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Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy & Ken Loach join international call to free political prisoners in Morocco

3 November 2017 - 11:15am

A year after the tragic death of a fishmonger sparked the rise of the popular social justice movement, Hirak in northern Morocco, over 200 intellectuals join European MPs, academics, trade unionists and public figures from across the globe to petition the Moroccan government to release hundreds of political prisoners. 

Memory Metamorphosis: an exhibition on Palestinian memory

2 November 2017 - 2:00pm

DATES: Tuesday 5 December to Saturday 9 December 2017

OPENING TIMES:

Tuesday: 11.00am - 5.00pm
Wed-Fri: 11.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday: 11.00am - 4.00pm

LOCATION: Menier Gallery (Lower Ground Floor Gallery*), 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

*We regret that the gallery is not wheelchair accessible.

Event: Oil Justice Now - Stop Corporate Impunity!

31 October 2017 - 5:15pm

DATE: Monday 13 November 2017

WHAT: Documentary Launch + Panel

TIME: 7-10pm

LOCATION: Wolfson Lecture Thetre, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

On Monday, November 13th we will be hosting a special event to highlight our work with communities affected by oil companies in Colombia. Join us to learn what you can do to stop corporate impunity and to hold 'Big Oil' to account. 

Durham book launch - The Way of the Activist

31 October 2017 - 12:45pm

DATE: Saturday 11 November 2017

TIME: 1-3pm

LOCATION: The Miners' Hall, Redhills, Flass Street, Durham, DH1 4BE. 

War on Want  partnered with groundbreaking group Talk Socialism to deliver communication training up and down the country through Operation Hedgehog.  Now that training is condensed in one accessible book!

Water warriors worldwide putting water back in people's hands

26 October 2017 - 5:15pm

Around the world, people are waking up to the threat of privatised water and taking it back from the corporations to be recognised as a human right, not a privilege. In the UK, an overwhelming 80 percent of people now want British water back in public hands, too. 

Open Letter: To University Of London on Outsourced Workers

25 October 2017 - 12:15pm

25 October 2017

War on Want's Executive Director  wrote to Adrian Smith, Vice-Chancellor, University of London  to ask him to meet with the IWGB union which represents the largely black and migrant outsourced workforce. The workers there are fighting to be brought back in house to have equal terms and conditions to in-house staff.  

Morning Star: IMF & World Bank admit to inequality crisis but continue to create it

23 October 2017 - 10:45am

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been forced to admit to the crisis of soaring inequality. But it is the policies they have spent 40 years forcing on the world's poor that led us here. This charm offensive is unlikely to signal a significant shift in thier approach but it may be an indication that cracks in the system run deeper than they appear. 

By Marienna Pope-Weidemann, War on Want 

Migrant and Precarious Workers are Winning Britain a Pay Rise!

17 October 2017 - 3:00pm

Migrant and precarious workers are winning Britain a pay rise. Migrant and precarious workers are leading the fights to get organised. They are tackling precarious work, outsourcing and privatisation, the real drivers of low pay and insecurity at work.  Despite facing stigmatisation by a media that too often blames them for low pay and insecurity at work, they are standing up for themselves and winning. Their struggles tell an important story about how Britain can win a pay rise: by standing with migrant workers and ending precarious contracts.

Open Democracy: EU approval of Sri Lankan labour standards whitewashes abuse

17 October 2017 - 11:30am

Thulsi Narayanasamy, War on Want's Senior International Programmes officer for Asia & the Pacific reports on how the EU's so-called trade concessions whitewash ongoing violations in Sri Lankan factories - as well as the profoundly unequal terms of global trade, which prevents meaningful development for the global South. 

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