dark

3 December 2015 - 11:00am

This week’s concession to create more access to secretive EU-US trade deal documents falls woefully short of any meaningful transparency for the 500 million people of Europe.

EU MUST SUPERSIZE ACTION ON TAX

3 December 2015 - 9:45am

The European Commission’s investigation into McDonald's dodgy tax practices is long overdue. For too long McDonald's has been driving-thru without paying: creaming off profits and serving an unhappy meal of poverty wages and zero hour contracts.  

Taxpayers are lovin’ it: EU to investigate McDonald’s

3 December 2015 - 8:15am

European Commission opens state aid investigation into McDonald’s tax arrangements.

EU-US trade deal a danger to public health

26 November 2015 - 12:15am

New hard hitting film, Death on a plate: TTIP, meat inspections and your food, lays bare the grave threat TTIP poses to the food we eat.

Labour Party votes not to renew its G4S contract

23 November 2015 - 5:00pm

War on Want welcomes the news that the Labour Party has voted not to renew its contract with G4S, a company that is complicit in Israeli violations of human rights.

‘Corporate Courts’ still alive, EC rejects demands of people and UN

12 November 2015 - 2:15pm

The European Commission’s proposal for an ‘Investment Court System' is not an alternative system to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) – it is simply a new version of ISDS. Nobody will be fooled by this cosmetic reform.

Palestinians Boycott Boris

11 November 2015 - 2:15pm

Is it any wonder Palestinians in the West Bank have denied Boris Johnson a platform, when he continues to deny the brutality of Israeli Apartheid and the global movement for Palestinian rights.

Boris Johnson's attack on BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions)

9 November 2015 - 5:30pm

Instead of whitewashing Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people, Mr Johnson should be using his trip to urge Israel to abide by international law.

LuxLeaks One Year On: Time to Blow the Whistle on Tax Dodgers

4 November 2015 - 12:00am

While the whistleblowers face prison, tax dodgers continue to laugh all the way to the bank. The global tax system remains firmly rigged in favour of big business.

Court bins injunction banning protests at drones factory

27 October 2015 - 2:00pm

The Birmingham High Court today threw out an injuction banning protests at a drones factory in Shenstone.

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