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National action for trade democracy

23 November 2017 - 2:30pm

Join a two day mobilisation to build the campaign for trade democracy, organised by Global Justice Now and War on Want.

Thanks to the hard work of activists on the ground, and the brazenness of the government, trade democracy is climbing up the political agenda. Over 100 MPs have signed an EDM calling for increased parliamentary scrutiny over trade deals. The SNP are calling for Scotland to have its own trade policy. People don’t want chlorinated chicken flooding UK supermarkets. Now is the time to strengthen the campaign for trade democracy.

Rise, Resist, Renew: Alternatives to Mines & Money

20 November 2017 - 4:30pm

Between 25-30 November, we will be hosting frontline activists from Uganda, Philippines and Colombia to challenge the Mines and Money Conference in London – the premier space for the global mining industry and its destructive deals. Our speakers will be sharing stories of resistance, successes and alternatives to mining – and opposing mining violence and current threats from extracitivism in their communities. Join us!

War on Want at the Latin America Conference 2017

16 November 2017 - 12:30pm

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time:  9.15am - 5pm (War on Want event, 10.45am to 11.45am)

Location: Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS. 

Tickets: https://latinamericaconference.wordpress.com (£10 for waged, £8 unwaged)

 

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!

7 October 2017 World Day for Decent Work

9 October 2017 - 3:00pm

The World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) celebrated its 10th anniversary on 7 October. This year, the global focus was on the world struggle for a living minimum wage and a pay rise for all workers.

Living on the margins: protecting migrant workers’ rights in a precarious world (with War on Want & Jean Lambert MEP)

6 October 2017 - 6:30pm

EVENT DATE: 16:45 -18:00, Saturday 07 October 2017

LOCATION: Queens Suite 2, Harrogate Convention Centre,

WHAT: Green Party Fringe Event 

NB As this event is part of the Green Party Conference, you will need a ticket to the conference to attend. 

The neocolonial violence of mining: stories of resistance against BHP

29 September 2017 - 11:30am

Speaker Tour 14-20 October

BHP is the world’s biggest mining company. The Anglo-Australian giant's record of forced displacement of indigenous and afro-descendant communities and its catastrophic environmental damage stretches back decades. 

During October, community representatives and activists from Colombia and Brazil will be in London to challenge the company at their Annual General Meeting, demanding respect for their rights and seeking justice for the harm caused by BHP’s mining operations. Join us!

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