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University of Leeds announces divestment from three military companies

6 November 2018 - 12:00pm

The University of Leeds announced that it will divest from three military companies complicit in human rights abuse, following up its fossil fuels divestment. 

Indigenous Colombians threatened with death for opposition to mega-mining project as defenders visit UK

16 October 2018 - 11:00am

“Death to all these scum”: threats made by far-right paramilitaries promise to “clean” the region of indigenous Wayúu campaigning against mega-mining projects by UK-listed companies in their ancestral lands. Threats arrive just days before a week of action launches in London to highlight the issue. Delegates have arrived from the United States, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, including Wayúu community leader, Misael Socarras Ipuana.

Reaction: The UK must apply an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia

15 October 2018 - 3:45pm

"This is not just a Saudi war on Yemen; the £5billion worth of UK weapons sent to Saudi since the bombing in Yemen began makes this a UK war as well."

South African Environmental Human Rights Defender Nonhle Mbuthuma comes to London

15 October 2018 - 10:15am

We welcome South African Land Defender Nonhle Mbuthuma to the UK for a series of events highlighting her community’s struggle to protect their lands and waters from a British-linked mining company.

Reaction: Israeli military prepares demolition of Khan al Ahmar, despite warnings of war crimes

1 October 2018 - 12:30pm

It's time for the UK government to step up and hold complicit companies to account over their involvement and to end its own complicity in Israel’s systematic violation of Palestinian rights.

McAvoidin’it: European Commissioner Vestager says McDonald’s tax practices lawful, yet unfair

21 September 2018 - 3:00pm

Coalition of trade unions and anti-poverty group calls on the European Union and its Member States to strengthen legal tools against corporate tax avoidance.

Reaction: EU drops probe into McDonald’s €1 billion tax dodge

19 September 2018 - 3:15pm

Responding to the breaking news that the EU Commission has scrapped its tax probe into McDonalds, War on Want’s senior campaigner for economic justice Owen Espley says:

Wave of UK protests to hit HSBC over Israeli arms company shares

17 September 2018 - 1:15pm

  • Multiple protests planned across the UK targeting high-street bank on 15 September 2018
  • HSBC has millions of pounds worth of shares in Elbit and other companies arming Israel
  • Activists say bank must sever ties with firms abetting Israel’s crimes against Palestinians

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