War on Want's upcoming events are listed below — accounts of our recent events can be found here.
4-11 October 2014
Events in Birmingham, Bristol, Falmouth, Leicester, London, Lichfield, Northamptonshire, Pembrokshire & more. See Drone Campaign Network website for more details.
Tuesday 14 October 6:30-9pm
Rich Mix London 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA map
***free event - no need to register***
It will cost at least one million jobs. It will lock in fossil fuel dependency for the coming decades. It will irreversibly extend the privatisation of key public services such as the NHS. It will make it harder to regulate the banks. And it will give US corporations the power to sue the UK and other states for loss of profits when these governments introduce public policies designed to protect their citizens.
It is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). If it goes through, it will be the greatest transfer of power to big business that we have seen for a generation.
But now for the good news: there’s every chance we can stop it.
Join us for an evening of films and speakers on the growing fight back against TTIP. Find out how you can join the resistance, what local actions you can be involved in, and most importantly, discuss how we can win!
Saturday 18 October 2014 3 – 7pm
@ Amnesty International UK building
17-25 New Inn Yard
2014 marks the 10 year anniversary of the International Court of Justice ruling on the illegality of Israel’s Wall. What have the effects of this ruling been on the ground? Can we utilize law to achieve justice for Palestinians and how can you support legal actions and join justice for Palestine campaigns?
John Duggard, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 2001–2008; judge ad hoc International Court of Justice.
Sahar Francis, General Director of Ramallah-based Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, providing legal and advocacy support to Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli and Palestinian prisons.
Saturday 8 November 09:15am –22:00pm
Leeds University Union, University Square, University of Leeds, LS2 9JZ
Over 20 Workshops | Guest speaker panels | Art | Film | Music | Food | Kids Space | Comedy
War on Want is involved in putting on this event in Leeds through the Economic Justice project. It’s hoping to be an inspiring day to bring together activists and those who havent’ been involved before to learn and take action together.
Summat New is an event which aims to bring people together from Leeds and across the region to promote social change, connect groups, improve access to and facilitate the sharing of resources and skills amongst those who share a similar vision.
GUEST SPEAKER PANELS
At 10am and 5pm, we will have speaker panels featuring;
- Paul Mason - Channel 4 Economics Editor, prolific author and digital media guru
- Pragna Patel - Founder of Southall Black Sisters, activist and listed in the Guardian's 100 Top Women
- Clara Osagiede - RMT representative, powerful living wage campaigner for London Underground cleaners
- Eleanor Lisney and Armineh Soorenian - Sisters of Frida, a Disabled Women's Cooperative
- Aderonke Apata - Lesbian from Nigeria fighting for asylum in the UK, and a campaigner for LGBT rights
- Representatives from Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty - campaign group fighting austerity measures
In the evening, we will be celebrating with dinner cooked by The Real Junk Food Project, music courtesy of Summat New's own workshop choir, and comedy from some exciting guests.