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Up Front: Fighting Oppression

April 2017

In this edition read about the voices that must be heard in the fight against oppression. You can read about how British firms are reinforcing a ruthless dictatorship in Eritrea and how we are demanding action to halt corporate complicity in brutal human rights abuses. Read too about the growing resistance of the Saharawi people, denied their basic human rights and suffering under the Moroccan occupation. Also in this edition learn more about how we’re standing with migrant workers, fighting racism and together with our partners in Sri Lanka securing fundamental rights for garment workers.

Up Front: Fighting Oppression

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St Barts Strikers Up the Ante

20 July 2017 - 4:30pm

On Saturday 15 July 2017, Barts strikers organised a demonstration and rally. Local community groups came out to support the strikers who had been striking for fair pay. 

The largely black and migrant workers are striking for a 30p per hour pay rise. They are employed by Serco, a multinational that profits from the privatisation of the NHS.

Serco also runs for-profit immigration detention centres, such as Yarlswood, where there have been numerous allegations of abuse and poor treatment. Detention centres effectively imprison people who have committed no crime.

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North African Food Sovereignty Network launched

17 July 2017 - 11:15am

War on Want's Senior Programme Officer for the North Africa and West Asia region, Hamza Hamouchene, was actively involved in supporting the development of and launch of the North African Network for Food Sovereignty. Pambazuka covered the launch of the network and its charter.

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